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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit charged the following suspects last week:

    •Danny Joe Bass, of 2042 River St., Supply, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Bass was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

  • 'Keep off dunes' signs debated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—After much debate, Sunset Beach Town Council informally agreed to instruct town administrator Gary Parker to have “keep off the dunes” signs removed at 13th Street but to keep others and enforce the law.
    Town council member Carol Scott said she thought large mock-up signs unveiled by the town’s public works department at the last meeting were “rather unsightly. I think we had agreed to smaller signs.”
    She said she would like to at least moderate the size of the signs.

  • 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:

    •Second-degree trespassing on Vale Street in Supply; suspect continues to enter victim’s property when told not to.

    •Possession of a stolen motor vehicle on Dosher Cutoff in Southport; suspect was stopped at a checkpoint while driving a stolen vehicle.

    •Lost/stolen tag on Sunset Drive in Bolivia; victim’s tag came off vehicle.

  • County to implement recycling or alternative technologies in waste in 2011

    BOLIVIA—With an estimated cost of $3.20 per household each month, county commissioners have decided to hold off on countywide curbside recycling at least until the next fiscal year.

    Assistant county manager Steve Stone said the monthly cost to implement the program for the current fiscal year cost too much—both for the county to fund and for county residents to pay themselves.

  • Six-foot bridge fence challenged in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A resident is protesting plans to place a 6-foot-tall chain-link fence around the base of the new high-rise bridge.
    Sunset Beach resident Karen Dombrowski read a prepared statement at Sunset Beach Town Council’s June 28 meeting. She opposes plans by the North Carolina Department of Transportation to erect the fence under the new Intracoastal Waterway bridge on the Sunset Beach mainland.
    Dombrowski said she has heard several conflicting stories regarding the reason for the fence.

  • Two suspects arrested for Leland break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested two suspects who were implicated in several investigations involving a Leland business.

    Landmark Properties, 2101 Enterprise Blvd., was broken into on three occasions, June 24, June 29 and July 6.

    Around 2 a.m. July 6, sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at the business and caught suspects Jonathan Steven Terry and David Uegene Lee on the roof attempting to enter the building, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said.

  • Warrants pending in Sunset Beach purse snatching

    SUNSET BEACH—Warrants are pending for suspects in an attempted purse snatching incident that occurred Monday night.
    Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said the incident was reported at 8:25 p.m. in the Food Lion parking lot.
    Smith said a white female jumped from the backseat of a car and tried to grab a purse from a female walking to her car with her children. The victim was able to fight off the perpetrator and retain her purse, Smith said.

  • Oil avengers: McIntyre, Pantano take on oil spill response

    They both want to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and now, two House candidates want to fix, or at the very least, criticize the response to the BP oil spill.

    U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., the seven-term Lumberton incumbent, will host an oil spill preparedness meeting next week to “discuss the recent deepwater spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the need for North Carolina to be prepared for potential ramifications from that spill.”

  • 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.

  • Stars shine bright--and it's cool--at Ingram Planetarium

    Beat the heat this summer and find respite—and a few cool shows—at Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.
    The planetarium, at 7625 High Market St. in The Village at Sunset Beach, is on its summer schedule now and opens at noon Tuesdays through Saturdays.
    Ingram Planetarium offers an array of astronomy and science programs.
    Displays abound in the planetarium’s Paul Dennis Science Hall, and free family activities are offered at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 19.