Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach man arrested on firearm by a felon charge

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have arrested an Ocean Isle Beach man for possession of firearm by a felon.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, agents arrested David Otis Mercer, 68, of 1724 Pembroke St., Ocean Isle Beach, for firearm by a felon after an undercover operation by the two agencies on Oct. 20.

    This was Mercer’s second possession of a firearm by a felon charge.

  • 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 property damage on Chickadee Place in Shallotte; suspect broke into victim’s house and damaged the front window.

    •Larceny on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia; suspect stole a Blackberry from victim’s purse.

    •Property damage on Persimmon Road in Carolina Shores; suspect threw a pumpkin at victim’s mailbox.

  • DWI checkpoint nets 11 arrests in Leland

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team set up a checkpoint Sunday, which resulted in 11 driving while impaired (DWI) arrests.

    ACE deputies, along with officers from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Wilmington Police Department, Shallotte Police Department, Oak Island Police Department, Bald Head Island Public Safety, Navassa Police Department and the N.C. State Highway Patrol, set up the checkpoint from 11:30 p.m. until 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, on U.S. 74-76 at the Brunswick River Bridge near Leland.

  • Brunswick County 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 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 Oct. 25-31, K-9 deputies answered 10 calls, wrote seven citations and made five drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies arrested the following incidents:

    •Larry Paul Starling Lee, 21, of 229 Angel Island, Wilmington, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • ELECTION DAY: Voter turnout steady across Brunswick County

    Polling locations across Brunswick County reported seeing a study influx of voters throughout the day on Tuesday. The polls opened this morning at 6:30 a.m., and will close at 7:30 p.m.

    By 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Shallotte precinct at the Shallotte Fire Department reported there had already been more than 300 voters through their doors, and they anticipated an evening rush with polls closing at 7:30 p.m.

  • Shallotte Main Street intersection to close temporarily

    The intersection of Main Street and Smith Avenue in Shallotte will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, through 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, for work associated with the widening and extension of Smith Avenue.

    Traffic will be detoured around the closure via U.S. 17 Bypass.

    NCDOT encourages driver to stay alert and use caution when traveling through the work zone and detour.

  • UPDATE: Sheriff’s detectives find missing woman at Leland home

    UPDATE: Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives found Byrd unharmed at a Leland home Monday afternoon.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a woman who has been missing since Saturday, Oct. 30.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, detectives are searching for Kimberly Denise Byrd, 24.

    Byrd was last seen between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, leaving her home at 6275 Sawdust Lane in Winnbaow. She was headed toward N.C. 87.

  • McCumbee to start 22nd at Talladega

     Chad McCumbee on Saturday qualified the TRG Motorsports No. 71 ModSpace Chevrolet Impala SS in the 22nd position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AMP Energy Juice 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

    McCumbee will start from the 11th row when the green drops at 1 p.m. Going off 18th for the qualifying session, the Supply resident posted a time of 52.374 and a speed of 183 mph.

  • Trojans force five turnovers in 47-21 victory over West Bladen

     West Brunswick forced three turnovers in the second half in beating West Bladen 47-21 Friday night in a high school conference football game.

    Van Cobb scored off a blocked punt and Altrey Frink returned an interception for a touchdown as the Trojans improved to 3-2 in the Waccamaw Conference, 5-5 overall, and qualified for the NCHSAA Class 3AA playoffs, which begin Nov. 12. Taylor Buffkin, who got credit for blocking the punt, also intercepted a pass. Quan Bates intercepted a two-point conversion pass. Markel Jones recovered a fumble.