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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department recovered a $12,000 ring from a Shallotte residence on June 29 with the help of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. According to Ocean Isle Beach Police, charges are pending.

  • 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 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 Palmer Drive in Calabash; suspect damaged victim’s TV, telephone, two table lamps and two pairs of sunglasses.

    •Breaking and entering on Southport-Supply Road in Southport; suspect pried open victim’s back door.

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and charged with following individuals from June 15-26. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Vandalism on Ocean Boulevard East; suspect damaged an electrical line.

    •Larceny on Ocean Boulevard East; suspect stole victim’s bike.

    •Larceny on Crab Street; suspect stole victim’s golf cart charger.

    •Larceny on Ranger Street; suspect stole victim’s beach cart.

  • 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 June 22-28, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 15 calls, made two drug arrests and wrote five uniform citations.

    K-9 deputies set up driver’s license checkpoints at Shell Point Road, Little Macedonia Road, South Navassa, Sunset Harbor, Beach Drive and Chapel Loop Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Waterway watchdogs

    Just before dusk, the Lil’ David trawler set sail out of Holden Beach Marina bearing volunteers with Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron.

    Their destination: southbound and down the Intracoastal Waterway, also known in boating lingo as “ICW.”

    Their mission: to check all navigational markers between Holden and Sunset beaches and report any that might be missing, damaged or malfunctioning.

  • Be safe this holiday weekend

    The roads and beaches are bustling in Brunswick County, signifying one of the busiest weeks of the season is here. With visitors coming into the community, it’s an important time for all of us to remember to have fun but be safe this Fourth of July weekend.

    If you’re looking for some free family fun, several communities—from Bald Head Island to Southport and south down to Ocean Isle Beach and Calabash—will have parades, fireworks and more.

  • Calabash commissioners adopt solicitation amendment

    CALABASH—Town commissioners adopted a solicitation ordinance at a specially called meeting June 15.

    The workshop was to amend the town’s business regulations in its code of ordinances and add a chapter regarding peddlers, hawkers, drummers, roadside vendors, solicitors, salespersons, canvassers and demonstrators.

    Town officials said the amendment was in response to complaints from chartered fishing boat operators on the waterfront about employees with a competing fishing fleet who stand outside and wave customers into their parking lot.

  • Local cast of 'High School Musical' performs this weekend at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Disney’s hit musical “High School Musical” is coming to Brunswick County for one weekend only, kicking off tonight (June 26) at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Produced by the South Brunswick High School Musical Theatre Company, the stage version of “High School Musical” is based on the television movie and includes many of the same characters, songs and dialogue.

    The production also features set pieces ordered from Disney to precisely replicate the movie set.

  • N.C. 179 re-opens at Jennies Branch bridge

    Traffic is once again flowing smoothly along N.C. 179 after a stretch closed for a bridge replacement project re-opened this past weekend.

    The closed-down section of road at Jennies Branch between Shallotte and Ocean Isle Beach re-opened Saturday after being closed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation in November for replacement work.

    Traffic was re-routed to a detour along Hale Swamp Road while work was being done.

    N.C. 179 was slated to re-open May 15 but was delayed by contractor and subcontractor issues.