Today's News

  • Shallotte man arrested on drug charges

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a Shallotte man last week on various drug-related charges.

    Sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said on Friday, July 8, deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Jermine Tyrese Frink on N.C. 130 near Newman Smith Road in Ash.

    When deputies searched the vehicle, Stanley said they found and seized 10 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia.

  • Supreme Court allows DA’s traffic court; will hear case

    RALEIGH—The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued an order allowing District Attorney Jon David’s administrative traffic court to resume.

    David’s traffic court program has been on hold since April, when Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly issued an administrative order, which halted traffic court.

    In the April administrative order, Jolly criticized David for implementing a new administrative traffic court program, which utilized a driving school program called StreetSafe.

  • Southport man arrested for multiple business break-ins

    Deputies with the Brunswick County North End task force recently arrested a Southport man for multiple break-ins at businesses throughout Southport and Boiling Spring Lakes.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said between December 2010 and April 2011, eight area businesses reported being broken into on N.C. 87 and Long Beach Road.

    Stanley said detectives followed up on multiple leads, which led to the suspect, James Rudolph Craig.

  • 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:

    •Burglary and larceny of a firearm on Jackson Street in Supply; suspect stole a firearm from victim’s residence.

    •Larceny on Blue Drive in Supply; suspect stole trailer hitch from victim’s vehicle.

    •Larceny on Harbor Drive in Holden Beach; suspect stole victim’s cell phone.

  • Holden Beach mayor files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    Holden Beach Mayor Alan Holden filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 5.

    The filing is for personal finances and does not affect Alan Holden Vacations or any of his other corporations.

    “I filed for Chapter 11,” Holden said in an interview Tuesday morning. “Chapter 7 and 13 [bankruptcy] means you’re broke, in simple terms.  Chapter 11 means you are strong in assets versus liabilities and that you are reorganizing.

  • Two arrested for Holden Beach break-ins

    VARNAMTOWN—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and special operations unit worked together this week to take two local suspects into custody in Varnamtown.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said multiple incidents were reported between June and July about motor vehicle break-ins, copper thefts and golf cart battery thefts in the Holden Beach area.

    These incidents generated numerous community complaints and tips that led detectives to the two suspects, Benjamin Carlyle and Justin Varnum.

  • Candidates continue to file for office for November municipal elections

    BOLIVIA—Candidate filing for the upcoming municipal elections continues.

    Filing began at noon Friday, July 1, and runs until noon Friday, July 15, for most Brunswick County municipalities.

    The towns of Southport and Navassa, which file by district, have a separate filing period from noon Monday, July 25, until noon Friday, Aug. 12.

    The 2011 General Election will be Tuesday, Nov. 8.

    Greg Bellamy, director of the Brunswick County Board of Elections, said some changes have taken place since the last municipal election in 2009.

  • Carolina Shores Golf Course sale postponed

    BOLIVIA—A scheduled foreclosure sale of Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club has been postponed until September.

    The rescheduling was announced by a county tax official Tuesday morning at Brunswick County Courthouse, where a handful of Carolina Shores residents turned out to learn the future of the 37-year-old, 18-hole golf course.

    There were more residents than bidders on hand.

    Ron Pecina said he lives on the golf course.

    “My backyard is the golf course,” he said. “I have a vested interest.”

  • Community garden meeting set for July 26 in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—A follow-up meeting to obtain input from residents about a future community garden and event space next to town hall is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26.

    The session will be conducted at Carolina Shores Town Hall by Frank Smith, owner of Smith 2 Architecture + Design PLLC of Wilmington. The firm has been contracted to prepare conceptual design of the project.

  • Company chosen to do site, parking lot work for future Calabash park

    CALABASH—Town commissioners have awarded a low-bidding company to do site preparation and parking lot construction for the future Calabash Community Park.

    Brunswick Trucking and Contracting was unanimously chosen Tuesday night by Calabash town commissioners to do the work for $19,250.

    Work at the future site of the park at the corner of Persimmon Road and Traders Lane will consist of removing and disposing of about 65 tree stumps, removal of a pine tree about 44 inches in circumference, root and bush hog work and parking lot preparation.