Today's News

  • Highlights, scores of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a two lowest nets tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. The winners with a score of -28 were Bob Smith, Dennis Davidson, Larry Cecil and Bob Byrne. In second at -26 were Tom Culverwell, Bill Cameron and Gary Gutheil. Lowest gross: Gary Gutheil 75, Larry Cecil 86, Paul Michal and Bob Smith 87, Bob Byrne 88. Lowest nets: Larry Cecil and Gary Gutheil 59, Bill Cameron and Bob Smith 65, Bob Byrne 68. Gary Gutheil was voted golfer of the week.

  • Commissioners approve road projects funding wish list

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners on Tuesday approved a wish list of sorts for funding transportation projects throughout the county.

    Asked to prioritize road projects for funding to submit to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, commissioners selected five road-improvement projects they’d like to see funded.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    On June 27, agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit investigated alleged drug activity in the Shell Point area.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said vice narcotics agents searched a home at 1315 Elmers Drive SW in Shallotte, where they seized more than 2 pounds of marijuana, digital scales, plastic bags, marijuana smoking devices and a .40-caliber handgun.

  • Two juveniles admit to rock throwing reported to be gunshots

    Reports of cars being struck by gunfire early Friday morning turned out to be false, when two juveniles later admitted to throwing rocks at oncoming cars.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said detectives investigated the incidents that occurred on N.C. 87 last Friday morning.

    First reported to be gunshots, Stanley said those reports were found to be false.

    Between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Friday, July 1, the sheriff’s received four calls of reported incidents of damage to vehicles traveling in the area.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Durvis Way, Supply; suspect stole victim’s credit card.

    •Property damage on Seashore Road, Supply; suspect drove over victim’s mailbox and fence, damaging them.

    •Larceny of an auto on Ocean Sound Circle, Supply; suspect stole victim’s vehicle from driveway.

  • Ocean Isle Beach woman arrested on multiple drug charges

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—An Ocean Isle Beach woman was arrested on multiple drug charges last week after drug agents investigated a Supply home.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and K-9 Enforcement Team’s  investigation led to the arrest and citations of three suspects on multiple drug charges.

  • ACE roundup

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team arrested two people for impaired driving last week.

    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 27-July3, ACE deputies issued 56 total arrests and citations, including six driving while impaired charges and 17 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Gas station owner cited for synthetic cannabanoid arrest

    NORTHWEST—Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit continue to cite people who sell synthetic cannabanoid, which became illegal in North Carolina June 1.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said drug agents have been “diligently working to keep synthetic cannabanoid off the streets of Brunswick County.”

  • Community briefs

    Gunter graduates
    Melissa Jean Gunter of Southport graduated from Samford University during spring commencement on May 14.
    Gunter earned a bachelor of arts degree.
    Founded in 1841, Samford is the largest private university in Alabama with more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled annually. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in eight schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, law, nursing and pharmacy.

  • Old parlor game, art expression have been made new again

    •The red twister
    twists the
    hippy dancer.

    •A sneaky-spooky Colleen
    forgot the
    promiscuous cowgirl.

    •The ravenous landscape
    undulates a
    hairy spy.

    No, I wasn’t enjoying libations when I typed those, although technically I could have been.
    While the lines may appear to be a misguided attempt at poetry or haiku, they’re actually derived from an almost 100-year-old parlor game called Exquisite Corpse.