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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Team roundup

    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 June 18-24, special operations deputies issued 241 total traffic citations and charges.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents:

    •Death investigation on Goodman Road in Leland on June 23; an 89-year-old man died of natural causes.

    •Burglary, vandalism and larceny on Galloway Road in Varnamtown on June 23.

    •Larceny on Frying Pan Road in Southport on June 23; suspect stole victim’s custom North Carolina license plate.

    •Larceny on Caison Loop Road in Winnabow on June 23.

    •Vandalism on Ellis Road in Supply on June 23.

  • Sixty-eight-year-old business getting ready to retire

    SUPPLY—It was the mid 1940s when John Morton “Hitch” Parker first opened a store at the corner of what now composes the busy intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211.

    Al Parker recalls his grandfather started his business, J.M. Parker & Sons, as a feed-and-seed and general store.

  • Shallotte budget

    SHALLOTTE—The town passed the fiscal year 2012-2013 budget last Thursday afternoon during a public hearing. No one from the community attended the meeting.

    The tax rate remains unchanged from the current fiscal year at a rate of 35 cents per $100 of valuation. The new town budget is 3 percent less than the previous fiscal year.

    As of June 21, the total percentage spent from the 2011-2012 budget is 80.91 of the general fund total of $4,091,598.99 with 90.76 percent of general fund revenues collected.

  • Shallotte Crime 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.

    The Shallotte Police Department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers St. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

     

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

    •Stacey Leann Tedder, of 606 East First Ave, Chadbourn, was arrested for driving while license revoked.

    •Logan Ann McBride, 28, of 606 East First Ave, Chadbourn, was arrested for driving while license revoked and outstanding warrants.

  • DSS board finds attorney to represent board

    BOLIVIA—After more than a year and a half without legal representation, members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services have found an attorney to represent them.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday, June 26, board members unanimously approved hiring Southport attorney Kenneth Campbell. The recommendation will be forwarded to county commissioners for approval.

  • Playing possum is not a good, at-home game, even with Magic Mesh

    I type with trepidation early this morning in my Little River, S.C., living room, the back screened-porch door cautiously open to the sounds of light rain and a crow cawing in the distance for his breakfast.

    Things just haven’t been the same since I got lured in by my new Magic Mesh instant screen door, one of those As-Seen-On-TV miracle products that seemed to be just what I—and my cats—needed to survive summer.

  • Board of education to review accreditation at July 24 retreat

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education will review findings from a recent Advance Ed accreditation process at an upcoming retreat in July.

    Jessica Swencki, spokeswoman for Brunswick County Schools, said school staff received a final, written report from Advance Ed on Tuesday, June 26.

    Board of education members received an oral report from an Advance Ed representative at a special called meeting in April, but Swencki said the upcoming retreat would provide a thorough review of all written findings.

  • West, South 2012 football schedules

     West Brunswick football schedule

    Aug. 10, New Hanover in BB&T Jamboree, TBA

    All games below start at 7:30 p.m.

    Aug. 17, Hoggard

    Aug. 24, Socastee

    Aug. 31, at North Myrtle Beach

    Sept. 7, at Laney

    Sept. 14, at South Brunswick

    Sept. 21, North Brunswick

    Sept. 28, at East Bladen

    Oct. 5, Whiteville, homecoming

    Oct. 12, Open

    Oct. 19, at West Bladen

    Oct. 26, South Columbus

     

    South football schedule