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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two Supply residents Monday.

    Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, agents performed an investigation at the residence of Kaulska Ohlund at 389 Baker Drive in Supply, where they made multiple undercover controlled substance purchases from the residence.

    Drug agents seized three grams of crack cocaine, and the following suspects were arrested:

  • Fallen officer memorial scheduled for May 9

    SHALLOTTE—The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office Annual Peace Officer Memorial Day Ceremony will be in Brunswick County for the first time next week.

    Larry Prince, father of slain Boiling Spring Lakes police officer Mitch Prince, said he expects more than 1,000 people at the annual event.

    “The state has a memorial service every year, usually right around this time. It moves around the state. Last year, they asked me where I would like it to be, and I said Brunswick County,” Prince said.

  • Theft, accidental shooting in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a theft of a Honda generator reported May 1 from a carport on Inlet Street.

    They also responded to a call about an accidental shooting victim who shot himself in the hand on High Market Street.

  • Another Mother's Day without her kids

    Amy Smith is just $1,300 away from her day in court and winning back custody of her sons. She hopes.

    This coming Mother’s Day will mark the third in a row that the Ash mom has been without her two children, Brody and Nathan, ages 8 and 6.

    It’s been two-and-a-half years since the boys were moved to Kitchener, Ontario, where Smith’s estranged husband, Shawn, managed to wrest custody and ignite a legal morass that has put Smith on the short end of parental rights within the Canadian court system.

  • Brunswick native found dead in Asheboro featured on America’s Most Wanted website

    On May 18, 2010, Ash native Shaunna Walley, 22, was found dead just steps away from a walking trail in Asheboro.

    Almost a year since Walley’s body was discovered, no one has been arrested for Walley’s murder or suspected sexual assault. Walley’s family and Asheboro Police officers have enlisted the help of America’s Most Wanted to seek information about Walley’s killer.

  • May is zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, underage drinking

    BOLIVIA—It’s more than zero-tolerance month for Sarah Garner.

    For Garner, while May has been declared zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, the state’s safety resource prosecutor says it’s more than that.

    “It’s the zero-tolerance millennium,” Garner said at Monday’s kickoff event for Zero-Tolerance Month at Brunswick Community College.

    Impaired driving, Garner stressed, is not accidental.

  • Bolivia man arrested for shooting

    BOLIVIA—A Bolivia man was arrested for a shooting at his home late Monday night.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting incident at 450 Colonial Landing Road in Bolivia around 11:45 p.m. Monday, May 2.

    Donas Jermaine Johnson, 21, of 259 Colonial Landing Road, suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck. Johnson was taken to Brunswick Community Hospital before deputies arrived at the scene, Stanley said.

  • Taco Bell opening Monday

    SHALLOTTE—“I want a chalupa, a burrito, a Crunchwrap Supreme and two soft tacos with hot sauce.”

    These words will be heard in Shallotte on Monday as Taco Bell officially comes to town.

    The highly anticipated opening of the new Taco Bell location on Main Street in Shallotte has been announced for 5 p.m. Monday, May 9.

    While the opening is technically a soft opening, they expect to be busy. A grand opening event will be planned for the near future.

  • Two deputies transferred for incident in Shallotte

    Two Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have been transferred from the road patrol unit following an incident in Shallotte last month.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram, deputies Tony Henson and Joshua Smith were transferred from road patrol following an incident April 12. Henson was given a written reprimand.

    Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, Henson and Smith were on patrol in the Copas Road area near Shallotte when they saw a person walking on the side of the road.

  • West Brunswick golfer Greg Hensley qualifies for state

     West Brunswick junior Greg Hensley shot the second-best score out of 87 golfers in the NCHSAA Class 3A Regional Monday at Reedy Creek Golf Course.

    Hensley shot 38-36—74 and qualified for the two-day state tourney next week.

    Fike’s Bailey Rose finished first, shooting a 34-36—70.

    The West Brunswick golf team finished fourth and missed qualifying for state by two strokes.

    The top three team qualified for state, and they were Fike (308), West Carteret (316) and Rocky Mount (333).