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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

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

    •Stephen Parker Brown, 36, of 354 Stockinghead Road, Rose Hill; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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 Aug. 10-16, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 17 calls and made 14 drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies conducted driver’s license checkpoints at the following locations: Ash-Little River Road, Sunset Harbor, Longwood, Beach Drive and Persimmon Road.

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

  • CIS sets after-school program registration

    Looking for a safe and convenient place for your child to stay after the school day ends? Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. is now accepting registration for the after-school programs at Belville, Bolivia, Jessie Mae Monroe, Lincoln, Southport, Supply, Town Creek, Union and Virginia Williamson elementary schools.

    “Without structured, supervised activities in the after-school hours, children are at greater risk of being victims of crime, participating in anti-social behaviors, and experimenting with drugs or alcohol,” said Kathy Smith, program director.

  • August fishing exceeds expectations

    August is not considered one of the better months to fish from this area. The summer’s heat builds to a peak, which raises water temperatures above 80 degrees and typically sends the majority of fish either packing north or offshore. However, this August is showing if food is readily available, the predator fish will endure a bit of discomfort for a guaranteed meal.

    I hate to harp on it, but the pogies are absolutely thick all along the beaches, and it is helping our fishing exponentially.

  • Golf action

    Aug. 13 was ace day for the Brick Landing Plantation LGA. The low net score of the day won ace of the month honors.

    The first flight winner was Jean Lakey with a 66. Keith Webb was second with a 72 and Irene Dowdy was third with a 74. Barbara Karkut won the second flight with a 62. Shirley Dowd was second with a 63 and Cathy Shanley was third with a 71. Peggy Campana won the third flight with a 61 and took ace of the month honors. Bernice Logan placed second in the flight.

  • New QB to take over talented offense at West

    Everything appears to be set for the West Brunswick High School football team except for the most important position: quarterback.

    Ryan Hill has moved on to Navy, and three players, West coach Jimmy Fletcher said, are now contending to be the starter: junior Quan Bates (6-3, 175), sophomore Cameron Smith (5-9, 150) and freshman Markel Jones (5-7, 170).

  • State Bureau of Investigation launches investigation into state senator

    State Sen. R.C. Soles, a Tabor City attorney and the state’s longest serving legislator, is now the subject of a probe by the State Bureau of Investigation.

    For more than 40 years, Soles, who represents Brunswick, Columbus and Pender counties, has served the people of North Carolina—for four terms in the state house followed by 17 terms in the state senate—but he is now the focus of a state investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

  • Numbers will be my undoing

    There’s nothing people in my business love to hate more than numbers.

    That’s why reporters tend to rely on what other people tell us. Unfortunately, a hasty estimation on my part, which I failed to check with another source, recently resulted in a public backlash I haven’t experienced since I wrote about Bibles in school. (Google my name. It still pops up on atheist Web sites.)

    Let me explain.

  • Second and final weekend for 'The Music Man'

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s local production of “The Music Man” is playing its second and final weekend this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    The show, which debuted last weekend, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 14-16).

    Tickets are $14 for adults, $9 for students and $5 for children ages 12 and younger.

    Ten percent of admission proceeds will go to Smart Start of Brunswick County.

  • Suspect arrested in morning bank robbery

    Shallotte Police have arrested a man they say robbed a Shallotte branch BBT Tuesday morning.

    Police chief Rodney Gause said police have a suspect in custody, and they have recovered all of the stolen money.