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Today's News

  • Commissioners mull financial guarantees criteria

    BOLIVIA—A committee made up of several county departments has begun to look at the county’s financial guarantee requirements for developers.

    Brunswick County Planning and Community Development Director Leslie Bell said the committee was mulling the requirements in the county’s Unified Development Ordinance “to protect Brunswick County, its property values and the public from losses that arise from incomplete subdivision activity.”

  • Shallotte man wanted for drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit are searching for Williams Anthony Daniels, who is wanted for multiple drug violations.

    Daniels, 19, of 1392 Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte, is has been charged with felony possession of cocaine, simple possession of a schedule V controlled substance, possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Daniels is 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

  • Year-long drug investigation nets multiple drug arrests

    WINNABOW—After a year-long investigation, agents with the Brunswick County Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested several residents of the Winnabow community for multiple prescription pill distribution charges. 

    On Friday, March 4, drug agents served search warrants at four different locations regarding this case, code-named “Family Tradition.” 

  • 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:

    •Shoplifting, larceny and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect stole various items that belonged to the victim.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Old Ferry Road in Supply; suspect cut copper tube, entered buildings and stole copper tubing and a wall-mounted clock.

  • 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 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 Feb. 28-March 6, K-9 deputies issued 12 citations and made 10 arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Hale Swamp Road and Ash-Little River Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Timothy Wayne Ezzell, 43, of 106 Waynes Way, Whiteville, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • NAACP head claims Brunswick County violates federal law with discriminatory practices

    BOLIVIA—The accusations were lengthy and harsh. But is it all bark and no bite?

    At a press conference at the county complex in Bolivia last week, William Barber, president of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), outlined numerous claims of racially motivated bias and discrimination by Brunswick County officials.

  • West Brunswick girls’ soccer team wins conference opener

      LELAND–The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team opened its conference season by beating North Brunswick 6-0 March 9.

    Junior Julianna Zio scored three goals and freshman Carla Zio two in the victory, which gave the Trojans a 4-1 record.

    Julianna Zio scored West’s first goal about 10 minutes into the game on an approximate 30-yard strike.

    Five minutes later, Julianna Zio took a pass from freshman Somer Milliken and scored.

  • Destroyed but not out of business

    SHALLOTTE—Saturday morning’s fire at Long’s Garage didn’t only destroy the automotive business but also Hewett Glass.

    Hewett Glass and Long’s Garage shared a building at 250 Holden Beach Road. A fire broke out on Saturday morning inside Long’s Garage. The fire spread through the walls and also devastated Bryan Hewett’s longtime business.

    “What is not burnt is totally black,” Hewett said. “My life’s business was shut down in one day.”

  • Family moves into county's first Women Build house

    It only took a few months, a little know-how and a lot of women to build a brand-new house for a Shallotte family.

    Last week, Brunswick County’s first Women Build / Habitat for Humanity house officially became home for Dana Gause and her family.

    It’s the area’s first Habitat home built through the labor of dedicated teams of women, who started working on the house on Evans Circle last October. In a week’s time, the teams had the main frame of the three-bedroom house erected, from foundation to roof.