Today's News

  • Supply man arrested on multiple cocaine charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and the K-9 Enforcement Team recently worked a joint operation, which led to the arrest of a Supply man for multiple drug charges.

    According to Drug Enforcement Agent Joe Cherry, drug agents and K-9 officers worked together on a street-level operation in the Supply area near Holden Beach with a history of high levels of drug activity.

  • Play Golf America at Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach: Huge, entertaining, free

    Last Saturday, I attended the Play Golf America Day at Grande Dunes Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. This is an initiative of the PGA of America to increase participation in the game of golf, and it’s all free.

    Hundreds of people of all ages showed up for free lessons from PGA pros. They hit full shots on the driving range, they chipped and putted and hit bunker shots, all under the watchful eye of dozens of pros, staked out all over the immense practice facility at Grand Dunes.

  • Golf action


    The Beachcombers played a modified Stableford tournament Friday at Carolina Shores. The winners with a score of +11.5 were Paul Michal, Bud Dunham and Stu Cleveland. In second at +0.5 were Reese Evans, Jim Ritter, Gary Gutheil and Jim Beairsto. Low rounds: Reese Evans, 84; Gary Gutheil, 85; and Paul Michal, 86. Low net was Bud Dunham, 70. He was also the most over his points at +9.5. Bud Dunham was voted golfer of the week.


  • 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.

    •Underage drinking at West Kilbert Drive SW and N.C. 179.

    •Larceny of license plate at West First Street and Beaufort Street.

  • Oh, baby, what a 911 delivery that was

    Calabash resident Martha Jakovenko wishes to announce the blessed birth of her grandson, a baby who emerged last Thursday night in an emergency situation that made headlines.

    New grandbaby Nicholas Aleksandr’s Feb. 18 world debut was four days overdue, yet so sudden when it happened his dad, Gary Cuozzo of North Branford, Conn., barely had time to dial 911 to help wife Natalia through the at-home delivery.

  • Leland man arrested in Wilmington on cocaine charges

    Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division arrested a Leland man last week after a three-week investigation within the Deerfield Subdivision in Wilmington.

    Jaramillo Demetrio Dominguez, 27, of Leland, was charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver cocaine, according to a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Gill net fishing not yet at an end

    Gill net fishing in North Carolina may be coming to an end because of federal and environmental concerns about sea turtles, but commercial fishermen are not going down without a fight.

    In an effort to reach a compromise that will save North Carolina’s gill net fishing industry, the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) voted last Friday to continue to allow large mesh gill net fishing, restricting it to four days a week.

    The MFC had been considering eliminating large mesh nets from May 15 to Dec. 15 to prevent interactions with sea turtles.

  • Golf pro records a 300--and proud of it

    Jeff Davis, PGA golf professional and teaching pro at Sea Trail Golf School, did something last week that few people ever do. He bowled a perfect 300 game at Little River Lanes in Little River, S.C.

    Unlike golf, in which there is no finite perfect score, bowling does measure perfection. A 300 game means the bowler has hit 12 strikes in a row. There are 10 frames in bowling; each strike is worth 10, plus the pin fall from the next two balls. Keep going through the last frame, which has two bonus throws, and the perfect bowler will get a score of 300.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 10, 11, 15 and 16 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Feb. 10

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    James Taylor Beaver, PG probation violation, BCDC 120 days active with 78 days credit for time served.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Feb. 8:

    Crystal Bell Bentley, 29, of 5702 JB Lane, Ash; three counts felony obtain property false pretense, felony accessing computers.

    Anthony Blodgett, 22, of 3613 Dogwood Road, Leland; felony larceny, felony breaking and/or entering.