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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From July 14-19, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 20 calls and made three drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Crow Creek, RiverSea, Carolina Place, Goose Marsh and Palmetto Creek.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

  • Two suspects arrested for breaking into coin-operated machines

    Two suspects have arrested and charged with a slew of break-ins to coin-operated machines.

    James Frederick Burris, 36, of 4405 Rounding Run Road, Shallotte, was charged with three counts of breaking into a coin/currency machine and three counts of damage to a coin/currency machine. Burris was also charged with a drug court violation.

    Burris was arrested July 19 and taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed on a $115,000 bond.

  • Victim scammed in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a reported incident of obtaining money by false pretenses.

    The victim on Old Oak Lane reported July 16 being sent a counterfeit check for rental money over the assessed amount of rental. In return, money was to be sent to someone in the United Kingdom claiming it was for a limousine as the perpetrator planned to move to the United States.

    Police also arrested Gregory Hardee, 42, on July 19 for assault on a female.

    William Joe Farris, 29, was arrested July 15 on a drunk and disruptive charge on Queen Anne Street.

  • Nudists don't worry about what to wear--just mosquitoes

    “I have to go up to the nudist camp,” I quipped last Saturday. “At least I don’t have to dress up.”

    Unlike Brunswick County’s record-setting skinny-dippers I interviewed, I didn’t exactly wear nothin’, either—or my birthday suit. It wasn’t my birthday.

    I was among paparazzi who showed up, fully clothed, at Whispering Pines Nudist Resort to cover a portion of the first cross-country Guinness World Records nudie dunk.

  • S.C. fugitive arrested in Brunswick County

    A South Carolina fugitive wanted for kidnapping, domestic violence and resisting arrest has been arrested in Brunswick County.

    Twenty-six year-old Bobby Andrew Wilson, of 778 Freemont Road, Longs, S.C., was arrested July 9 on fugitive warrants from Horry County, S.C.

    In addition to the kidnapping, domestic violence and resisting arrest warrants, Wilson was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Experience is the best teacher for those facing trials and tribulations in the garden

    Even though I have a master’s degree and lots of certifications and credentials like most of us who work with Cooperative Extension, I’ve always trusted the hard-won education gained from experience. Here are some musings from my own garden trials and tribulations this year.

  • Shallotte, Leland begin state tournament Saturday

    Leland and Shallotte begin play this week in N.C. Dixie Youth Baseball for 12-year-olds at West Robeson.

    The week-long double-elimination tournament begins Saturday.

    Leland will play the District 2 champion at noon Saturday. At a different field, Shallotte will play the District 7 champion at 11 a.m. Saturday. Brackets are available on the Dixie Youth Web site youth.dixie.org, and on page 3B.

  • Pogies are making an impact on fishing in the area

    The weather has been nothing short of great over the past couple of weeks. The humidity has been low and the winds mostly light. If you then take these ingredients and mix them with a good stock of fish, you are about to make something good.

    The final key ingredient is the bait needed to catch fish, pogies. It is a widely accepted fact live bait fishing with pogies is the most effective way to catch kings as well as many other species. The problem we have often faced in years past is the lack of pogies.

  • Pro Profiles: Gene Weldon, Thistle Golf Club

    Editor’s note: This week Golf Gab begins a periodic series that will profile the professionals at Brunswick County courses.

    Gene Weldon is a jovial guy who gets the job done. He is the director of golf at Thistle Golf Course. His position requires a multitude of skills, both technical and interpersonal.

  • Calabash commissioners extend administrator’s probation following investigation

    CALABASH—Town commissioners unanimously voted late Tuesday night to extend town administrator Jeremy Cribb’s probationary period another 90 days without a pay increase.

    Per a state statute and town attorney Mark Lewis’ advice, they also voted to release as public information Cribb’s personnel folder to “maintain public confidence” in administrative and town services.

    The action followed an hour-and-a-half-long closed commissioners’ session to discuss personnel that was attended by Cribb and Lewis.