Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit charged the following suspects last week, which is taken from information provided by the sheriff’s office:

  • Commissioners mull reimbursement agreement with hospital for super streets

    BOLIVIA—County commissioners could decide at their next meeting whether to enter into a reimbursement agreement with Brunswick Community Hospital.

    If approved, the reimbursement agreement would be for the construction of two super streets on U.S. 17 near the future Brunswick Novant Medical Center in Supply, scheduled to open in summer of 2011.

    Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing said the super street intersections would be at the entrance of the new hospital on U.S. 17 and at the intersection of Galloway Road and U.S. 17, just north of the hospital site.

  • 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 Nov. 29-Dec.5, K-9 deputies answered 22 calls, wrote seven citations and made six drug arrests. Deputies patrolled the following communities: Caisons Creek, Seashore Hills and Varnamtown.

    K-9 deputies charged the following suspects:

    •Jason Cervontia Tooley, 28, of 221 Randolphville Road NE, Bolivia; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Stone Chimney Road closure expanded through February 2011

    Stone Chimney road in Supply will remain closed until next year.

    According to North Carolina Department of Transportation, Stone Chimney Road will remain closed until Feb. 16, 2011.

    The road was closed for bridge repair work to three bridges in August, and work was originally scheduled to be completed by Nov. 29.

    But this week officials announced the road would remain closed for a total of 195 days, rather than the previously estimated 120 days.

  • Shallotte Rotary sets Las Vegas night

    On Jan. 29, Shallotte Rotary Club will have its sixth Las Vegas Night at 101 Stone Chimney Road from 6-10 p.m.

    Eight years ago, the Shallotte Rotary Club spun off from its sister club, the South Brunswick Island Rotary Club, which is a breakfast club. Having a lunch club that met centrally in Shallotte gained a lot of attention, and today the nearly 30 members of the Shallotte club are one of the strongest clubs in District 7730.

  • Still in business: Some sweepstakes sites gambling on new software

    Promptly at midnight Dec. 1, Internet sweepstakes games at most area establishments were officially stopped in accordance with a new state law that took effect banning the games.

    But by this past Monday, some of the businesses are already back in operation after proprietors said they had upgraded their software.

    Signs posted on doors of other establishments indicate the closures are just temporary.

  • Employee bonuses on Carolina Shores agenda Thursday

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners are reconsidering giving Christmas bonuses to town employees this year.

    They informally agreed at a town workshop Monday to have the issue placed on the agenda for discussion at their upcoming meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, after the matter was voted down last month.

    The idea transpired after town maintenance head Tom Donlon said employees in his department aren’t interested in having a holiday dinner this year for various reasons, including morale.

  • Future parking draws more public comments in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Eleven more residents voiced concerns about future parking on the Sunset Beach island at a second public meeting Dec. 2.

    Sam Gibbs, who has a duplex on East Main Street, said he’s concerned about “turning Main Street into a parking lot.”

    When he thinks of the term “right-of-way,” Gibbs said he thinks of utility services like hydrants, lights and stop signs.

  • Communication problems cited at Calabash fire

    Calabash Fire Chief Randy Bork says Brunswick County's emergency radio system did not work properly during the Nov. 30 fire at Capt. John's Seafood House and caused communication problems among firefighters at the scene.

    He said failure of a communication tower in Sunset Beach contributed to the problem and that his department had to switch to the emergency system of adjacent Horry County, S.C., which provided mutual aid at the scene.