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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Durvis Way, Supply; suspect stole victim’s credit card.

    •Property damage on Seashore Road, Supply; suspect drove over victim’s mailbox and fence, damaging them.

    •Larceny of an auto on Ocean Sound Circle, Supply; suspect stole victim’s vehicle from driveway.

  • Ocean Isle Beach woman arrested on multiple drug charges

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—An Ocean Isle Beach woman was arrested on multiple drug charges last week after drug agents investigated a Supply home.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and K-9 Enforcement Team’s  investigation led to the arrest and citations of three suspects on multiple drug charges.

  • ACE roundup

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team arrested two people for impaired driving last week.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From June 27-July3, ACE deputies issued 56 total arrests and citations, including six driving while impaired charges and 17 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Gas station owner cited for synthetic cannabanoid arrest

    NORTHWEST—Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit continue to cite people who sell synthetic cannabanoid, which became illegal in North Carolina June 1.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said drug agents have been “diligently working to keep synthetic cannabanoid off the streets of Brunswick County.”

  • Community briefs

    Gunter graduates
    Melissa Jean Gunter of Southport graduated from Samford University during spring commencement on May 14.
    Gunter earned a bachelor of arts degree.
    Founded in 1841, Samford is the largest private university in Alabama with more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled annually. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in eight schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, law, nursing and pharmacy.

  • Old parlor game, art expression have been made new again

    •The red twister
    twists the
    hippy dancer.

    •A sneaky-spooky Colleen
    forgot the
    promiscuous cowgirl.

    •The ravenous landscape
    undulates a
    hairy spy.

    No, I wasn’t enjoying libations when I typed those, although technically I could have been.
    While the lines may appear to be a misguided attempt at poetry or haiku, they’re actually derived from an almost 100-year-old parlor game called Exquisite Corpse.

  • Make a difference, run for political office

    Brunswick County is a diverse community that is home to people with a lot of talents.
    Maybe you’re one of them. Maybe you know you have skills that could help others, but you’re not quite sure how to put them to use.
    Are you a planner? Do you like to sort through details and comb through information before you make decisions?
    Maybe you’re a visionary. Do you dream of how things could be better in this county and do you have viable ideas you think could become reality?

  • District court docket

    The following cases were heard over four days of Brunswick County District Criminal Court held June 21, 24, 27 and 28 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

     

    Tuesday, June 21

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Summer of fun and healthy meals for local students

     

     

    CALABASH—One local church has joined forces with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service Nutrition Services Branch to bring summer fun and nutrition to students from around the county.

    Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Calabash serves as one of two locations in the county and one of 54 in the state to offer a summer food program made possible by the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Ocean Isle Beach crime report

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

    •Larceny by taking a bicycle from the Newport Street beach access.

    •Larceny and breaking and entering on Fairmont Street; suspect stole cash from center console of a 2009 Sienna.

    •Assault on a female on Laurinburg Street; suspect struck and grabbed the victim.