Today's News

  • 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.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    Officers with the Ocean Isle Beach police department investigated the following incidents during the week of April 6-12:

    •Larceny on East First Street; suspect entered victim’s residence and removed two TVs, a DVD player and a CD player.

    •Drunk and disruptive on East First Street; suspect was drunk and disruptive at a hotel in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Golden Corral on hold, Smith Avenue extension project extended

    SHALLOTTE—Plans for Golden Corral are on hold until further notice. According to Allen Serkin, planning director, the applicant asked in March for the issues to be placed on hold for consideration by the board of aldermen until the April meeting.

    Prior to this month’s meeting, the applicant requested the items be withdrawn from consideration from the board’s agenda until further notice.

  • Retiring after 25 years with Black's Tire

    SHALLOTTE—Fifteen years ago a man drove from Tabor City to Shallotte to help a company store for the day.

    Fifteen years later, Arnold Ward celebrated his last day of work at Shallotte Black’s Tire and Auto Service. Ward, the store manager for 14 years, retired after 25 years with the company. At the time he came to Shallotte, he was employed at the company’s Myrtle Beach, S.C., store.

  • Eliminating the federal budget deficit and unicorns for everyone

    It has been my personal experience that just when you think you’ve seen it all—when something or someone is so ridiculous it seems there’s no way things could possibly get any stranger—they do. They always do.

    For example, take any situation lately involving former state Sen. R.C. Soles Jr.

    Every time he’s in the news, which is increasing in frequency now that he’s no longer in the state Senate, you think it can’t get any stranger.

    But it does. It always does.

  • Area religious leaders show support for Racial Justice Act


    SHALLOTTE—Area religious and community leaders gathered Thursday at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church to take a stance on the North Carolina Racial Justice Act and the law’s potential repeal.

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Monroe Lane SE in Bolivia; suspect pried open victim’s front door, entered residence and stole several firearms.

    •Property damage on Southport-Supply Road in Southport; suspect broke victim’s car window.

    •Larceny on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia; suspect stole books from victim’s store.

  • Shallotte Budget Meetings Scheduled


    Shallotte officials are scheduled to discuss the fiscal year 2011-2012 budget through a series of workshops.

    All meetings are open to the public, and the public is encouraged to attend.

    The first meeting at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, will focus on the capital improvement program, general fund and general administration.

    During the second meeting at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, the board will discuss the fire department and the police department’s budgets.

  • Extreme Couponing

    I have heard of extreme sports—snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding—and even watched many on television. But there is a new extreme game in town and it’s not your typical sporting event.

    Extreme couponing has become so popular, there is even a television show chronicling the process and the savings. As a child I remember my mother clipping coupons from the Sunday paper. She even had a special coupon book that she kept in her purse. I remember it was organized into categories such as food, cleaning products, etc.

  • 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.

    •Theft of a trailer hitch and pin from Paisley Drive in Shallotte; trailer hitch and pin were removed from victim’s work truck over the weekend.