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Today's News

  • Shallotte Police look for items stolen from business

    SHALLOTTE—Detectives with the Shallotte Police Department are seeking the public’s help in finding property stolen from a local business.

    On Wednesday, Oct. 24, a trailer and variety of lawn equipment were taken from behind Kimball’s Furniture at 4502 Main St.

    Detectives are looking for a 2005 or newer burgundy or red Ford Explorer that is believed to be involved. It was last seen heading in the direction of Holden Beach Road from the intersection near Walmart.

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report

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

     

    Oct. 26

    No operator’s license on Holden Beach Road in Supply.

    Fraud with credit card at an automated teller on Beech Tree Drive in Southport.

    Vandalism on Sabbath Home Road in Supply; a custom made mailbox sign was damaged.

  • Crime Alert: Rash of car break-ins in Carolina Shores area

     

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives have recently been investigating numerous larcenies of items from unlocked vehicles in the Carolina Shores area. 

    Sheriff John Ingram is asking everyone to please remember to lock their vehicles and not to leave any valuables in them.

    A witness stated a white male, possibly 5 feet, 6 inches tall and wearing all black, was seen in a vehicle around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.

  • Special Operations Report

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    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 Oct. 22-29, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on Maco Road, U.S. 74 off ramp, Mount Misery Road, Hickman Road, McLamb Road, U.S. 74 on ramp, N.C. 87, U.S. 74/N.C. 133 and Shell Point Road.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    Larceny of various lawn equipment from Kimball’s Furniture; items taken include a flat bed trailer, a white box trailer, two riding mowers, a blower, hedge trimmers, a push mower and two license plates.

  • Armed robbery suspect apprehended by sheriff

    As a result of a continuing investigation into an armed robbery that occurred Thursday, Nov. 1, Brunswick County Deputies went to a residence on Old King Road in Ash around 12:30 p.m. on Friday. When deputies arrived at this location, Christopher Babson, a wanted suspect in the armed robbery, exited the residence through a window and began to run away. He was immediately apprehended and placed under arrest. 

  • Sheriff seeks man wanted for armed robbery

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man believed to be involved in an armed robbery Thursday.

    Deputies responded to a call that shots had been fired at the home of Christopher Lacki at 2582 Aberdeen St. SW in Supply around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. When they arrived, Lacki was the only person in the home. He was not injured.

    According to Brunswick Sheriff's spokesperson Sgt. Del Routh, two people had fled the scene in a light blue vehicle.

  • West soccer playoff photos

     Photos from West’s 8-0 victory over Hertford County in the first-round of the state soccer playoffs.

  • Elections: Job creation, improving education priorities for lieutenant governor candidate

    Fees and regulations are making it too difficult for businesses in North Carolina. The state has one of the highest gas taxes in the nation, and it ranks too low for kindergarten through 12th-grade education.

    That’s was the message from Dan Forest, R-
    Raleigh, who is running for N.C. lieutenant governor. “That’s not acceptable for our great state,” Forest said.

  • Elections: Incumbents face challengers in bids for N.C. General Assembly seats

    Three seats representing Brunswick County and its coastal communities are up for grabs on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

    N.C. Senate District 8 incumbent Bill Rabon, R-Southport, is being challenged by Danny Hefner, D-Ocean Isle Beach. N.C. House District 17 incumbent Frank Iler, R-Oak Island, faces off against challenger Lundia Washington, D-Bolivia, while District 18 incumbent Susi Hamilton, R-Wilmington, is being challenged by Louis Harmati, R-Winnabow.