Today's News

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    May 18

    Call for service; someone failed to follow contract by not paying rent due.

    May 20

    Larceny of a purse containing items valued at $62 from a shopping cart at Wal-Mart.

    May 21

    Tell Tenant Curry, 25, was arrested on an order for arrest.

    Fraud; someone tried to take out a loan in the victim’s name.

  • Navassa teen accused of property damage arrested after two-day search

     A Navassa teen reported missing last week was found in a wooded area near Leland and charged with damaging property.

    Navassa police issued a Silver Alert for 16-year-old Michael Arthur Hook early last week after the teen broke a window and escaped from his parents’ home, Sgt. Scott Perez said.

    Officers began a search of the Navassa community before requesting a Silver Alert.

    On Tuesday, May 19, officers visited a wooded area in Leland that Hook was known to frequent.

  • Supply teen pleads guilty to misdemeanor in former schoolmate’s death

     A Supply teen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle last week in a September 2014 crash that killed a schoolmate and injured six others.

    Seventeen-year-old Joshua Coleman also pleaded guilty to driving left of center and failure to comply with license restrictions Wednesday, May 20, in Brunswick County District Court, Assistant District Attorney Jamie Turnage said. 

  • Highway patrol investigates crash involving deputy

     A May 19 crash involving a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy and a large truck briefly closed N.C. 211 between Midway and Clemmons roads.

    Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Scott Garner it happened at 7:21 a.m. near the N.C. 211 and Woodside Trail intersection.

    Two people inside the 1,000-gallon tank water truck that overturned were taken to Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries, Garner said.

    Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said the deputy was not injured.

  • You Decide: Are there timeless rules for investing?

    Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    There’s rarely a meeting at which I’m speaking where someone doesn’t ask me about investing. Often it’s about the stock market, but sometimes there’s a question about gold, foreign currencies or even options.

    Economics is a discipline that changes as new theories and research alter the way we look at economic issues. But not so with investing — at least that’s my opinion. Many argue the principles most people should use to guide their investments are timeless.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    The word on everyone’s mind in the North Carolina House last week was budget. Budget meetings occupied every waking moment. May 19 saw an all day House Appropriations meeting and May 21’s House session lasted all night and into Friday morning, May 22.

  • The more things change, the more the best ones stay the same
  • Congrats to high school sports teams

    Nearly two weeks ago, North Brunswick High School won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A boys’ track-and-field state championship for a second straight year. Including indoor titles, the Scorpions, coached by Garry Bishop, have won four straight track state championships.

    North sophomore Jayhlen Washington, who won the long jump and the triple jump and finished second in the 110-meter hurdles race, was the Most Valuable Athlete.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 11, 12, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, May 11

  • SBPD May 21-22 2015

     Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    May 21

    Breaking and entering, larceny of two flat-screen televisions and damage to property on Second Street.

    May 22

    Breaking and entering, larceny of two flat-screen televisions and damage to property on Canal Drive.

    Damage to vehicle on Moorhen Lane.

    Larceny of a flat-screen television on Great Egret Circle.