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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.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit issued the following charges and citations last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and uniform citations, are:

  • 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 May 4-10, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 27 calls, issued eight drug charges and wrote 11 uniform citations.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte Police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Police charged Frank Wesley Salmon, 22, of 130 Cheers St., Shallotte, with forgery, uttering and obtaining property by false pretenses. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $40,000 secured bond.

    •Police charged Eric Michael Orlando, 30, of 1376 Greenfield Road, N.W., Supply, with possession of a firearm by a felon after he was found with a gun under his seat. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a secured bond.

  • Big Top celebration honors OT month

    Creative Hands Occupational Therapy Inc. in Supply sponsored a Carnival Under the Big Top on Saturday, April 25, to celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month.

    Occupational therapy helps thousands of people every day live life to its fullest. The success of OT was celebrated, hamburgers and hot dogs were served, faces and hair were painted.

    Children enjoyed sliding down the castle wall. Occupational therapists work with children in their schools, homes and at the clinic.

  • Virginia Williamson Elementary announces student honors for third nine weeks

    Virginia Williamson Elementary School has announed its student honors for the third nine weeks.

    First grade

    Mrs. Neilon’s Class: Principal’s Award: Cammy Herbert, Sean Sexton.

    Citizenship Award: Matthew Hudak, Maya Wallace.

    Terrific Kids: AJ Babson, Samantha Webb Stunning Stingray: Lauryn Finch, George Wilson IV.

    Mrs. Goldstein’s Class: Principal’s Award: McKenzie Lee, Brenna Smith.

    Citizenship Award: Liam Redfern, Phillip Smigiel.

  • Funeral services announced for teen wreck victim

    Funeral services for West Brunswick High School student Jacob Moseley, 18, who was killed in a wreck early Friday morning have been announced.

    There will be a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Monday, May 11, at First Baptist Church of Shallotte. The family will receive friends and family an hour before the service.

    Moseley, son of Gregory Keith and Gina Graham Moseley, was a senior at WBHS where he was in the Rocket Club and Drama Team. He was an artist who enjoyed skateboarding and playing the guitar. His family said he was a loyal friend who had a smile for everyone.

  • Two WBHS students remain hospitalized following fatal wreck

    Two West Brunswick High School students remain hospitalized following a fatal car wreck early Friday morning in Shallotte.

    According to Erin Balzotti of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Caleb (Hawkins) Diaz, 17, is listed in critical condition and Joseph Moreno, 17, is listed as in good condition.

  • A toast to Mom

    GRISSETTOWN—Call it a “thanks-for-putting-up-with-me” treat.

    Throughout May, Silver Coast Winery is hosting a “Tribute to Mothers Month,” providing complimentary wine tastings for the mothers and grandmothers who made us who we are today.

    “We’ve always done a festival or something every month,” explained winery owner MaryAnn Azzato. “This year, we pulled back a little bit, but we still wanted to do something special every month.”

    That’s how the “Tribute to Mothers Month” was born.

  • Here’s hoping new 'Trek' franchise lives long and prospers

    For years, we’ve been called geeks, nerds and weirdoes for loving the old fashioned “Star Trek” TV show, the new TV franchises and the big screen adaptations.

    We’ve heard the annoying putdowns from non-Trekkies that made little sense, which just infuriated us more. (“You like Star Track? What’s the difference between that and Star Wars? Is Yoda in it?”)

    We’ve been told to “get a life” by none other than our hero, William Shatner himself, in a hilarious “Saturday Night Live” sketch.