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Today's News

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

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

    •Police charged Wian Mendez, 26, of Shell Point Road, Shallotte, with larceny after officers discovered he had allegedly stolen beers from Caraco. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 secured bond.

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on George II Highway; suspect broke into victim’s house and stole a TV and stereo system.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Lakewood Drive in Shallotte; suspect broke lock on victim’s back door and stole four bottles of wine.

  • 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 Feb. 1-7, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Crow Creek, Brunswick Forest, Carolina Shores and Shell Point Acres.

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

    The following suspects were charged:

  • 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.

  • ACE deputies write 1,438 speed citations, charge 193 drivers with DWI

    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 on speed reduction and DWI enforcement within Brunswick County and surrounding counties in cooperation with multi-agency traffic safety grant funded programs.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    • Margaret Dooley, 57, charged with simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.

    •Christopher Foster, 24, charged with driving while impaired.

    •Shannon Fowler, 21, three warrants.

  • Superior Court

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Thomas H. Lock with prosecutors Chris Thomas, Erin Holden, Brooke Smith and Chris Gentry adjudicated the following cases during a Superior Court session on Jan. 25, 27:

    Joseph Clark Jr., 26, of 702 E. Broad St., Elizabethtown; PG accessory to the fact to robbery with a dangerous weapon, NC DOC 27-33 months active with 289 days credit for time served; robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering motor vehicle, both voluntarily dismissed per plea.

  • Now is the time to pay close attention to election laws

    Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore has admitted a mistake was made last week when a press release was sent from his office announcing his plans to run for re-election.

    The misstep was immediately reported to officials, and it was later determined it did not violate election laws.

    However, the issue can serve as an important reminder to all those seeking political office. Now is the time to educate yourself about the state’s campaign laws.

  • Sunset Beach man charged with sex offenses against children

    SUNSET BEACH—A Sunset Beach man was arrested Jan. 13 and charged in connection with sex offenses on children.

    Ronnie Lynn Wilkins, 57, of 819 Dogwood Drive, Sunset Beach, was arrested and charged by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office on warrants issued by the Sunset Beach Police Department.

    Wilkins was charged with one count of first-degree sex offense on a child, two counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor under 16, and three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

  • Celebrating 100 years of Scouting

    Brunswick County community leaders, many of them Eagle Scouts, along with local Scout leaders, met outside the Brunswick County Courthouse on Monday afternoon to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America.