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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:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Bridle Way in Leland; suspect stole an MP3 player, a knife and an MP3 player adapter from victim’s car.

    •Breaking and entering on Bridle Way in Leland; suspect entered victim’s unlocked vehicle.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Bridle Way in Leland; suspect stole victim’s vehicle from residence.

  • 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.

  • Supply man arrested by two departments last week

    A Supply man was arrested last week for multiple charges by two law enforcement agencies.

    According to Holden Beach Police Detective Justin Hewett, Johnny Ray Small Jr., 37, of 2012 Ash St., Supply, was charged with breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny from a motor vehicle, two counts of credit card theft and obtaining property by false pretences on Aug. 27.

  • Candidates' forum scheduled for Brunswick County

    In what will be their fourth match-up of the election season, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., and his Republican challenger Ilario Pantano will headline the Oct. 11 Meet the Candidates Night at Brunswick Community College.

    The debate, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Campus of Brunswick Community College, is co-sponsored and organized by the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association.

  • Oak Island woman arrested for intimidating witness in a drug investigation

    An Oak Island woman was arrested last week for intimidating a state’s witness.

    According to Sgt. April Stanley, spokesperson for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Carrie Bernard Dobbs, 36, of NE 58th St., Oak Island, was arrested at a Southport business on Aug. 23.

    Dobbs was charged with one count of intimidating a state’s witness of an ongoing drug investigation, Stanley said. Dobbs was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where she was placed under a $25,000 secured bond.

  • New coach, new season, same goal for BCC volleyball team

     A few months ago, new Brunswick Community College volleyball coach Melissa Everitt had a handful of players and was scrambling to find players to field a team.

  • West Brunswick football coach Jimmy Fletcher honored as Shrine Bowl assistant coach

     Since spring, Jimmy Fletcher has been preparing players for two football teams.

    Besides the nearly 50 varsity players he coaches at West Brunswick High School, Fletcher has been evaluating defensive backs for the North Carolina high school all-star team that will play in the Shrine Bowl.

    Fletcher was named one of the coaches for the bowl, which matches the top high school seniors in North Carolina against the top seniors in South Carolina. He was honored at halftime of the Trojans’ game Friday with Socastee (S.C.) High School.

  • West loses to Socastee in overtime

      A controversial touchdown in overtime and the ensuing two-point conversion enabled Socastee to beat West Brunswick 29-28 Friday night in a nonconference high school football game at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    West, which had trailed 21-7 at the half, scored twice in the second half to force overtime, where a 10-yard run by quarterback Quan Bates and Cameron Smith’s PAT put West ahead 28-21.

  • Shallotte man charged in fatal hit-and-run

    A Shallotte man was arrested and charged Thursday afternoon following an Aug. 17 fatal hit-and-run in North Myrtle Beach.

    According to the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety, Derek Anthony Stanley II, Shallotte, was charged with hit and run with death involved for an incident that claimed the life of Corrisa Irvin on Aug. 17.

    Stanley was booked into the North Myrtle Beach jail Thursday. North Myrtle Beach Judge Martin Blake set his bond at $15,000. 

    The charge carries a penalty of 1-25 years in prison and a fine of $10,000-$25,000.

  • Vacationers set out to build biggest sand castle on Sunset Beach

    A Minnesota family came to the beach this week with a mission.

    The Cleland family, who visits Sunset Beach every August, wanted to make the biggest sand castle on Sunset Beach Wednesday.

    The castle, which was made up of many smaller drip castles, stretched nearly from the dune to the shoreline.

    Area resident Carol Humphrey said Tim Cleland and his wife Ann, their children Andrew and Daniel, his girlfriend Ruth Ann Masse and Cleland's sister Kristin Wood definitely built the biggest castle that day and the biggest she'd ever seen on the island.