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  • BCSO, Leland PD conduct Operation Restore Order in Navassa

    On Friday night, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, along with the Leland Police Department, executed Operation Restore Order in the Town of Navassa.

    This operation was conducted in response to the recent growth of violent crime and drug activity in the Navassa area.

  • BCSO detectives searching for suspect in attempted armed robbery

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who attempted to rob the Minute Man Food Mart at 106 Southport-Supply Road in Supply on Sunday night. 

    At approximately 10:44 p.m., a man wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie entered the food mart armed with a knife. The suspect is approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds.

    The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction of travel. 

  • BCSO arrests man for federal probation violation

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Task Force has arrested a man wanted for federal probation violation. 

    Kevin Lyndell Davis, 30, of McMilly Road, Shallotte, was taken into custody on June 20 for three counts of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/distribute cocaine, two counts of sell/deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, in addition to the federal probation violation charge. 

    Officers seized 14.2 grams of cocaine from Davis at the time of his arrest.

  • Second DWI checkpoint suspect released from hospital, arrested

    Antoine Levar Graham, the second suspect in the June 14 vehicle checkpoint incident in Leland, has been released from New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He has been arrested and is now in the Brunswick County Detention Center. He is being held on a $1,021,000 bond.

  • One year of helping people

    Saying goodbye to someone is often difficult. It’s even more difficult when you know that person is never coming back.

    But according to Jean Kivette, the staff at the SECU Hospice House in Bolivia can make the process a little easier.

    “If there’s ever a place where a person can say goodbye to a loved one, this is it,” she said.

    Jean knows this firsthand because it’s where she said goodbye to her husband, David, earlier this year.

  • Lewis plans N.C. Supreme Court run in 2014

    Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis has announced her plans to run for the N.C. Supreme Court in 2014.

    Lewis currently serves as Senior Resident Superior Court Judge in District 13 representing Brunswick County. She has been a Superior Court judge in the 13th judicial district since 2000.

    While her term does not expire until 2018, Lewis says she feels a run for the N.C. Supreme Court should be the next step for her.

    “I give my heart to my job, and I love my job, but I just feel that this is the natural progression,” she said.

  • Sunset Beach approves park development contract

    SUNSET BEACH—A split town council approved 3-2 Monday night a $95,500 park development engineering contract.

    Council members Lou DeVita, Karen Joseph and Mike Williams approved the contract with Withers & Ravenel engineering and surveying firm of Cary. Council members Carol Scott and Wilson Sherrill voted against it.

    During discussion prior to the vote, Scott said council members had not yet determined what they want to see in the new 5.2-acre Sunset Beach Town Park overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway off Sunset Boulevard.

  • Sunset Beach approves park development contract

    SUNSET BEACH—A split town council approved 3-2 Monday night a $95,500 park development engineering contract.

    Council members Lou DeVita, Karen Joseph and Mike Williams approved the contract with Withers & Ravenel engineering and surveying firm of Cary. Council members Carol Scott and Wilson Sherrill voted against it.

    During discussion prior to the vote, Scott said council members had not yet determined what they want to see in the new 5.2-acre Sunset Beach Town Park overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway off Sunset Boulevard.

  • Sunset Beach police to distribute Fourth of July fireworks fliers

    SUNSET BEACH—Same as it did last year, the Sunset Beach Police Department plans to distribute fliers to motorists this Fourth of July warning about state laws prohibiting fireworks.

    Despite complaints about tied-up traffic posed by the stops last year on the Sunset Beach island, Sunset Beach Town Administrator Gary Parker deemed the effort a success.

  • Woman sought for questioning in recent thefts

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives ask for the public's help in identifying the woman in the attached photos. She is wanted for questioning in regard to larceny from Turtle Crossing Cupcakes in Calabash on June 23 and Bill's Seafood in Sunset Beach on June 4. If you know the identity of this female please contact BCSO Detective Tina Edwards at (910) 880-4917 or the Sunset Beach Police Department at 579-2151.