Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Suspicious fire on Beach Drive in Calabash; fire started on inside and outside of structure.

    •Larceny of mail on Ashfield Place; suspect took mail from victim’s mailbox.

    •Breaking and entering on Maco Road; suspect entered victims’ home and stole money, TVs, jewelry and a safe.

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects from Jan. 20-Feb. 9. All information is taken directly from citations and arrest reports.

    •James Edward Townsend, 53, of 238 Brunswick Ave., Holden Beach; charged with parole and probation violations. After police stopped Townsend for expired registration, they determined he was wanted by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in Texas with full extradition. Townsend was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $40,000 secured bond.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident/investigation reports.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on East First Street. Suspect stole a 42-inch plasma TV and left burns in the carpet from cigarette ash.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East First Street. Subject damaged an exterior door and frame while breaking into a home.

  • West Brunswick 'Thinks Pink' all week

    SHALLOTTE—Breast cancer awareness may only be nationally recognized during one month, but at West Brunswick High School, students and staff help raise awareness all year long.

    The school is preparing for its second annual “Think Pink” night by participating in daily spirit activities.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police charged Robert Leslie Hines, 42, of 1154 Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte, with breaking and entering, larceny from a motor vehicle and auto larceny. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $30,000 secured bond.

    •Police charged Janice Marie Fullwood, 38, of 419 Starboard Knoll Road, Shallotte, with driving while impaired and simple assault at Walmart. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Board approves calendar for 2009-2010 school year

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Schools’ board of education approved the calendar for the 2009-2010 school year Tuesday night.

    The calendar was presented to the board’s 2009-1010 calendar committee, which was made-up of one parent and one teacher from all 18 schools.

    The 2009-2010 school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 25. Labor Day is the first observed holiday and falls on Sept. 7. The first early release day is Friday, Sept. 25.

  • Championship motivates South Brunswick girls’ golf team

    High school girls’ golf has come a long way, baby.

    Three of our four daughters played on high school golf teams. They enjoyed it and did reasonably well, winning points during the season and helping their teams.

  • Beach-McMullan

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Stephanie Beach and Barrett McMullan, both of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of John Beach of Brimingham, Ala., and Susan Forrester of Marietta, Ga. She is a graduate of Anderson University, where she majored in business marketing. She is the head volleyball coach at Brunswick Community College and teaches marketing at West Brunswick High School. The prospective groom is the son of Rube McMullan of Ocean Isle Beach and Marietta, Ga., and Susan Hope of Ocean Isle Beach and Marietta, Ga.

  • Evans celebrates 80th

    Charles Ashley Evans of Holden Beach celebrated his 80th birthday Sunday, Jan. 25, with his wife of more than 50 years, Betty Jean Evans. Family and friends gathered at the Boundary House of Calabash to share a birthday dinner and cake. Friends included Billy and Becky Barnette, Bill and Susan Bailey, Becky and Dale Prevatte, Don and Nancy Burke and Debbie and Jim Kroset. The Evans’ daughter, Joan Grady, also attended the event and thanked the couple’s friends for the party.

  • Abbott birth

    Matthew and Kasey Abbott of Shallotte are the parents of a son, Garrison Matthew Abbott, born at 4:19 a.m., Jan. 17, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 20 inches long.

    He joins a brother, Gabriel, 3 1/2, and a sister Olivia, 19 months.

    Maternal grandparents are Kay Hewett of Bolivia and Junior Hewett of Supply.

    Paternal grandparents are Ann Abbott of Ocean Isle Beach and the late Reg Abbott.