Today's News

  • Cougars clinch tie for conference soccer championship

       WHITEVILLE—The South Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team beat Whiteville 5-2 Oct. 24 and clinched at least a tie for the Waccamaw Conference championship.

    The Cougars are 9-1-1 with one game left. It can win the title outright by beating West Bladen on Oct 25.

    Against the Wolfpack, senior Gavin Dail and junior Ryan Dail each scored two goals. Senior Kyle Reitzel also scored as Patrick Lawson, in his first season as head coach of the Cougars, won a conference championship.

  • Terror is promised and screams are guaranteed at local haunted house

    SHALLOTTE—The goal is simple—screams of terror.

    On Halloween night there is at least one Shallotte home that will be filled with screams.

    For the past month Jennifer and Ethan Richardson along with their parents, friends and neighbors have been preparing the “Creepy Hollow Cemetery” in their Shallotte yard.

    They are creating a haunted trail designed to thrill and scare all who enter on Halloween night.

  • Living on a dream

    SHALLOTTE—Dream big or stay home.

    That is CC Martin’s philosophy on life.

    This Saturday one of his dreams is coming realty on a stage in Brunswick County.

    CC Martin will perform his debut concert as the headliner for the Brunswick County Country Music Fall Festival in the parking lot of Planet Fun.

    The last four months have been a whirlwind for Martin, whose country music singing career has taken off.

  • Man wanted for writing bad checks

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Kenneth Ross Jessup.

    He was last seen in the Southport area more than a week ago.

    Jessup, 45, is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 210 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

    Detectives are searching for him relating to a felony count of worthless check. He is also wanted for absconding a felony indictment for a similar charge and a contempt of court citation.

    If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact detective Ed Carter at 253-2777.

  • Black and White Masquerade Ball for New Hope Clinic

    This Friday it’s time to don a mask and make a difference in lives in Brunswick County.

    New Hope Clinic is hosting a masquerade ball, and you’re invited. From 7-10:30 p.m. the black-tie-optional event will be at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.

    “We are looking for it to be a fun evening to celebrate the work of the clinic and help support us in our work to provide services to all Brunswick County residents who don’t have health insurance,” executive director Shelia Roberts said.

  • Drug Report


    Drug report


    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit made the following arrests recently:

    •Tony Veiga, 35, of 402 McClure Circle, Ocean Isle Beach, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, four counts of trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule III controlled substance (70 hydrocodone tablets), sell/deliver a schedule III controlled substance. Veiga was placed under a $750,000 secured bond.

  • County Crime Report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents:


    Sept. 29

    Larceny from buildings on 8th Street in Southport; suspects removed copper and brass material and damaged the building.


    Oct. 10

    Simple assault on Beulah Lane in Leland.


    Oct. 18

    A Ziploc bag containing a white powder found on Pine Hill Drive in Shallotte.

    Missing juvenile on Robin Drive in Shallotte.

  • Sheriff’s Corner: Animal Protective Services launches new website

    Just last week we opened our new web page for Animal Protective Services. Visit Brunswicksheriff.com and follow the link on the right side of the page for Animal Services.

    This page provides a lot of information as to what services are offered. We hope this page will provide you with answers to your questions about pet adoption, shots, rabies and general information.

    If you have any questions or suggestions about this new site, please call or e-mail us at 253-2777.

    We are committed to protecting the safety of citizens and animals within our community.

  • Sheriff’s Office volunteer report


    During the month of September, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office V.O.I.C.E Citizens Patrol conducted 27 patrols countywide with 30 volunteers, totaling 229.5 volunteer hours and logging a total of 2,338 miles.

  • 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.