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Today's News

  • Operation Christmas Crackdown

    Last Wednesday, Dec. 5, multiple law enforcement agencies joined the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office for Operation Christmas Crackdown.

    Teams of officers gathered at 6 a.m. with a goal of apprehending 34 suspects wanted on drug charges from throughout the county.

    According to the BCSO, the operation targeted street-level drug dealers. The investigation began in September.

    “They can expect by now that we are coming for them,” Sheriff John Ingram said in a morning briefing.

  • Indoor grow operation busted

    CALABASH—Two Calabash residents have been arrested for an indoor marijuana growing operation.

    Lee David Foster, 40, and Melissa Marie Foster, 37, both of 1088 Clubview Lane, Calabash, were arrested after narcotics agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office broke up their marijuana growing operation on Thursday, Dec. 6.

    The arrests were a result of an investigation by the BCSO Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

  • WBHS students to spread holiday spirit at Dec. 17 concert

    SHALLOTTE—One group of local youth is helping people throughout the county get into the holiday spirit.

    In recent weeks the multiple award-winning West Brunswick High School Vocal Music department members have performed at holiday gatherings and events. They have even caroled. This week they are visiting several area nursing homes, the courthouse and elementary schools.

    But their big show is still to come.

  • Nonprofit faces a $27,000 phone bill after being scammed

    SHALLOTTE—A local nonprofit has become a victim of a telephone scam—and no one was even in the office when it happened.

    Smart Start of Brunswick County on Sellers Street in Shallotte received a phone bill for more than $26,987 for international calls placed from its phone line.

    “We found out when we got the phone bill,” Linda Gironda, executive director, said. “Our bill is usually between $127 and $139.”

  • Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket yields 3,781 safety belt violations

     

    More than 3,700 drivers and passengers were cited for seat belt and child passenger safety violations during the Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign.

    The statewide campaign was Nov. 19-25.

    “Multiple crashes have been reported in the news recently where motorists who were not wearing their seat belts have been killed. It is imperative that everyone in the car buckles up,” State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti said. “I thank all of the law enforcement agencies for their hard work reinforcing this message.”

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

     

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    Dec. 9

    Simple physical assault on London Street in Shallotte.

    Assault on a female on London Street in Shallotte.

    Larceny of jewelry on River Road in Winnabow.

    Death investigation on River Road in Winnabow.

    Assault on a female on Sand Hills Drive in Leland.

    Two incidents of simple physical assault on Black Chestnut Drive in Leland.

  • Booze It and Lose It

    State and local law enforcement officers will be out in force as part of the Holiday Booze It & Lose It campaign.

    Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted beginning Friday, Dec. 7, through Wednesday, Jan. 2, across North Carolina in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads.

    “Make the responsible decision to designate a driver if you plan to drink this holiday season,” State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti said. “The choice you make could save a life.”

  • Teen takes plea in wreck that killed father

    A Lumberton teenager charged in the death of her father has taken a plea for a lesser charge.

    Eighteen-year-old Brianna Galloway of Lumberton had originally been charged with felony death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired. She was the driver in a wreck that happened around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28.

    Galloway was driving on Stone Chimney Road in Supply, about 6.3 miles north of Shallotte, when she ran off the road, hit a tree and her vehicle overturned.

    Her passenger, her father Troy K. Galloway, 41, of Supply, was killed.

  • ServSafe Food safety class offered for restaurant managers

    Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class being offered in three sessions on Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road in Southport. Classroom sessions will be from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    Students who successfully complete the class and exam will receive a certificate from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, which is often seen prominently displayed in restaurants.

  • Little Princess Ball tickets available soon

    The Little Princess Ball, a dance for young girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and their adult male escorts, will take place from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at two locations: Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe St. in Southport; and South Brunswick Island Center, 9400 Ocean Highway West (U.S. 17) in Calabash.
    This event is sponsored by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Brunswick Community College and Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.