Today's News

  • Canine Angels: Nonprofit program trains rescued dogs to aid veterans

    Abby, a rescued pit bull mix, has become the center of attention at Arlette Von Arsdale’s house in Brunswick Plantation.

    Just a few weeks ago, Abby was homeless and awaiting adoption at the North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Animal Shelter.

    That was before she and her potential were discovered by Rick Kaplan, president of Canine Angels, a nonprofit that rescues homeless dogs, finds willing foster parents like Von Arsdale, and provides training for the dogs to become service dogs for disabled veterans free of charge.

  • County manager to unveil proposed county budget May 16

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing will unveil his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year to county commissioners at their May 16 meeting.

    Though county commissioners first charged Lawing with creating a budget using a less than revenue-neutral tax rate, they changed their mind at a recent budget workshop and asked him to use a revenue-neutral tax rate when crafting the fiscal year 2011-2012 budget.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 report

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

    From April 25-May 1, K-9 deputies issued 14 citations and nine drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Gray Bridge Road in Shallotte, Shell Point Road in Supply, N.C. 130 and Seashore and Kirby Roads in Supply.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Human services consolidation bill passes third reading in state Senate

    RALEIGH—A bill to consolidate local heath and human services boards passed its third reading in the state Senate last week.

    Senate bill 433, the local human services administration bill, passed its third reading in the Senate 40 votes to 9 votes last Thursday, April 28.

    After a first reading in the House, the bill was referred to the House Committee on Health and Human Services, assistant county administrator Steve Stone said.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit arrested two Supply residents Monday.

    Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, agents performed an investigation at the residence of Kaulska Ohlund at 389 Baker Drive in Supply, where they made multiple undercover controlled substance purchases from the residence.

    Drug agents seized three grams of crack cocaine, and the following suspects were arrested:

  • Fallen officer memorial scheduled for May 9

    SHALLOTTE—The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office Annual Peace Officer Memorial Day Ceremony will be in Brunswick County for the first time next week.

    Larry Prince, father of slain Boiling Spring Lakes police officer Mitch Prince, said he expects more than 1,000 people at the annual event.

    “The state has a memorial service every year, usually right around this time. It moves around the state. Last year, they asked me where I would like it to be, and I said Brunswick County,” Prince said.

  • Theft, accidental shooting in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police investigated a theft of a Honda generator reported May 1 from a carport on Inlet Street.

    They also responded to a call about an accidental shooting victim who shot himself in the hand on High Market Street.

  • Another Mother's Day without her kids

    Amy Smith is just $1,300 away from her day in court and winning back custody of her sons. She hopes.

    This coming Mother’s Day will mark the third in a row that the Ash mom has been without her two children, Brody and Nathan, ages 8 and 6.

    It’s been two-and-a-half years since the boys were moved to Kitchener, Ontario, where Smith’s estranged husband, Shawn, managed to wrest custody and ignite a legal morass that has put Smith on the short end of parental rights within the Canadian court system.

  • Brunswick native found dead in Asheboro featured on America’s Most Wanted website

    On May 18, 2010, Ash native Shaunna Walley, 22, was found dead just steps away from a walking trail in Asheboro.

    Almost a year since Walley’s body was discovered, no one has been arrested for Walley’s murder or suspected sexual assault. Walley’s family and Asheboro Police officers have enlisted the help of America’s Most Wanted to seek information about Walley’s killer.

  • May is zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, underage drinking

    BOLIVIA—It’s more than zero-tolerance month for Sarah Garner.

    For Garner, while May has been declared zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, the state’s safety resource prosecutor says it’s more than that.

    “It’s the zero-tolerance millennium,” Garner said at Monday’s kickoff event for Zero-Tolerance Month at Brunswick Community College.

    Impaired driving, Garner stressed, is not accidental.