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Today's News

  • District attorney among those to be judged for 'Dancing with the Stars' event

    When starting to prepare for Brunswick Community College Foundation’s Dancing With the Stars competition, district attorney Rex Gore set four goals for himself—to have fun, be entertaining, lose weight and not drop dead of a heart attack while in rehearsal.

    This week, he added one more goal to the list.

    “Our goal is to let the other teams know we’re coming,” he said.

    Gore was asked to participate several months ago and didn’t hesitate to say yes.

  • Pink Party to benefit breast cancer research

    Kim Durham of Ocean Isle Beach was 38 when she found a lump in her breast during self-examination.

    The lump didn’t show up on a mammogram, and after doctors performed a biopsy, she was told it was benign.

    She was given two choices—she could have it removed or she could wait and see if anything changed.

    “The only way you’re going to save your own life is to advocate,” Durham said. “And we’re all living much longer because of early detection.”

  • Leland Crime report

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

    •Larceny on Blake Circle; suspect took victim’s moped.

  • Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department receives certifications

    The Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department (LVFRD) was recently certified to provide three rescue procedures by the North Carolina Association of Rescue and Emergency and Medical Services.

    The department was certified as a provider of heavy rescue, high angle rescue and open water (still water) rescue.

    The new certifications make the Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department the only state-certified heavy rescue provider in Brunswick County. The department was required to meet specific standards of training and equipment to qualify for each certification.

  • Shallotte crime report

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

  • SUNSET BEACH POLICE REPORT

    Sunset Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Ralph Ray Mann, 50, of Yorktown, Va.; charged with delay and obstruction, speeding and careless and reckless driving on Main Street on the island.

  • K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office recently launched its newest law enforcement initiative, the K-9 enforcement team.

    The team, comprised of five K-9 officers and their dogs, is similar to the sheriff’s office community policing program, which targets areas with high crime and drug activity, but the K-9 enforcement team is its own patrol division.

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

  • OCEAN ISLE BEACH CRIME REPORT

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

    •Property damage on Sanford Street; unknown victim caused $3,500 damage to paint on an Acura.

    •Property damage on Concord Street; subject cut four tires on victim’s truck causing $300 worth of damage.

    •Matthew Timothy Kales, 20, of Cottage Grove; charged with underage drinking less than 21 years of age.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports and arrest reports.

    •Assault on Pigott Road; suspect pushed one victim and cut a second victim’s leg.

    •Vehicle fire on Ocean Highway West in Shallotte; a Pontiac minivan caught fire in a parking lot.

  • Community policing roundup

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies issued the following citations and made the following arrests last weekend through its community policing program.

    The sheriff’s office community policing program targets areas in the county with high crime and drug activity through increased patrols.

    Areas targeted last week include Goodman Road near Leland and Hickman Road near Calabash.

    •Glen Allen Brown, 44, of 165 Goodman Road NE, Leland; cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.