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Today's News

  • 'Good riddance': Veterans thankful for Navy SEALs, bin Laden death

    CALABASH—It was the talk of the nation, world and Seafood Capital as soon as news tweeted out Sunday night about the death of terrorist ringleader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

    That included Calabash VFW Post 7288 and American Legion Post 503, where veterans said they were glad the day had finally come nearly 10 years after 9/11.

    “Everybody’s been talking about it all day,” VFW past commander Jack Goin said.

    VFW auxiliary member Patty Burton said she’s glad bin Laden is gone.

  • 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:

    •Property damage on Main Street in Shallotte; suspect broke into victim’s residence.

    •Discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and property damage on Ocean Highway West in Shallotte; suspect fired into victim’s residence, damaging a door and a glass window.

    •Property damage on Elk Road SW in Supply; suspect hit victim’s mailbox, damaging it.

  • Group holds rally for DA at courthouse

    BOLIVIA—It is a courthouse divided.

    Law enforcement officers are in District Attorney Jon David’s corner, while the Bar Association recently threw its support behind Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly.

    On Friday, April 15, Jolly issued a scathing administrative order, accusing David of financially benefiting a campaign contributor in a pilot traffic court program Jolly called a “scheme.”

    Since that time, the dispute has become a public and decisive issue at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

  • Canine Angels: Nonprofit program trains rescued dogs to aid veterans

    Abby, a rescued pit bull mix, has become the center of attention at Arlette Von Arsdale’s house in Brunswick Plantation.

    Just a few weeks ago, Abby was homeless and awaiting adoption at the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Animal Shelter.

    That was before she and her potential were discovered by Rick Kaplan, president of Canine Angels, a nonprofit that rescues homeless dogs, finds willing foster parents like Von Arsdale, and provides training for the dogs to become service dogs for disabled veterans free of charge.

  • County manager to unveil proposed county budget May 16

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing will unveil his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year to county commissioners at their May 16 meeting.

    Though county commissioners first charged Lawing with creating a budget using a less than revenue-neutral tax rate, they changed their mind at a recent budget workshop and asked him to use a revenue-neutral tax rate when crafting the fiscal year 2011-2012 budget.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 report

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

    From April 25-May 1, K-9 deputies issued 14 citations and nine drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Gray Bridge Road in Shallotte, Shell Point Road in Supply, N.C. 130 and Seashore and Kirby Roads in Supply.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Human services consolidation bill passes third reading in state Senate

    RALEIGH—A bill to consolidate local heath and human services boards passed its third reading in the state Senate last week.

    Senate bill 433, the local human services administration bill, passed its third reading in the Senate 40 votes to 9 votes last Thursday, April 28.

    After a first reading in the House, the bill was referred to the House Committee on Health and Human Services, assistant county administrator Steve Stone said.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two Supply residents Monday.

    Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, agents performed an investigation at the residence of Kaulska Ohlund at 389 Baker Drive in Supply, where they made multiple undercover controlled substance purchases from the residence.

    Drug agents seized three grams of crack cocaine, and the following suspects were arrested:

  • Fallen officer memorial scheduled for May 9

    SHALLOTTE—The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office Annual Peace Officer Memorial Day Ceremony will be in Brunswick County for the first time next week.

    Larry Prince, father of slain Boiling Spring Lakes police officer Mitch Prince, said he expects more than 1,000 people at the annual event.

    “The state has a memorial service every year, usually right around this time. It moves around the state. Last year, they asked me where I would like it to be, and I said Brunswick County,” Prince said.

  • Theft, accidental shooting in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a theft of a Honda generator reported May 1 from a carport on Inlet Street.

    They also responded to a call about an accidental shooting victim who shot himself in the hand on High Market Street.