Today's News


    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.

  • Bolivia Elementary "Night of Notables

    Look to your left. There’s George Washington.

    Turn the corner, you might run into Albert Einstein.

    These and more notable people in history lined the hallways at Bolivia Elementary School last Thursday night during the annual Night of Notables.

    For more than 10 years, the fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Bolivia Elementary School have presented the Night of Notables, where students dress up as historical figures from history and share facts about what they learned from studying their lives.

  • District Court Docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 6, 7, 8 and 11 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, Jan. 6

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

    Manuel Eulaio Avedano, PG misdemeanor larceny.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Thomas Lock with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Jan. 11:

    Wilson E. Baucom, 56, of 408 W. Yacht Drive, Oak Island; felony assault by strangulation.

    Darrick Gerard Bines, 32, of 456 Jabbertown Road, Southport; felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession marijuana up to one-half ounce, misdemeanor resist, delay and obstruct.