Today's News

  • On town disability: Sunset Beach chief building inspector’s case being negotiated

    SUNSET BEACH—A conflict-of-interest case regarding the town’s chief building inspector is being negotiated.

    The case involving Sunset Beach Chief Building Inspector Jeff Curtis was tentatively scheduled to be heard this month by a judge with the state Office of Administrative Hearings in Raleigh.

    However, a department spokeswoman said last week the hearing has not been scheduled because of ongoing settlement negotiations.

    Vickey Bullock with the Office of Administrative Hearings said a status update on the case is sought for July 1.

  • You can put the race card away; they just need to see your photo ID

    Having recently celebrated my 30th birthday, I love it when someone asks to see my ID to prove I am, in fact, older than 21 years old.

    I love it when a store clerk asks to see my ID when I use my credit card. They don’t do it at all stores, but I’d like to think my transactions are somewhat safer at places where they check to see I am who I purport to be.

    I don’t particularly like the photo on my ID, which I spent a good portion of my aforementioned birthday in a local DMV to receive, but I don’t complain when someone asks to see it.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects during the last two weeks.

    •Larceny of electrical equipment was reported on Ocean Boulevard West on June 10.

    •Larceny of a street sign was reported by the Dunescape Property Owners Association on June 14.

    •Ralph Teal, 58, of Supply, was cited for operating a motor vehicle with an expired registration June 9.

    •Kelsey Yoder, 18, of Supply, was cited for operating a motor vehicle with no operator’s license June 11.

  • Brunswick County drug report

    After a three-month investigation, agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit arrested a Supply man on multiple heroin and opium trafficking charges.

    Agents made several undercover controlled purchases during the three-month investigation.

    On June 16, agents arrested Eduardo Johnson, 32, of 2137 Seashore Road, Supply. Johnson was charged with eight counts of trafficking opium or heroin.

    He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed under a $500,000 secured bond.

    Other suspects arrested include:

  • 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 Seashore Road in Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole a computer, Guitar Hero video game and a Playstation game console.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle on Forest Drive in Supply; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole $200 in cash.

  • ACE roundup: Two arrested for impaired driving charges

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team arrested two 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 13-19, ACE deputies issued 84 total arrests and citations, including two driving while impaired charges and 36 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Compromise bill approved for limited terminal groins in North Carolina

    RALEIGH—The state House and Senate have reached a compromise, at least when it comes to erosion-control structures along North Carolina’s coast.

    Last Thursday, June 16, members of the North Carolina General Assembly approved—with 38 to 9 votes in the Senate and 67 to 49 votes in the House—to permit up to four terminal groins along North Carolina’s coast.

  • Warren investigation costs taxpayers more than $800

    A racial discrimination investigation that found no evidence of discrimination cost Brunswick County taxpayers more than $800.

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said the sheriff’s office investigation into claims made by commissioner Charles Warren he was being racially harassed and discriminated against by sheriff’s deputies and fellow commissioners was deemed unfounded, but cost county taxpayers $868.49.

  • BCC baseball field could be in place by September

     Work has resumed on the BCC baseball field. BCC coach and athletics director Robbie Allen said drainage work began last week.

    “We’ll do the irrigation, the sod, dugouts and fencing,” he said about the next steps in the process.

    “We’ll have it ready to play on, hopefully, somewhere around September.”

  • County baseball players win gold in State Games

     Three county baseball players won gold medals as members of Region 2 in the Powerade State Games this weekend, and all three made significant contributions to the championship effort.

    West Brunswick’s Markel Jones and Landon Tilley and North Brunswick’s Steven Linkous played for Region 2 in the four-day tourney of eight North Carolina all-star baseball teams. Each region consisted of players from several counties.