Today's News

  • K-9 Enforcement team report

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office recently launched its newest law enforcement initiative, the K-9 enforcement team.

    The team, comprised of five K-9 officers and their dogs, is similar to the sheriff’s office community policing program, which targets areas with high crime and drug activity, but the K-9 enforcement team is its own patrol division.

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on James Way in Leland; suspect broke passenger window of victim’s vehicle and took a purse.

    •Larceny and trespassing on Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect came onto victim’s property and stole a Suzuki Cougar.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Ocean Haven Road in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole a CD player/stereo.

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

  • Shallotte crime report

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

    •Police charged Donnie Kabe Turbeville, 32, of Hawick Lane, Shallotte, with burglary, larceny and violation of an ex parte order on July 24. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed on no bond.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from motor vehicle on Country Club Drive; suspect went into victim’s vehicle and stole a $100 MP3 player.


    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents this past weekend. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •On July 25, a vehicle was broken into with property damage on Eighth Street. A window was broken, an alarm sounded, and the perpetrator fled.

    •Another vehicular break-in was reported the same day on 38th Street. A trunk was popped and items were taken.

    •A scooter was reported stolen from Colony II.

    •Amanda Hege, 32, of Lexington, was charged with driving while license revoked.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest last week. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    •Larceny and burglary on Ocean Boulevard West; suspect entered victim’s home and stole bottles of wine and TV/VCR/stereo equipment including an LCD TV with DVD player.

    •Larceny on beach access steps; suspect stole victim’s skateboard.

    •Larceny on Ocean Boulevard West; suspect stole 10 fishing rods and reels from victim’s home.

  • Gause sentenced on assault charge

    James Alfonzo Gause, 37, has pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon to inflict serious injury, assistant district attorney Chris Gentry said.

    Superior Court Judge Gary Locklear sentenced Gause to 32-48 months in the N.C. Department of Corrections, Gentry said.

    Gause was also facing a habitual misdemeanor assault charge and a misdemeanor assault on a government official but pleaded guilty to the felony charge.

    Gause still faces a felony possession of cocaine charge, as well as habitual felon.

  • CIS provides area students with a 'funsational' summer

    Going to the beach, bowling and a trip to the movies may not sound educational, but they are for students in the Communities in Schools (CIS) Funsational Summer Program.

    Evelyn and John Marlow run the summer program at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School and have between 10 and 25 students each week.

    While the goal is to help each child reach his or her full educational potential, the Marlows make sure the students have fun every step of the way.

  • BCC offers online courses with flexible learning schedules

    For Yasmine Bines, traveling to class at Brunswick Community College every day is a challenge. She works and raises two small children while trying to work toward a degree. Driving to and from campus takes her more than an hour. Factor in the rising cost of living, and it becomes an almost impossible task.

    Brunswick Community College offers a variety of online courses that will fit into just about any lifestyle and schedule. Courses that split students’ time between the classroom and online are also available.

  • Some Holden Beach residents upset about canal project

    Woes continue for dredging canals in Holden Beach Harbor.

    More than a year after dredging began, property owners and town officials are dissatisfied with the removal of sand and mud from canals in that subdivision.

    The dredging project for the town’s canals was bid in December 2005. The first check was issued to Kevin Alderman from Alderman Brothers Construction in April 2006. The total payment made to the company was $242,326, current Holden Beach town manager David Hewett said.

    The contract with Alderman was to dredge 37,000 yards.