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Today's News

  • The fish don’t mind, they’re already wet

    The weather has been anything but stable over the past couple of weeks. There have been a few tolerable days in which fishermen have been able to venture offshore, but for the most part we’ve been relegated to boat maintenance.

    The shame of it is the fishing is actually very good right now. Over this past weekend the Ocean Isle Fishing Center hosted Capt. Kyle’s Thanksgiving Speckled Trout Classic. Despite a cold, soaking rain all day long, participants turned up with good catches of trout. The results were based on the heaviest three fish aggregate:

  • What’s it cost to play a round of golf here in Brunswick County?

    We’re all in a budget crunch right now and looking to save pennies whenever we can. The holiday season is upon us with gifts to buy, special meals to prepare and travel costs.

    When family and friends arrive for the holidays or a winter vacation in the mid-South, we want to take them out to play golf. Maybe a grandson just got a new set of clubs for Christmas and now wants to try them out. Perhaps a daughter-in-law is taking golf lessons. Maybe you have a long-standing golf bet with your older brother from Minnesota.

  • Despite cold weather, golfers get in their rounds

    BEACHCOMBERS

    The Beachcombers played a tourney at Palmetto Greens. Low gross: 77, Matt Beairsto; 88, Geno Confort. Low nets: 67, Beairsto; 70, Reggie Auten; 72, Ed Hennessey; 73, Bob Smith; 74, Confort; 76, Hal Riebesehl.

    Team (three low nets each hole): First at -11, Beairsto, Confort, Riebesehl and Bob Byrne; Second at -9, Smith, Hennessey, Auten and a blind draw.

    Golfer of the week was Matt Beairsto.

    BRICK LANDING

    MEN’S SPORTS CLUB

    The Brick Landing Men’s Sports Club weekly tournament was played Nov. 18.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Jamie Keelan Oxendine, 22, of 181 Cumbee Road, Supply, with breaking and entering, two counts of larceny and auto larceny. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $100,000 unsecured bond.

  • Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Property damage on Grandiflora Drive; suspect struck victim’s mailbox, damaging it.

    •Larceny on New Pointe Boulevard; suspect stole merchandise from Walmart.

    •Larceny on Bridle Wood Court; suspect stole money, jewelry and medication from victim’s residence.

  • 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 19 calls last week, issued 16 uniformed citations and 24 total charges. Officers issued six drug charges.

  • 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 sheriff’s office arrest reports, are:

    •Joel Vereen, 49, of 5291 Marlowe Road, Ash; charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

    •Roger Odell Vaught, 40, of 2072 Ward Road NW, Longwood; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

    •Property damage on Ploof Road in Leland; suspect threw rocks at victim’s car window.

    •Larceny on Shadow Circle Drive in Ash; suspect took mail from victim’s mailbox.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and identity theft on Old Shallotte Road in Shallotte; suspect entered victim’s vehicle, stole items and used victim’s credit card.

  • 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, driver’s license and criminal information checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances. The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • ‘Black Friday’ attracts shoppers, despite economy

    Local merchants reported “Black Friday,” the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season, was a modest success in Brunswick County.

    Retailers say they are looking forward to a successful shopping season, despite the slowdown in the economy.

    At Belk in Shallotte, store manager Beth Herndon said 250 people were in the store by 5:10 a.m., judging by the results of the store’s gift card giveaway.

    Herndon said sales were “very good” this year and about on par with last year’s Black Friday receipts.