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Today's News

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Embezzlement/larceny by employee at the Scotchman on Whiteville Road; employee falsified cash drop and kept money.

    •Disorderly conduct at Mark Saunders’ Optometrist office; suspect threatened employees.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of radio at Walmart; suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and took a $95 car radio.

    •Vandalism/property damage in the Belk parking lot; suspect hit the victim’s vehicle with skateboard, causing $400 in damage.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

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

    From June 1-7, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 16 calls, made 13 drug arrests and wrote 16 uniform citations, including driving while license revoked, no insurance and no operator’s license.

    K-9 deputies set up driver’s license checkpoints at U.S. 17, U.S. 74-76, Bluebanks Loop Road, Lincoln Road, Ash-Little River Road and Bricklanding Road.

  • 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.

  • 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:

    •Prescription out of the bottle at South Brunswick Middle School; a student brought 19 pills to school that were hidden in a stuffed toy.

    •Larceny on Cedar Landing Road in Supply; suspect stole victim’s boat motor.

    •Larceny on Beach Drive in Calabash; suspect stole victim’s flowerpots.

  • Agencies still face hard times

    It’s been a rough year for nonprofit agencies in Brunswick County. Late in 2008, the Beacon reported financial strains felt by Brunswick Family Assistance could have led to the agency’s closure. However, community members stepped up and through the influx of food and money, the agency has been able to continue to serve residents.

    That’s a good thing on many levels, especially with the announcement the agency will once again this summer participate in a feeding program that will provide free meals to children throughout Brunswick County while school is on break.

  • Sunset Beach police investigate thefts, break-ins

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating several break-ins and thefts reported in the past week.

    On June 8, a Sony Cybershot camera, Magellan global positioning system and $15 in currency were reported stolen in a car break-in on Marlin Street.

    On June 6, a 32-inch Vizio flat screen TV was reported stolen following a house break-in on East Main Street.

  • No Port Southport sets environmental forum for June 25

    SOUTHPORT—No Port Southport, a citizens’ group formed to fight the N.C. Ports Authority’s plans to build an international terminal in the Southport area, has scheduled a meeting to address the public’s concerns about the terminal’s possible environmental impacts.

  • West senior's project helps boy born without eyes

    In Susan Carr’s exceptional children’s classroom at Supply Elementary School, there weren’t many activities or toys to help stimulate 10-year-old Matthew Stubbs.

    Matthew was born with anophthalmia, a congenital condition causing him to be born without eyeballs. A multi-handicapped student, Carr works with Matthew on sensory depravation issues, but lacked adequate materials to do so.

    “We just didn’t have anything that he could use,” Carr said.

  • Drug agents, K-9 and ACE deputies team up for checkpoint

    Three divisions of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office recently teamed up for a driver’s license checkpoint that yielded several drug arrests.

    Last Friday, June 5, deputies with the sheriff’s office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) team, K-9 Enforcement Team and the Drug Enforcement Unit had a driver’s license checkpoint on U.S. 17.

    The following suspects were charged following the checkpoint:

    •Chetan Reddy, 28, of Chapel Hill; charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Vernon Ward’s contributions to community were many

    Those who knew Vernon Ward well say he was a kind man, who was willing to help without asking for anything in return.

    Ward made his mark on Brunswick County after moving to Shallotte in 1980. He got settled in the community by teaching at Brunswick Technical Institute (now Brunswick Community College).

    While Ward may have made his first impressions at BCT, he spent the next almost 30 years dedicating his life to selfless service of others.