Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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:

    •Stolen purse on Holden Beach Road; suspect stole victim’s purse from the side of the road.

    •Property damage and larceny on Chadwick Landing Road in Shallotte; suspect cut victim’s gas line and stole a gas tank.

    •Larceny on Chadwick Landing Road in Shallotte; suspect stole jewelry from victim’s jewelry box.

  • 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 May 3-9, K-9 deputies answered 13 calls, wrote 10 citations and made five drug arrests, including four possession of marijuana charges, five possession of drug paraphernalia charges and one possession of a schedule II controlled substance charge.

    K-9 deputies found 23 grams of marijuana and one Concerta pill.

  • 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 Shady Leonard Daniels III, 29, of 5161 Lakewood Drive, Shallotte, with two counts of worthless check and one count of obtaining property by false pretense. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged William David Salmon, 20, of 143 Wall St., Shallotte, with domestic assault. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center under no bond.

  • Spring Beach Rally continues at local Harley dealership

    Jim and Barb Conley of Bolivia say the Spring Beach Rally now continuing at Beach House Harley Davidson in Shallotte is a great gathering place for weekend bikers.

    The couple, who have been attending bike rallies for about six years now, said they found many more vendors and activities at the Shallotte event than in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and were pleased the event was so much closer to their home.

  • Alderman recommends possible changes to avoid stalled developments

    Last year, a large development that had been in the planning stages for several years stalled due to lack of funding.

    It left a number of property owners with unusable land and requiring the town of Shallotte to use bonds to complete the planned infrastructure.

    This year, the N.C. General Assembly passed a bill preventing any town or county from calling bonds to complete unfinished projects. It didn’t affect the development, San Rio, off Gray Bridge Road, but it worried town officials.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man arrested for stealing steaks from Lowes Foods

     An Ocean Isle Beach man has been arrested for allegedly stealing steaks from a local grocery store and pulling a knife on an employee.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, Joseph Earl Hill, 56, of 1046 Hale Swamp Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested April 24 for allegedly stealing steaks from Lowes Foods on Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Hill was charged with one count of assault and battery and one count of shoplifting concealment of goods.

  • Low water pressure in Shallotte, Holden Beach Wednesday-Thursday

    The county waterline along Greybridge Road that follows N.C. 130 to Walmart in Shallotte will need to be re-aligned to accommodate the roadwork behind Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center.

    This waterline energizes water supply to southern Shallotte and Holden Beach. That work will be done in an area encompassing the “back” entrance to Shallotte Crossing Shopping Center to about 700 feet southeast of Red Bug Road.

  • Stereotypes about bikers don’t always apply anymore

    According to the dominant archetype in popular culture, the motorcycle rider is a disrespectful criminal with no regard for the law or other human beings. They’re ready to fight anyone who gets in their way and to do whatever it takes to maintain their “freedom”—even kill.

    They’re loud, offensive and crude and don’t care if people know it.

    The image has been used over and over again in movies such as “Easy Rider” and “The Wild Ones.”

  • McCumbee 28th in Nationwide race at Darlington


    After starting in the back row, Chad McCumbee raced to a 28th-place finish Friday night in the Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Raceway.

    In his second Nationwide Series race of the season, McCumbee started 42nd out of 43 cars. He averaged nearly 166 mph during the race in The GPS Store/Garmin Ford.