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Today's News

  • Trojans, Cougars win in final warm-ups

    The West Brunswick and South Brunswick football teams tuned up for the football season with scrimmages last week.

    West scrimmaged Hoggard and Wallace-Rose Hill Aug. 13 at home and scrimmaged Jacksonville Aug. 14 in the BB&T Jamboree, winning 17-3.

    In the scrimmages Aug. 13, Tyquan Ash caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Quan Bates. Markel Jones intercepted a pass.

  • Lady Trojans open season with win

    The West Brunswick volleyball team opened its 2009 season by beating Topsail 25-8, 23-25, 25-19, 26-24 Monday at West.

    Every starter contributed to the nonconference victory, led by Kenzie McDuffie’s 28 assists and eight digs. She also had eight points. Carly White had 18 kills and nine blocks. Sheena Suttlemyre scored 12 points and four digs. Mattie Tippett scored 15 points and had five aces. Breana Gause had five kills and four blocks. Miriah Milliken had seven points and four digs. Keri Nolan had 10 kills.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents during the past week.

    •Drunk and disruptive, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at the National Guard Armory on Main Street; a fight broke out inside the armory, and two detectives working there on a contracted job told the parties to leave.

    Another fight broke out, and working officers were called for backup. They arrived, and the party was shut down.

    •ABC violation at the National Guard Armory; suspect had a party with alcohol without a permit.

  • 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:

    •Larceny on Ash-Little River Road in Ash; suspect stole victim’s utility vehicle.

    •Larceny on Bluewater Street in Southport; suspect stole victim’s dog.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Pigott Avenue in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect broke victim’s car window.

    •Larceny on Kingtown Road in Ash; suspect stole victim’s four-wheeler.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Stephen Parker Brown, 36, of 354 Stockinghead Road, Rose Hill; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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 Aug. 10-16, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 17 calls and made 14 drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies conducted driver’s license checkpoints at the following locations: Ash-Little River Road, Sunset Harbor, Longwood, Beach Drive and Persimmon Road.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

  • CIS sets after-school program registration

    Looking for a safe and convenient place for your child to stay after the school day ends? Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. is now accepting registration for the after-school programs at Belville, Bolivia, Jessie Mae Monroe, Lincoln, Southport, Supply, Town Creek, Union and Virginia Williamson elementary schools.

    “Without structured, supervised activities in the after-school hours, children are at greater risk of being victims of crime, participating in anti-social behaviors, and experimenting with drugs or alcohol,” said Kathy Smith, program director.

  • August fishing exceeds expectations

    August is not considered one of the better months to fish from this area. The summer’s heat builds to a peak, which raises water temperatures above 80 degrees and typically sends the majority of fish either packing north or offshore. However, this August is showing if food is readily available, the predator fish will endure a bit of discomfort for a guaranteed meal.

    I hate to harp on it, but the pogies are absolutely thick all along the beaches, and it is helping our fishing exponentially.

  • Golf action

    Aug. 13 was ace day for the Brick Landing Plantation LGA. The low net score of the day won ace of the month honors.

    The first flight winner was Jean Lakey with a 66. Keith Webb was second with a 72 and Irene Dowdy was third with a 74. Barbara Karkut won the second flight with a 62. Shirley Dowd was second with a 63 and Cathy Shanley was third with a 71. Peggy Campana won the third flight with a 61 and took ace of the month honors. Bernice Logan placed second in the flight.