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Today's News

  • Golf action

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played at Cypress Bay. Low gross: Stu Cleveland, 81; Bob Byrne, 86. Low nets: Larry Bollinger, 62; Cleveland, 67; Bob Smith, 69. Team two low nets per hole: Ed Hennessey, Cleveland, Smith and Jim Beairsto. Stu Cleveland was golfer of the week.

    BRICK LANDING

    The Brick Landing Plantation Ladies Golf Association played a circle nine game July 2. Players circled three par-3s, three par-4s and three par-5s prior to play. Total of circled holes, minus one-half handicap, determined the winners.

  • 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:

    •Larceny on Lincoln Road in Leland; suspect stole a GPS unit from victim’s residence.

    •Larceny on Post Office Road in Leland; suspect stole victim’s Ford E-150 van from residence.

    •Larceny on Highland Drive in Bolivia; suspect stole victim’s mail, including a check and Medicaid cards.

  • 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 29-July 5, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 30 calls and made three drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Waterford, Palmetto Creek, Southport, Village Point, Shallotte Point and Compass Point.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police 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.

  • Wilmington Police officer charged with assault on a female in Leland

    A Wilmington police officer living in Leland has been charged with assault.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Capt. Gene Caison, James Rashad Eldridge, 32, of 8529 Glasgow Road NE, Leland, has been charged with assault on a female and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

    Caison said the contributing to the delinquency of juvenile charges were issued because Eldridge allegedly assaulted his wife in front of three children. All three charges are misdemeanors.

  • Somewhere in New York, Katie Couric is probably laughing

    On Friday, news broke that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to step down as Alaska’s chief executive at the end of the month, fueling speculation Palin has her sights set on a higher political office—this one south of the Canadian border.

    Palin’s Wasilla, Alaska, backyard press conference was a far cry from her attention-grabbing speech at the Republican National Convention less than one year ago. But like her scene-stealing speech last September in Minneapolis, the small-town folksy Alaskan sure knows how to get people talking.

  • Sheriff's deputy charged in alcohol-related boating wreck, suspended pending investigation

    A deputy from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has been charged in connection with an alcohol-related boating collision during the holiday weekend, and the sheriff’s office has suspended him from his duties while the investigation continues.

    Charles Lee Murray, 37, of 599 Trellis Court, Bolivia, was charged with careless and negligent operation of a motorboat and operating a boat while impaired, according to Lt. Matthew Long of the N.C. Wildlife Resource Commission.

  • Speckled trout, flounder are good targets now

    The hottest action for inshore anglers continues to be on speckled trout and flounder. Specks are pretty much a morning catch. They are staging runs after sunrise on the piers, in the surf and around the creeks. You won’t stay on them for very long, however, as they will turn off once the sun gets high in the sky.

  • Ty (Grrrrrrrr) prowls at Brick Landing

    I’d heard rumors about him, whispers in the locker room, hushed conversations in the 19th Hole Grill. Was he really as good as they said he was? Did he really have that perfect swing? Could he hit 75 balls in a row without a miss? Did he possess the stamina to pound ball after ball in the 90-degree heat?

    The answer is a resounding, Yes!

    Ty Walker is the 2-year-old son of Brian and Crystal Walker of Brick Landing Plantation. I met him and his parents at the practice area last Thursday.