Today's News

  • Bolivia Elementary students receive awards

    Bolivia Elementary School has announced its first nine-weeks awards.

    Second grade

    A honor roll: Dylan Belvill, Ari Bonello, Rebekah Gibby, Eden Hodge, Paul Jackson, Isaak McKenney, Serena Priestley, Pearce Quinn, Courtney Robbins, Christian Shelton, Noah Spencer, Brian Springs, Wyatt Walter, Summer Whitlock.

  • ECHS students help out with Relay for Life

    Brunswick County Early College High students and teachers have been supporters of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life since the school was founded in 2006. This year, thanks to the efforts of senior Haylee Jones, the school’s involvement has reached a new level.

    “The fight for a cure for breast cancer is very personal to me because I lost my mother to breast cancer. So this year, I decided to have my graduation project focus on Relay for Life,” Jones said. 

  • Sunset Beach man charged for stealing metal items

    SUNSET BEACH—A Sunset Beach man was arrested Monday and charged in connection with recent thefts of metal items from residences.

    Michael Lee Marti, 416 Stokes Drive, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor larceny. More charges may be pending, Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith said.

    In a separate incident, larceny of a laptop computer was reported Nov. 28 at a house on Lakeshore Drive.

  • Students win awards at Jessie Mae Monroe

    Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary has announced its first nine-weeks awards.

    Citizen of the month

    Kindergarten: Ja’lashia Marlowe, Dallas Russ, Cy’neia Bellamy, Chez Mastry, Gladys Marin-Dominguez, Camdyn Johnson.

    First grade: David Dominguez, Jaidin Smith, Jacob Boothe, Alyssa Gentile, Jade Harbin, Corbin Skipper.

    Second grade: Dulce Dominguez, Tajah McCray, Lillie McLamb, Caleb Vanasse, Kevin Ramirez, Yuli Rendon, Daliyah Stanley, Daivon Thomas.

  • District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 18, 19 and 23 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.

    Thursday, Nov. 18

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Freddie Asbury, assault on a female, voluntarily dismissed.

  • 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.

  • Golf-cart ordinance on Sunset Beach agenda

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is scheduled to review a golf-cart ordinance at its upcoming meeting Monday night, Dec. 6.

    At council’s last meeting in November, concerns were expressed about how to regulate golf carts in town, particularly as they relate to the new Intracoastal Waterway high-rise bridge and traffic on Main Street.

  • Shop ’til you drop

    The turkey was barely eaten and leftovers put away before the Christmas shopping craze began.

    Black Friday shoppers bombarded Walmart in Shallotte well before the official start of the store’s sale at 12:01 a.m. Shopping was under way several hours before midnight at Walmart, according to several shoppers who waited in line for the 4 a.m. opening of Belk. One shopper reported by midnight, the checkout lines in the store were lined up with dozens of shoppers with carts overflowing with everything from movie DVDs to bath towels.

  • Mother in jail for violating probation terms after not sending child to school

    BOLIVIA—A local mother is in jail for violating terms of her probation and not sending her child to school.

    Marie D. McKeithan was sentenced to 15 days in jail by District Judge Napoleon Barefoot on Nov. 19, according to assistant district attorney Cathi Radford.

    “[McKeithan] admitted she violated probation,” Radford said. “At that point, the judge has two choices.”

    Barefoot chose to impose jail time rather than extend the terms of her probation, Radford said.

  • 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.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Shallotte Boulevard; suspect broke into house.

    •Larceny on East First Street; suspect removed boat trailer registration tag from yard.