Today's News

  • Shallotte Crime Report

     The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Jessica Lee Barnes, 30, of 2378 Milligan Road, Ash, was arrested for drug paraphernalia; suspect was stopped for not displaying a license plate.

    •Edwardo Santibanes, 31, of 12993 Highway 701, Tabor City, was arrested for larceny from Belk.

    •Maria Osorio-Hernandez, 27, of 5672 Diamond Loop, Ash, was arrested for larceny from Belk.

  • Community failed student for trying to prohibit religious song

    "Christian Songs Get OK'd at Schools' Talent Show."

    Among all the day’s global headlines—the latest from Libya, earthquake relief in Japan and the anticipated premiere of “Dancing With the Stars”—this one caught my attention.

  • Brunswick County Schools plans uses for Race to the Top federal money

    BOLIVIA—Of the $440 million in Race to the Top federal education reform funding allotted to school systems in North Carolina, Brunswick County Schools received $1.6 million to be used during the next four years.

    “It’s a lot of work for a little bit of money, that’s what everybody around the country who won it is saying,” Superintendent Edward Pruden said of securing the federal funds.

    School systems around the country competed to secure Race to the Top funds, which were introduced by President Barack Obama in 2009.

  • Board chair voices concerns over charter school bill on House floor

    Brunswick County Board of Education Chairperson Shirley Babson did not want to sign her name to a generic resolution opposing Senate Bill 8, which would lift the cap on charter schools.

    Instead, she went to Raleigh and expressed her concerns in person to members of the house and education committee on the floor of the General Assembly.

    “I wanted them to know how the bill would affect my school system, how much money it was going to take, and my concerns of taking funds out of the current expense,” Babson said.

  • Leland councilman charged with domestic violence

    A Leland councilman has been arrested and charged with domestic violence.

    According to Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne, Herbert Barnes, a Leland councilman, was arrested Saturday, March 19, and charged with assault on a female and domestic violence.

    Jayne said police officers were dispatched to a 911 call for service involving a report of domestic violence last Saturday. After officers spoke with the victim and gathered evidence concerning the alleged assault, police located and arrested Barnes, who was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • 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 March 14-20, K-9 deputies issued 26 citations and made 21 drug arrests.

    K-9 deputies set up checkpoints at Midway Road, McLamb Road, Hickman Road, Ash-Little River Road, Shell Point Road and Beach Drive.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Ninth annual home and garden show unfolds this weekend

    SHALLOTTE—The Ninth Annual Brunswick Islands Home and Garden Show unfolds this weekend at West Brunswick High School in Shallotte.

    The two-day event is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27.

    General admission is $5, and children 8 and younger are admitted free.

    In its ninth year, the event will feature a variety of exhibitors and classes. Those who attend the home and garden show can talk with landscapers and experts from local nurseries. Live plants and flowers will be available for purchase.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit arrested a Tabor City man in Shallotte on several drug charges last week.

    During the arrest, agents seized 90 Percocet tablets.

  • Detectives search for two armed robbery suspects

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two male suspects who were involved in an armed robbery in the Calabash area early Tuesday morning.

    Around 5:15 a.m. March 15, two suspects entered Calabash Internet Café, at 1224 River View Drive, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer April Stanley said.

    The suspects concealed their identities with masks, and forced employees to hand over an undetermined amount of money before fleeing the business.

  • 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:

    •Lost wallet at the Citgo in Calabash; victim said he misplaced his wallet.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Little Macedonia Road in Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence and damaged screen and doorjamb.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Winter Street in Supply; suspect pried open victim’s side door and stole TV.