Today's News

  • Brunswick youth participate in turkey show

    Turkeys are often the first thing that pops in your mind when you start talking about the Thanksgiving holiday season, and turkeys were definitely on the mind of many youth on Friday, Oct. 23. However, they weren’t thinking about eating them, they were in the process of showing them.

    More than 190 youth gathered at the North Carolina State Fair to show off their top turkey hens they raised while participating in the North Carolina Youth Market Turkey Show Program. Brunswick County 4-H youth once again rose to the occasion and made a strong showing at the competition.

  • BCC's Small Business Center completes research project

    The Small Business Center at Brunswick Community College recently completed a six-month research project that was funded by the South Brunswick Islands Committee of 100. The result is a comprehensive study of entrepreneurs in Brunswick County. The final report is available via the Brunswick Community College Web site at www.brunswickcc.edu.

  • Shallotte Middle KEYS program inducts new recruits

    The Keeping Every Youth Successful (KEYS) program at Shallotte Middle School inducted 37 new recruits at a ceremony Sept. 30.

    The ceremony featured guest speaker Col. James Payne, a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Payne has received various honors, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Marine Corps Reserve Medal, National Defense Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

  • 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:

    •Second-degree trespassing on Southport-Supply Road in Southport; suspect entered victim’s business after being told not to do so.

    •Larceny on Mercantile Drive in Leland; suspect stole victim’s purse from a break room.

    •Property damage on Red Bug Road in Shallotte; suspect damaged victim’s mailbox.

  • 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 Oct. 26-Nov. 1, deputies made two drug arrests, including charges for possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine and trafficking cocaine.

    K-9 deputies located 1 gram of marijuana and 117 grams of cocaine. Deputies patrolled communities in Leland and Bolivia.

  • Grant provides students daily snack of fruits, vegetables

    Students at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School enjoy either a fresh fruit or raw vegetable as a daily snack through a grant from the United Stated Department of Agriculture.

    The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program gave 62 schools across North Carolina a combined $1.8 million this year to purchase fruits or vegetables so students can enjoy a healthy snack while learning the importance of healthy eating and food choices.


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

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Isle Plaza; suspect took a 19-inch TV and remote from the home.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Concord Street; suspect forcibly entered storage room and caused $125 worth of damage to the door.

  • Virginia Williamson students to perform at Palace Theatre

    Fifty fifth-grade students from Virginia Williamson Elementary School will take center stage next week at the Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The select group of students will perform with The Twelve Irish Tenors of Dublin at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11.

    Tiffany Pruitt, music teacher at Virginia Williamson, said she received an e-mail from the Palace Theatre, asking for local school groups interested in singing during a performance. She immediately responded she was interested in participating. That opened the opportunity to all fifth-grade students.

  • Polls are open for 2009 municipal elections

    Voters in all 19 municipalities in Brunswick County get the chance to decide who will run their towns in municipal elections today.

    Polls are open until 7:30 p.m.

    In addition to deciding among three candidates for two town commissioners’ seats, Carolina Shores voters will have on their ballot a referendum asking whether the town “should return to a Mayor-Council Form of Government, as opposed to remaining in its current Council-Manager Form of Government?”