Today's News

  • New books are available at Rourk Branch Library

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte.

    Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.


    “Practically Perfect” by Katie Forde. Witty and romantic.

    “Nice To Come Home To” by Rebecca Flowers. A smart, funny, entertaining novel of love, family and community.

    “Wit’s End” by Karen Joy Fowler. A sly and clever novel of mystery, intrigue and virtual reality.

  • 'Silver Review' celebrating 25 years of BLT premiers May 16

    It’s been 25 years of songs, rehearsals, makeup and lights for the various county residents who’ve been active in the Brunswick Little Theatre since its first production of the musical “Brigadoon” in 1983.

    The founding members weren’t so sure it would last this long, but now, two of the most active theater participants are honoring the company’s roots with a special tribute—a free, outdoor musical revue, or as the directors call it, a “Silver Review.”

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following information and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports.

    •Larceny on Devane Road in Shallotte; suspect removed sign from victim’s property.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Blue Banks Loop in Northwest; suspect kicked in victim’s door and damaged home.

    •Mail tampering at the Bolivia Post Office; suspect went through victim’s mail.

  • Leland Crime report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Fictitious information to an officer at U.S. 17 and Ploof Road; Ferquan Jamiel Williams, 18, of 7460 Ocean Highway West, Shallotte, gave false information to an officer, saying his name was Tyrese Williams, and his date of birth was Jan. 18, 1991.

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •April Laquan Daniels, 28, of 6308 Apt. 2 Kerry Lane, Ocean Isle Beach; charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Melanie Jeanine Hayes, 24, of 3006 Harvest Road, Castle Hayne; charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Larceny at Tomco of Shallotte; a $2,500 brake machine was reported taken from vehicle.

    •Larceny on Nicklaus Court; a $400 Honda Quatro Cut self-propelled lawn mower was reportedly removed from the back of victim’s truck overnight.

    •Communicating threats at Kangaroo; suspect made threats and swung pipe at the victim.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police investigated vandalism May 7.

    According to an incident report, the victim reported the right side of a truck bed being damaged on Lions Paw Street. The damage is valued at $500.

  • House breaking and entering reported in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A breaking and entering to a house with larceny was reported May 6 in Sunset Beach.

    A subject turned on the hot water heater and used the telephone for about a month in the incident reported on Magnolia Drive, deputy chief Steve Smith said.

  • One dead after shots fired at car

    A 28-year-old Calabash man was found dead just before 10 p.m. May 8—a victim of an apparent drive-by shooting.

    When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene on Pineclair Drive near Calabash, James Allen Murdock, of Acres Lane, was unresponsive in a vehicle.

    Murdock was sitting in a vehicle near a residence on Pineclair Drive when a suspect or suspects driving a dark colored SUV shot at him, Lt. Sam Davis said.

    Davis declined to say how many shots were fired or where Murdock was shot, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation.

  • Brunswick Community college honors graduates

    The following students have earned degrees and cerficicates from Brunswick Community College. Commencement exercises were celebrated Friday night.

    Adult High School Diploma

    Krystal D. Arnold

    Robert A. Austin

    John H. Bland

    Sherri M. Brooks

    Kerry L. Burney

    David M. Cantrell

    Natasha Chamberlain

    Jared M. Cox

    Brittany L. Edge

    Ashton B. Edwards

    Brandon L. Ford

    Crystal S. Hamilton

    Tara M. Hardee

    Palmer V. Johnson

    Teresa L. King

    Rachel J. Leonard

    Perry B. Mansfield