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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    After a four-month investigation, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit arrested a Supply man on multiple drug violations.

    On Feb. 16, agents arrested Johnnie Delmore Smith Jr., 48, of 2423 Vacation St., Supply. He was charged with four counts of trafficking a schedule II controlled substance, two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, one count of sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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:

    •Kidnapping and assault on a female on Robinson Park Trail in Supply; suspect got out of his vehicle and attempted to take victim with him.

    •Assault on a female and property damage on Atkinson Street in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect assaulted victim and caused property damage.

  • 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.

  • County tax base sees 28 percent dip in values

    BOLIVIA—The 2011 countywide property revaluation is in the home stretch, and property owners are expected to receive their property values in the coming weeks.

    Brunswick County’s preliminary tax base is valued at $24 billion, down some $9.5 billion from the current fiscal year’s tax value of $33.6 billion.

    Properties hit the hardest in this year’s tax revaluation were vacant land and properties closest to Brunswick County’s oceanfront and waterways.

  • DSS board members to begin interviewing director candidates

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services have begun to review applications for the department’s next director.

    Since board members voted to fire longtime DSS director Jamie Orrock in October, Neil Walters has been serving as interim DSS director, overseeing day-to-day operations of the department as well as reviewing candidates with board members.

    Last Wednesday, Feb. 16, board members called a special meeting to go into closed session to review applications.

  • Fifth annual Brunswick Beacon Health Expo set to unfold Feb. 26

    SHALLOTTE—The Brunswick Beacon is hosting the fifth annual Health Expo on Saturday, Feb. 26.

    The health expo, set to unfold from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Brunswick High School, is free and open to the public.

    Christy Williamson, Brunswick Beacon advertising sales representative, said the Beacon has been sponsoring the event for the past five years because there was a need in the community.

    Each year, the event continues to increase in size, Williamson said. Last year’s health expo drew a crowd of more than 600 people.

  • 12 county wrestlers qualify for state

     

     

     

    Three county wrestlers won regional championships in the state-qualifier matches Friday and Saturday.

    West Brunswick junior Ronnie Dellinger, South Brunswick junior Luwolf Sanderson and South Brunswick junior Jon Wiley won championships. They wrestled in the Class 3A Regional at South Central High School.

    In all, 12 county wrestlers qualified for the NCHSAA state meet this weekend in Greensboro. To qualify, wrestlers had to finish in the top four in their weight class.

  • BCC basketball teams win

     Lattrell Royster made two free throws with 13.7 seconds left as the Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team beat Denmark Tech 78-75 Saturday.

    After Royster’s free throws, the Panthers missed a 3-pointer and a rebound in the last home game of the season to be played on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

  • Emergency responders battle large brush fire Saturday afternoon

    Several area fire departments are on the scene of a fast moving, large brush fire near Old Georgetown Road and N.C. 904 Saturday afternoon.

    The video below, taken from a mobile phone, shows the smoke moving across portions of Old Georgetown Road, which was shut down for some time Saturday.

    Check back for more details later.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED North’s Tylan Kelly signs with SCC

     LELAND—North Brunswick High School senior baseball player Tylan Kelly signed a letter of intent Feb. 18 with Southeastern Community College.