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Today's News

  • Mom steals eight shirts from Walmart: threw kid in car on getaway

    The Shallotte Police Department is searching for a suspected shoplifter who dragged a child through the parking lot while escaping from Walmart.

    The suspect has been identified as Courtney Margaret Mittelstad, 34, of 8888 Broughton Place N.W., Calabash.

    According to the incident report, the suspect was seen stuffing at least eight women’s T-shirts into her purse. The shirts are valued at $90.

  • A look beyond and relearning life lessons

    Sometimes we just have to relearn the same life lessons over and over again. Last weekend was one of growth and enlightenment though it could have been the exact opposite.

    Often people sugarcoat the truth—but say what you mean. I have a thick enough skin, and I would much rather hear it straight from the horse’s mouth than to hear the truth in a roundabout manner.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Alicesha Elizabeth Nye, 23, of 4377 Mary St., Shallotte, was arrested for trespassing and failure to appear after being caught shoplifting at Walmart; Nye had a warrant for first-degree trespassing and was charged with trespassing again because she was told not to come on Walmart property.

  • County switches to self-insured plan for employees in upcoming fiscal year

    BOLIVIA— In an effort to combat rising healthcare costs and to take advantage of the county’s wellness program, Brunswick County Commissioners switched to a self-insured plan for employee healthcare coverage.

    Brunswick County Human Resources Director Debbie Barnes told commissioners to keep their current plan with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the county would have to absorb an $860,000 or 9.3 percent increase.

    Commissioners OK’d the switch to self-insured at their May 16 meeting.

  • Brunswick County receives preservation award from Historic Wilmington Foundation

    WILMINGTON—Brunswick County Commissioners were among the winners of the Historic Wilmington Foundation Annual Awards, announced last week in Wilmington.

    George Edwards, executive director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation, said Brunswick County Commissioners were honored with the preservation award for leadership for completing the county’s first comprehensive historic resources survey in Brunswick County.

  • Three suspects arrested for trying to pass fraudulent prescriptions

    An investigation that began in New Hanover County recently led agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, Shallotte Police Department, New Hanover County Vice-Narcotics Unit and the Columbus County Drug Enforcement to three arrests in the Leland area.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, agents arrested Jeremy Paul Clowdus and Kenneth Anthony Hewett after the suspects attempted to pass a fraudulent prescription at Thomas Drugs in Shallotte.

  • 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 16-22, K-9 deputies issued four citations and nine drug arrests.

  • Shallotte man arrested

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the Vice Narcotics Unit served a search warrant on two Shallotte residences last week, which resulted in the arrest of a local man.

    Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, drug agents served a search warrant at 800 McMilly Road, where they recovered assorted drug paraphernalia and other evidence consistent with manufacturing crack cocaine, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said.

  • A quick thanks to the two men with the worst imaginable jobs

    Let’s face it: The two people in Brunswick County with the worst jobs are Frank Iler and Bill Rabon. The worst, and it’s not even close.

    I’m serious—the hours, the travel, the pressure—no amount of money could make me want either of their jobs.

    Speaking of money, there’s not much in it, either.

    Being a state legislator doesn’t come with the nearly $200,000-a-year salary that members of Congress receive.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    On May 18, agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit and the sheriff’s office K-9 unit performed a traffic stop in Longwood, which resulted in the arrest of two suspects.

    Agents then obtained a search warrant for a home at 2165 Sweet Baby Lane NE in Longwood. During the search of the home, agents seized more than one-half pound of marijuana, $760 in cash and drug paraphernalia, including packaging bags, digital scales and smoking devices.