Today's News

  • Calabash adopts budget for fiscal year 2011-2012

    CALABASH—The town board of commissioners adopted a budget ordinance for fiscal year 2011-2012 calling for a .0875 ad valorem tax rate over the current .07 rate.

    During public comment time, residents Emily DiStasio, Cecelia Herman and Mack Sanders expressed concern about the increase that they said would put a hardship on residents on fixed incomes, coupled with the sewer assessment.

  • Committee prepares for hurricanes in Calabash

    CALABASH—FEMA forms, damage assessments and safety are among topics stirring at recent emergency management committee meetings.

    Now that hurricane season has officially descended, the town committee, consisting of Mayor Anthony Clemmons, Calabash Fire Chief Randy Bork and former Fire Chief Karl Bennett and his wife Linda, is focusing on organization in the event a hurricane hits.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a female at Second Street Bar and Grill; a female victim was hit in the head with a glass beer bottle during a domestic violence incident on Monday, June 13.

  • Shallotte Crime

    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.

    •Tony Cherrie Clark, 37, of 615 McMilly Road, Shallotte was arrested on two counts of failure to appear in Richmond County; suspect was picked up while a passenger during a traffic stop.

  • Upgrades at the Brunswick County Detention Center

    BOLIVIA—Sheriff’s office officials have recently made several upgrades at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the recent upgrades would “better serve the citizens of Brunswick County.”

    Upgrades include an Internet-based inmate visitation and kiosk system for inmates. The equipment and installation of both systems would not cost the county any money, but the county would make a small percentage using both services, Stanley said.

  • Board of education adopts interim budget

    BOLIVIA—Until the state and the county finalize their respective operating budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, the board of education is unable to adopt a formal budget resolution.

    Brunswick County Schools Finance Director Freyja Cahill said the board couldn’t adopt its formal fiscal year 2011-2012 operating budget until its funding sources—the state and the county—approve the upcoming fiscal year’s budgets.

    The 2011 fiscal year budget takes effect July 1.

  • 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:

    •Armed robbery on Walker Street in Leland; suspects entered victim’s business armed with guns.

    •Fire investigation on Cross Street in Shallotte; victim’s doublewide trailer caught on fire.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Robinsons Park Trail in Supply; suspect attempted to enter victim’s residence, damaging two doors and a screen window.

  • ACE roundup: Ten arrested for impaired driving charges

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team arrested 10 people for impaired driving last week.

    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 June 6-12, ACE deputies issued 70 total arrests and citations, including four driving while impaired charges and 18 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • 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 June 6-12, K-9 deputies issued 14 citations and made nine drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Albert Wayne Skipper, 30, of 518 Town Creek Road NE in Leland, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Jason Lee Calhoun, 40, of 2696 Craven St., Supply, was charged with resisting a public officer.

  • Governor vetoes GOP budget; lawmakers poised to override veto

    RALEIGH—It looks as if N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of GOP lawmakers’ budget may be short-lived.

    On Sunday, the first-term Democrat governor vetoed the GOP-led budget. But Republicans were quick to announce they had the numbers to override Perdue’s veto.

    In her veto announcement, Perdue accused the legislature of “turning its back on our schools, our children, our longstanding investments in education and our future economic prospects.”