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Today's News

  • Brick sales to aid funding for Calabash's future park

    CALABASH—The town is proceeding with plans to sell heritage bricks as a fundraiser for its future park.

    “We’re trying to make it affordable for the folks in our community,” town commissioner Mary Knight said at the board’s Nov. 9 monthly meeting.

    Fellow commissioner Forrest King said they’re actually looking at a couple of different companies to hire to produce the bricks, which can be engraved for future installation in the park.

  • FEMA centers close; residents can still apply for assistance online

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Recovery Centers throughout Eastern North Carolina have closed, but residents affected by Tropical Storm Nicole flooding can still apply for assistance online.

    Patricia Whitt, public affairs officer for FEMA, said the Brunswick County Disaster Recovery Center closed Saturday, Nov. 13.

    Affected residents can apply for assistance online or by phone until Dec. 13, Whitt said.

  • Three arrested in connection with Shallotte armed robbery

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three local suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred in Shallotte on Nov. 6.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said two suspects entered a home on Shell Point Road in Shallotte around 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

  • Watch out for deer, dear drivers

    In that great ledger of the deerly departed comes a recent report about the odds of a driver hitting one in a state-by-state account.

    So far, it ain’t lookin’ good for Dasher, Dancer and the gang this season in North Carolina.

    According to a press release issued last month by State Farm Insurance, the likelihood of a vehicle colliding with a deer (and vice versa) within the next 12 months in this state is 1 in 147.

    This compares to 1 in 13,011 in Hawaii, the lowest ranked state, and 1 in 42 in top-ranked West Virginia.

  • 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.

  • 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:

    •Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on Chadwick Landing in Shallotte; suspect stabbed victim in victim’s left side.

    •Property damage on Moor View Road SW in Supply; suspect spray-painted victim’s vehicle.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Pearl Way NE in Supply; suspect stole a subwoofer and an amp from victim’s vehicle.

  • Drug agents execute search warrants, make multiple arrests

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at 3327 Stone Chimney Road in Supply last week, which led to the seizure of prescription medication as well as drug paraphernalia.

    According to sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, two suspects were arrested in connection with the Stone Chimney Road search warrant. Drug agents seized Suboxone, a controlled prescription medication, as well as numerous items of drug paraphernalia from the home.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at 871 Mill Creek Road in Bolivia on Nov. 4, after receiving community complaints that heavy drug traffic was occurring at the home.

    Agents investigated the residence for about two months before ending the investigation with the search warrant and arrest of Michael Rethanial Davis, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley.

  • New executive director joins the Brunswick County Literacy Countil

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) welcomed a new executive director the first of October. Dorothy (Dot) Hoerr joined the team at the BCLC with an enthusiasm for reaching more residents in the upcoming year.

    “An estimated 51 percent of Brunswick County residents, approximately 42,000 people, ages 16 and older, read at no higher than a fourth-grade level,” Hoerr quoted from the BCLC brochure.

  • Canvass doesn’t change election results

    Not much has changed in the past two weeks—at least as far as election results are concerned.

    Friday’s elections canvass didn’t change any results from the General Election, almost two weeks earlier on Nov. 4, Sarah Ashcraft, deputy director of the Brunswick County Board of Elections, said following Friday morning’s canvass.

    Ashcraft said the canvass determined the number of votes received by write-in candidates.