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Today's News

  • Leland fugitive captured in Belize

    A Leland man convicted in Brunswick County while on the run has been captured in Belize.

    According to Assistant District Attorney Meredith Everhart, Brian Keith Perry, 40, was captured in Belize on Saturday, May 9.

    Perry failed to appear in Brunswick County Superior Court on the third day of his trial in December 2008. The trial continued, and a jury convicted Perry of statutory rape, indecent liberties with a child and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • DOT allows construction to resume on Oak Island Bridge after five-month suspension

    OAK ISLAND—Five months after a fatal girder collapse at the construction site of the second Oak Island Bridge, North Carolina Department of Transportation officials allowed construction to resume.

    Work on the Middleton Drive construction site had been suspended since Dec. 3, 2008, when a girder collapsed, killing Jose Montalvo of Sumter, S.C. On May 7, NCDOT Resident Engineer Wayne Currie lifted the temporary suspension on the bridge project, and work resumed the following day.

  • Shallotte planners recommend approvals; mull Main Street request

    The Shallotte Planning Board has recommended approval of annexing and rezoning property on Lake Shore Drive and subdividing a tract on Main Street but put off until next month another Main Street subdivision request because staff had numerous comments.

    The board voted unanimously at Tuesday night’s board meeting to recommend approval of annexing .6 acres on Lake Shore Drive and rezoning it from the county’s RA-15 zoning to the town’s R-10, a low-density residential zoning district.

  • It's summertime, and all you need is a salad bowl and an appetite

    All kinds of ripe produce are now just beginning to overflow from gardens and orchards and the one dish that really means “summertime” is the salad!

    With the abundance of fruits and vegetables this time of the year, just toss them into a salad bowl and enjoy them, with or without a dressing. Summer salads only require a nice, clear dressing, not a heavy, creamy dressing. For grilled zucchini, squash, eggplant or even fresh green beans, try using a garlicky or citrusy dressing.

  • May gardening tips: Proceed full steam ahead for attractive turfgrass

    Now is the time to get started on the warm season grass activities (e. g. Bermuda, Centipede, Zoysia, and St. Augustine). Seed, sprig, plug or plant rolls of sod now and throughout the summer in the Cape Fear region of North Carolina.

  • Driver-Wemyss

    Crystal Driver and James Wemyss of Ocean Isle Beach were married April 18 at Orton Plantation Gardens with Judge Marion Warren officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Shirley Driver of Supply.

    The groom is the son of Phil and Nancy Wemyss of Ocean Isle Beach.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    She wore an ivory/champagne, satin A-line dress with a split front and gathered waist and beaded lace detail. She wore an ivory, elbow-length veil with beaded detail.

  • Do we have a need for extreme makeovers?

    Susan Boyle from Britain is a name and a face that has been displayed across television screens worldwide. She has become a Cinderella icon, a woman whose ordinary appearance hid extraordinary talent.

    No one paid much attention to this 47-year-old who unabashedly admitted she had never been kissed. In fact, the only attention given her was mockery offered with expressions of blatant condescension.

    And then, she sang.

  • 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 drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit issued the following charges and citations last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and uniform citations, are:

  • 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 May 4-10, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 27 calls, issued eight drug charges and wrote 11 uniform citations.