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Today's News

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte Police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week.

    •Police charged Zachery Allen Cellner, 18, of 2649 Sunnyside School Road, Fayetteville, with possession of a weapon of mass destruction (a shotgun), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $10,000 secured bond.

    •Auto larceny of a truck on Main Street; suspect took a $2,500 commercial truck without the owner’s permission.

  • Community college sets continuing education classes in various subjects

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Onya Galloway, administrative assistant

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes for free.

  • Brunswick County golfers Greg Hensley and Landon Patterson have qualified to play in the Tarheel Youth Golf Association Tour Championship.

    The two-day event will take place Aug. 12-13 at Monroe County Club.

    To be invited to the 84-player field for the championship, a golfer had to win one of the 18 tournaments and/or be one of the top seven players in points.

    The competition was intense: 900 rounds of golf played by 428 participants on 18 courses from June 23 to July 22.

  • Time to target black drum and flounder

    The weather has been playing some games with fishermen, but during good weather there is a lot of bait in the water. Unfortunately, the game fish are not quite as numerous as the finger mullet and frisky shrimp, and though it feels as if fall should be here, it isn’t yet.

  • Rivers Edge gets new great greens

    Rivers Edge is open for play.

    After struggling with inconsistent greens for several years, the owners and managers of Rivers Edge bit the bullet this summer and closed the course for two months to install new Paspallum grass.

    Rivers Edge has long been a local treasure, one of those courses that locals and visitors alike clamor to play. As one visiting friend said to me, “It’s worth the extra money. I love the course!”

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Crown Park. First: Dennis McCann, Bob Byrne, Fred Ortiz and Jim Beairsto at 5-under par. Second: a tie between the team of Bob Smith, Ed Kinney, Ed Hennessey and Paul Michal and the team of Reggie Auten, Hal Riebesehl, Danny O’Connell and a blind draw at 3-under par.

    BRICK LANDING LGA

  • John Green wins Super Senior Championship

    John Green, of Ocean Isle Beach, won the super senior division in the Carolinas PGA Senior Championship.

    The two-day tourney was played July 28-29 at the Thistle Golf Club at Sunset Beach. The Carolinas PGA Senior Championship is a 36-hole stroke play championship open to all senior PGA and members residing in North and South Carolina. The Championship was played on the McKay Course for the front nine and the Cameron Course for the back.

  • 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 deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Property damage on Pembroke Street in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect damaged victim’s floor and closet wall.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Wine View Court in Bolivia; suspect broke into victim’s house and stole a Nintendo system and Nintendo games.

    •Property damage on McMilly Road in Shallotte; suspect broke window of victim’s truck.

  • Holden Beach police reports

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects from July 28-Aug. 3. All information is taken directly from police incident reports and citations.

    •Larceny on Ocean Boulevard West; suspect stole a flag from victim’s home.

    •Larceny on High Point Street; suspect stole a wooden statue from victim’s home.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny from a motor vehicle and vandalism on Brunswick Avenue East.

    •Breaking and entering on Ocean Boulevard West.