Today's News

  • Court of Appeals upholds Brunswick DWI conviction

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently upheld a conviction of a Brunswick County driver who drove a vehicle while impaired by a nerve pill.

    According to a press release from the district attorney’s office, the North Carolina Court of appeals upheld the 2009 impaired driving conviction of Sara Hargrove Landeta-Soto on July 20.

    A Brunswick County jury found Landeta-Soto guilty of impaired driving after jurors determined she sideswiped another vehicle on N.C. 130 in July 2006, and then left the scene.

  • Reward offered in stolen boat lift larceny

    A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects who stole a hydraulic lift system off a yacht near Holden Beach.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ed Carter said a $20,000 hydraulic lift system was stolen off a 36-foot yacht in dry dock storage at Hewett’s Marina on B-Var Street in Supply sometime between July 30 and Aug. 4.

    In addition to the lift system, the suspect or suspects stole about 50 linear feet of steel railing.

  • Sheriff’s office joint operation leads to several arrests

    A joint operation with Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team and K-9 Enforcement Unit led to multiple arrests last week.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, a traffic stop Aug. 7 at the Go Gas in Southport led to the seizure of 75 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and more than $2,100 in cash.

    Agents arrested Chad Nathan McHenry at the scene without incident.

  • 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.

  • 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:

    •Structure fire on Chapel Loop Road in Leland; fire started on victim’s porch and burnt his residence.

    •Larceny on Southgate Boulevard in Southport; suspect stole victim’s vehicle.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Buckeye Street SW in Supply; suspect pried open victim’s shed door and stole a lawn mower.

  • Hankins elected president of the Brunswick County Bar Association

    Bolivia attorney Pauline Hankins has been elected president of the Brunswick County Bar Association.

    Members of the county bar association—about 100 local attorneys and judges—elected Hankins president of the association at their last meeting July 15.

  • Shallotte attorney arrested for assaulting brother with tractor

    A Shallotte attorney has been arrested on multiple charges, including assaulting his brother with a tractor and threatening his life.

    Mack Leon Hewett, 56, of 348 Lora Valley, Shallotte, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley.

    Hewett was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree trespassing, assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault and communicating threats, Stanley said.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Dancing With the Brunswick County Stars raises $274,591

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County’s education supporters came out in full force at Friday’s “Dancing With the Brunswick County Stars.”

    The fundraiser, now in its third year, raised $274,591.17, which will be used for scholarships and to help pay book bills.

    “Thank you, Brunswick County, for all you do for Brunswick Community College,” president Stephen Greiner said at Friday’s event.

  • Shallotte man killed in wreck on Shell Point Road

    A Shallotte man was killed last Friday morning when his car collided with a dump truck on Shell Point Road in Shallotte.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper J.M. King, Milton Daniel Peninger, 60, of 3430 Shell Point Road, died around 7:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, when his pickup truck collided with an oncoming dump truck on Shell Point Road.

    King said Peninger was driving north on Shell Point Road, when he crossed the centerline and collided with the dump truck, which was traveling south of Shell Point Road.

  • Holden Beach native embarks on a yearlong journey around the world

    Caleb Walker dreamt of the day he would have enough money saved to be able to take a year off from work and travel the globe. He is now living his dream, as he recently embarked on a one-year journey around the world.

    A Holden Beach native, Walker said he fell in love with traveling when he was a college student at N.C. State.