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Today's News

  • Unofficial Brunswick County election results

    With 25 of 25 precincts reporting, unofficial Brunswick County race winners:

    RACE                       CANDIDATE            PERCENT OF VOTES

    US SENATE              Richard Burr            64.73

    US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 7 Ilario Gregory Pantano            55.02

  • The founder of Ocean Isle Beach celebrated

    Laughter and tears were shared at a celebration of life for the founder of Ocean Isle Beach.

    On Saturday, Oct. 30, family and friends of the late Odell Williamson gathered on Ocean Isle Beach in a celebration of his life and his life’s work. Williamson died on Sunday, Oct. 3.

    Often called “the father of Brunswick County,” Williamson died at the age of 90. He was born in Brunswick County on Nov. 19, 1919, to the late John Bunn and Love Bennett Williamson.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Police Department have arrested three suspects from the Little River, S.C., area as part of an ongoing prescription pill diversion investigation.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man arrested on firearm by a felon charge

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have arrested an Ocean Isle Beach man for possession of firearm by a felon.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, agents arrested David Otis Mercer, 68, of 1724 Pembroke St., Ocean Isle Beach, for firearm by a felon after an undercover operation by the two agencies on Oct. 20.

    This was Mercer’s second possession of a firearm by a felon charge.

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Chickadee Place in Shallotte; suspect broke into victim’s house and damaged the front window.

    •Larceny on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia; suspect stole a Blackberry from victim’s purse.

    •Property damage on Persimmon Road in Carolina Shores; suspect threw a pumpkin at victim’s mailbox.

  • DWI checkpoint nets 11 arrests in Leland

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team set up a checkpoint Sunday, which resulted in 11 driving while impaired (DWI) arrests.

    ACE deputies, along with officers from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Wilmington Police Department, Shallotte Police Department, Oak Island Police Department, Bald Head Island Public Safety, Navassa Police Department and the N.C. State Highway Patrol, set up the checkpoint from 11:30 p.m. until 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, on U.S. 74-76 at the Brunswick River Bridge near Leland.

  • Brunswick County 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 K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Oct. 25-31, K-9 deputies answered 10 calls, wrote seven citations and made five drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies arrested the following incidents:

    •Larry Paul Starling Lee, 21, of 229 Angel Island, Wilmington, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • ELECTION DAY: Voter turnout steady across Brunswick County

    Polling locations across Brunswick County reported seeing a study influx of voters throughout the day on Tuesday. The polls opened this morning at 6:30 a.m., and will close at 7:30 p.m.

    By 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Shallotte precinct at the Shallotte Fire Department reported there had already been more than 300 voters through their doors, and they anticipated an evening rush with polls closing at 7:30 p.m.

  • Shallotte Main Street intersection to close temporarily

    The intersection of Main Street and Smith Avenue in Shallotte will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, through 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, for work associated with the widening and extension of Smith Avenue.

    Traffic will be detoured around the closure via U.S. 17 Bypass.

    NCDOT encourages driver to stay alert and use caution when traveling through the work zone and detour.