Today's News

  • Breaking-and-entering cases reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating several breaking-and-entering incidents reported in the New Year.

    On Jan. 1, breaking and entering with property damage was reported on Sixth Street on the Sunset Beach island.

    On Jan. 5, two other breaking-and-entering incidents with property damage were reported at two residences on East Main Street.

    On Jan. 7, breaking and entering with property damage was reported on Canal Drive on the island.

    On Jan. 8, breaking and entering with property damage was reported at Colony II.

  • It's all about family for West Brunswick sisters

    Krystal, Samantha and Heather Von Wald are about as close as sisters can be.

    The girls grew up on the move; their dad was a part of the National Guard. With about a dozen moves under their belts, the girls realize the importance of family and sticking together.

    Now settled in Brunswick County for the past six years, Krystal, 18, said it’s the longest their family has been in one place.

    “It’s a miracle,” she said.

    Krystal joined JROTC her freshman year at West Brunswick High School after seeing what her dad did in the military.

  • Early College algebra class scores 100 percent on end-of-course test

    Becky Willis’ last-semester Algebra II class is the model of perfection.

    Students in her Early College High School math class scored 100 percent on the North Carolina End-of-Course test.

    “I had an amazing group of students,” Willis said at the school’s awards ceremony Friday.

    Vicky Snyder, principal of the Early College High School, said scoring 100 percent means “the teacher prepared everyone of those students to excel in math, to go beyond memorization of problems to understanding and problem solving,” she said.


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

    •Larceny of beer at Scotchman on Whiteville Road; suspect stole two 12-packs of beer, valued at $27.98.

    •Vandalism at West Brunswick High School; suspect spray-painted activity buses and flattened tires, causing $1,000 in damage to the buses’ exteriors, $400 in damage to a bus tire and $100 in damage to bus wiring.

  • Holden Beach police reports

    Holden Beach Police officers charged the following suspects last week, which are taken from a police department press release:

    •Sean Winfield Messenger, 39, of Miami Beach, Fla.; charged with driving while license revoked.

    •Stephen Edgar Judd, 24, of Charlotte; charged with driving while license revoked.

    •Sonny Duane Pope, 39, of Supply; charged with driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving and driving while impaired.

  • 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:

    •Secret peeping and property damage on Eighth Street in Southport; suspect drilled a hole into the side of victim’s home, which opened into the victim’s shower.

    •Felony possession of cocaine and resisting a public official on Stanley Trail in Calabash; suspect fled on foot and did not comply with deputy’s commands.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office 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 and driver’s license 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.

  • 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 Jan. 11-17, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Gary Street, Crow Creek, Highlands, Longwood, McMilly Road, Pinecrest and Shell Point Acres.

  • Golf action

    On Jan. 14, the Brierwood Men’s Golf Association had its first Thursday tournament of 2010 because of the cold weather. The game of the day was two best balls of the foursome, with the team of George Edwards, Dave Harper and a draw finishing at 15 under par. The team of Paul Salerno, Bernie Gruzlewski, Chuck Hornfeck and Rich Hornfeck finished at 14 under.

  • Ocean Isle Beach - Crime Report

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

    •Five reports of breaking and entering and property damage on West First Street.

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