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Today's News

  • Incumbent faces longtime educator in BOE District 3 race

    Brunswick County Board of Education District 3 Republican incumbent Charles W. (Charlie) Miller said board members are elected to “be a voice of the community.” He believes his background in law enforcement helps bridge the school district and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, where he serves as chief deputy.

  • ELECTIONS 2010: Constitutional amendment to ban felons from serving as sheriff

    A constitutional amendment to ban convicted felons from serving as sheriff in North Carolina will be on the Nov. 2 ballot.

    The constitutional amendment in this year’s midterm election is the first constitutional amendment since the 2004 General Election, Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Greg Bellamy said.

    N.C. State Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, was a co-sponsor of House Bill 1959, No Felon as Sheriff, introduced in the state House on May 25.

  • 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.

  • Pantano closes money gap with McIntyre

    The race to Washington, D.C., it seems, is recession-proof.

    Campaign contributions for federal candidates for the third quarter, which ran through Sept. 30, were due to the Federal Election Commission by Oct. 15.

    North Carolina candidates running for federal office boasts millions of dollars in their respective war chests, with U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., leading the charge.

  • Paid parking plugged for Sunset Beach day visitors

    SUNSET BEACH—A town-appointed parking committee has concluded there may be fewer available parking spaces on the island if the town enforces current ordinances.

    It also recommends implementing a paid parking system for visitors, while providing permits for town residents to use designated spaces at no cost to them.

    Meanwhile, island residents who attended the specially called town council meeting Oct. 14 objected to a recommendation that parking be designated on their streets and said they are being exploited to accommodate mainland residents.

  • 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:

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Randolphville Road; suspect failed to return victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny on Ocean Highway East in Leland; suspect stole money from victim.

    •Larceny on Cumbee Road in Supply; suspect stole manhole covers and water meter covers from construction site.

  • USAF major honored at surprise luncheon in Calabash

    CALABASH—Maj. Sergej Jakovenko Jr., son of Sergej and Martha Jakovenko of Calabash, was honored at a surprise luncheon last week for his 20 years of service with the United States Air Force.

    The Oct. 15 celebration took place at Nocha White Calabash American Legion Post 503, where Jakovenko’s parents are members.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Oct. 11-17, K-9 deputies answered 15 calls, wrote 16 citations and made 13 drug arrests. K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Pireway Road, N.C. 130, Village Road and Shell Point Road.

    Deputies patrolled the following communities: Crow Creek, Carolina Shores, Shell Point Acres, Palmetto Creek, Seashore Road and Ash.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre's '25th Annual Putnam County Bee' casts a spell

    BOLIVIA—Schooldays, lessons learned, singing, dancing and proper spelling—it’s all here in Brunswick Little Theatre’s latest production, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

    BLT’s local rendition of the Tony Award-winning Broadway play debuted last weekend and concludes this weekend at Brunswick Community College.

  • Parade of Homes wraps up this weekend

    As Brunswick County’s eighth annual Parade of Homes concludes this weekend, organizers are relaying information that homes in St. James can only be viewed on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

    The Parade of Homes committee was notified Saturday six homes on the open-house tour in St. James Plantation can only be visited noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, committee chairman Cathy Six said this week.