Today's News

  • 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.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Deer Trace Street in Supply; suspect broke into victim’s residence and stole a TV and an Xbox.

    •Larceny on Ocean Highway West in Carolina Shores; suspect stole several newspaper boxes.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Bristol Street in Sunset Harbor; suspect stole victim’s electric scooter.

  • Abandoned house burned; no injuries reported

    An abandoned house on Big Macedonia Road in Supply was burned down last week, but no one lived in the home, and no injuries were reported.

    According to a sheriff’s office incident report, a person started a fire at 384 Big Macedonia Road on Monday, Dec. 22. The suspect was still at the scene was responders arrived, Garner said. No charges will be filed, because Garner said the man who set the blaze was set to inherit the property where the house was, and he did not file an insurance claim.

  • Gospel sing set to remember church members

    Carson Varnam and Edsel Norris were longtime members of Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church in Varnamtown who loved gospel music, particularly bluegrass.

    Both men died this past year, but their inspiration lives on, congregation members say. So Varnam’s family decided to celebrate the men’s love of music and their contributions to the church by organizing a gospel sing on New Year’s Day.

  • Paws-Ability’s 2009 Mardi Gras set for Feb. 24

    The 2009 Mardi Gras for Paws Party, an invitation-only event, will be at Sharky’s in Ocean Isle Beach on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 24.

    The 2009 festivity is the second annual Mardi Gras fundraiser for Paws-Ability, a nonprofit organization that raises money to aid animal shelters and animal rescue groups within Brunswick County.

    About two years ago, Paws-Ability got its start as a Christmas party idea and has since grown into a respected and significant contributor to local organizations that help stray, injured, abused and unwanted animals.

  • Brunswick to receive federal emergency funds for food pantries

    Brunswick County is set to receive $70,680 in federal Emergency Food and Shelter funds as part of a $670,820 allocation for southeastern North Carolina.

    The local Emergency Food and Shelter board will be charged with dividing the money among local agencies such as Brunswick Family Assistance, Providence Home and the South Brunswick Interchurch Council.

    Public or private voluntary organizations interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Percy Woodard, local board chairman, at

    754-8484 for an application.

  • Carolina Shores to have workshop Jan. 5

     Carolina Shores commissioners will meet at their monthly workshop at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5.

    Their monthly meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6.


  • SB Town Council meets Jan. 5

    An audit presentation and off-street parking requirements are among agenda items for Sunset Beach Town Council’s regular monthly meeting Monday night, Jan. 5, at town hall.

    A 6:45 p.m. work session will precede the 7 p.m. meeting.


  • TV thefts investigated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police have investigated a spate of break-ins involving high-definition television thefts and converter boxes reported last week on the island.

    A breaking and entering was reported Dec. 27 on East Main Street in which an LCD HDTV was taken.

    Three HDTVs were reported stolen in another break-in reported Dec. 28, also on East Main Street. LCD TVs also were reported stolen from a residence on Bay Street.


  • No flu cases reported yet; shots still available

    No cases of influenza have yet been reported in North Carolina, Brunswick County Deputy Health Director Fred Michael said this week.

    The number of flu vaccines administered by the Brunswick County Health Department also has dropped off significantly, though the department has an abundant supply on hand.

    “There’s very little flu activity,” Michael said Monday.


    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged Michelle L. Perkins, 23, of 12 Paisley Drive, Apt. 205, Shallotte, with driving while impaired on U.S. 17 near Smith Avenue. She was also cited for having no insurance certificate. She was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where her blood alcohol content registered .14.