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Today's News

  • Ellis birth

    Patricia and Chris Ellis of Wilson are the parents of a daughter, Kaley Michelle Ellis, born at 11:15 a.m. July 2, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 inches long. She joins a sister, Taylor Brooke Ells, 2.

    Maternal grandmother is Cyndi Croom of Longwood.

    Paternal grandparents are Wayne and Rhonda Ellis of Selma.

    Great-grandparents are Frank and Mary Lewis of Shallotte, Ruth Agee of Shallotte, Kathy Williams of Bladenboro and the late R.T. Williams and Bill and Bobbie Ellis of Dunn.

  • We must die to one life before we can enter another

    Summer is over. The calendar may remind us this doesn’t occur until Sept. 22, but we all know summer is over.

    Weeks ago, children returned to school day schedules. Tourist prices on cottages have been reduced to off-season rates. Days are shorter and nights are longer. Visiting friends and relatives, and the carefree hours enjoyed in their presence, have been replaced with a more routinized daily life. Change is in the air, the very air we breathe.

  • BCC begins another season of volleyball

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team made a successful debut on its new homecourt Sept. 2 by beating Johnston Community College 25-17, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20.

    Playing in the gym at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, the Dolphins shook off two lackluster performances in the first two games and took early leads in the final two games en route to the victory.

  • Commissioners OK financing, bids for Calabash and Sunset Beach sewer projects

    At a called meeting Wednesday, Sept. 2, Brunswick County Commissioners approved a bond resolution for the financing of the Calabash and Sunset Beach mainland sewer projects.

    Commissioners also awarded the contract for the Calabash wastewater collection system to L.M. McLamb and Son Construction Co. for $2.49 million at their Sept. 2 meeting.

    The county received 12 bids for the project, which let bids June 25. Public utilities director Jerry Pierce said L.M. McLamb and Son Construction Co. was the “low responsible bidder.”

  • DA hands off senator's shooting investigation to special prosecutor

    Though he says there is no conflict of interest, District Attorney Rex Gore has handed off the investigation into the Aug. 23 shooting at the home of State Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. to the special prosecution unit at the Attorney General’s Office.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 2, Gore announced the special prosecutor would take over the investigation, citing the complex legal issues of self-defense and defense of habitation.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents during the past week.

    •Vandalism on Country Club Drive; suspect broke glass on victim’s garage door.

    •Defrauding shopkeeper at Osaka; suspect did not pay for a meal valued at $19.90.

    •Defrauding shopkeeper at Zeng’s Garden. Suspect left without paying for a $9.89 meal.

  • Break-ins, thefts reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town police investigated recent home and car break-ins and thefts reported in both mainland and island residential areas of Sunset Beach.

    On Sept. 4, two houses were reported broken into on Dolphin Street and 33rd Street on the Sunset Beach island.

    A 14-volt Coleman four-piece tool kit with drill, reciprocating circular saw and light plus a toolbox full of hand tools were reported stolen in the Dolphin Street incident.

    Fishing equipment and alcoholic beverages were reported stolen in the break-in on 33rd Street.

  • 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 13 calls, wrote 18 uniform citations and made 14 drug arrests.

    In addition to participating in the “Hands Across the Border” checkpoint on the state line, K-9 deputies set up a driver’s license checkpoint on Northwest Road.

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

  • 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.

  • Fourteen arrested during 'Hands Across the Border' DWI checkpoint

    Fourteen suspects were arrested last Friday night, charged with driving while impaired during this year’s Hands Across the Border driving while impaired checkpoint.  The multi-agency checkpoint was conducted in conjunction with the Governor’s Highway Safety Booze It and Lose It campaign.