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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Property damage on East Third Street; suspect used a large piece of asphalt to break several windows.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on East Second Street; suspect entered home and stole a DVD player, 13-inch color TV and a 13-inch color TV with a DVD player, valued at $400.

  • Supply man arrested for kidnapping, larceny, robbery at Walmart

    Shallotte Police on Monday night arrested a Supply man for stealing a gun, kidnapping an elderly woman and stealing her vehicle Monday morning at Walmart.

    Members of the Sunset Beach Police and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrest.

  • 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 Feb. 16-22, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 24 calls and issued 16 uniformed citations.

  • 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.

  • 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:

    •Property damage on Bluff Drive in Leland; suspect damaged victim’s car window.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Whiteville Road; suspect loaded truck on a trailer and took it from an impound lot.

    •Larceny on Benton Road in Bolivia; suspect stole victim’s trailer.

  • What to do when businesses close their doors

    In this challenging economy, it’s an unfortunate reality businesses are closing their doors every day.

    To assist residents of North Carolina, state Attorney General Roy Cooper has provided a list of tips to help us deal with companies that are going out of business to keep us from being left high and dry.

    Cooper suggests the following:

  • Carolinas PGA: Growing the game

    When I was at the PGA Trade Show in Myrtle Beach last week, everyone was buzzing about the new initiatives the PGA is taking to grow the game of golf. The three big deals now are “Play Golf America,” the “League Play Championship” and “Get Golf Ready in Five Days for $99.”

    According to Ron Schmid, executive director of the Carolinas PGA, “These three growth programs provide excellent, inexpensive opportunities for people of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds to access the great game of golf.”

  • The power behind the people: Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative 'going green'

    In today’s dynamic environment, climate change and green power are in the socio-economic makeup of our everyday life. To us at BEMC, its means being mindful about the state of our resources and taking care to use them efficiently and effectively to ensure we meet the needs of our future generations of members.

  • Unique items, low overhead make antique mall attractive to buyers, dealers

    Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a series of stories about local small business owners trying to make it in a challenging economy.

    SHALLOTTE—They know they’ll never get rich, but self-described “compulsive shoppers” like Melinda Johnson and Ella Oliveira have an outlet for their passion—The Fancy Flea Antique Mall on U.S. 17 Bypass.

    The mall contains 6,000 square feet stocked with old bottles, dolls, books, vintage fabrics, furniture, coins, dishes and even some new gift items.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Tammie Lynn Daniels, 46, of 2072 Ward Road, Longwood; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.