Today's News

  • More dresses, shoes and accessories needed for Wings of Love Prom Closet

    The Wings of Love Prom Closet is still seeking formalwear donations, which will be given to Brunswick County girls in need of dresses, shoes and accessories to wear to prom.

    Wings of Love Prom Closet, a project established by We Have a Mission (WHAM) of Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church in Varnamtown, will outfit girls in need with all the essentials to go to the prom free of charge.

    Junior and senior girls of Brunswick County high schools can see their counselors and request a referral form for Wings of Love Prom Closet.

  • New dog park in Shallotte is great for pets and their people companions, too

    They were barking, playing, rolling, jumping and sniffing around, and their owners were glad they finally had a place to do it.

    On Sunday, my husband and I took our dogs to Shallotte’s new Bark Park. The warm weather and sunshine had plenty of other residents and their dogs out there as well.

    If you haven’t been to the new park, you’ll find it at Shallotte Park at 5550 Main St., close to U.S. 17. When you drive into the park, the driveway to the left will take you to the side with the dog park.

  • Brie soup is enhanced with the delicate flavors of leeks and celery

    My introduction to cheese while growing up was limited to sliced American cheese, packaged cream cheese and that little jar of pimento cheese spread that everybody had. It wasn’t until I was much older that I was introduced to the world of “real” cheeses like Gouda, Edam, Swiss, mozzarella, Roquefort, Camembert and Brie.

    Brie cheese is not usually associated with the soup pot, probably due to its appearance and the fact it might not be, to some, the proper use of such a celebrated cheese.


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

    •Vandalism at Cardinal Pointe; suspect damaged property throughout the development including $150 in damage to a street sign, $200 to a non-DOT stop sign, $200 to an in-ground spotlight, $150 to an information sign, $450 to a future resident sign, $300 to two handicapped parking signs, $150 to a speed limit sign and $40 to two flower beds.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Feb. 15-21, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Compass Point, Longwood, Shell Point Acres and Cardinal Pointe.

    K-9 deputies issued six uniform citations and made five drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Brandon Lee Taylor, 22, of 1917 Robert Luke Drive NE, Leland; charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Hill sentenced to six-eight years in prison

    A Southport man was sentenced to six to eight years in prison last week for a home invasion robbery in Southport in December 2007.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer April Stanley, Darnell Jermaine Hill, 30, of 8157 River Drive, Southport, pleaded guilty Feb. 9 to robbery with a dangerous weapon for the home invasion of a Frink Drive home in Southport on Dec. 13, 2007.

  • 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.

  • 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 and larceny on Sanders Forest Drive in Supply; suspect entered victim’s out building and stole a Jet Ski dolly.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Joseph Street in Supply; suspect stole victim’s motorbike.

    •Driving while license revoked, assault on a law enforcement officer and resist arrest on Goose Creek Road; suspect fled arrest and assaulted officers.

  • Supply man arrested on multiple cocaine charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the K-9 Enforcement Team recently worked a joint operation, which led to the arrest of a Supply man for multiple drug charges.

    According to Drug Enforcement Agent Joe Cherry, drug agents and K-9 officers worked together on a street-level operation in the Supply area near Holden Beach with a history of high levels of drug activity.

  • Play Golf America at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach: Huge, entertaining, free

    Last Saturday, I attended the Play Golf America Day at Grande Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. This is an initiative of the PGA of America to increase participation in the game of golf, and it’s all free.

    Hundreds of people of all ages showed up for free lessons from PGA pros. They hit full shots on the driving range, they chipped and putted and hit bunker shots, all under the watchful eye of dozens of pros, staked out all over the immense practice facility at Grand Dunes.