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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department recovered a $12,000 ring from a Shallotte residence on June 29 with the help of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. According to Ocean Isle Beach Police, charges are pending.

  • Wilmington Police officer charged with assault on a female in Leland

    A Wilmington police officer living in Leland has been charged with assault.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Capt. Gene Caison, James Rashad Eldridge, 32, of 8529 Glasgow Road NE, Leland, has been charged with assault on a female and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

    Caison said the contributing to the delinquency of juvenile charges were issued because Eldridge allegedly assaulted his wife in front of three children. All three charges are misdemeanors.

  • Somewhere in New York, Katie Couric is probably laughing

    On Friday, news broke that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to step down as Alaska’s chief executive at the end of the month, fueling speculation Palin has her sights set on a higher political office—this one south of the Canadian border.

    Palin’s Wasilla, Alaska, backyard press conference was a far cry from her attention-grabbing speech at the Republican National Convention less than one year ago. But like her scene-stealing speech last September in Minneapolis, the small-town folksy Alaskan sure knows how to get people talking.

  • Sheriff's deputy charged in alcohol-related boating wreck, suspended pending investigation

    A deputy from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has been charged in connection with an alcohol-related boating collision during the holiday weekend, and the sheriff’s office has suspended him from his duties while the investigation continues.

    Charles Lee Murray, 37, of 599 Trellis Court, Bolivia, was charged with careless and negligent operation of a motorboat and operating a boat while impaired, according to Lt. Matthew Long of the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission.

  • Speckled trout, flounder are good targets now

    The hottest action for inshore anglers continues to be on speckled trout and flounder. Specks are pretty much a morning catch. They are staging runs after sunrise on the piers, in the surf and around the creeks. You won’t stay on them for very long, however, as they will turn off once the sun gets high in the sky.

  • Ty (Grrrrrrrr) prowls at Brick Landing

    I’d heard rumors about him, whispers in the locker room, hushed conversations in the 19th Hole Grill. Was he really as good as they said he was? Did he really have that perfect swing? Could he hit 75 balls in a row without a miss? Did he possess the stamina to pound ball after ball in the 90-degree heat?

    The answer is a resounding, Yes!

    Ty Walker is the 2-year-old son of Brian and Crystal Walker of Brick Landing Plantation. I met him and his parents at the practice area last Thursday.

  • Calabash has successful Fourth of July event

    Hats off to all the folks in and around Calabash for putting together a successful Fourth of July event on Friday, July 3.

    With music, giveaways and more, an estimated crowd of about 10,000 gathered around the docks and waterfront in Calabash for its first fireworks display. The show was a good one, with patriotic music playing while red, white and blue pyrotechnics exploded over the waterway. Launched from Devaun Park, the fireworks lit up the sky and sent the crowd into cheers.

  • Leland father, son arrested for cocaine trafficking in Wilmington

    A Leland man and his teenage son have been arrested on cocaine trafficking charges and are in custody at the New Hanover County Detention Center.

    According to a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office press release, Luis Hernandez and his son Oscar Hernandez were arrested Friday on various drug charges.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on June 29 and 30 in Bolivia.

    Monday, June 29

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth:

    Katherine Allen, simple assault, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

    James Lindsey Arthur, operate vehicle no insurance, fail to yield stopsign/flashing red light, drive/allow motor vehicle no registration, give/lend/borrow license plate, all voluntarily dismissed, complies with all.

  • One woman's journey around the world

    Kerry Kennedy of Ocean Isle Beach is a world traveler who has visited five of the seven continents.

    It began when she was a child in Harbor Creek, Pa. Her father worked for a company that manufactured locomotives and traveled to places like Cuba and South Africa to deliver them. He told stories of his adventures in faraway countries, but the family didn’t just listen to his tales, they had their own adventures.