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Today's News

  • An ounce of preventionee

    Shallotte Fire Chief Paul Dunwell always says one of the main goals of the department is to reduce the number of fires in the district by educating the public about fire safety and having the proper preventive measures in place.

    Dunwell, fire marshal Andrew Thompson, members of the Shallotte Fire Corps, the department’s volunteers, as well as the paid firefighters are always planning new ways to educate the public, especially through their “fire and life safety education” initiatives.

  • Mail thefts reported in Sea Trail

    Sunset Beach police are investigating a spate of mail thefts reported last week in Sea Trail.

    Six residents of Ricemill Circle, Forest Creek Road, Baroney Place and Crooked Gulley Circle reported mail was removed from their mailboxes sometime Friday, Oct. 17.

    Items reported stolen included bank checks, a DVD, and birthday and Halloween cards. One victim reported someone used his mail to fraudulently apply for a credit card in the victim's name.

    Most of the victims are retirees.

     

     

  • Attendance a 'treat' at Brunswick County Schools

    BOLIVIA—If students aren’t in school, they don’t learn. And if they don’t learn, they often fall behind.

    Brunswick County Academy had the lowest attendance of all Brunswick County Schools last year. Students in the 8th Grade Transition Academy missed a combined 1,800 days last year.

    BCA Principal Sandra Robinson and Transition Academy Principal Faye Lloyd are determined to decrease the number of absences this year.

  • 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.

    •Larceny of mail on Topsail Court in Carolina Shores; suspect drove up to victim’s mailbox and removed mail.

    •Obtaining property by false pretenses; suspect used victim’s ATM card.

    •Larceny of mail on Topsail in Carolina Shores; suspect drove up to victim’s mailbox and removed mail.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Teri Lynn Moore, 47, of 490 Village Road, Leland; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Michael George Florence, 19, of 14201 Leafield Drive, Midlothian, Va.; charged with possession of ½ ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sheriff's office K-9 enforcement team roundup

    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 41 calls last week, issued 16 uniformed citations and 31 total charges. K-9 officers set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Cedar Hill Road, Hickman Road, Lincoln School Road, Gray Bridge Road, Sunset Harbor Road, Stone Chimney Road and Lincoln Road.

  • Seems like everybody doesn't like Sarah P.

    “Sarah Palin is a bimbo.”

    Bubba Joe, my old high school buddy back in Tennesssee, blurted that out this past weekend when I rang him up to see who he was voting for.

    Me being a nosy reporter, I wanted to know just why Bubba Joe placed the Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential contender in such a low intelligence-quotient bracket, as if the media hadn’t already done a bang-up job of that.

  • Disappointed in McIntyre

    To the editor:

    I am disappointed in Rep. Mike McIntyre, who has been the longtime incumbent in Congress, representing the 7th District of North Carolina.

    My husband and I have always crossed party lines to vote for McIntyre because of the conservative views we believed he held.

    It has come to our attention, and it is our understanding McIntyre has wholeheartedly endorsed Barack Obama.

    It seems he has also thrown his support to Nancy Pelosi, who has proven to be ultraliberal, by voting to put her in the powerful position of Speaker of the House.

  • How will Obama’s tax cut work?

    To the editor:

    The media has never questioned how Obama can give 95 percent of Americans a tax cut when only 45 percent of people pay income taxes.

    He can only do this by giving taxpayer money to non-taxpayers—in other words—income redistribution. If people can’t see this as another step toward socialism they are ostriches with their heads in the sand.

  • Make sure your vote is an informed one

    I have never enjoyed politics, but as this year may be the most important presidential election in history, I have tried to change that.

    The next leader of the free world needs to have an action plan in place the minute he steps into office, because there’s some major work to be done.

    This will be the second presidential election I am old enough to vote in, and I fully intend to do so. But to make the most informed decision as possible, I have tried to research each candidate with a clear head and an open mind.