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Today's News

  • Three men arrested for copper larceny

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested three men in connection with the theft of more than 3,000 pounds of copper wire.

    Detective Tony Caison said the three men stole copper wire, valued at around $7,000, between mid-July and late-August from Rayco, an ATMC fiber-optic subcontractor.

    The three suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •Michael Coley, 21, of 2811 Nagshead Road, Supply; charged with three counts of felony larceny.

  • Brunswick County inmate hospitalized, SBI clears jailers

    BOLIVIA—A Brunswick County inmate was hospitalized after falling in a detention center cell Saturday, Oct. 4.

    Shane Johnson was arrested for drunk and disruptive on the evening of Oct. 4, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller said.

    After a deputy brought Johnson to the magistrates’ area in the detention center, Johnson assaulted the deputy, Miller said.

  • Oak Island man charged with drug trafficking

    An Oak Island man has been arrested and charged with trafficking drugs.

    According to arrest reports, Timothy Ray Dobbs, 48, of 250 North East 64th St., Oak Island, has been charged with three counts of trafficking opium or heroin.

    Sgt. Steve Lanier, of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, said Dobbs had been trafficking Loritab, an opiate derivative narcotic prescribed for pain.

  • K-9 enforcement 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 61 calls last week, issued eight uniformed citations, four drug charges and 12 total charges.

    Officers set up driver’s license checkpoints at the following locations: Dogwood Road, Shell Point Road, Boonesneck Road, Mount Misery Road, Cedar Hill Road and Green Swamp Road.

  • Mayor seeks support for terminal groins

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Mayor Debbie Smith has repeatedly said a terminal groin may be the best solution to combat Ocean Isle Beach’s erosion issue. The only problem—the structure is not legal in North Carolina.

    Smith said a bill was introduced in the N.C. General Assembly last year that would change North Carolina law and allow terminal groins to be built, which would help maintain the beach and control the shifting sand.

  • Campaign signs in state rights-of-way violate law

    State law prohibits any advertising signs in public rights-of-way, but that doesn’t always stop eager politicians or their supporters from placing “vote for …” signs there during election season.

    According to state statutes, “It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect or place any advertising or other sign, except regulation traffic and warning signs approved by the Department of Transportation, on any highway or the right of way thereon or so as to overhang the right of way.”

  • Shallotte crime report

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

    •Kidnapping on Bridgers Road; suspect was forced at gunpoint into the trunk of his car.

    •Embezzlement by malfeasance at First Bank; suspect used organization’s funds for her personal use. She reportedly paid the money back when confronted.

    •Larceny of property on Shallotte Avenue; suspect took 37 items worth $14,965 from victim’s property.

  • So your 401(k) tanked? Read this and feel better.

    Our unfulfilled expectations are a major source of unhappiness in life. So, after a lot of 401(k) funds tanked last week, folks are feeling poor.

    Walking a mile in another guy’s shoes generates an appreciation for our own circumstances. America is blessed and everyone knows that.

    Here is a true story about people in Kosovo. They have experienced a dramatic reversal of their fortune after we stood up for them.

    The Widow of Markova Village

  • Supply Elementary starts Asian Culture Club

    Supply Elementary School now offers education about Asian culture. The Asian Culture Club, made up of 17 fourth- and fifth-grade students, meets after school every Friday to learn about China, Korea and Japan through Internet research, literature and guest speakers. The club received a grant from Donors Choose to purchase literature and get guest speakers from Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and Western Carolina universities. Workshops are based on Taiko drums, calligraphy, tea ceremony, Tae Kwon Doe, Kung Fu and karate.

  • Responds to creationism and schools debate

    To the editor:

    I have never written a letter to the editor before but I felt compelled to respond to the Oct. 9 letter about creationism in school. I am a Christian also and while I see their point of view, I can only say, with all due respect and love, I don’t agree.

    The Bible says in Isaiah 55:10, 11: “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from Heaven, and returneth not tither; but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater.