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Today's News

  • Veterans task force, Brunswick County Hospital Authority to meet Wednesday

    A recently established task force intended to benefit county veterans will meet Wednesday afternoon to elect officers and discuss various issues affecting veterans.

    Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren assembled a community task force to address the needs of the county’s estimated 15,000 veterans, he said.

    The Community Veterans Task Force of Brunswick County will meet at noon Wednesday, June 9, at PJ’s Restaurant in Southport.

  • This week’s column brought to you by the First Amendment: Leave us alone

    One of these three doesn’t belong: newspapers, free press and government reinvention.

    Unless you’re with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in which case you spent one year discussing a government-induced renaissance of the media. In that case, you would apparently think the three go together.

    But every other free-thinking, logical American should be able to identify the problem with government intervention in the media.

  • 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.

  • Ministry to be at Hickmans Crossroads

    Jesus is the Way Ministry will give away food and clothes for the needy from 10 a.m-5 p.m. this Saturday at 1050 Calabash Road, Hickmans Crossroads.

  • 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 Little Shallotte River Road in Shallotte; suspect hit victim’s mailbox with vehicle and left, damaging the mailbox and the wooden post.

  • Energy Star program results in $1.3 million in rebates during second phase

    All the money in North Carolina’s Energy Star Appliance Replacement and Rebate Program were reserved within four days, with consumers purchasing about 8,545 appliances during the second phase of the program and signing up for $1.3 million in mail-in rebates, according to the state Department of Commerce.

    Consumers can still register on a first-come, first-served waiting list for rebates after making purchases of eligible appliances.

  • Sheriff’s detectives searching for missing Supply man

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man missing from Supply.

    Tracy Paul Whalen, 40, was reporting missing Sunday, May 30, and has been missing for about a week, Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s office spokesperson, said.

    Stanley said it was unusual for Whalen to be away from his home for such a long time. No foul play is suspected in the case.

    Whalen is a white male. He is 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighs 205 pounds. He has blue eyes and blond hair, and has a tattoo of a wolf on his left arm.

  • Driver in fatal wreck charged with DWI, felony death by vehicle

    The driver of the vehicle that killed a 23-year-old Brunswick Community College student has been charged with felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired in connection with the wreck.

    Richard Joseph Constantineau, 42, of 1161 Highway 133, Lot No. 2, Rocky Point, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet traveling west on N.C. 211 the afternoon of May 27.

  • Reward offered for information leading to arrests in mini-storage break-ins

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for three suspects wanted in connection with numerous breaking and enterings in the Calabash area.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said around 4 p.m. June 2, three unidentified suspects broke into 41 storage units and two utility trailers at Coastal Mini Storage, at 8110 Ocean Highway North.

    Anyone with information regarding the break-ins is asked to contact detectives Mark Jarman or Chris Barbour at 253-2777.

  • Call for grant applications

    The Brunswick County Community Foundation is offering grants from the Brunswick County Unrestricted Endowment Fund for 2010.

    The foundation is now seeking grant proposals in support of broad charitable purposes in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, public and societal benefit, and youth development.