Today's News

  • Walmart employee charged with stealing $8,000 worth of merchandise

    Shallotte Police have arrested a Walmart maintenance employee for stealing more than $8,000 worth of items from the store.

    David K. Williamson, 35, of 1195 Windward Drive, Supply, was charged with felony larceny by employee Oct. 23. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • 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 Oct. 19-25, K-9 deputies answered 16 calls and made nine drug arrests.

    Deputies patrolled the following communities: Compass Point, Summer Woods, Crow Creek and Brunswick Forest.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations:

    •Cuperlacus Vereen, 21, of 3736 Dewitt Road, Longs, S.C.; charged with felony possession of cocaine, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Rodney Eddings, 37, of 19 Diesel Drive, Fairmont; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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 Middle River Road in Supply; suspect damaged windshield on victim’s car.

    •Larceny at Brunswick Community College’s Leland campus; suspect stole victim’s wallet.

    •Larceny and property damage on Sommersett Road in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect stole cable from cable company.

  • Rice perfectly absorbs the flavor of any dish it's cooked in

    Rice is the most commonly used of all the grain products of the world. It is grown in many countries, but the United States has developed some of the finest types and varieties of rice, which have met with high favor at home and abroad.

    American rice, in fact, commands a premium in foreign markets. In this country, rice is produced chiefly in the states of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and California. Arkansas is the largest rice producing state, with California right behind.

    Cooking rice is easy

  • 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.

  • Students help with quarterly food distribution

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency handed out bags and boxes of food Wednesday as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodities Surplus Program with a few extra volunteers on hand.

    Students from Brunswick County Academy’s Occupational Course of Study program volunteered several days last week. Karen Babson, OCS instructor, said the volunteer hours not only met part of the students’ required work hours needed for graduation, it also taught a valuable life lesson.

  • November is time to fish for fickle,opportunistic feeders--the speckled trout

    With November about to arrive, the thoughts of saltwater anglers turn to speckled trout. Although trout are present in our waters throughout the year, they are the No. 1 inshore target during cold weather because they roam around in large schools and can be caught on all but the coldest days. Late fall and winter trout fishing is an old Southern art form.

  • Moon Doggie wins Fall Brawl King Classic; local team earns second place

    Wilmington based brothers, Mark and Billy Emmart fished aboard their boat, Moon Doggie, in the annual Fall Brawl King Classic, hosted this weekend out of the Ocean Isle Fishing Center. One hundred seventy fishing teams from across the Southeast entered the event and aspired to win the top prize of over $15,000, but this year the Emmarts punched their ticket and walked away with the big money.

  • Ximena makes better bodies for golf

    About a month ago, I walked into Lori’s Golf Shop in Calabash to meet with Lori DeSimone about a donation for a charity event. When she came out of her office, I did a double take.

    Lori is an LPGA pro who owns Lori’s Golf Shop, gives golf lessons and conducts ladies’ golf trips to Bald Head Island and other venues. She has always been a cute gal, with a muscular athlete’s body and an up-beat personality.

    I noticed a change since I had seen her last. Lori’s skin glowed, she was thinner, her eyes sparkled.