Today's News


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Michael Norman McKinney, 39, of 2245 Boones Neck Road, Supply, with obtaining property by false pretenses. According to the incident report, McKinney sold stolen jewelry at Douglas Jewelers. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center on a $5,000 secured bond.

  • Vehicle break-in reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating a car break-in and larceny reported Monday.

    Someone broke into a vehicle parked on Lakeshore Drive. A purse was reported stolen.


  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From March 8-14, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Arbor Creek, Wedgewood, Lanvale Trace and Seashore Hills.

    K-9 deputies issued four uniform citations and made four drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Jaymus Daniel Stanley, 28, of 7407 Shadow Circle, Ash; charged with possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Communicating threats on Cedar Tree Lane in Calabash; suspect sent victim a threatening e-mail.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Gum Street in Supply; suspect stole victim’s Ford F-150 truck from victim’s yard.

    •Breaking and entering on Goldfinch Drive in Shallotte; suspect broke victim’s window and entered victim’s residence.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Seabrook Island Club: a long struggle, but reaping the rewards

    Last weekend, I traveled to the Seabrook Island Club for the spring meeting of the Carolina Golf Reporters Association. For the first time, the meeting took place jointly with the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel, and it was a blast.

    There were awards, meetings and social events during the weekend. Each day we played the courses at Seabrook.

    On Saturday, I met Brian Thelan, the head golf professional at Seabrook and heard the amazing story of how this beautiful private club came to be.

  • The Founders Club hosts St. James Plantation Collegiate Invitational tournament

    On March 13-14, six NCAA Division II and III golf teams and one NAIA team played in the second annual St. James Plantation Collegiate Invitational at the Founders Club. Two other schools played elsewhere to make the total nine.

  • Golf action

    Rita DuGan, Sharon Beavers, Dennis Shea, and Wayne McGlothlin were first at 1-under par in the Brierwood nine-hole mixed scramble March 10. Finishing second at even par was the team of Marian Johnson, Nancy McGlothlin, Bob Janovic and Bob Nobes. The team of Liz Boyer, Honey Gruzlewski, Fran Thomas, and Randy Coates tied for third place at 1-over par with the team of Marianne Nobes, Glen Green, Ralph Trimmer and Larry Boyer.


  • Superior Court

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Jack Hooks with prosecutors Samantha Alsup, Chris Thomas, Erin Holden and Meredith Everhart adjudicated the following cases during Superior Court sessions on March 1-3:

    James Taylor Beaver, 22, of 126 Morgan Road, Supply; PG felony larceny, NC DOC 80 days active with credit for time served; four counts breaking and entering, voluntarily dismissed per plea.

    Daniel Eugene Beverly Jr., 36, of 182 Old Fayetteville Road, Leland; DWI, state takes a dismissal.

  • Dosher Nursing ranked in U.S. News & World Report

    The February 2010 issue of U.S. News & World Report magazine has named Dosher Nursing Center in Southport as “one of the best nursing homes in America.”

    In all, only 173 skilled nursing facilities were named to the honor out of the nation’s thousands of nursing homes. Only four nursing home facilities received the designation in North Carolina.