Today's News

  • BFA approved for summer food program; six sites to provide meals

    The state has approved Brunswick Family Assistance to participate in the Summer Food Service Program to provide free nutritious meals during the summer to kids ages 18 and younger beginning June 23.

    According to BFA Executive Director Joe Cannon, BFA applied to the state to participate in the program and also recruited organizations including several churches to serve as local meal sites.

    “We’ve got about 5,000 kids in the school system in Brunswick County who get free and reduced lunch and breakfast,” Cannon said.

  • Ten detention officers earn certification

    BOLIVIA—Ten of the students who graduated last Friday weren’t from area high schools, but the recent graduates still had reason to celebrate.

    Brunswick County Detention officers graduated from the Detention Officer Certification Course—the first ever in house at the sheriff’s office—with flying colors.

  • Drug agents shut down marijuana distributor

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit ended a yearlong investigation with one arrest, shutting down a major marijuana distribution point in Leland.

    Drug agents arrested Christopher Lee Hubbard, 22, of 8935 King Road, Leland, and charged Hubbard with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, manufacture marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    After searching the King Road home last week, agents seized 1 pounds of marijuana, four marijuana plants, several guns and more than $30,000 in cash.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week.

    •Police arrested Billy Ray Thomas, 50, of Edge Water Drive, Shallotte, on charge of failure to appear. He was placed in the Brunswick County Detention Center on a $500 secured bond.

    •Counterfeit money at the Scotchman’s on Main Street; suspect gave the clerk a counterfeit $100 bill.

    •Larceny of cash at Wal-Mart; victim left money, which was then allegedly taken by an employee.

  • Calabash man sentenced to 25 years for armed robbery

    NEW BERN—A Calabash man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for the armed robbery of several Advance Auto Parts stores in coastal North Carolina and South Carolina.

    U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced 51-year-old Thomas Lauren Pfoff to 300 months, or 25 years, in prison for his role in the robberies.

    According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Pfoff was convicted of robbing Advanced Auto Parts stores in Shallotte, Wilmington, Conway, S.C., Garden City, S.C., Georgetown, S.C., and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • 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:

    •Fraud on River Road in Calabash; suspect gave counterfeit money to a restaurant.

    •Property damage on Dogwood Road in Leland; suspect damaged the underpinning of victim’s home.

    •Larceny on Martingale Court NE in Leland; suspect stole pump from victim’s yard.


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

    • Justin Kyle Loeser, 32 of Sunset Beach; arrested for misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury, possession of or less ounces of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to the police report, the suspect was arrested after engaging in a physical altercation at Victoria’s Restaurant & Bar, and drugs were found as a result of a search of the suspect.


    Holden Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week.

    All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Burglary and larceny on Brunswick Avenue; suspect stole a power saw, fishing rods and reels and a boat motor valued at more than $2,800.

    •Larceny of copper on Greensboro Street; suspect stole copper wire valued at $3,000.

  • Sunset Beach crime report

    Two men were recently arrested in separate assault cases.

    Brandon Britt Parrish, 24, of 538 Magnolia Drive, Sunset Beach, was arrested and charged with assault on a female on Sunday, June 15.

    Paul Douglas Allard Jr., 44, of 201 Station Trail in Sunset Beach, was arrested and charged with assault on a female on Wednesday, June 11, according to Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith.

    On June 14, a vehicle break-in with two counts of larceny was reported in the Food Lion parking lot.

  • Community policing roundup

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies issued the following citations and made the following arrests last weekend through its community policing program.

    The sheriff’s office community policing program targets areas within the county with high crime and drug activity through increased patrols.

    Areas targeted last weekend include Seashore and Turkey Trap roads, Supply; McMilly Road, Shallotte; and Hewett-Burton and Wolfridge roads, Leland.

    The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from citations and arrest reports, are: