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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 Daniel W. Bay, 43, of 6650 Ocean Highway, Ocean Isle Beach, with driving while impaired, open container, driving while license revoked and no insurance.

    •Police charged Louis J. Rowan III, 48, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $500 secured bond.

  • 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.

    K-9 deputies answered 9 calls, wrote 20 uniform citations and made 16 drug arrests.

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

    •David Butler Smith, 25, of 304 Glenwood Drive, Elizabethtown; charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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 drug report

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

    •Glenn Frank Hubbard Jr., 31, of 314 Amhurst Ave., High Point; charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana 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:

    •Property damage on Boones Neck Road in Supply; suspect removed mailbox from its post.

    •Larceny on Beach Drive in Calabash; suspect stole a $300 tiller from victim’s business.

    •Larceny on Sabbath Home Road in Supply; suspect stole medication, aftershave, hair product and beer from victim’s business.

  • DA clears deputy in fatal shooting

    District Attorney Rex Gore cleared Brunswick County Sheriff’s Deputy Bradley Hardee in last Sunday’s fatal shooting.

    Hardee had been on administrative duty since Sunday, Sept. 6, when he shot and killed 49-year-old Alton Walters after attempting to arrest him during a domestic call, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said.

  • It's a game, people, not a crime

    Even with everything that’s wrong with the world, there’s always a vocal minority among us that chooses to direct its anger at the most bizarre, inconsequential things.

    The latest pseudo-crisis among entertainment freaks is the release of Guitar Hero 5 featuring the likeness of late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain.

  • 'Certified pre-owned' cat

    A spate of recent feline returns, along with a promotion borrowed from the Michigan Humane Society, have spurred Cat Tails cat rescue to offer its own promotional adoption campaign for ‘certified pre-owned’ cats. A poster is being used during Cat Tails’ adopt-a-thons at PetSmart in Wilmington. Pictured is Billy Bob, an affectionate, playful orange 5-year-old adopted from Cat Tails in 2004. Billy Bob was recently returned to Cat Tails because a child in his household had an allergy. His front paws have been declawed.

  • Oktoberfest celebration set for Saturday in Southport

    If it’s September, it’s time to party hearty in the manner of Germany.

    Stage II Productions is celebrating the season with its annual Oktoberfest celebration this Saturday, Sept. 19, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Stage II Studio, 807 N. Howe St. in Southport behind Smithville Commons.

    Described as a celebration of beer, bratwurst and ballyhoo, highlights include traditional German food, drink and dancing to authentic music by the Harbour Towne Fest Band, described as the premier Oktoberfest band for Wilmington and the Cape Fear region.

  • Lady Trojans sweep East Bladen

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    Playing before enthusiastic fans, the West Brunswick High School volleyball team swept East Bladen Sept. 10 and improved to 2-1 in the Waccamaw Conference.

    The Lady Trojans won 25-15, 25-13, 25-19 and improved to 2-1 in the conference, 8-1 overall.

    Keri Nolan finished with a season-high 16 kills in leading the attack.