Today's News

  • West Brunswick students recognized for effort

    Louis Slover, assistant principal at West Brunswick High School, said when he was in high school, he was the “everyday kid.”

    He came to school, followed the rules and always tried to do his best. He may not have been at the top of his class, but he put forth effort.

    The teachers and administration at West Brunswick High School want the “everyday kids” to know they appreciate their efforts. Sixty-eight students were honored Friday morning with Effort Awards during a ceremony and breakfast celebration.

  • Shallotte man charged with sex crimes; more charges expected

    Shallotte Police officers have arrested a local resident for sex exploitation of a minor, and more charges may be forthcoming, officials say.

    Last week, police charged Marcus James Scott, 40, of 495-4 River Bluff Drive, Apt. 4, Shallotte, with two counts of sex exploitation of a minor. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $6,000 secured bond.


    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Identity theft at GoGas; suspect used victim’s stolen credit card to purchase gas.

    •Larceny of a check and mail tampering on Arnold Palmer Drive; suspect opened victim’s mail and removed a check.

    •Larceny of a pipe laser in the Belk parking lot; suspect took a pipe laser valued at $3,900 from the company’s pickup bed.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female, resisting a public officer, driving while impaired and driving while license revoked on Causeway Drive. Suspect Larry Cheyenne Pigott Jr., 21, was driving while impaired, assaulted his girlfriend, attempted to run her over and ran from officers while being placed under arrest.

  • Virginia Williamson students study countries around the world

    Third-grade students at Virginia Williamson Elementary School are more globally aware after studying cultures from around the world.

    Students started studying different cultures several weeks ago and culminated the unit with Tour Around the World Thursday afternoon, where they were able to present the information learned during their studies.

  • BCC to offer continuing education classes

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Onya Galloway, administrative assistant.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • A Christmas miracle--one of many in 2009

    Christmas is a time of miracles. For Christians, it’s the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus with gifts and songs, gaily decorated homes, special church services and family gatherings.

    Year-round there are miracles aplenty right here in Brunswick County.

    Tides come and go, season follows season, each with its own beauty. Gulls and pelicans soar overhead. Salt marshes rustle in the evening breeze as a great blue heron rises and flies into a violet and gold sunset.

    That’s a miracle.

  • Golf action


    The Brick Landing Men’s Sports Club weekly tournament was played Dec. 15. The format was two best nets. First: Dave Biesack, Jim Campana, Eric Nelson and a draw at -28. Second: Jim Barrett, Chuck Dixon, Alan Morrissey and a draw at -26. Skins: Jim Campana, Dwight Christenbury and Neil Nucci, one each; Chuck Dixon and Dick Brown, two each.


    The format Monday was two best balls. In first at 3 under were Howard Boyd, Ralph Trimmer and Dave Harper. In second at 3 over were Bob Nobes, Gary McDaniel and Chuck Horfeck.

  • 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 and charged the following suspects last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports and arrest reports:

    •Burglary on Daddy Court in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s home, damaging the sliding glass door and stealing food.

    Daniel Lewis Brannon, 18, of 5357 Lakewood Drive, Shallotte, was charged with second-degree burglary, breaking and entering, larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.