Today's News

  • Searching for the ever-evasive snow

    I could feel the cold coming in through the windows before I got of bed. Reluctantly, I wiggled out from under the covers and put my feet on the floor. As soon as they hit the floor, I jumped back onto the bed.

    “It’s too cold. We should at least have some snow if it’s got to be this cold,” I thought.

    As soon as I uttered the words, I began thinking of all the lucky people in the western part of the state who probably had a little of the powdery stuff I wanted so badly. Why couldn’t I be the one with a snowdrift at my back door?

  • Hospice can help you through the difficult stages of end-of-life care

    It was hard to believe he was dying.

    He was just a boy.

    While others his age were thinking of first kisses and video games, Adam was talking to me about his relationship with God, how tired he was and how he looked forward to his chance to move on.

    He was courageous and optimistic, but he was going to die. Somehow, he had come to terms with that.

  • Breaking and entering, larceny, vandalism investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated reported incidents of breaking and entering and larceny reported Jan. 20.

    Property damage also was reported in one of the incidents on East Main Street, when both east and west sides of a duplex were broken into and LCD televisions stolen.

    The other incident was reported on Canal Drive.

    On Jan. 15, property damage was reported at an address on Canal Drive.

  • With just a few basic techniques, you can cook seafood like a pro

    Cooking seafood is really rather simple once you know the basic cooking techniques and a couple of tips to ensure success.

    When cooking fresh or even frozen fish, the standard rule of seafood cookery is 10 minutes cooking time per each inch of thickness. This will vary, though, depending on the density of the flesh or whether it’s being stuffed or cooked from frozen. You can tell when it’s done when the flesh becomes opaque all the way through and flakes easily with a fork.


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

    •Police charged Joseph Earl Hill, 56, of 1046 Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte, with trespassing and shoplifting. He allegedly entered Food Lion and put steaks in his waistband, then left on foot. An officer found him in possession of the steaks in the Red Apple Group parking lot. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center on a $2,000 secured bond.

  • 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 crime report

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

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Alligator Road in Ash; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a firearm.

    •First-degree burglary on Hickory Branches in Leland; suspect entered victim’s home and took off running when victim saw the suspect.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Jim Street in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole a TV.

  • Man arrested for several Supply home break-ins

    A Bladenboro man has been arrested and charged with breaking into several Supply-area homes from Jan. 8 to Jan. 11.

    Kenneth Alvin Hargrove, 31, of 161 Berry Lewis Road, Bladenboro, was arrested by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, Jan. 23, in Robeson County, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Capt. Gene Caison said.

  • Holden Beach police reports

    Holden Beach Police officer issued the following charges and citations last week, which are taken from a police department press release.

    •Lucy Carol Davis, 59, of Chapel Hill, was charged with displaying an expired registration plate.

    •Amadeo Prudente-Ramirez, 32, of Winston-Salem, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with no driver’s license.

  • 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 Jan. 25- Feb. 1, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Cardinal Pointe, Highlands, Calabash Acres, Village of Calabash and Ash.

    K-9 deputies issued six uniform citations and made seven drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Dexter Walter Robinson, 42, of 255 Smith Ave., Shallotte; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.