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Today's News

  • 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, driver’s license and criminal information 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:

    •Counterfeit bill at the Brunswick County Tax Office; suspect tried to pass a counterfeit $100 bill.

    •Breaking and entering on Egret Drive in Supply; suspect took pump out of victim’s pump house and damaged a window on front door.

    •Breaking and entering and breaking and entering to a motor vehicle on Compass Pointe; suspect broke into four vehicles and four trailers.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Matthew Deante Hewett, 24, of 1803 Turkey Trap Road, Supply; charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police charged Arlander Gause, 55, of 679 Seaside Road, with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked at U.S. 17 and Main Street. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $1,000 bond.

    •Obtaining property by false pretense on Bridgers Road; suspect sent a check for $2,500 on item to be sold for $600 and asked the victim to send back the overage minus $150.

  • Blinded by science

    BOLIVIA—Zebulon Amrol-Davis may have found a solution to the global-wide energy crisis—and he’s only in the eighth grade.

    The South Brunswick Middle Schooler created an alternative source he called “Cool Energy” for his eighth-grade science project.

    “With gas prices going up and finding gas getting harder, eventually we’re going to need to find new sources,” he said.

    The idea for an alternative energy source evolved from his initial curiosity to work with dry ice.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 23, 26 and 27 in Bolivia.

    Friday, Jan. 23

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

    Oscar Omar Alfaro, no operator’s license, Brunswick County Jail 30 days, suspended sentence 24 months, unsupervised probation 24 months, costs, not violate any criminal laws.

    Bobbie Wilson Anderson, probation violation, admits, probation revoked.

  • Grand jury indictments for Jan. 21

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

    William McLean Allen, 22, of 1119 Links Road, Surfside Beach, S.C.; felony possession of cocaine.

    Christopher Lee Christmas, 36, of 310 Lanson Way, Leland; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana, misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia.

  • Three of four suspects charged with larceny; one suspect remains at large

    Three of four suspects wanted for an afternoon larceny of Woody’s Grocery on Holden Beach Road have been arrested and charged with larceny. One suspect remains at large.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ed Carter said around noon Jan. 28, four suspects entered the grocery store and asked about buying cigars. When the owner turned his back to reach for the cigars behind the counter, the suspects allegedly took a deposit bag with cash and checks, Carter said.

  • If you’re going to start it, finish it

    It was an anti-climactic ending to a long, drawn-out media circus.

    In last week’s Beacon, education reporter Kathryn Jacewicz wrote that the two parties in an ongoing, public feud over treatment of students in Brunswick County Schools reached a “confidential agreement” and agreed to have no further contact with each other.

    Like most of the readers who have been following this debacle, I was annoyed by this conclusion.

  • It may actually be my fault snow found its way to Brunswick County

    When I first heard last week there was a chance of snow for Brunswick County, I thought someone was joking. I moved to the coast to escape the colder, often-snowy winter months of Kentucky, and the last thing I thought about encountering here was a chance of snow.