Today's News

  • Two injured in unrelated Shallotte shootings

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two unrelated shootings that happened within a two-day period in Shallotte.

    The most recent shooting was a case of domestic violence Monday, July 18, at a home on Sanders Forest Drive SW.

    Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said deputies responded to a call at the residence at 7 p.m. and found 37-year-old Steven Ray Olive shot his father, 62-year-old Jerry Lynn Olive, in the leg with a semi-automatic handgun after an argument.

  • 72-year-old arrested on sex offense charge

    A 72-year-old Bolivia man is charged with a second-degree forcible sexual offense.

    Donald Richard Queen of Hanover Street was arrested July 12 and booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility where he is being held on $100,000 bail.

    A warrants shows the crime happened one month earlier, June 12.

     No other information was available.    

  • Candidate fined for delinquent campaign finance report

    Warren Richard Cox, who is running for a district court judge seat in November’s general election, was assessed a late filing penalty of $500 for a delinquent campaign finance report by the State Board of Elections.

    Cox is seeking the District 13 North Carolina District Court seat held by Judge Pauline Hankins.

    The State Board of Elections notified Cox on June 6 the campaign finance report for the first quarter of 2016 had not been filed by the March 7 due date.

  • Longwood man arrested in home break-in, assault

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Longwood man who was wanted in a break-in and assault after a chase Saturday, July 16.

    Patrick Lee Taylor, 34, of Pine Needle Lane broke into a home in the 2100 block of Pine Needle Lane at 9 p.m. July 11 and pointed a gun at a man before punching him in the face, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Leland man faces felony child abuse charge

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of beating his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter.

    Michael Willis Pounds, 28, of Angels Gift Trail NE, was arrested Monday, July 11, and charged with felony intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

    Warrants show Pounds struck the girl’s face and buttocks multiple times, causing bruising and swelling, while he was babysitting her in Johnston County sometime between April 12 and April 15.

  • Deputies seek Winnabow convenience store robber

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for the man who robbed a Winnabow convenience store the morning of Saturday, July 16. No one was injured.

    Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said a man came into Han Dee Hugo’s at 6170 Ocean Highway at 5:30 a.m. and showed the clerk a gun before taking cash. He left the store headed north on U.S. 17 in a newer model red Honda passenger car.

    The robber is described as white with a ponytail and was last seen wearing an orange toboggan and camouflage jacket.

  • Judge sentences Shallotte man as habitual felon on heroin charges

    A judge sentenced a Shallotte man as a habitual felon to serve at least three years in prison on heroin possession charges, according to a news release issued Friday, July 15, by the District Attorney’s Office.

    A superior court grand jury indicted 22-year-old Jamar Akeem Bethea on Jan. 4 on multiple charges relating to the possession with the intent to sell or deliver heroin occurring on McMilly Road in Shallotte after a lengthy narcotics investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Judge sentences S.C. man for trafficking heroin in county

    A judge sentenced a South Carolina man to serve up to seven years in prison for trafficking heroin in Brunswick County, according to a news release issued Friday, July 15, by the District Attorney’s Office.

    Todd Mitchell Waters, 43, of Conway, pleaded guilty Wednesday, July 13, to trafficking 2,000 wax bindles (dosage units) of heroin in a case prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Chris Thomas.

  • ATMC begins directory recycling efforts

    ATMC’s new 2016 telephone directories are being delivered to ATMC customers across the county from now until late July. To encourage everyone to recycle their old telephone directories, ATMC is conducting its annual directory recycling drive.

    Through Aug. 19, anyone who wants to dispose of old phone directories of any type may do so by dropping them off at any of the following ATMC’s retail locations:

    Shallotte Headquarters, 640 Whiteville Road, Mondays through Fridays from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Adopt an Angel’s Saving Pets Challenge under way

    Adopt an Angel, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in New Hanover County, will take part in the Saving Pets Challenge for July. The challenge began July 6 and ends Aug. 5.

    An anonymous donor who adopted their dog from Adopt an Angel several years ago offered a $10,000 donation if the organization can raise $10,000. It costs Adopt an Angel on average $142 to save each rescued animal. Special needs animals cost more in veterinary care, as do animals that stick around longer than usual, getting overlooked.

    To donate, go to crowdrise.com/adoptanangel-sp2016.