Today's News


    Shallotte Police investigated the following incidents during the past week.

    •Drunk and disruptive, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest at the National Guard Armory on Main Street; a fight broke out inside the armory, and two detectives working there on a contracted job told the parties to leave.

    Another fight broke out, and working officers were called for backup. They arrived, and the party was shut down.

    •ABC violation at the National Guard Armory; suspect had a party with alcohol without a permit.

  • 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 crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Ash-Little River Road in Ash; suspect stole victim’s utility vehicle.

    •Larceny on Bluewater Street in Southport; suspect stole victim’s dog.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Pigott Avenue in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect broke victim’s car window.

    •Larceny on Kingtown Road in Ash; suspect stole victim’s four-wheeler.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations, are:

    •Stephen Parker Brown, 36, of 354 Stockinghead Road, Rose Hill; charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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 Aug. 10-16, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 17 calls and made 14 drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies conducted driver’s license checkpoints at the following locations: Ash-Little River Road, Sunset Harbor, Longwood, Beach Drive and Persimmon Road.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

  • CIS sets after-school program registration

    Looking for a safe and convenient place for your child to stay after the school day ends? Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. is now accepting registration for the after-school programs at Belville, Bolivia, Jessie Mae Monroe, Lincoln, Southport, Supply, Town Creek, Union and Virginia Williamson elementary schools.

    “Without structured, supervised activities in the after-school hours, children are at greater risk of being victims of crime, participating in anti-social behaviors, and experimenting with drugs or alcohol,” said Kathy Smith, program director.

  • August fishing exceeds expectations

    August is not considered one of the better months to fish from this area. The summer’s heat builds to a peak, which raises water temperatures above 80 degrees and typically sends the majority of fish either packing north or offshore. However, this August is showing if food is readily available, the predator fish will endure a bit of discomfort for a guaranteed meal.

    I hate to harp on it, but the pogies are absolutely thick all along the beaches, and it is helping our fishing exponentially.

  • Golf action

    Aug. 13 was ace day for the Brick Landing Plantation LGA. The low net score of the day won ace of the month honors.

    The first flight winner was Jean Lakey with a 66. Keith Webb was second with a 72 and Irene Dowdy was third with a 74. Barbara Karkut won the second flight with a 62. Shirley Dowd was second with a 63 and Cathy Shanley was third with a 71. Peggy Campana won the third flight with a 61 and took ace of the month honors. Bernice Logan placed second in the flight.

  • New QB to take over talented offense at West

    Everything appears to be set for the West Brunswick High School football team except for the most important position: quarterback.

    Ryan Hill has moved on to Navy, and three players, West coach Jimmy Fletcher said, are now contending to be the starter: junior Quan Bates (6-3, 175), sophomore Cameron Smith (5-9, 150) and freshman Markel Jones (5-7, 170).

  • State Bureau of Investigation launches investigation into state senator

    State Sen. R.C. Soles, a Tabor City attorney and the state’s longest serving legislator, is now the subject of a probe by the State Bureau of Investigation.

    For more than 40 years, Soles, who represents Brunswick, Columbus and Pender counties, has served the people of North Carolina—for four terms in the state house followed by 17 terms in the state senate—but he is now the focus of a state investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.