Today's News

  • Commissioners OK Ocean Isle Beach Park amphitheater rental fees

    BOLIVIA—The Ocean Isle Beach Park has yet to officially open its gates to the public, but in preparation, county commissioners on Tuesday approved a rental agreement and fee structure for the park’s amphitheater.

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor said the approved fee of $500 per day for residents and $1,000 per day for non-residents was for reserved daylong use.

    “This is if somebody wants to bring a group in, hold a gate and have it reserved for the entire day with their name on it,” Pryor told commissioners.

  • Operation Firecracker nets 10 DWI arrests in Brunswick County

    Between June 28 and July 4, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office participated in Operation Firecracker, a statewide campaign targeting impaired drivers.

    During the weeklong campaign, sheriff’s deputies conducted saturation patrols and checkpoints throughout Brunswick County. Ten drivers were charged with driving while impaired.

  • Stiff EPA regulations could halt county, municipal mosquito-spraying operations

    BOLIVIA—New stricter Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, slated to take effect April 2011, could halt county and municipal mosquito-spraying operations if implemented because of increased costs, hefty fines and even jail time for noncompliance.

  • Local prosecutors to appear on NBC’s ‘Dateline’

    District attorney candidate for the 13th Prosecutorial District Jon David and 5th District Attorney Ben David will appear on NBC’s Dateline at 10 p.m. Monday, July 12, to discuss the investigation and prosecution of Tyrone Delgado, 41, who is serving a life sentence for the 1999 murder of FBI secretary Melissa Mooney.

    Jon David calls the prosecution of Tyrone Delgado his greatest accomplishment as a prosecutor, and next week Dateline NBC will chronicle it.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit charged the following suspects last week:

    •Danny Joe Bass, of 2042 River St., Supply, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Bass was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

  • 'Keep off dunes' signs debated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—After much debate, Sunset Beach Town Council informally agreed to instruct town administrator Gary Parker to have “keep off the dunes” signs removed at 13th Street but to keep others and enforce the law.
    Town council member Carol Scott said she thought large mock-up signs unveiled by the town’s public works department at the last meeting were “rather unsightly. I think we had agreed to smaller signs.”
    She said she would like to at least moderate the size of the signs.

  • 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:

    •Second-degree trespassing on Vale Street in Supply; suspect continues to enter victim’s property when told not to.

    •Possession of a stolen motor vehicle on Dosher Cutoff in Southport; suspect was stopped at a checkpoint while driving a stolen vehicle.

    •Lost/stolen tag on Sunset Drive in Bolivia; victim’s tag came off vehicle.

  • County to implement recycling or alternative technologies in waste in 2011

    BOLIVIA—With an estimated cost of $3.20 per household each month, county commissioners have decided to hold off on countywide curbside recycling at least until the next fiscal year.

    Assistant county manager Steve Stone said the monthly cost to implement the program for the current fiscal year cost too much—both for the county to fund and for county residents to pay themselves.

  • Six-foot bridge fence challenged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A resident is protesting plans to place a 6-foot-tall chain-link fence around the base of the new high-rise bridge.
    Sunset Beach resident Karen Dombrowski read a prepared statement at Sunset Beach Town Council’s June 28 meeting. She opposes plans by the North Carolina Department of Transportation to erect the fence under the new Intracoastal Waterway bridge on the Sunset Beach mainland.
    Dombrowski said she has heard several conflicting stories regarding the reason for the fence.

  • Two suspects arrested for Leland break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested two suspects who were implicated in several investigations involving a Leland business.

    Landmark Properties, 2101 Enterprise Blvd., was broken into on three occasions, June 24, June 29 and July 6.

    Around 2 a.m. July 6, sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at the business and caught suspects Jonathan Steven Terry and David Uegene Lee on the roof attempting to enter the building, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said.