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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 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.

  • NAACP head claims Brunswick County violates federal law with discriminatory practices

    BOLIVIA—The accusations were lengthy and harsh. But is it all bark and no bite?

    At a press conference at the county complex in Bolivia last week, William Barber, president of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), outlined numerous claims of racially motivated bias and discrimination by Brunswick County officials.

  • West Brunswick girls’ soccer team wins conference opener

      LELAND–The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team opened its conference season by beating North Brunswick 6-0 March 9.

    Junior Julianna Zio scored three goals and freshman Carla Zio two in the victory, which gave the Trojans a 4-1 record.

    Julianna Zio scored West’s first goal about 10 minutes into the game on an approximate 30-yard strike.

    Five minutes later, Julianna Zio took a pass from freshman Somer Milliken and scored.

  • Destroyed but not out of business

    SHALLOTTE—Saturday morning’s fire at Long’s Garage didn’t only destroy the automotive business but also Hewett Glass.

    Hewett Glass and Long’s Garage shared a building at 250 Holden Beach Road. A fire broke out on Saturday morning inside Long’s Garage. The fire spread through the walls and also devastated Bryan Hewett’s longtime business.

    “What is not burnt is totally black,” Hewett said. “My life’s business was shut down in one day.”

  • Family moves into county's first Women Build house

    It only took a few months, a little know-how and a lot of women to build a brand-new house for a Shallotte family.

    Last week, Brunswick County’s first Women Build / Habitat for Humanity house officially became home for Dana Gause and her family.

    It’s the area’s first Habitat home built through the labor of dedicated teams of women, who started working on the house on Evans Circle last October. In a week’s time, the teams had the main frame of the three-bedroom house erected, from foundation to roof.

  • Sunset Beach opposes terminal groins

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council voted Monday night to oppose terminal groins following discussion at its monthly meeting and pre-agenda workshop.

    “I’m still convinced that terminal groins in Ocean Isle Beach will adversely impact Sunset Beach,” councilwoman Carol Scott said during the workshop. “I would like us to take a position against terminal groins.”

    Councilman Lou De Vita said he thought the board had already submitted a position.

  • Stewart bestowed Calabash's first stewardship award

    CALABASH—Devaun Park developer Scott Stewart was recipient Tuesday night of the town’s first Stewardship Award.

    Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons said the award is going to a “very special person in recognition and appreciation for many continuous contributions and services to the town of Calabash. Over the years, this person has been involved at the grassroots level, providing services and promoting the spirit of Calabash.”

    The 2011 recipient, Clemmons said, is always upbeat and ready to lend a helping hand.

  • West Brunswick beats North Myrtle Beach in soccer

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team improved to 3-1 by beating North Myrtle Beach 1-0 March 8 at West.

    Junior midfielder Tessa Bennett scored the Trojans’ goal about 10 minutes into the second half. She took a pass in the box from junior midfielder Jordan Sanchez, spun around a defender a scored.

  • Family of four dies in head-on collision with school bus

    A family of four is dead after being involved in a head-on wreck with a Brunswick County School bus Tuesday afternoon.

    According to Sgt. T.T. Daniels of the N.C. State Highway Patrol, Joshua Steed Williams, 31, of Ash, was driving his passenger vehicle west on Camp Branch Road near Makotoka Road and N.C. 211 when he crossed the center line. His vehicle collided with a school bus driven by Connie Russ, 61, of Ash, just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.