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Today's News

  • Coastal Carolina's inshore waters are filled with food fish and game fish

    The inshore waters of Brunswick County are filled with food and game fish that offer local recreational anglers a wide variety of choices and opportunity. Whether you like casting from the decks of a pier, wading into the ocean surf or taking a boat ride to your fishing hole, there is something for anglers of every age and skill level.

  • Spring fishing beginning to take hold

    We have finally had a nice weekend of weather. Whether you went fishing or mowed the grass, it was one of the finest weather weekends I can remember. And the good news is the fish recognized they were supposed to show up as well.

  • 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 April 13-17, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 12 calls, made one drug arrest and issued three citations, including driving while impaired, no operator’s license and open container. K-9 deputies patrolled the following areas: Carolina Cove, Grayson park, Ocean Ridge and Tall Pines.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • 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:

    •Larceny by an employee and obtaining property by false pretenses on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect stole money from victim’s business.

    •Larceny on Hideaway Road in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect stole victim’s trailer.

    •Larceny on Bricklanding Road in Shallotte; suspect stole victim’s car.

    •Vehicle fire on Greenfield Road in Supply.

  • Jay Votaw: A hero by any standard

    Everyone has a hero. Special people we admire, look up to and try to emulate.

    One of my personal heroes is Jay Votaw, a neighbor, a friend, a semiretired veterinarian and an avid golfer. OK, so why is he my hero?

    Jay is a paraplegic and plays golf in a specially constructed wheelchair with wide pneumatic wheels that can roll right onto a green. He usually plays from the senior men’s tees. Each Tuesday, he plays in the Brick Landing Men’s Association tournament, and on Saturday, he tees it up in the men’s shootout.

  • Ocean Isle Beach crime report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol incident/investigation reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Laurinburg Street. Unknown subject cut a lock off a trailer and stole three extension ladders, two stepladders, two skill saws and two framing guns.

  • Martin trial day two: Defendant admits to hitting victim in recorded interview

    BOLIVIA—“We have a big problem,” Dave Crocker told James Dean Martin as Martin walked into an interview room at the sheriff’s office in July 2007.

    Martin, 20, is being tried for first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Crocker, a special investigator with the District Attorney’s Office, took the stand Thursday as a witness for the prosecution.

  • Spring break renews energy

    Spending time away from the office for a week was a great way to recharge my batteries.

    I spent most of the time with my 6-year-old in Charlotte visiting my brother, sister-in-law and 11-month-old nephew. It was a delight, especially since he started walking while we were there.

    My daughter Taryn and I also made a visit to Discovery Place, where she saw a mad scientist blow things up, made all sorts of scientific discoveries and watched her first IMAX movie, “Fly Me to the Moon,” (not a great movie for adults, but she liked it.)

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on April 8, 9 and 13 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, April 8

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Erin Holden and courtroom clerks Lisa Quick and Michelle Warth:

    Brittany H. Akers, improper equipment, costs.

    Timothy Armakovitch, fail to maintain lane control, prayer for judgment continued and costs.

    Lance Matthew Baker, speeding 74 in a 55 zone, $25 and costs.

    Timothy Easton Barton, improper equipment, costs.