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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 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.

  • Shallotte businesses receive awards

    On Christmas Eve, the phone rang at three Shallotte businesses to congratulate them on winning awards for their holiday decorations.

    “We notified the winners on Christmas Eve because we thought that was fitting,” said Walt Eccard, Shallotte Alderman and Downtown Shallotte Committee chairperson. For the past few years, the Downtown Shallotte Committee has sponsored, with the involvement of the appearance committee, a Christmas-decorating competition for businesses in downtown Shallotte.

  • Brunswick County to host third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

    Brunswick County will host its third annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Thursday, Jan. 13.

    The event begins at 2 p.m. in county commissioners’ chambers in the David R. Sandifer County Administration Building in Bolivia.

    The event is free and open to the public. Nonperishable food items will be accepted for donation to a local food bank.

  • Register of deeds office: A one-stop shop for passports in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA—When Brunswick County Register of Deeds Brenda Mercer Clemmons first took office in December 2008, she immediately began working on a project to make obtaining passports for Brunswick County residents more convenient.

    Last month, she got her wish.

    The Brunswick County Register of Deeds Office is now the only authorized office in Brunswick County where citizens can apply for a U.S. passport. Since it’s a federally authorized passport agency, anyone, not just Brunswick County residents, can apply for a passport at the register of deeds office.

  • New year, new Congress, new General Assembly. New headaches or fresh start?

    Hello, 2011. I’ve been waiting for you.

    After taking some time off for much-needed rest and rejuvenation and enjoying a wonderful holiday season with family and friends, I spent New Year’s Day at a N.C. State basketball game and even managed to down a handful or so of black-eyed peas and a dose of good luck.

    Apparently, I’m still very much a Yankee because I have no idea how to make black-eyed peas taste like anything more than cardboard peas, but all in all, it was a great way to kick off the New Year.

  • Wounded Warrior rep thanks vets for donation

    CALABASH—It was a $3,000 check that came in the nick of time.

    When Calabash VFW Post 7288 decided to give proceeds from its annual golf tournament Nov. 13 to the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East based at Camp Lejeune, the veterans soon learned just how much it was appreciated.

  • Property taxes due Jan. 5 to avoid interest

    It’s that time of year—property taxes are due.

    Wednesday, Jan. 5, is the last day for Brunswick County residents to pay their 2010 property tax bills without accruing interest.

    Beginning Thursday, Jan. 6, 2 percent interest will be applied to delinquent 2010 tax bills. After that, beginning Feb. 1, and the first of every month after that, three quarters of one percent interest will be applied to the outstanding tax balance, Brunswick County Revenue Collector Ken Perry said.

  • Three options to be scrutinized for animated signs in Calabash

    CALABASH—Members of the town planning and zoning board have volunteered to research three options regarding animated signs in Calabash.

    Options members will investigate are to prohibit animated signs altogether, to allow only static, lighted signs, or to allow animated signs.

  • West Brunswick students arrested for firearms, alcohol on campus

    SHALLOTTE—Two students were arrested after firearms and alcohol were found in their cars at West Brunswick High School Tuesday.

    John Cody Galloway, 17, of 1269 Village Point Road, Shallotte, was arrested by school resource officers (SRO) Cpl. Darryl Marlow and Deputy Tina Edwards at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Challenge yourself to be afraid in 2011

    It’s January 2011. I can’t believe another year has come and gone. How does that happen so fast?

    Last year at this time, I only dreamed of living in Brunswick County and now I couldn’t be more excited to be starting a new year here.

    I know it is often hard not to get a case of the post holiday blues. The family has all come and gone, the presents are open, the Christmas tree has been taken down and even the leftovers are eaten. A lot of people find themselves in a gloomy mood.