Today's News

  • Memory, Gause homer as West beats White Oak

    JACKSONVILLE—Two-run home runs by Alex Memory and Jay Gause scored all of West Brunswick’s runs in a 4-0 victory Friday over White Oak in a Mideastern Conference baseball game.

    The low-scoring game was surprising, considering the Trojans had beaten the Vikings 17-0 last month.

    The victory improved West’s record to 7-1 in the conference, 16-3 overall, and keeps it in the running for the MEC title. West’s one MEC loss is to Laney, and the two teams have a rematch on Senior Night April 30 at West.

  • Shallotte board discusses budget

    The Shallotte aldermen are meeting weekly to plan for the 2009-2010 town budget.

    The board met April 22 and will continue to meet at 3:15 p.m. every Wednesday at town hall to discuss various expenses in the budget with staff and department heads until May 20.

    Between May 20-27, town administrator Paul Sabiston will present a proposed budget and budget message to the board. The board will schedule a public hearing on the proposal.

    A public hearing will be set in June. Sabiston said June 16 is the target date for adopting the budget following the hearing.

  • Shallotte extends deadline for dumpster screening

    SHALLOTTE—Town aldermen have extended the deadline for businesses to come into compliance with a new Dumpster screening ordinance.

    At Tuesday night’s pre-agenda meeting, the board voted to extend the deadline to Jan. 7, 2010 from the original cutoff date of May 7.

    The ordinance requires business owners to “gate and screen all four sides of an on-site Dumpster to ensure that the Dumpster container is not visible.”

    Screening should follow the town’s buffering requirements using such methods as buffering strips, fencing, walls or berms.

  • ROCAME has annual Brunswick County jamboree

    ROCAME had its annual Brunswick County jamboree on March 28, at South Brunswick High School. This year was the third consecutive year South Brunswick served as host.

    Four middle schools and three high schools (more than 150 students, teachers and parents) participated in the math and science events.

    Middle School Winners


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

    •Police charged Preston Windell Hill, 48, of 620 Mulberry St., Shallotte, with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and no insurance on Main Street. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on a $1,000 secured bond.

  • The secret to Chicken Winston is its seven-ingredient de jonghe sauce

    Everyone at one time or another has been to a restaurant and had a really fantastic meal that you wish you could make at home. And you probably could, if only you knew the exact ingredients, how to prepare the special sauce and how long to cook it. But it always seems there’s an ingredient or two you’ve left out, as it just doesn’t taste quite the same as what you had in the restaurant.

  • 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 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 April 20-26, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 33 calls, issued 11 drug charges and wrote seven uniform citations.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Carly Sue Turbeville, 31, of 1554 Tern Court, Shallotte; charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked.

  • 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 Ocean Highway West in Sunset Beach; suspect took two packs of cigarettes without paying for them.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Bird Street in Shallotte; suspect damaged victim’s windows and entered residence.

    •Larceny on Turnpike Road in Supply; suspect stole copper wire from construction site.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, April 15

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

    Pedro Antonio Alvarez, no operator’s license, Brunswick County Jail 10 days, suspended sentence 24 months, unsupervised probation 24 months, $150 and costs, not operate motor vehicle until licensed to do so, not violate any criminal laws; speeding 55 in a 35 zone, voluntarily dismissed.