Today's News

  • Ninth annual home and garden show unfolds this weekend

    SHALLOTTE—The Ninth Annual Brunswick Islands Home and Garden Show unfolds this weekend at West Brunswick High School in Shallotte.

    The two-day event is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27.

    General admission is $5, and children 8 and younger are admitted free.

    In its ninth year, the event will feature a variety of exhibitors and classes. Those who attend the home and garden show can talk with landscapers and experts from local nurseries. Live plants and flowers will be available for purchase.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit arrested a Tabor City man in Shallotte on several drug charges last week.

    During the arrest, agents seized 90 Percocet tablets.

  • Detectives search for two armed robbery suspects

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two male suspects who were involved in an armed robbery in the Calabash area early Tuesday morning.

    Around 5:15 a.m. March 15, two suspects entered Calabash Internet Café, at 1224 River View Drive, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer April Stanley said.

    The suspects concealed their identities with masks, and forced employees to hand over an undetermined amount of money before fleeing the business.

  • 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:

    •Lost wallet at the Citgo in Calabash; victim said he misplaced his wallet.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Little Macedonia Road in Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence and damaged screen and doorjamb.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Winter Street in Supply; suspect pried open victim’s side door and stole TV.

  • Commissioners annual retreat set for Thursday, Friday of this week

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners will host their annual, two-day budget retreat this week.

    The two-day retreat will be from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, March 24, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, March 25.

    The retreat will be in the second-floor conference room in the David R. Sandifer County Administration Building at the county complex in Bolivia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office ACE Roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Severe weather training available next week at Brunswick County Emergency Services

    BOLIVIA—The National Weather Service (NWS) has teamed up with Brunswick County Emergency Services to bring SKYWARN and Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) training to Brunswick County.

  • Rabon co-sponsors government transparency bill

    RALEIGH—N.C. State Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, was one of a handful of state senators who signed on as sponsor or co-sponsor of a government transparency bill the North Carolina Press Association has called “powerful.”

    Senate Bill 344, the Government Transparency Act of 2011, was filed in the state Senate Monday, March 14.

    The bill was fittingly filed during Sunshine Week, a weeklong event March 13-19 celebrating freedom of information and the public’s right to know.

  • Iler co-sponsors voter ID bill

    RALEIGH—N.C. Rep. Frank Iler, R-Oak Island, has co-sponsored the Restore Confidence in Government Act, otherwise known as the voter ID bill.

    The bill includes a provision that would require a photo ID for citizens to vote in North Carolina.

    Iler, who serves on the House elections committee, said a public hearing on the bill drew a large crowd, including many people from Brunswick County.

  • Giving Back

    SHALLOTTE—January marked the one-year anniversary of devastating earthquakes in Haiti that sent the already fledgling third world country into a tailspin.

    Thirteen months after the earth shook in Haiti, a team of 13, with 10 members from First Baptist Church of Shallotte, arrived in the country as part of the North Carolina Baptist Men’s disaster relief/recovery mission outreach.

    The group has had teams in place inside Haiti since four weeks after the incident. The team from Shallotte was the 61st team sent by the organization.