Today's News

  • 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.

  • Rain, voters turn out in on-and-off stream for primary

    Small but steady streams of voters turned out in intermittent rain today to vote in Brunswick County’s primary election.

    Unofficial results Tuesday night at the Brunswick County Board of Elections showed an overall voter turnout among Brunswick County’s 23 precincts, including absentee and curbside voting, at 20.27 percent.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East Second Street. Suspect damaged window, screen and frame causing $340 in damage.

    •Eric Fuschino, 20, of Huntersville; charged with consuming alcohol underage on East Second Street.

    •Steven T. Balsavich, 29, of Supply; charged with possession of schedule II controlled substance on Causeway Drive.

  • Celebrate National Photography Month by sharing favorite photos with us

    My mom used to keep hundreds of photos in shoeboxes inside the buffet chest in our dining room. While those photos never made their way to albums, they were not ignored; I used to spend hours upon hours looking at every photo in every box.

    I have always loved photography. Of course, back then, I knew nothing about composition or lighting, but I loved how a complete story could be conveyed on a 4-by-6 piece of paper.

  • Thanks to good weather, ‘best ever’ Relay for Life brings out the crowds

    Some 350 cancer survivors, from children to wheelchair-bound senior citizens, gathered on the track at West Brunswick High School last Friday evening to take the opening survivors’ lap to begin the 2010 Brunswick County Relay for Life.

    They received some encouragement from a group of local cheerleaders, who walked behind them chanting, “Here we go survivors, here we go!”

    The relay team members who lined the track greeted them with applause for their courage in battling the disease and willingness to participate in the annual event.

  • Two men arrested for cocaine after search warrant

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two men after finding cocaine during a search warrant at a Winnabow home.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said drug agents arrested Michael Buck and David Jenkins after executing a search warrant Friday, April 30, at a home at 1704 Field View Trail, Winnabow.

    Drug agents seized cocaine and drug paraphernalia at the home. Stanley said community information and complaints prompted the investigation into Buck and Jenkins.

  • Leland woman arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

    A Leland woman was arrested Saturday, May 1, and was charged with stabbing a man at his Leland home.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, Tramesha Wynnett Harrison, 32, of 19 Ridge Road, Leland, was arrested Saturday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury for the allegedly stabbing a man at his Leland home.

  • Woman arrested for stealing truck

    A Lenoir woman has been arrested for stealing a pickup truck, which was recovered by sheriff’s deputies.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, Tanya Renee Powers, 33, of 2640 Deerbrooke Road, Apt. 2, Lenoir, was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle.

  • Holden Beach pavilion, pier closed

    The Holden Beach Pavilion and pier are closed until further notice, according to Holden Beach Town Manager David Hewett.

    Temporary repairs are anticipated to be made within a week to 10 days, at which time the facility is expected to reopen, he said.

  • Business partners attempt to revolutionize Internet filtering

    Local business partners Kevin Skipper and David Little have created something unique in the computer world—a way for families and businesses to block access to certain websites without using expensive software.

    Little, the owner of Knosys Computers in Calabash, and businessman Skipper have created WebFilterPro, which uses domain name system (DNS) technology rather than software to block certain sites.

    Both fathers, the two men said they like the idea of creating an affordable way for families to control Internet use in a household.