Today's News

  • Many people still believe that olive oil is the cure to all illnesses

     It seems as though olives have been around since the beginning of time. Grown throughout most of the world, the Mediterranean area is home to almost 90 percent of the world’s olive trees.

    From the beginning, the calming and healing properties of olive oil has been recognized, which may account for the olive branch having long been used as a symbol of peace. 

  • Taste of Brunswick County, gala around the corner

     Prepare your palate for an evening of culinary delights at the year’s premier dining experience—from shrimp ’n grits and crab dip to barbecue and prime rib, Brunswick County offers the best of regional cooking and more.

    And there is only one place where you can sample the culinary creations of the area’s finest chefs. Join Communities in Schools Oct. 21 for the 9th annual Benefit Gala for Children featuring A Taste of Brunswick County.

  • 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 Aug. 16-22, K-9 deputies answered 22 calls, wrote five citations and made eight drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies patrolled Shell Point Acres, Winnabow and Seashore Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Elbert Raynard Johnson, 53, of 2650 Old Ocean Highway, Bolivia, was charged with possession of an open container of alcohol.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    After agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit received several community complaints of ongoing drug activity at 480 Golden Lane, Supply, a joint effort between the drug unit and the sheriff’s office K-9 enforcement team led to multiple arrests.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, the investigation also led to the seizure of marijuana, diverted prescription medication and a firearm.

  • Discrimination complaint filed against county

    In October 2009, residents of the Shingle Tree Acres community near Carolina Shores pleaded with county commissioners for water and sewer line upgrades to connect to the county’s water and sewer systems.

    A month later, commissioners approved a $900,000 economic recovery zone bond for water line expansion project into the community.

  • 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:

    •Simple assault on King Road in Leland; suspect came at victim with a knife.

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Woodslands Way in Calabash; suspect took victim’s vehicle and did not return it.

    •Breaking and entering on Flagship Avenue in Southport; suspect entered victim’s residence without authorization.

  • 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.

  • Independent review of SBI forensics lab questions serology results

    RALEIGH—In February, the North Carolina Innocence Commission exonerated Gregory Taylor, who was serving a life sentence for a 1993 murder he did not commit.

    After serving 17 years of his life sentence, Taylor was freed, and N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper ordered an independent review of the State Bureau of Investigations Forensics Laboratory the next month.

  • Shallotte planners considering new regs for RV parks

    Developer Pete Mace of Southern Pines is proposing to develop a recreational vehicle (RV) resort on property along Shallotte’s Village Point Road, a place where part-time residents could purchase plots of land to park their RVs.

    The parcels would be larger than are allowed in a typical RV park, where spaces are rented rather than purchased outright.

  • Shallotte crime report

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

    •Police charged Billy Vester Jones Jr., 35, of 269 Union School Road, Shallotte, with violation of a restraining order after receiving a call about a domestic violence incident. Police stopped Jones, who admitted to having been with the victim in violation of a domestic violence restraining order. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed under a $1,500 secured bond.