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Today's News

  • Leland crime report

    Leland Police officers investigated the following incidents and issued the following charges last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Stoney Woods; suspect stole victim’s purse from her unlocked vehicle at her residence.

    •Missing firearm on Manchester Lane; suspect reported a .22 caliber rifle missing from her home.

    •Suspicious fire on Orleans Street; Leland Fire Chief John Grimes reported a fire at 115 Orleans Street was suspicious.

  • 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:

    •Larceny on Sabbath Home Road in Supply; suspect stole two DVDs from victim’s business.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Jolly Roger Drive in Supply; suspect damaged victim’s front door and entered the residence.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Jolly Roger Drive in Supply; suspect broke victim’s window and entered residence.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incident last week. All information is taken directly from police incident/investigation reports.

    •Larceny on East Second Street; unknown suspect stole a UPS package containing a coat and sweatpants from a doorstep.

  • Cool weather fishing proves good offshore

    This past week the weather broke for us a few days to get offshore and do some fishing. On Dec. 3, my wife, Amy, brother Barrett and their scuba diving instructor/friend Cameron Sebastian with Coastal Scuba joined me aboard the Carolina Cat for a day of fishing and diving.

    The plan was to run offshore to the edge of the Gulf Stream to try to catch a wahoo or two, then head inshore and do some diving and spear fishing for grouper and maybe find a lobster or two.

  • Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association plays red, white and blue tournament

    The Lockwood Folly Men’s Golf Association played its red, white and blue tournament Dec. 5. Members who normally play from the white tees played three holes of their choice from each of the red, white and blue tees on the front and back nines. Members who normally play from the gold tees played three holes of their choice from each of the white, gold and red tees on the front and back nines.

  • Two arrested for drug trafficking; drug agents seize $75,400 worth of cocaine

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit seized more than $75,000 in cocaine from a Supply man last week.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, just after 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, drug agents arrived at a home on Zane Way in Supply to execute a search warrant.

    When drug agents arrived, Justin Dior Newsome, 22, of 197 Zane Way, was allegedly seen running out the front door. He allegedly had more than 9 ounces of powder cocaine on him.

  • Survey: Tourists planning to visit beaches this summer despite economy

    Regular visitors to Brunswick beaches plan to make a similar number of trips in 2009 as they did this year, although they plan to travel closer to home and spend less money.

    That’s according to a recent survey commissioned by the county’s Tourism Development Authority.

    The TDA’s marketing company, Smith Advertising, surveyed 612 people in the authority’s base and discovered that improvement in gasoline prices has had a positive effect on vacation planning, with 29 percent of respondents more likely to travel versus 13 percent traveling less.

  • Jessie Mae principal and former parent to appear in court Friday

    A Brunswick County Schools principal and a parent of former Brunswick County students will appear in court Friday morning on charges stemming from an altercation that occurred on school property.

    Patricia Rourk, Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School principal, and Tracey Danka, a parent of two former Jessie Mae students, will appear in Brunswick County District Court at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, before District Court Judge Marion Warren.

    Rourk, 53, was charged with communicating threats and was served with a criminal summons Wednesday, Sept. 17.

  • BFA volunteer leads coupon book effort to help agency, stimulate economy

    Charles Giordano of Sunset Beach has found an original way to raise money for Brunswick Family Assistance that may also help local businesses during tough times.

    According to BFA Executive Director Joe Cannon, BFA is facing an unprecedented number of requests and diminished donations in the midst of the economic recession.

    “I realized that everybody’s going to be asking everyone else for money or items in one way or another,” Giordano said recently. “I thought that wouldn’t work too well now. We have to become entrepreneurs.”

  • Correction

    The town of Sunset Beach is eyeing annexation of a residential area along N.C. 179 that includes Landing I and Landing III—not Landing II, which is under Calabash jurisdiction.