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Today's News

  • Hayward and BP: Proving false the old adage, ‘All press is good press’

    Just when you thought the epic disaster surrounding BP, the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the Obama administration’s response couldn’t get any worse, BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward was on a boat—sending ripples of frustration throughout the Gulf Coast.

    No, he wasn’t off the coast of the devastated Gulf of Mexico, or even surveying damage on the shores of Alabama.

  • Supply man killed in camper fire

    A Supply man was killed June 3 when his camper caught fire.

    According to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Robert Houston Marshall, 51, of 3123 Canal View St., Supply, was killed when his camper caught fire around 2:35 a.m. Thursday, June 3.

    Capt. Sam Davis said the preliminary State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) investigation suggests the fire was accidentally started by cooking. The investigation is ongoing.

  • 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 to get VA outreach clinic

    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., on Tuesday announced Brunswick County will receive a Veterans’ Outreach Clinic for Brunswick County veterans as early as this fall.

  • Senate votes to ban ‘video gaming entertainment’; vote moves to House

    The state Senate has passed a bill outlawing sweepstakes businesses where customers buy Internet or phone time and usually play computer-based games to win money and prizes, prompting many in the industry to claim the legislation will put thousands of people out of work.

  • Shallotte crime report

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

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from coin-operated machines at the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, GoGas and Black’s Tire, causing $500 in damage to and stealing $100 from each machine. An officer was able to lift fingerprints and has put in a request for surveillance video.

    •Larceny of medication on Brooks Court; suspect took $5 worth of Carisoprodol pills from victim’s house.

  • Suspects arrested in break-in at Rutledge Community Center

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested two suspects in connection with a break-in reported at the Rutledge Community Center near Shallotte.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said detectives arrested Jennifer Kathleen Lewis on June 18.

    A second suspect, Merton Robert Gainey III, was arrested Monday, June 21, Stanley said.

  • It’s great to have the ‘Two Fat Ladies’ back on TV again

    For cable TV fans and foodies of all stripes, The Cooking Channel debuted May 31, aiming at a younger, “hipper” demographic than Food Network—importing all sorts of flashy-looking cooking shows from other countries, creating some original shows about the history of food and even re-running some of our old favorites.

    Imagine my surprise when remote surfing recently I came upon one of my favorite old shows from when Food Network was in its infancy—“Two Fat Ladies.”

  • Shallotte man arrested for shooting roommate

    SHALLOTTE—A Shallotte man was arrested Thursday evening for allegedly shooting his roommate.

    Michael Lindy McDuffie, 44, of 4532 Rounding Run Road, Shallotte, was arrested Thursday evening and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said.

  • Brennick charged with murder in vehicular death of Satu Harris

    Daniel Brennick, the driver of the car that struck and killed 38-year-old Satu Harris, was charged with murder Thursday.

    District attorney Rex Gore said Brennick, who was previously charged with driving while impaired for the fatal wreck, was charged with second-degree murder in Brunswick County Court on Thursday.

    Brennick was scheduled to be taken to Central Prison in Raleigh, a hospital-type facility, for “safe keeping,” Gore said, due to the injuries he sustained in the wreck.

    Brennick was given a $100,000 secured bond.