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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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 Oak Crest Drive in Southport; suspect walked into victim’s yard and stole a 4-wheeler.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny on Sabbath Home Drive in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a firearm and clothing.

  • Two arrested for stealing, cashing lottery tickets

    Two men have been arrested and charged with stealing lottery tickets, rifles and Tasers from an area business.

    According to a sheriff’s office incident reports, more than $6,000 in lottery tickets, guns and Tasers were reported stolen from a Ridge Way, Shallotte business.

    Brian Anthony Armakotvitch, 25, of 259 Suburban St., Shallotte, was arrested Sept. 4, and charged with breaking and entering, larceny and 10 counts of obtaining property by false pretenses for cashing the stolen lottery tickets.

    A second suspect was also charged.

  • Parents to decide if students may watch Obama's educational message in school

    Parents of Brunswick County Schools students will decide whether they want their children to view President Barack Obama’s educational message or not.

    According to Whitehouse.gov, the President will deliver a live message Tuesday, speaking directly to students and encouraging them to do well in school and be responsible for their education.

    The speech will be broadcast live at noon Tuesday on C-Span as well as the Internet, but parents across the nation have raised concerns about the message being too political and not wanting their children to be forced to watch.

  • Ocean Isle Beach sand sculpture winners

    It was a sandy Saturday during the Ocean Isle Beach Family Sand Sculpture Contest.

    Fifteen family teams converged on the beach to vie for a prize as they converted ordinary sand into extraordinary creations behind the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center, 44 E. First St.

    Contestants used shovels and hands to coax assorted critters and other creative designs onto shore, as bathing-suit-clad passersby gathered ‘round to watch.

    Trophies were awarded, as well as a one-year family membership to the Museum of Coastal Carolina for the top team.