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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

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

    •Teri Lynn Moore, 47, of 490 Village Road, Leland; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Michael George Florence, 19, of 14201 Leafield Drive, Midlothian, Va.; charged with possession of ½ ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Sheriff's office K-9 enforcement team roundup

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

    Officers with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 41 calls last week, issued 16 uniformed citations and 31 total charges. K-9 officers set up driver’s license checkpoints in the following areas: Cedar Hill Road, Hickman Road, Lincoln School Road, Gray Bridge Road, Sunset Harbor Road, Stone Chimney Road and Lincoln Road.

  • Seems like everybody doesn't like Sarah P.

    “Sarah Palin is a bimbo.”

    Bubba Joe, my old high school buddy back in Tennesssee, blurted that out this past weekend when I rang him up to see who he was voting for.

    Me being a nosy reporter, I wanted to know just why Bubba Joe placed the Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential contender in such a low intelligence-quotient bracket, as if the media hadn’t already done a bang-up job of that.

  • Disappointed in McIntyre

    To the editor:

    I am disappointed in Rep. Mike McIntyre, who has been the longtime incumbent in Congress, representing the 7th District of North Carolina.

    My husband and I have always crossed party lines to vote for McIntyre because of the conservative views we believed he held.

    It has come to our attention, and it is our understanding McIntyre has wholeheartedly endorsed Barack Obama.

    It seems he has also thrown his support to Nancy Pelosi, who has proven to be ultraliberal, by voting to put her in the powerful position of Speaker of the House.

  • How will Obama’s tax cut work?

    To the editor:

    The media has never questioned how Obama can give 95 percent of Americans a tax cut when only 45 percent of people pay income taxes.

    He can only do this by giving taxpayer money to non-taxpayers—in other words—income redistribution. If people can’t see this as another step toward socialism they are ostriches with their heads in the sand.

  • Make sure your vote is an informed one

    I have never enjoyed politics, but as this year may be the most important presidential election in history, I have tried to change that.

    The next leader of the free world needs to have an action plan in place the minute he steps into office, because there’s some major work to be done.

    This will be the second presidential election I am old enough to vote in, and I fully intend to do so. But to make the most informed decision as possible, I have tried to research each candidate with a clear head and an open mind.

  • Buster the Bus teaches safety to schoolchildren

    ASH—School bus safety is important for students of all ages to learn, know and follow. Buster the Bus, a remote control school bus that talks, moves and teaches students the importance of bus safety, visits students in Brunswick County Schools.

    Shonda Johnson, safety assistant, brought Buster to Waccamaw School on Friday, where he spoke with kindergarten and first-grade classes. Johnson and Buster taught  students what to do while waiting for the bus, how to enter and exit, how to be a safe rider and other facts about bus safety.

  • Desk clerk charged with rape in Shallotte

    Shallotte police on Saturday charged a hotel desk clerk at the Comfort Inn with rape after a woman staying there accused him of sexually assaulting her.

    At 2:22 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a report of a sexual assault at the motel on Whiteville Road. The victim identified the clerk at the front desk as her attacker. Police found pictures of the victim on the suspect’s camera, according to the incident report.

  • Principal, parent return to court in December

    BOLIVIA—The principal of Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School and a parent of former students will appear in court once more following a continuance to their individual cases.

    Patricia Rourk and Tracey Danka each received a continuance on their court dates last Wednesday because the docket contained more than 300 cases. The two will return to the Brunswick County Courthouse on Friday, Dec. 12, on two separate charges.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 8

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerks Michelle Warth and Lisa Quick:

    Hugh Preston Absher, improper equipment, costs.