Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested the following suspects last week.

    After executing a search warrant at 1305 Stevenson Road Lot 5 in Supply, on April 29, drug agents charged Tamara Paulette Clemmons, of the above address was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine. Cocaine and drug paraphernalia were seized from the residence.

    As a result of an ongoing investigation into prescription fraud and prescription pill diversion, the following suspects sere arrested April 26-29.

  • Work continues on San Rio, Rivers Edge projects

    Construction has begun on the sewer force main project for the long-stalled San Rio development off Gray Bridge Road in Shallotte.

    According to a memo to the town from LandTech, the court-appointed receiver for the property, various components of the sewer installation project have been completed, and the state Division of Water Quality is also reviewing the project.

    Installation of the sewer force main at Red Bug Road is scheduled to begin within the next two weeks, the memo states.

  • Volunteers make things happen at local thrift shops

    Lucille Lewis has been volunteering every Monday for nearly 10 years at Sheltered Treasures Thrift Store in Calabash.

    The Little River, S.C., resident sorts clothes, making sure each item looks fresh, tags them and places them on a rack in the spacious shop. She purges the racks of clothes that have been around too long and helps customers find what they’re looking for.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Christos Chris Politis, 50, of 154 Southshore Drive, Holden Beach, with driving while impaired and driving left of center. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Daniel Keith Clinton Jr., 27, of 2022 Seashore Hills Drive, Supply, with breaking and entering an automobile and larceny; he was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • 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:

    •Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on Little Lane in Calabash; suspect struck victim in the head with a baseball bat.

    •Simple assault on Walker Street in Leland; suspect hit victim in the head with a metal pipe.

  • 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.