Today's News

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Officers with the Holden Beach Police Department made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents during the last two weeks:

    •Jonathan David Brown, 33, of Reidsville, was charged with boating while impaired on Oct. 16.

    •Justin Christopher Feldt, 26, of Supply, was arrested Oct. 6 on outstanding warrants.

    •Ildefonso Pineda Pantaleon, 49, of Whiteville, was charged with speeding and failing to stop for a stop sign on Oct. 6.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

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

    From Oct. 18-24, K-9 deputies answered 12 calls, wrote seven citations and made six drug arrests.

    K-9  deputies reported the following incidents:

    •Douglas Vincent Dreisbach, 19, of 6604 Wedderburn Drive, Wilmington, was charged with one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • More than 13,000 votes cast in early voting in Brunswick

    More than 13,000 Brunswick County voters have already cast their ballots in this year’s midterm elections.

    As of Tuesday afternoon, 13,096 votes had been cast in Brunswick County since Thursday, Oct. 14, when early voting began. Statewide, more than 449,800 ballots had been cast.

    Brunswick County has 77,393 registered voters.

    Brunswick County Deputy Elections Director Sarah Ashcraft said early voting was “going smooth” at all the early voting locations, with no major problems being reported to the board of elections.

  • Brunswick County voters put their opinions where it matters—in the ballot box

    When it comes to elections, I tend to be a bit of a hypocrite. I complain about how much extra work it is, how I can’t wait until Nov. 3, when the elections are behind us.

    But, at the same time, I live for this. Yes, I’m tired, I’m cranky, and most of all, I’m sick of dealing with candidates, but I love it.

    In fact, as much as I say I can’t wait for elections to be over, I hate it more when they finally do come to an end.

    I’m actually a little sad when they end, believe it or not.

  • Campaign contributions for federal, state and local races

    With just days remaining before the Nov. 2 midterm election, most candidates have filed their third-quarter campaign finance reports with their respective elections boards.

    Federal candidates were required to report their third-quarter contributions, which ended Sept. 30, to the Federal Election Commission by Oct. 15, and they were also required to file pre-election reports, Oct. 1-13, with the FEC.

  • 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.

  • Crumb de la Crumb on national TV: Shallotte native competes on Food Network Challenge

    Add “competition on national TV” as another accomplishment Shallotte native Lorie Burcham has baked up.

    Burcham, the owner of Crumb de la Crumb infused cake bakery based in Shallotte and now Nashville, returned to Tennessee Oct. 21 after taking part in competition on the Food Network Challenge taped Oct. 19 in Denver, Colo.

  • 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:

    •Larceny by an employee on Southport-Supply Road in Southport; suspect stole $400.

    •Trespassing, communicating threats and harassing phone calls on 8th Street in Southport; suspect entered victim’s property and threatened victim.

    •Larceny on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect stole item from victim’s business.

  • Charges dismissed against deputy involved in 100-mph wreck

    Charges have been dismissed against a Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy who was involved in a high-speed wreck earlier this year.

    Assistant District Attorney Cathi Radford said she dismissed a careless and reckless driving charge against Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy Samantha Lewis in mid-September.

    Radford said the case was dismissed for several reasons—none of which were that Lewis worked for the sheriff’s office.

  • Cancer survivor focuses on post-recovery care

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—As lots of attention is paid to Breast Cancer Awareness this month, Stephanie Campione believes one facet of that is sorely lacking.

    Campione, a breast cancer survivor, believes more attention should be paid and information made available to what should be done after recovery, including alternatives.

    Campione wants to tell survivors what they can do “after the cancer is gone.”

    Campione said she had a trying experience just like everybody else.