Today's News

  • Pea soup is a popular soup eaten all around the world

    Every once in a while I get a craving for some split pea soup. I like to make it with some fresh cut bacon, chopped onions, celery, carrots, garlic, chicken stock. and of course, some dried, green split peas. If I have any pieces of ham in the fridge, I might add some of that.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Cameron McMullan Tucker, 38, of 807 Kimberly Ann Lane, with assault on a female. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Jessie Jach Searson, 32, of 163 Savannah Road, Tabor City, with possession of fraudulent identification at Walmart. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $500 secured bond.

  • 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 Oct. 5-11, K-9 deputies answered 17 calls, wrote 13 uniform citations and made 12 drug arrests.

    Deputies patrolled the following communities: Wildwood Village, Carolina Shores, Shell Point Acres, Bent Tree, Lakewood and Magnolia Greens.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

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

    •Shiquetta Deshonda Banks, 20, of 3320 Amber Lane, Little River, S.C.; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance, manufacture marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering on Mount Pisgah Road in Supply; suspect took a screen off victim’s front window.

    •Property damage on Lazy Acres Drive in Winnabow; suspect hit street sign and mailbox.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and burglary on Tobago Drive in Southport; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole fishing equipment and a TV.


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

    •Breaking and entering on East Third Street.

    •Property damage and hit and run on Causeway Drive.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from employer on Causeway Drive.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on West Second Street.

    •Property damage on Raeford Street.

  • Fullwood to teach at Rochester Institute of Technology

    Emerson U. Fullwood, former Xerox Corp. vice president and executive chief of staff and marketing officer for Xerox North America, has been named the newest Frederick H. Minett Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Fullwood will teach a course in business leadership, management and marketing.

    In 2004, Fullwood was named corporate vice president of Xerox Corp. and executive chief of staff and marketing officer for Xerox North America’s $9 billion business.

  • Tripp one of five selected for biology scholarship

    Kelly Tripp, a biology teacher at West Brunswick High School, is one of five biology teachers throughout the nation selected for the Miller Levine Tropical Biology Scholarship.

    Ken Miller and Joe Levine, authors of “Pearson’s Miller and Levine Biology Book,” chose Tripp’s essay from more than 100 submitted.

  • BCC to offer continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at BCC offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • Roberts wins $10,000 in Rumble in the Jungle

    The seventh annual Rumble In the Jungle king mackerel fishing tournament took place Saturday at the Harborgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The tournament is put on by the Little River Inlet Saltwater Fishing Club and attracted 151 boats this year.

    The winner, taking the $10,000 first prize, was James H. Roberts II, of Shallotte. He caught a 35.60-pound king mackerel taken from the rough and choppy waters that plagued the fishermen all day.