Today's News

  • Hometown hero to be married by Operation Marry Me Military

    Brunswick County has the chance to be a part of a hometown hero’s wedding.

    Kim Munley and Brandon Meredith of Kure Beach are recipients of Operation Marry Me Military’s grand prize wedding.

    Munley grabbed national attention after heroically ending the Fort Hood massacre that left 13 people dead in 2009. Munley shot the suspect four times and was shot herself in the exchange. She had to have a knee replacement as a result of the gunshots.

  • Detention officer recognized with state award

    BOLIVIA— Despite being a place most people don’t want to go, Michael Fowler enjoys going to work.

    Fowler is a detention sergeant at the Brunswick County Detention Center. On Sept. 27, he was let in on a little secret his coworkers and his wife had been keeping from him. Fowler was named the North Carolina Jail Administrator’s Association Detention Officer of the Year.

    “They pulled a fast one on me,” Fowler said.

  • A deer caught in the headlights may become a target


    SHALLOTTE—At their October meeting, the board of aldermen discussed at length complaints of deer overpopulation in town.

    Town officials discussed several options for creating an ordinance so communities within Shallotte can control deer populations.

    At the meeting several residents from Rivers Edge spoke out about issues they are having with deer. They cited landscaping and property damage as well as fear of deer jumping in front of their cars.

  • Scammers take a threatening tone in phone calls

    The phone rings.

    You answer it.

    The caller advises you that you have won a prize. The catch is you have to send money to claim it.

    “This is a scam,” said Detective Ed Carter with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. “Before you know it you have dumped thousands of dollars into a prize that never existed. No legitimate contest will make you pay to get a prize.”

  • Stolen fishing poles and tools recovered from area pawn shops

    BOLIVIA—Last week detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office recovered a large quantity of stolen property from pawn shops in Brunswick and New Hanover counties.

    Detectives Kimberly Knox and Tina Edwards spent the better part of two weeks recovering the items and following up on leads.

    The majority of the recovered items were reported stolen in a rash of breaking and entering incidents in the Southport area.

    “We have recovered $14,000 worth of property that was taken from seven homes,” Knox said.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    Julian Ivory Johnson, 19, of 1879 Hill Lock Road, Supply, was charged with probation violation and conspiracy to assault and inflict serious injuries.

    Identity theft on Suburban Street in Shallotte.

  • Brunswick roads can be dangerous

    Between Jan. 1 and July 31 this year, 676 people had died in crashes on North Carolina roads.
    Twelve of those deaths happened right here in Brunswick County, and sadly, we’ve had several more since the last update given by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (NCGHSP).
    For all of 2011, 21 people died on Brunswick County roads. Unfortunately, it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be decreasing.

  • Trojan boys reclaim cross-country title by one point

      LELAND—South Brunswick runners finished 1-2 in the boys’ conference championship cross-country race but West Brunswick won the team title 29-30 over the Cougars Oct. 16.

    The title was West’s third in the last four years. South was the defending champion.

    West had won every race of the regular season, but South was narrowing the gap in the latter races.

  • Hilliard, Cougars win fourth straight title

     LELAND—Carmen Hilliard completed her high school cross-country conference career Oct. 16 by winning a fourth straight championship.

    In the final Waccamaw Conference meet of the season, Hilliard ran the 3.1-mile course in 20 minutes, 17 seconds and led her teammates to the conference championship.

    West Brunswick had four runners finish in the top 10, but that was insufficient to beat the Cougars. South finished with 33 points in winning its fourth straight Waccamaw title. West was second with 40 points.

  • Cancer survivor inspires through heart and art

     IF YOU GO

    What: Anything Goes show by Art Matters Group

    Where: Sunset River Marketplace, Calabash

    When: Through Nov. 3

    CALABASH—Sue Ruopp and her art were all gussied up for their latest reception last Saturday at Sunset River Marketplace.

    Ruopp is a survivor in more ways than one.