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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 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 Goose Creek Road and N.C. 179; suspect used vehicle to damage the 14th hole of Brick Landing Plantation’s Golf Course.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on George II Highway in Winnabow; suspect damaged glass on door leading to victim’s garage.

  • Students make honor rolls at Waccamaw Elementary School

    The following students were named to honor rolls during the first nine weeks at Waccamaw Elementary School:

    A Honor Roll

    Third grade: Alex Douglas, Jonathan Mintz, Dalton Simpson, Andrea Dutton, Christopher Tucholski, Levi Bird, Jacob Cribb, Olivia Fluharty, Joseph Stanley and Savannah Wood.

    Fourth grade: Brianna Long, Meghan McGuire, Kayla Miller, Sarah Elizabeth Norris, Katelyn Purdy, Hunter Roseman, Chloe Smith, Mason Warren, Tania Mastry and Jacksen McLeod.

  • Coastal Horizons opens treatment center in Shallotte

    Coastal Horizons new Shallotte office behind Ocean City Chevrolet on U.S. 17 is open for business, providing mental health, substance abuse, rape crisis and various other programs for local residents.

    The office’s medical director, Dr. David A. Joseph, came to Brunswick County from Seattle several years ago. When he began seeing patients, he realized the need for more intervention.

  • Cedar Grove teachers get pied for yearbook fundraiser

    Cedar Grove Middle School students paid more than $300 to watch five of their favorite teachers get pied in the face.

    As part of a fundraiser to help reduce the cost of school yearbooks, Ellen Bulak, yearbook advisor, came up with the idea for students to buy votes for the teachers they wanted to see get a pie in the face.

    Students purchased votes for 25 cents each or five for $1. Every teacher participated, and the five with the most votes were pied Tuesday afternoon just before students left for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Month-long investigation leads to drug arrest

    After a month-long investigation, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a South Carolina man for trafficking drugs into North Carolina.

  • Fresh fish all in a day's haul at longtime Hollis Market

    SHALLOTTE—Melva Smith talked on a cell phone while J.V. Faulk waited and warmed himself next to the woodstove at Hollis Fish Market.

    A bedraggled alley cat wandered across the concrete floor of the open-air market a few miles south of Shallotte, also awaiting the oceanic bounty that was en route.

  • Model Christmas choo-choos chugging through Grissettown-Longwood this weekend

    LONGWOOD—For the fourth year in a row, trains are pulling into the station—the one encompassing the Grissettown-Longwood Volunteer Fire Department, to be exact.

    The department’s annual Christmas Train Show is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 at the station at 758 Longwood Road.

    The annual yuletide whistle-stop at the rural fire station has grown since the first one in 2006, when a couple of model railroads were set up on tracks in a training room.

  • Rockslide makes for more interesting travel adventures

    If you’re venturing west anytime during the holidays—especially toward Tennessee via western North Carolina—don’t forget not to take Interstate 40.

    For anyone who’s been stuck under a boulder and hasn’t heard, a massive rockslide fell down and went kaboom there Oct. 25, near the line of demarcation between the Volunteer and Tar Heel states.

    Travelers have been living in interesting times ever since.

  • December is prime time for red-and-green winter tomatoes

    ASH—Don’t think tomato season is over just because it’s December.

    Winter tomatoes are just starting to ripen at Waccamaw River Farm & Nursery. Other varieties are still being harvested at two other popular produce markets in the area.

    For the past few months, several greenhouse varieties have begun to color the landscape with seasonal red and green, in addition to a bonus yellow at Waccamaw River Farm & Nursery in Ash.