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Today's News

  • Brunswick County 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 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Oct. 25-31, K-9 deputies answered 10 calls, wrote seven citations and made five drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies arrested the following incidents:

    •Larry Paul Starling Lee, 21, of 229 Angel Island, Wilmington, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • ELECTION DAY: Voter turnout steady across Brunswick County

    Polling locations across Brunswick County reported seeing a study influx of voters throughout the day on Tuesday. The polls opened this morning at 6:30 a.m., and will close at 7:30 p.m.

    By 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Shallotte precinct at the Shallotte Fire Department reported there had already been more than 300 voters through their doors, and they anticipated an evening rush with polls closing at 7:30 p.m.

  • Shallotte Main Street intersection to close temporarily

    The intersection of Main Street and Smith Avenue in Shallotte will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, through 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, for work associated with the widening and extension of Smith Avenue.

    Traffic will be detoured around the closure via U.S. 17 Bypass.

    NCDOT encourages driver to stay alert and use caution when traveling through the work zone and detour.

  • UPDATE: Sheriff’s detectives find missing woman at Leland home

    UPDATE: Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives found Byrd unharmed at a Leland home Monday afternoon.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a woman who has been missing since Saturday, Oct. 30.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, detectives are searching for Kimberly Denise Byrd, 24.

    Byrd was last seen between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, leaving her home at 6275 Sawdust Lane in Winnbaow. She was headed toward N.C. 87.

  • McCumbee to start 22nd at Talladega

     Chad McCumbee on Saturday qualified the TRG Motorsports No. 71 ModSpace Chevrolet Impala SS in the 22nd position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AMP Energy Juice 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

    McCumbee will start from the 11th row when the green drops at 1 p.m. Going off 18th for the qualifying session, the Supply resident posted a time of 52.374 and a speed of 183 mph.

  • Trojans force five turnovers in 47-21 victory over West Bladen

     West Brunswick forced three turnovers in the second half in beating West Bladen 47-21 Friday night in a high school conference football game.

    Van Cobb scored off a blocked punt and Altrey Frink returned an interception for a touchdown as the Trojans improved to 3-2 in the Waccamaw Conference, 5-5 overall, and qualified for the NCHSAA Class 3AA playoffs, which begin Nov. 12. Taylor Buffkin, who got credit for blocking the punt, also intercepted a pass. Quan Bates intercepted a two-point conversion pass. Markel Jones recovered a fumble.

  • Sunset Beach bridge walk draws hundreds

    SUNSET BEACH—Hundreds of walkers, bicyclists, baby stroller-pushers and dog-walkers converged to cross the new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge Monday afternoon.

    Participants met at the base of the new bridge on the mainland side to walk up the new $32 million Intracoastal Waterway span during the four-hour period the bridge was open to foot and bicycle traffic.

    The walk was limited to the new bridge area only. 

    Participants were invited to bring cameras and recorders to snap views from atop the 65-foot span. 

  • BCC men's basketball team visits Cedar Grove Middle in support of Red Ribbon Week

    SUPPLY—Walter Shaw stressed the importance of being drug free Friday morning at Cedar Grove Middle School.

    The Brunswick Community College (BCC) men's basketball coach told students drugs prohibit people from pursuing their dreams. Dreams of becoming a doctor, a teacher, or even an athlete can be taken away by illegal drug activity.

    "If you don't have a solid mind, these things cannot happen," Shaw told the students. "Illegal drugs will not get you where you would like to go."

  • Mary Dorn named to academic all-conference team

    Lees-McRae College placed five student-athletes on the 2010 Conference Carolinas Women’s Soccer Academic All-Conference Team, announced league officials Wednesday.

    Mary Dorn (Shallote), Brittany Bolton (Roanoke, Va.), Jessica O’Leary (Milbury, Mass.), Vickie Rich (Arlington Heights, Ill.), and Brooke Santerre (Port Republic, Md.) were each named to the team in recognition of their outstanding academic work. This is the first time ach of these student-athletes has received this honor.