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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Ambulance, car collide at Shallotte Intersection

    SHALLOTTE—An ambulance and a car were involved in a wreck Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Mulberry and White Streets in Shallotte.

    Shallotte Police and the N.C. State Highway Patrol were investigating the cause of the accident that injured four people.

    Two people from a Life Star ambulance and the driver of a Nissan passenger vehicle were taken to Brunswick Community Hospital. The passenger in the Nissan was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

  • Spirit permeates seasonal yuletide events

    Get in the holiday spirit with any of the array of events planned this weekend and in the coming week in Brunswick County.

    The roundup of upcoming holiday happenings includes:

    • “Bethlehem to Patmos”—Live nativity by Anointed Vessels Ministry at 7 p.m. Dec. 4-8 in 300-seat outdoor amphitheater. Admission is free but seating is limited. 3255 Liberty St., Ash. For directions and information, call the Rev. Diana Payne at 287-4267.

    •Shallotte tree lighting, 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, Rourk Gardens, Main Street, Shallotte. 754-6644.

  • West splits two duals in first home matches

    West Brunswick opened its home wrestling season by splitting two duals Nov. 25. West, with four seniors in the 14-match lineup, lost its opening dual to South View 58-13. The Trojans then beat North Brunswick 65-12.

    Against South View, West had three winners. At 112, Dylan Bernier won by pin with 2:01 left in the second period. At 125, Caleb Hawkins won 8-4. At 170, Joey Moreno won 14-3.

    Three other Trojans lost by decision: Aldo DeNardi, 8-5 at 145; Brian Murdaugh, 5-3 at 160; and Seth Strickland, 11-0 at 215. West’s other wrestlers lost by pin.

  • Legends Golf Tour to come to Brunswick County

    Amid depressing economic news, The Legends Golf Tour is planning to come to Brunswick County Sept. 28-30. The Legends Tour is the senior tour of the LPGA.

    Letters of intent have been signed and many people are working hard to make it happen. The site will be Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge Plantation. The beneficiary will be North Carolina Special Olympics.

    Legends Tour players include Amy Alcott, Sally Little, Beth Daniel, Rosie Jones, Jan Stephenson and Nancy Lopez. In short, these are the LPGA golfers fans followed and cheered for and who have since turned 45.

  • Advice on how to catch red drum during winter

    Cold weather means different things to different anglers. While some folks have put their rods away to wait for spring, others are still out there experiencing great action on schooled-up red drum. These drum, often called redfish, provide year-round sport for shallow-water anglers when other fish have run to warmer climates.