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Public Safety

  • Man sentenced on federal heroin charges linked to Brunswick County

    ars in prison for conspiracy to sell drugs in Brunswick County and elsewhere in the United States.

    U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Nicholas Skinner, 33, on Aug. 13 to seven years in prison, followed by supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, as well as unspecified amounts of cocaine and buprenorphine.

  • Man sentenced on federal heroin charges linked to Brunswick County

    A federal judge sentenced a Pikesville, Md., man to seven years in prison for conspiracy to sell drugs in Brunswick County and elsewhere in the United States.

    U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Nicholas Skinner, 33, Aug. 13 on to seven years in prison, followed by supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, as well as unspecified amounts of cocaine and buprenorphine.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Aug. 15-16 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents in the last week. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Aug. 15

    Report taken at the post office about a stolen license plate.

    Aug. 16

    Report taken on Magnolia Street about breaking and entering.

  • Missing Shallotte man found safe

    A Silver Alert issued for a Shallotte man earlier this month was canceled after he was found safe.

    James K. Clarida Jr., 45, was reported missing Aug. 7 fromTryon Road.

    He was found safe Aug. 16, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, Aug. 6-10 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports. 

    Aug. 6

    Peggy Williams, 49, of Clubhouse Road was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Facility and held until sober.

    Aug. 7

    A stolen John Deere Ski Steer was recovered from 826 Live Oak Drive in Sunset Beach. The equipment was reported stolen Dec. 21, 2000, from Mecklenburg County.

    Two kayaks reported stolen from 18thStreet.

    Aug. 8

  • Calabash Fire Departmen July 2018

    During the month of July, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 188 calls: three structure fires, three woods/brush fires, a vehicle fire, a boat fire, 14 fire alarms, 12 motor vehicle accidents, an investigation, 32 public assistance calls, a mutual aid, two other and 118 EMS first response calls.

  • BBB issues warnings about telephone call and email scams

    The BBB of Coastal Carolina says scammers are using the BBB’s name to target both consumers and local businesses.

    There are countless phone debt collection scams; however, scammers are using the BBB to make it appear as a legitimate call or email.

    The Better Business Bureau is a reputable organization that offers both businesses and consumers resources such as reviews, ratings and complaints, along with information that educates on how to choose a trustworthy business and how to recognize scams.

  • Police seek man on attempted murder, assault charges

    Boiling Spring Lakes police are looking for a man they say tried to kill a woman before breaking a man’s nose early Wednesday morning.

    Police initially sought 45-year-old David Leory Moore of Bolivia in the case, and a warrant for his arrest showed the woman’s throat was slashed with a box cutter. Moore turned himself in to police about 10 p.m. Wednesday, Shirley said.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 1-6 2018

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports. 

    Aug. 1

    Breaking and entering reported on Dolphin Street. Victim said nothing appeared to be missing.

    Aug. 4

    George M. Hayes, 20, of Boone Street, Shallotte, received a state citation on a simple possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana charge and released.

    Aug. 5

  • Silver Alert issued for missing Brunswick County man

    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered Brunswick County man.

    James K Clarida Jr., 45, is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. He is described as a 6-foot-4 black man weighing about 200 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.

    Clarida, who was last seen wearing a black shirt and jeans at 655 Tryon Road in Shallotte, may be heading to Horry County, S.C., in a red 2007 Lexus IS250 with North Carolina license plate EHF9800.