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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach tenders get a bridge 'stay' until new high-rise is finished

    SUNSET BEACH—Operators of the Sunset Beach pontoon bridge won’t be leaving so soon after all.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation has changed its mind about laying off the operators this year as part of economic cutbacks.

    Amanda Glynn, NCDOT Division 3 bridge maintenance engineer, said Tuesday the division received a special waiver last month that has enabled the operators to continue working until the new Intracoastal Waterway high-rise bridge is finished and opened to island traffic next year.

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  • School resource officer funding in trouble as state cuts education budget

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Schools is expecting at-risk funding to be cut a half-million dollars, leaving the board of education wondering where it will find funding to keep all of its school resource officers (SROs).

    The state now gives the district funding for four of its 10 officers, and the funding only goes toward officers in high schools. But with the state budget nearly eliminating this funding, the district is left to find funding on its own.

    The county budget for the 10 SROs is about $635,000, with the average salary at $65,366.

  • 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.

  • Supply teen charged with larceny

    A Supply teen has been charged with breaking and entering and larceny of a Supply resident’s shed.

    Daniel Adam Orlick, 16, of 3503 Lakeview Drive, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods, possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and no operator’s license on March 22, according to a booking report.

    Orlick was charged for the Feb. 16 break-in on Riverview Lane, where the victim reported someone entered his shed and stole three model airplanes, a radio and a radio transmitter.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

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

    •Glenn Clark, 44, of 496 Sherill Road, Pembroke; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, conspire to sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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 Etheridge Road in Longwood; suspect stole money, jewelry and medication from victim’s residence.

    •Larceny on U.S. 17 in Supply; suspect stole keys from business.

    •Larceny and obtaining property by false pretenses on Holden Beach Road; suspect stole weed eater from victim’s residence and pawned it.

  • 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 March 23-29, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 33 calls, issued 12 uniformed citations and made seven drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up driver’s license checkpoints at the following locations: Lincoln Road, Village and Pigott roads, Mount Misery Road and Natures Trail, Beach Drive and Country Club Drive, N.C. 130 and Mirror Lite, Empire Road and Pea Landing Road.

  • Violent crime rates down in local schools

    Reported acts of crime in public schools decreased by nearly 50 percent in Brunswick County, but are up more than one percent statewide.

    According to an annual report released last month by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), Brunswick County Schools reported 65 total acts committed during the 2007-2008 school year, which is 5.629 acts per 1,000 students. This is a decrease of nearly 50 percent, as 126 acts were reported during 2006-2007, 11.494 acts per 1,000 students.

  • Car break-ins in Sunset Beach

    Car break-ins in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Money was reported stolen in two separate vehicular break-ins last week.

    The first break-in was reported March 25 on Live Oak Drive. A second break-in of a vehicle on Bayberry Street was reported March 26, according to Sunset Beach police.

    Sunset Beach Deputy Police Chief Steve Smith said the vehicles had been left unlocked.