Today's News

  • Leland baseball banquet set for Jan. 12

    Staff Report

    The ninth annual Leland Hot Stove Banquet is
    6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the North Brunswick High School auxiliary gym. Ticket prices are $20 and they will be on sale at the door. If interested in reserving tickets, call Nelson Best at 619-7023, Gary Rabon at 620-1886 or Carter Rabon 4470-0253.
    Gary LaRocque, special assistant to the St. Louis Cardinals’ general manager, and Tom Austin, head baseball coach of Methodist University, will be the guest speakers. Winners of scholarships will also be announced.

  • Crime report

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

    Dec. 24

    Larceny of a registration sticker on Stanley Road in Supply.

    Larceny from a mailbox on Kirby Road in Supply.

    Larceny of a GPS from a motor vehicle on Straightway Drive, Leland.

    Burglary with forcible entry and larceny of a lawnmower and scrap steel from buildings on River Street in Supply.

    Simple physical assault on Goose Marsh in Bolivia.

  • 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 Dec. 24-30, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on N.C. 133, Mount Misery Road, Cherry Tree and the on ramp to U.S. 74.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Sheriff’s Corner: Stay safe in the New Year

    As we begin 2013, I encourage everyone to reflect on our experiences from the past to help make our county a safer place in this New Year.

    Unfortunately, our roadways have continued to be a place of numerous fatalities for various reasons. The concept is simple: Don’t drink and drive; don’t text and drive; and always remain focused on driving while operating a motor vehicle on our roadways.

    The loss of a single life is unacceptable to us and, despite efforts by law enforcement, the number continues to rise.

  • Shallotte Police report

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

    William Lamont Edward Daniels, 4608 Noble Court, Shallotte, possession of a half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Kasey Gerald Whaley, 1315 Jack and Johnny Road, Shallotte, failure to appear.

    Nicholas Augustine Benoy, 2896 Harris Street, Holden beach, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.

  • What is your New Year’s resolution?

    Andy Thompson, Shallotte

    “To learn something new.”


    Sandy Strickland, Little River, S.C.

    “To get healthier, to donate more time and effort for volunteering and spoil my nephew Zane.”


    Anna Woodard, Ash

    “To enjoy every second with my new baby boy Gray and with my family and friends.”


    Cheryl Lewis, Whiteville:

    “To continue to raise two beautiful and healthy kids, Gavin and Riley. My kids are my No. 1 priority.”

  • Narcotics agents seize more than 7 pounds of marijuana

    Brunswick County Vice Narcotics agents have seized more than 7 pounds of marijuana and almost $9,000 from a Leland home.

    On Dec. 27 agents executed a search warrant at 106 Baldwin Drive in Leland. The warrant followed a three-month investigation, which was prompted by “numerous” tips to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office’s Submit a Tip Hotline.

    Agents arrested Lamar Jerome Morris, 23. They seized 7.5 pounds of marijuana, $8,889 in cash, two pistols and one 30-round Glock magazine.

  • ‘Apple Dumpling Gang’ assists BFA during the holidays

    SHALLOTTE—Four young women spent their Christmas vacation helping others.

    Amelia, Angelique, Autumn and Alexis Apple are four sisters who learned a valuable lesson about giving this Christmas season.

    They spent hours assisting Brunswick Family Assistance during its annual Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. They were assisted by their mother, Trisha Apple. They sorted toys and helped make sure each registered family received items on their lists.

  • Golf tournaments

    Senior golf tourneys
    These are dates for the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation 55+ Golf Program. Contact Khrystye Haselden at khaselden@brunsco.net or call 910-253-2670.
    Jan. 16, Thistle Golf, $45, 9 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m. start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, cart attendants, refreshments and prizes.  
    Feb. 20, Cape Fear National Golf, $45, 8:30 a.m. sign-in, 9:30 start. Price includes cart fee, greens fee, refreshments and prizes. Cart attendant’s tip is not included in price.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    Stableford results Friday at Oyster Bay. First: Billie James, Bill Cleaver, Mike Naudus, Steve Prigge (-5) Second: Don Fidura, Larry Zub, Nick Calderaro (-9.5) Third: Ed Hobgood, Bill Favro, Rick Ellwanger, Duane Durbin; Paul Hourigan, Al Lowrie, Dick Turner, Jake Mathieu (-14). Fifth: Charles Rowe, Owen, Jim Milstead, Joe Nance; Al Thompson, Pat Finnegan, Ron George, Bill Southard (-15.5).