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Today's News

  • New Hanover County woman sentenced as habitual felon

    A New Hanover County woman was recently sentenced as a habitual felon in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    According to a press release from the DA’s office, Christina Lesharna Grady, 31, of New Hanover County, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and habitual felon in Brunswick County Superior Court on Monday, Aug. 16.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis sentenced Grady to 60-81 months in the North Carolina Department of Corrections. Assistant district attorney Chris Thomas prosecuted the case.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and kidnapping on Gales Road in Winnabow; suspect pushed victim through a glass table.

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Fourth Street in Southport; suspect took victim’s vehicle and did not return it.

    •Simple assault on Sea Pines Drive in Southport; suspect assaulted two victims.

  • Commissioners loosen UDO regulations to benefit small business growth

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners on Monday approved loosening some regulations outlined in the county’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) to benefit small businesses in the county.

    Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall said the proposed changes to the UDO were mainly aesthetic changes such as illumination levels, lighting requirements, building façade requirements, landscape and buffering requirements and fences.

  • Commissioners OK no-wake zone in Intracoastal Waterway

    BOLIVIA—There’s a good chance boaters on the Intracoastal Waterway will have to slow down between Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach after county commissioners OK’d a request for a no-wake zone along the stretch of waterway.

    On Monday, Brunswick County Commissioners approved a no-wake zone request in the waterway in front of Ocean Isle Marina and Yacht Club.

  • Thirteen arrested in second countywide child support roundup

    For the second time in as many months, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have conducted a countywide roundup targeting people who owe outstanding child support.

    On Thursday, Aug. 12, deputies arrested 13 suspects wanted on child support orders during the roundup from 2 p.m. to midnight, sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said.

    In July, deputies arrested 31 suspects wanted on child support orders. The July 28 roundup ran from noon until 11 p.m. that evening, Stanley said.

  • Taxpayer watchdog group: Burr a ‘hero,’ Hagan, McIntyre ‘hostile’

    One’s a hero and the other two are just hostile—at least, according to a taxpayer watchdog group.

    According to the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, North Carolina has a “hero” Senator and a “hostile” Senator when it comes to spending our money. Turns out we also have a “hostile” Congressman when it comes to spending.

  • 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.

  • UPDATE: Rape charge against BCC student dismissed

    While most Brunswick Community College students were gearing up for school—locating classrooms, buying books, meeting their professors—BCC freshman Aaron Baker spent the night before the first day of class, and three nights after that, in jail.

    Charged with second-degree rape on Aug. 15, and under a $100,000 secured bond, Baker’s classmates began the next chapter of their scholastic lives while he sat in jail for four nights before being cleared of the charge.

  • It’s back-to-school time; don’t put your eye out and don’t start a fire

    It’s been a long time since I’ve prepared what I was going to wear the day before I actually wore it, but as a kid, picking out the perfect outfit was a rite of passage during the school year.

    And no day was that outfit more thought-out than for the first day of school.

    OK adults; think back. Remember how great it was to get that brand new pair of shoes? The pair that was expected to last an entire year?

  • Shallotte man wanted for drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit are searching for a Shallotte man wanted for multiple drug charges.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, drug agents executed a search and seizure warrant at a Shallotte residence Friday, Aug. 13.

    Stanley said deputies first responded to a home at 828 Farmers Court, Shallotte, when someone requested deputies investigate the resident’s well being.