Today's News

  • Two suspects arrested for assault, robbery

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives recently arrested two suspects for an assault and robbery that took place last month.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said around 4 p.m. Friday, March 18, two suspects, Michael Anthony Williams and Robert Jefferson Collins II, assaulted subjects at a residence. They then left the home and robbed another victim on Galloway road in Bolivia.

  • Pending bill could consolidate health, DSS boards in North Carolina

    RALEIGH—A bill pending in the North Carolina General Assembly would allow counties to consolidate their human services boards, such as health and social services, to one board.

    Senate Bill 433, the local human services administration bill, was introduced March 29 by state Sen. Fletcher Hartsell Jr., R-Concord.

    The bill would allow for the consolidation of counties’ boards of health, social services, mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse into one human services board.

  • Charter school bill passes in house

    RALEIGH—Eliminating the 100-school cap on charter schools was one of the battle cries of the Republican majority at the start of the 2011 legislative session in the North Carolina General Assembly.

    But not all charter school supporters are pleased with the version of the bill that passed in the State House in a 68-51 vote.

    The 22-page bill underwent multiple revisions and amendments before the House voted to adopt the bill around 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 11.

  • County’s unemployment dips slightly in February

    Unemployment dipped to 10.1 percent statewide, but Brunswick County’s unemployment rate remains at 11.9 percent for February.

    According to February numbers recently released by state’s employment security commission, unemployment rates across North Carolina dipped .3 percent from 10.4 percent in January to 10.1 percent in February.

    Brunswick County also experienced a .3-percent drop in unemployment—from 12.2 percent in January to 11.9 percent in February.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit arrested a Shallotte man after a traffic stop in Supply on Friday, April 8.

    Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, agents initiated a routine traffic stop at the intersection of Turkey Trap and Stanbury Roads in Supply, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said.

    During the traffic stop, agents searched Shawn Deontae Hewett and seized one ounce of cocaine and digital scales, Stanley said.

  • Family comedian returns home to entertain

    A funny man who grew up as the ninth of 14 children on a farm along U.S. 17 in Bolivia is returning home to entertain audiences.

    Brunswick County’s own Alcindor Hankins, aka LaSalle LaSalle, will perform along with musical talent Dick Knight Express as a fundraiser for Mt. Carmel AME Church of Southport. Performances will be at the Odell Williamson Auditorium.

  • 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 April 4-10, K-9 deputies issued four citations and made five drug arrests.

    •Delmer Maurice Smith, 40, of 4368 Northwest Drive NE, Leland, was charged with manufacture marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

  • T-shirts will be plentiful in Ocean Isle

    Ocean Isle Beach will not be lacking in T-shirt shops this summer season.

    According to Justin Whiteside, town planner, Xtreme Surf and Sport is currently preparing to open its doors in an outparcel adjacent to the Lowes Foods, Eagles is renovating the old IGA and Waves plans an upcoming expansion at its current location.

    Ocean Isle commissioners chuckled as someone said, “I think we are in the wrong business.”

  • 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.