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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested the following suspects last week:

    •Matthew Phillip Rivenbark, 23, of 5731 Trevino St., Hope Mills, was charged with conspiracy to traffic opium, trafficking opium, possession of marijuana, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. Drug agents seized 41 Opana pills, 2 grams of marijuana, a revolver, a truck, cash and assorted drug paraphernalia. Phillips is in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.

  • 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 Alvin Street in Supply; suspect broke down back door window and took various items.

    •Larceny on Big Macedonia Road in Supply; suspect took a black purse with various bank cards.

    •Larceny and property damage on Running Brook Trail in Supply; suspect broke side door and took a PlayStation game console and a flat-screen TV.

  • Supply man arrested for Shell Point area break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Supply man for several residential break-ins in the Shell Point area of Supply.

    In December 2010, forced entry was made to three homes on Goldfinch and Chickadee Place. Nearly $600 worth of personal property was stolen from the homes.

    On Feb. 7, detectives arrested Corbit Lee McLean, 24, of 1722 Wood Duck Lane, Supply, and charged him with three counts of breaking and entering and three counts of larceny.

    The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are pending.

  • 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.

  • Mental health court graduates first class

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County’s Mental Health Treatment Court graduated its first group of participants last week since the court’s inception nearly two years ago.

    Launched by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis in April 2009, four participants were among the first group to graduate in a ceremony last Thursday, Feb. 3.

  • Stone Chimney Road expected to re-open Feb. 16

    SUPPLY—Stone Chimney Road is expected to re-open for traffic Wednesday, Feb. 16, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

    The road was closed for bridge repair work to three bridges in August, and work was originally scheduled to be completed by Nov. 29, 2010.

    But in December it was announced the road would remain closed for a total 195 days, rather than the previously estimated 120 days.

  • Aldermen reluctantly approved budget adjustment

    Why is the town of Shallotte paying unemployment for three employees who left of their own free will and one who was terminated? And to the tune of $28,089.32.

    During the February Board of Aldermen meeting, Mimi Gaither, finance director, brought the issue to the board’s attention, requesting approval of a budget adjustment. A letter dated Dec. 10, 2010, from Phillip W. Smith, Chief Tax Unemployment Insurance Division, arrived at town hall, taking everyone by surprise.

  • U.S. 17 business expansion promises to improve appearance

    Black’s Tire Service on U.S. 17 in Shallotte is two steps closer to beginning work on an expansion project designed to enhance the business’s appearance.

    The first issue concerning the Black’s Tire Service expansion project brought before the Shallotte Board of Alderman at its February meeting was a petition for annexation of .95 acres.

  • Women’s Day by the Sea set for Feb. 26 at Seaside UMC

    A day of fellowship and spiritual renewal is just a few weeks away.

    For the third year in a row, Seaside United Methodist Church is hosting Women’s Day by the Sea. The event is traditionally on the last Saturday of February.

    The idea to host a women’s event arose after several church members attended woman’s day events in Myrtle Beach.

  • Not giving up on the port—proponents rally to support megaport in Southport

    Since the December announcement of the state’s intent to refocus on the Wilmington Harbor Project and not pursue a megaport in Southport at this time, two new groups have formed supporting the idea of a port—Yes Port and Yes for the Port. The groups share similar missions of exploring the possibilities of the port being constructed in Southport.

    Both groups didn’t anticipate the overwhelming support they received and are encouraged.

    Yes Port