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    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated following incidents last week.

    •Police charged Mark Alan Dunavon II, 23, of 4284 Jones St., Shallotte, with driving while impaired. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Krystel Nicole Jones, 24, of 5613 E. Waterscape Drive, Supply, with resisting arrest. She was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

    •Police charged Patrick Grey Barden, 29, of 2587 Dockside Drive, Supply, with driving while impaired. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • 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.

    •Property damage on Flagship Avenue in Southport; suspect threw a rock at victim’s window.

    •Larceny of medication on Juniper Street in Supply; suspect stole 90 pills from victim’s bathroom.

    •Property damage and larceny on Liberty Landing Road in Winnabow; suspect stole victim’s U.S. Flag.

  • 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. 18-24, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Shell Point Acres, Carolina Shores, Magnolia Greens, Mariners Point, Highlands and Tall Pines.

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

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Towns need this agreement

    It appears, finally, the towns of Oak Island and St. James are ready to come to an agreement about Midway Road property both towns had intended to annex.

    The proposed annexation sparked outcry from residents and sent lawsuits into Brunswick County courts.

    Now, it appears the towns are ready to settle the matter.

    It’s about time.

  • 'It only takes a can of peas to help'

    The news footage of the recent earthquake’s aftermath in Haiti is unlike anything most of us have ever seen.

    It’s not every day we turn on the news to see images of dead bodies lined up for miles along the side of the road.

    We don’t normally see doctors taking care of critically ill patients outside under a tent. And we certainly don’t see our homes, schools, businesses and buildings crumbled to the ground, possibly covering up bodies that could be alive or not.

  • Why not use facility here for VA center instead of building a new one?

    Brunswick County commissioners have made it clear they would like to see the current Brunswick Community Hospital become a Veterans Affairs facility in the future.

    The current hospital will become vacant when the new Brunswick Novant Medical Center opens in 2011.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 13-14 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. 13

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

  • Superintendent resigns from position

    First reported at 7:26 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. Updated 8:55 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

    Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Katie McGee voluntarily resigned from her position Thursday night.

    At a specially called meeting, board chairperson Bud Thorsen announced McGee and the board came to a "mutual agreement," and McGee's resignation would be effective Jan. 31.

  • South’s boys beat West

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick guard Edward McNeil directed the plays as Montez Loman scored 19 points and Terrell Stanley 15 in a 54-36 victory Jan. 21 over West Brunswick in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

    The victory gives South a sweep of West in the regular season and the top seed from the conference for the Class 3A state playoffs.

    West lost its 10th straight game and is 1-12 overall. Roman Smyth (10 points) was the top scorer for West, winless in the conference.