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Today's News

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 23, 24, 25 and 28 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Feb. 23 traffic court

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor A. Yeager and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Holden Beach commissioners to buy 18 second-row lots

    HOLDEN BEACH—Commissioners approved buying 18 second-row lots from Holden Beach Enterprises for $76,000, during their regularly scheduled meeting at town hall Tuesday night.

    Town manager David Hewett said in an interview before the meeting that a CAMA survey will be needed to find out if any of the lots are “buildable.”

    The current tax value on the property is $104,000 per lot or $1.976 million for the total, he said. However, recently a comparable lot appraised for $7,000.

  • Gore right at home in 13th district

    BOLIVIA—There’s something in the air that brought Fred Gore home.

    It’s the salt air. It’s the way the air changes when you approach the coast. It’s fishing on lazy summer afternoons, and hunting in the fall. It’s family.

    For Gore, to put it simply, it’s home.

    He was working as a prosecutor in the Durham County District Attorney’s office when Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David offered Gore a job as a prosecutor in his office. Gore immediately accepted the position.

  • Censure hearing set for commissioner for ethics violation

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners have set a censure hearing for one of their own.

    At their regular meeting Monday night, commissioners voted 4-1 to set a censure hearing  Monday, April 4, at their regular meeting in commissioners’ chambers.

    The hearing is to determine whether commissioner Charles Warren, who refuses to step down as chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services, is in violation of the county’s code of ethics.

  • Commissioners mull financial guarantees criteria

    BOLIVIA—A committee made up of several county departments has begun to look at the county’s financial guarantee requirements for developers.

    Brunswick County Planning and Community Development Director Leslie Bell said the committee was mulling the requirements in the county’s Unified Development Ordinance “to protect Brunswick County, its property values and the public from losses that arise from incomplete subdivision activity.”

  • Shallotte man wanted for drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit are searching for Williams Anthony Daniels, who is wanted for multiple drug violations.

    Daniels, 19, of 1392 Hale Swamp Road, Shallotte, is has been charged with felony possession of cocaine, simple possession of a schedule V controlled substance, possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Daniels is 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.

  • Year-long drug investigation nets multiple drug arrests

    WINNABOW—After a year-long investigation, agents with the Brunswick County Vice and Narcotics Unit arrested several residents of the Winnabow community for multiple prescription pill distribution charges. 

    On Friday, March 4, drug agents served search warrants at four different locations regarding this case, code-named “Family Tradition.” 

  • 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:

    •Shoplifting, larceny and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect stole various items that belonged to the victim.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Old Ferry Road in Supply; suspect cut copper tube, entered buildings and stole copper tubing and a wall-mounted clock.

  • 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 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 Feb. 28-March 6, K-9 deputies issued 12 citations and made 10 arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Hale Swamp Road and Ash-Little River Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Timothy Wayne Ezzell, 43, of 106 Waynes Way, Whiteville, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.