Today's News

  • Many species of fish moving through local waters

    Cooler weather has pushed fall fishing along quickly. Variable winds and weather conditions mean fishing luck changes daily, but it also means a lot of species are moving through our local waters.

    Speckled trout are active inside. Trout hit throughout the year, but middle to late fall is probably being the best time to fish for them. During autumn, specks can be targeted in a variety of ways. They like a moving bait and are schooled up very tightly.

  • Love blooms in Ocean Isle, blossoms into marriage on couple’s golf trip

    Sometimes human beings have the chance to witness something magical like a lavish church wedding, the birth of a child, a baby’s first smile.

    The magic may be as simple as a view from a mountaintop, or a sunset by a salt marsh as a great blue heron streams into the sky. It could be the rise and fall of a school of dolphins as it navigates the Intracoastal Waterway.

    My husband, Gene, and I and 10 other couples had a magical experience last week in Mount Pleasant, S.C., when a golf trip turned into a wedding none of us will ever forget.

  • Golf action



    The weekly tournament was Oct. 13. The format was individual flighted scores. First place in the first flight was a tie between Butch Cunningham and Bob Koegel at a net score of 68. Second flight net: 1. Bill Shanley, 65; 2. Larry Agrimonti, 69; 3. Alan Morrissey, 70.

  • 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. 12-18, K-9 deputies answered 15 calls, wrote seven uniform citations and made nine drug arrests.

    Deputies patrolled the following communities: Shell Point Acres, Tall Pines and Brunswick Forest.

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

  • 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:

    •First-degree burglary and larceny on Pinfish Street on Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence and took money.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Ocean View Avenue in Supply; suspect broke victim’s window and entered victim’s residence.

    •Property damage on N.C. 211 in Southport; suspect damaged street signs.

  • Holden Beach police reports

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and issued the following citations last week, which are taken directly from incident reports and citations:

    •Burglary and larceny from a motor vehicle was reported Oct. 8 at the east end beach access.

    •Larceny was reported Oct. 12 at an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    •Sarah Jean Provost, 32, of 104 Doodley Lane, Shallotte, was cited for expired registration.

  • Superior Court

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutors Chris Thomas, Erin Holden, Chris Gentry and Brooke Smith adjudicated the following cases during Superior Court sessions Oct. 5-9:

    Konda Lee Ballard, 28, of 1643 Cedar Hill Road, Leland; three counts possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, charges consolidated, NC Department of Corrections 4-5 months active, $245.50 costs, $50 jail fees, $450 attorney fee, $50 appointment fee, $1,800 lab fees, provide DNA sample, assessment/treatment-DART.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Sept. 21:

    John Nicholas Bellamy, 31, of 4538 Creek Road, Southport; felony possession stolen motor vehicle.

    Hakeeme Brown, 20, of 1219 South 4th St., Wilmington; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, felony conspiracy to sell/deliver heroin.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2, 5 and 6 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Sept. 30

    Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Sarah Elizabeth Allen, consume alcohol under 19, Brunswick County Jail 10 days active.

    Blake Taylor Batchelor, speeding 70 in a 55 zone, prayer for judgment continued and costs.