Today's News

  • Trojans dominate third quarter, beat Vikings

     West Brunswick third-year basketball coach Eric Davis saw his team struggle defensively during the first half of season opener against West Columbus Nov. 20 and knew exactly what he had to do.

    After full-court pressure failed to slow down the visiting Vikings for the first 16 minutes, Davis reverted back to the Trojans’ bread and butter, an aggressive, half-court man-to-man defense that has been a staple of West Brunswick’s varsity boys’ basketball team since Davis’ arrival.

  • Stanley a steal for the ECU Pirates

     GREENVILLE—Terrell Stanley, the former South Brunswick Cougar star in football and basketball, is making a name for himself on the East Carolina University football team.

    Stanley is a nose guard and a defensive end position for the Pirates. At South Brunswick, he played defensive end and every other position as needed by former Cougar coach Roman Kelley.

  • Commissioner honored to finish what husband started

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—At first she said no, but to carry on her husband’s deep commitment of being a public servant, she said yes.

    On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Carolyn Parker Blythe was sworn as a new town commissioner filling the position left empty after her husband, C.D. Blythe, died on Sept. 4. C.D. was elected in 2009 to a four-year term ending in 2013. Carolyn Blythe will serve the remaining 13 months of his term until December 2013.

    “I decided I wanted to finish what he had started,” Carolyn said.

  • Candlelight service honors victims of violent crimes

    LELAND—There was hope and there was strength.

    And Friday night at the 17th Annual Justice for Citizens Vigil there was rememberance.

    “While God has a plan, sometimes criminals have a plan too,” District Attorney Jon David said as he welcomed the audience for the candlelight memorial service on Friday, Nov. 19, at First Baptist Church of Leland. “It is hard enough to deal with loss, but how much worse is it when our loved ones are taken by the criminal acts of someone else? It’s a whole new level.”

  • Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign under way

    Last year, 397 unbuckled motorists died in crashes on North Carolina roads.

    In an effort to decrease the number of fatalities, N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has launched a statewide Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign to crack down on motorists who aren’t wearing their seat belts.

    State and local law enforcement officers across the state will increase seat belt enforcement activities during the campaign, which runs through Nov. 25.

  • Sheriff's Office Crime Report


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


    Nov. 16

    Recovered water pump on Shadow Circle in Longwood.

    Larceny of a rifle, a 14-karat gold and diamond heart pendant, miscellaneous gold items, a 10-karat gold, blue stone ring and a telephone on High Point Avenue in Calabash.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    Identity theft on Main Street; someone used victim’s information to obtain a credit card.

    Joe Floyd Davis, 77, 1113 Stanley Road SW, Supply, charged with trespassing and stalking.

    Obtaining property by false pretense on Main Street; suspect fraudulently used victim’s credit card.

    Larceny of a laptop computer, keyboard and hat from Walmart.

  • Sheriff’s Corner

    Sheriff’s Corner: Heating up with winter suggestions


    We are now starting to see some of that winter season upon us. Even though our winters are not as severe as those in other places, they can at times be just as bad.

    Inspecting and checking heaters and chimneys prior to starting out another winter is a good idea. We will offer some suggestions that may be useful for gearing up for winter.


  • 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.

  • Santa comes a little early for some in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE—Santa Claus has made a special delivery to Shallotte Senior Center.

    The senior center received 200 Fraser fir trees fresh from the North Carolina mountains last week.

    This year for the first time, the center will sell Christmas trees at its Main Street location. All proceeds will go to the up-fit of the new Shallotte Senior Center on Express Drive.

    The first day the trees arrived, volunteers sold five before the lot was completely constructed.