Today's News

  • Virginia Williamson library Web site wins contest with engaging, interactive material

    SUPPLY—Julie Sloup wants her students to know the resources available in the school library include more than books.

    The Virginia Williamson Elementary School librarian incorporates research tools and materials on the library’s Web site and also posts links to educational sites and daily games to incorporate research skills.

  • My first taste of cheesy grits was served with red-eye gravy

    Before ever tasting shrimp and grits, I must admit I was more than a little bit apprehensive about it. Grits were something you only ate at breakfast with your eggs and ham or bacon, or so I thought.

    I love shrimp, whether it’s boiled, fried, sautéed, baked or grilled. But combining it with grits? “No way,” I said. Boy, was I wrong.


    Shallotte Police have arrested two suspects believed to have been involved in several breaking and enterings of coin-operated machines in town over the past couple of weeks.

    Police charged Ann Marie Jackson, 26, of 718 Magnolia Drive, Sunset Beach, and

    James Frederick Burriss, 37, of 4405 Rounding Run Road, Shallotte, with possession of burglary tools, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and breaking and entering into a coin-operated machine.

    They were taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center on $15,000 secured bonds.

  • 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 Maco Road in Leland; suspect stole victim’s boat, motor and trailer from yard.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Sea Wind Court in Supply; suspect entered victim’s window and stole a refrigerator, a tool box and tools.

  • 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 March 1-7, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Brunswick Forest, Seashore Hills, Cedar Grove, Magnolia Greens, Compass Point, Shell Point Acres and Tarlanding.

    K-9 deputies issued nine uniform citations and made six drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Daniel James Ray, 33, of 320 Kudzo Lane, Dallas; charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Golf action

    Brunswick Plantation

    Results of the T’s and F’s game March 1 at Brunswick Plantation: 1. Gerry Gosselin, 33.5; 2. Becky Seibert, 34; 3. Gloria Banta, 34.5.


    On March 1 at Farmstead, Frank Janton, Ned Meier, John Methvin, John Ogden and Joe Gallo placed first with a 135. The five-man teams scored three nets on par-3s, two on part-4s and one on the par-5 and par-6 holes. In second were Sid Pennington, Steve Maiorca, John Ducey, Cliff Musselman and Joe Meo.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Reports

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Breaking and entering and damage to property on East First Street;

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Leland Street;

    •Mark Chichelli of Supply charged with simple assault on Causeway Drive;

    •Breaking and entering, damage to property and larceny on East First Street.


  • Parent association helps raise funds for West Brunswick show choirs

    West Brunswick High School choral director Annette Harton said money should never be a reason for students not to participate in show choir.

    “I know that there are people who frankly can’t afford it,” she said.

    A growing number of students are participating in her show choir classes this year. The additional students combined with a lack of funding have caused some challenges for the vocal department.

    Luckily, Harton has a dedicated group of parents who have stepped up to the plate.

  • It's important to keep pets up-to-date on vaccinations

    Two rabies cases have been confirmed in Brunswick County and they’re serving as a reminder about the importance of keeping pets current on vaccinations.

    In the two cases reported by the Brunswick County Health Department, two dogs that got into fights with wild animals were not current on their rabies vaccinations. Because of that, one of the dogs was euthanized. In the other case, Brunswick County Animal Services quarantined the dog while the owner made a decision about whether it would be put down.