Today's News

  • Sunset Beach police make DWI arrests

    Sunset Beach police have arrested three people for driving while intoxicated.

    •Holly Rosetta Bowman, 21, of 273 Cordova Road, Cordova, was charged with DWI on July 30.

    •Leah Irene Elliot, 41, of 1641 Edgewood Drive, Little River, S.C., was charged with DWI on July 30.

    •Charles Eugene Rivenbark, 46, of 7272 Bo Tuck Road, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with DWI on July 28.

    Sunset Beach police also investigated an incident of larceny reported July 28 on East Main Street.

  • Looking Back: 1991 through 1993

    Editor’s note: This is the next installment in a year-long series reflecting on the history of The Brunswick Beacon, which turns 50 years old this year. Twice each month, we will bring readers a glimpse into the past.

    1991 headlines

    •In a Jan. 3 issues, then-state Rep. David Redwine was quoted as saying “We can no longer afford to be sugar daddy to everyone,” in reference to the state’s budget woes.

    •HBO was advertising its showing of “Steel Magnolias” on its cable movie channel.

  • Glenda Ansley, Teen Court coordinator, champion for children dies

    SHALLOTTE—Glenda Ansley, Teen Court coordinator and champion for children, has died.

    Ansley, 55, died Saturday, July 28, at her Shallotte home.

    Friends and colleagues describe Ansley as a tireless champion for children.

    Former district attorney Rex Gore worked with Ansley for more than 10 years in her role as Teen Court coordinator.

  • Brunswick County unemployment tops 10 percent in June

    Unemployment in Brunswick County continues to hover more than 10 percent.

    North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division officials recently released county unemployment rates for June.

    Brunswick County’s June unemployment rate was 10.9 percent, up from 10.3 percent in May.

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate dipped below 10 percent briefly in April, but jumped back up the following month. April’s 9.7 percent unemployment rate was Brunswick County’s first sub-10-percent rate in three years.

  • Drug agents arrest two

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit arrested the following suspects:

    •Justin Lee Martin, 22, of 1069 EF Hudson St., Ash, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance and possession of synthetic canabinoids.

  • Brunswick County Victory Office opens

    Brunswick County’s Victory Office has opened at Brunswick County Republican Headquarters on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia. The Victory Office is funded jointly through the Republican National Committee and the North Carolina Republican Party. The Victory Office is open seven days a week through November’s election.  


  • Winnabow woman arrested for elderly exploitation

    Following a month-long investigation into allegations of exploitation of an elderly patient, Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested Berkley Lyn Croft, a licensed practical nurse who was working at a nursing home in the Leland area.

    Croft is charged with stealing $1,800 from a patient’s bank account by using her bank card without consent.

    Croft, 38,of 5742 Pine St., Winnabow, has been charged with felony exploitation of an elder adult by person in a position of trust.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Burglary and larceny on Grinders Way NE in Leland on July 27.

    •Fire incident on Seagull Court in Ocean Isle Beach on July 27.

    •Larceny and vandalism on Jolly Roger Drive in Supply on July 27.

    •Fraud on Beach Drive in Sunset Beach on July 27.

    •Larceny on Scupper Run in Southport on July 28.

    •Breaking and entering to an auto, vandalism and larceny on Sandy Creek Drive in Leland on July 28.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office special operations team roundup

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From July 23-29, special operations deputies set up checkpoints at N.C. 179, Thomasboro Road and Hickman Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Wanted suspects captured by U.S. Marshals in Louisiana

    BOLIVIA—All three suspects wanted in connection with a July 26 shooting are in custody.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh said Dwight Sylvester Powell Jr. turned himself in to deputies Saturday, July 28, for his alleged role in the shooting.

    On Wednesday, Aug. 1, the two remaining suspects were captured, Routh said.

    U.S. Marshals captured Deontray Tremel Bryant and Mickey Alonzo Bryant in Louisiana.