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Today's News

  • 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:

    •First-degree burglary and larceny on Pinfish Street on Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence and took money.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Ocean View Avenue in Supply; suspect broke victim’s window and entered victim’s residence.

    •Property damage on N.C. 211 in Southport; suspect damaged street signs.

  • Holden Beach police reports

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and issued the following citations last week, which are taken directly from incident reports and citations:

    •Burglary and larceny from a motor vehicle was reported Oct. 8 at the east end beach access.

    •Larceny was reported Oct. 12 at an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    •Sarah Jean Provost, 32, of 104 Doodley Lane, Shallotte, was cited for expired registration.

  • Superior Court

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutors Chris Thomas, Erin Holden, Chris Gentry and Brooke Smith adjudicated the following cases during Superior Court sessions Oct. 5-9:

    Konda Lee Ballard, 28, of 1643 Cedar Hill Road, Leland; three counts possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, charges consolidated, NC Department of Corrections 4-5 months active, $245.50 costs, $50 jail fees, $450 attorney fee, $50 appointment fee, $1,800 lab fees, provide DNA sample, assessment/treatment-DART.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Sept. 21:

    John Nicholas Bellamy, 31, of 4538 Creek Road, Southport; felony possession stolen motor vehicle.

    Hakeeme Brown, 20, of 1219 South 4th St., Wilmington; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, felony conspiracy to sell/deliver heroin.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2, 5 and 6 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Sept. 30

    Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Sarah Elizabeth Allen, consume alcohol under 19, Brunswick County Jail 10 days active.

    Blake Taylor Batchelor, speeding 70 in a 55 zone, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

  • VA Center would be good use of hospital site

    Many residents have been wondering what will happen to the current Brunswick Community Hospital site once it relocates to its new facility next year.

    Brunswick County Commissioners have an idea—they’d like to see the site used as a Veterans Affairs facility. Recently commissioners committed to working with state and federal agencies to see if this concept can become a reality.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 12, 13 in Bolivia.

    Monday, Oct. 12

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Timothy M. Baumgartner, hit/run fail to stop property damage, voluntarily dismissed.

    John Thomas Bordeaux, expired registration card/tag, canceled/revoked/suspended certificate/tag, operate vehicle no insurance, all voluntarily dismissed.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Oct. 5:

    Shamus Alexander Bland, 26, of 610 Tryon Road, Shallotte; felony robbery with dangerous weapon, felony conspiracy robbery with dangerous weapon, felony assault with dangerous weapon serious injury.

    Ricky Dale Caison, 49, of 2770 Holden Beach Road, Supply; felony habitual felon.

  • VIDEOS INCLUDED Across the Aisle: Local Democrats, Republicans weigh in on healthcare reform

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories focused on healthcare reform and other issues before Congress.

    While the war over healthcare reform wages on in Washington, D.C., some local Democrats and Republicans in Brunswick County agree healthcare reform is needed.

    The road to reform, however, is where they differ.

    The divide separating local political activists rests mainly on the contentious public option included in several healthcare reform bills before Congress and endorsed by President Barack Obama.

  • Shallotte boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory that was in effect for the town of Shallotte's water customers has been lifted.

    The advisory, which was issued Friday, did not affect other areas in Brunswick County.

    The advisory issued by the town of Shallotte indicated total coliform bacteria had been found in water samples taken from the system that serves Shallotte and that additional testing was needed.