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Today's News

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Holly Nichole Thomas, 22, of 4824 Pigott Road, Shallotte, was arrested for drunk and disruptive at McDonald’s. The subject was having a disagreement with her boyfriend and making rude comments in front of customers. She refused to leave when officers asked her to and began making a scene.

  • Pro takes boat to view goats

    How valuable are those goats that roam three spoil islands near Ocean Isle Beach?

    Jeannette Beranger, manager of research and technical programs for The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, took a boat trip out to the islands Monday to investigate.

    “We had a great day on the waterway,” said Beranger, who hitched a boat ride with Capt. Jeff Williamson of Get Busy Fishing Charters at Ocean Isle Fishing Center.

    They saw a few goats, but need to see others, she said.

  • Public records policy nixed in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A proposed public records policy was defeated 3-2 by a split town council Monday night.

    The vote followed debate among council members, including a statement by town councilwoman Karen Joseph disputing “misinformation” she says is circulating about why the policy was proposed.

  • Carolina Shores confers with personnel attorney

    CAROLINA SHORES—The town board has once again consulted with a personnel attorney following an incident between the town administrator and deputy town clerk.

    During town commissioners’ workshop Monday, the board went into closed session to meet with Wilmington attorney Melody Jolly, who specializes in defending “employers in federal and state litigation against claims for wrongful termination, retaliation and alleged violations of Title VII and ADA.”

    The board took no action following the nearly two-hour closed session.

  • Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit arrests three suspects for cocaine trafficking

    BOLIVIA—It was a good day for the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit.

    The fledgling task force announced on Monday the arrest of three suspects for cocaine trafficking, which included agents seizing two kilos of cocaine and more than $12,000 in cash.

    The cocaine had a street value of $200,000, Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said.

    Ingram was joined by police chiefs Van Eddinger of Oak Island and Rodney Gause of Shallotte—the two other agencies in the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit.

  • 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.

  • 'Good riddance': Veterans thankful for Navy SEALs, bin Laden death

    CALABASH—It was the talk of the nation, world and Seafood Capital as soon as news tweeted out Sunday night about the death of terrorist ringleader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

    That included Calabash VFW Post 7288 and American Legion Post 503, where veterans said they were glad the day had finally come nearly 10 years after 9/11.

    “Everybody’s been talking about it all day,” VFW past commander Jack Goin said.

    VFW auxiliary member Patty Burton said she’s glad bin Laden is gone.

  • 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 Main Street in Shallotte; suspect broke into victim’s residence.

    •Discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and property damage on Ocean Highway West in Shallotte; suspect fired into victim’s residence, damaging a door and a glass window.

    •Property damage on Elk Road SW in Supply; suspect hit victim’s mailbox, damaging it.

  • Group holds rally for DA at courthouse

    BOLIVIA—It is a courthouse divided.

    Law enforcement officers are in District Attorney Jon David’s corner, while the Bar Association recently threw its support behind Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly.

    On Friday, April 15, Jolly issued a scathing administrative order, accusing David of financially benefiting a campaign contributor in a pilot traffic court program Jolly called a “scheme.”

    Since that time, the dispute has become a public and decisive issue at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

  • Canine Angels: Nonprofit program trains rescued dogs to aid veterans

    Abby, a rescued pit bull mix, has become the center of attention at Arlette Von Arsdale’s house in Brunswick Plantation.

    Just a few weeks ago, Abby was homeless and awaiting adoption at the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Animal Shelter.

    That was before she and her potential were discovered by Rick Kaplan, president of Canine Angels, a nonprofit that rescues homeless dogs, finds willing foster parents like Von Arsdale, and provides training for the dogs to become service dogs for disabled veterans free of charge.