Today's News

  • ACE team 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, driver’s license and criminal information 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.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Vandalism on Flicker Road in Shallotte; suspects spray-painted “Crip” on victim’s garage door.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Cedar Grove Road in Supply; suspect stole victim’s vehicle.

    •Armed robbery and assault on Walker Street in Leland; two black males came in with small pistols and stole money.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police officers made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents. All information is taken from incident and/or arrest reports.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and vandalism on Ocean Boulevard East on Dec. 5; suspect climbed through victim’s open bathroom window and damaged a boat paddle with painting wall ornament.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on South Shore Drive on Dec. 10; suspect entered victim’s home and stole a digital camera.

  • K-9 Report

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    Officers with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 22 calls Dec. 8-14, issued 12 uniformed citations and 20 total charges.

    K-9 officers set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Old Fayetteville Road, Lincoln Road, Green Swamp Road, N.C. 179, U.S. 17 and Midway Road.

  • Leland Crime Report

    Leland police officers charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Larceny on New Pointe Boulevard; Keisha Simone Bagley, 18, and Alisha Monique Bagley, 24, both of 901 Dickson Road, Riegelwood, were cited for shoplifting from Walmart.

    •Connie Gatlin Patrick, 52, of 888 Village Road, Leland, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired.


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

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Police Department investigated property damage to Island Realty last week. According to the police incident report, the suspect kicked pickets from a hand railing and cut a wooden rocking chair arm. The incident is under further investigation.

  • It’s not all about the gifts

    I recently had the opportunity to see a wonderful Christmas drama called “Journey to the Manger” at Ocean View Baptist Church.

    It was a full-on musical production filled with great songs, a terrific story and solid performances by the cast and choir. It also contained an important message for any Christmas, but especially this year’s holiday season: It’s not about the gifts.

  • Parks-Powell

    Sydney Ellen Parks of Shallotte and David Michael Powell of Carolina Shores were married Oct. 25 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on U.S. 17 South, with Robert H. White officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Liesl Parks of Shallotte.

    The groom is the son of Jay and Louisa Powell of Wilmington, Del.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Adrienne Yoho Fay of Ocean Isle Beach served as matron of honor.

  • Golf action


    The Beachcombers played their annual old vs. young tournament at Cypress Bay. The three-round event ended Dec. 12. The winning team was the young team of Reggie Auten, Bob Brownley, Randy Cogdill, Bob Byrne, Dennis Davidson, Jack Goin, Gary Gutheil, Dan O’Connell, Dennis McCann and Jerry Morano.