Today's News

  • Sheriff, highway patrol sergeant vie for GOP nomination

    John Ingram is the current sheriff of Brunswick County. Tim Daniels is a sergeant with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. They both have experience in law enforcement, and they both want to be sheriff.

    Now a Republican, Ingram was first elected sheriff by the Brunswick County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee in May 2008, when former sheriff Ronald Hewett resigned amid and federal investigation.

    After being elected by the committee, county commissioners appointed Ingram as Brunswick County Sheriff.

  • Two Democrats vie for sheriff’s nomination

    To move gangs and drugs out of Brunswick County—that is why Louie Lewis said he is running for sheriff.

    “The reason I’m running is the drugs in Brunswick County and the gangs moving in. I want to see if more can be done to help slow that stuff down or get rid of it,” Louie Lewis said.

    “If I can get to the source [of drugs in the county], I believe I can slow this stuff down a little bit.”

  • Defective-kidney removal spurs questions for Calabash patient

    CALABASH—Bob Warzel wants answers.

    He’s also starting to believe he won’t get them.

    A year after undergoing removal of a transplanted kidney believed to be cancerous, Warzel and his wife, Pat, said no one in the medical realm is owning up to responsibility for the defective organ.

  • Inside the letter: Carolina Shores mayor reprimanded for gender comments

    CAROLINA SHORES— Assistant town administrator Amanda Chestnut says the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission grievance she filed last October about sex discrimination and retaliation by Mayor Stephen Selby has to do in part with comments Selby made on several occasions about her abilities to do her job as the “weaker sex.”

    Chestnut now believes she is being retaliated against for filing the grievance.

  • Defense attorney challenges DA seeking his sixth term

    District Attorney Rex Gore said he loves the job he has been going to for the past 20 years and wants the voters to give him four more.

    Gore is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for district attorney for the 13th prosecutorial district for a sixth term.

    He is being challenged in the Democratic Primary by Butch Pope, a Whiteville attorney.

    “My motivation is as a defense lawyer for 26 years, I have been studying the prosecution. After playing defense for 26 years, you learn a lot about offense,” Pope said.

  • 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, larceny and property damage on Brandon Drive in Leland; suspect broke into victim’s house and stole items and damaged a crib.

    •Larceny on Athens Street in Calabash; suspect stole victim’s laptop and laptop charger from home.

  • 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.

  • N.C. Court of Appeals dismisses coastal insurance rate appeal

    Judges with the North Carolina Court of Appeals heard arguments on Dare County et al. v. the North Carolina Rate Bureau and North Carolina Department of Insurance case last week.

  • Sign of distress or disrespect? Oak Island man flies flag upside down to send a message

    Charlie Perry, owner of American Fish Co. in Oak Island, is fed up with where this country is headed.

    He’s frustrated with government bailouts and what he calls “squandering” of tax dollars. He’s so frustrated, about three weeks ago he began flying his flag upside down—what has traditionally been referred to as the national sign of distress.

  • County commissioners District 1: Norris seeks third term; challenged by political newcomer

    County commissioner Phil Norris is seeking the GOP nomination to run for his third term as county commissioner. Norris, of Ash, is being challenged by Corrine McCray, of Calabash, a political newcomer.

    “My main motivation is out of concern for the way things are—the economy. I just feel like we need some experience in office. It’s probably the most difficult times in the county, or anywhere else, as far as the economy is concerned,” Norris said.

    Norris said his background and experience make him the best candidate for county commissioner.