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Today's News

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents last week, which is taken from information provided by the police department.

    •Assault was reported on Aug. 19 at the Holden Beach Wildlife boat ramp. All subjects involved declined prosecution.

    •A 30-inch concrete pelican statue was stolen from the victim’s yard on Ocean Boulevard West on Aug. 21.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny were reported on Sandpiper Drive on Aug. 25. An unknown suspect forced victim’s front door open and stole money from the residence.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a Southport woman for multiple drug charges.

    According to sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, K-9 officers stopped Gloria Ann Ogundeji for a routine traffic stop on Aug. 26. When K-9 officers searched Ogundeji’s vehicle, they found and seized 57 grams of crack cocaine, which carries and estimated street value of $5,700, Stanley said.

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Bridle Way in Leland; suspect stole an MP3 player, a knife and an MP3 player adapter from victim’s car.

    •Breaking and entering on Bridle Way in Leland; suspect entered victim’s unlocked vehicle.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Bridle Way in Leland; suspect stole victim’s vehicle from residence.

  • 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.

  • Supply man arrested by two departments last week

    A Supply man was arrested last week for multiple charges by two law enforcement agencies.

    According to Holden Beach Police Detective Justin Hewett, Johnny Ray Small Jr., 37, of 2012 Ash St., Supply, was charged with breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny from a motor vehicle, two counts of credit card theft and obtaining property by false pretences on Aug. 27.

  • Candidates' forum scheduled for Brunswick County

    In what will be their fourth match-up of the election season, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., and his Republican challenger Ilario Pantano will headline the Oct. 11 Meet the Candidates Night at Brunswick Community College.

    The debate, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Campus of Brunswick Community College, is co-sponsored and organized by the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association.

  • Oak Island woman arrested for intimidating witness in a drug investigation

    An Oak Island woman was arrested last week for intimidating a state’s witness.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley, spokesperson for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Carrie Bernard Dobbs, 36, of NE 58th St., Oak Island, was arrested at a Southport business on Aug. 23.

    Dobbs was charged with one count of intimidating a state’s witness of an ongoing drug investigation, Stanley said. Dobbs was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where she was placed under a $25,000 secured bond.

  • New coach, new season, same goal for BCC volleyball team

     A few months ago, new Brunswick Community College volleyball coach Melissa Everitt had a handful of players and was scrambling to find players to field a team.

  • West Brunswick football coach Jimmy Fletcher honored as Shrine Bowl assistant coach

     Since spring, Jimmy Fletcher has been preparing players for two football teams.

    Besides the nearly 50 varsity players he coaches at West Brunswick High School, Fletcher has been evaluating defensive backs for the North Carolina high school all-star team that will play in the Shrine Bowl.

    Fletcher was named one of the coaches for the bowl, which matches the top high school seniors in North Carolina against the top seniors in South Carolina. He was honored at halftime of the Trojans’ game Friday with Socastee (S.C.) High School.

  • West loses to Socastee in overtime

      A controversial touchdown in overtime and the ensuing two-point conversion enabled Socastee to beat West Brunswick 29-28 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    West, which had trailed 21-7 at the half, scored twice in the second half to force overtime, where a 10-yard run by quarterback Quan Bates and Cameron Smith’s PAT put West ahead 28-21.