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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 on Canna Place in Shallotte; suspect lifted victim’s window and tried to enter the house.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny on Benton Road in Bolivia; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole money, checks and credit/debit cards.

  • Three suspects arrested for marijuana growing operation

    Three suspects have been arrested and charged after Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Agents executed a search warrant at a Supply home.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Capt. Gene Caison, drug agents served a search warrant at 2052 River St. in Fisherman’s Village, where they found an indoor marijuana growing operation.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Big Daddy Weave concert April 18 at Highest Praise Worship Center in Shallotte

    Contemporary gospel group Big Daddy Weave is coming to Shallotte this Saturday, April 18, when it performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Highest Praise Worship Center, 19 Red Bug Road.

    Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show.

    Advance tickets may be purchased via itickets.com or at Highest Praise Worship Center.

    Big Daddy Weave entered the studio for the fifth time in their decade-long career with a singular mission—to create a collection of songs that might somehow communicate the word placed on their hearts to the hearts of those who hear it.

  • Students take part in DWI wreck simulations

    As part of a DWI wreck simulation Wednesday, students at Brunswick County Academy attended funerals for three of their classmates, saw another die and two injured in an alcohol-related car wreck and witnessed another student being arrested, charged with driving under the influence.

    The Keys of Life program, presented by the N.C. Department of Crime Control, Public Safety and The Governor’s Highway Safety Program, gave students a real-life perspective on the effects of drinking and driving.

  • First Tee players 'rivals' for first time

    West and South played in a nonconference match April 9 at South’s home course at St. James Plantation.

    The first group consisted of the best four golfers from both teams: Dalton Gore (South junior), Richard Weinacht (South junior), Harrison Taylor (West freshman) and Greg Hensley (West freshman). They played all 18 holes.

    The remaining groups played only nine holes and their scores were doubled.

  • So far, spring fishing has been terrific despite weather

    Spring fishing has been terrific so far, at least when the weather has cooperated. Stormy and windy days have troubled pier anglers and boaters, but when the blue skies have been out, people have been catching fish. The biggest successes have been on sea mullet (whiting) on the piers, redfish inshore, and black drum everywhere.

    I talked to Capt. Patrick Kelly of Captain Smiley Charters, and he told me on some days he has had to go to the dependable black drum for his clients.

  • Elected officials should read documents before voting for or against issues

    After the hurried passage of the Stimulus Bill, Americans became aware of just how quickly Congress was passing bills members may not have gotten around to reading before voting on them.

    The sheer volume of the 1,000-plus page behemoth bill indicated no one had ample time to digest or even read the bill before the fever of ayes ensued in both Houses. But the Stimulus Bill was not the first bill rushed through Congress and, unfortunately, probably won’t be the last.

  • Sheriff’s detectives arrest two for boat thefts

    Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two suspects for a slew of boat thefts, and say more arrests are expected.

    Michael Paul Martin, 33, of 130 Shallotte Ave., Shallotte, has been charged with felony larceny, felony conspiracy and possession of stolen goods.

  • County should re-evaluate commuting compensation

    In light of revenue shortfalls and budget deficits, we’re wondering how Brunswick County Commissioners can justify tossing $20,000 in the air and allowing it to land in the pockets of five department heads in the form of “commuting stipends.”

  • Yankee Stadium will always be a special place

    Yankee Stadium is no more.

    I have been a New York Yankees fan ever since my dad first took me to Yankee Stadium as a child. People have referred to it as “The Cathedral.” To me “The Cathedral” was St. Patrick’s on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street in Manhattan. St. Patrick’s was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.