Today's News

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports.

    •Larceny and breaking and entering to a motor vehicle at the Farmstead Golf Course in Calabash; suspect opened victim’s vehicle and stole a wallet from the center console.

    •Larceny of a motor vehicle on Wilson Avenue in Calabash; suspect stole vehicle from victim’s yard.

    •Fraudulent prescription on Beach Drive SW in Calabash; suspect altered a prescription for Percocet.

  • 'Booze It & Lose It' blitzes through Brunswick

    The statewide initiative aimed at curbing drunk driving blitzed through Brunswick and New Hanover counties last Friday.

    “Booze It & Lose It” checkpoints were set up throughout the state on Aug. 8, or “08-08-08” to remind drivers of the legal blood alcohol limit for driving, .08.

    “We did arrest 16 impaired drivers for the two counties,” 1st Sgt. J.O. Holmes of the N.C. State Highway Patrol said.

    “The checkpoints floated around, but we had saturation patrols throughout the entire day,” Holmes explained.

  • Man arrested for failing to register as a sex offender

    On Aug. 5, Leland Police officers arrested Donald Edward Young for failing to register as a sex offender. Young was an inmate in the N.C. Department of Corrections for seven years and was released in 2006, according to a press release.

    Police officers determined Young has lived in Leland for a year and a half. He had been convicted of sex-related crimes against children in the state of Massachusetts, which required him to register as a sex offender.

  • Umbrella accident kills Leland man

    Jamie Ward, a Parsley Lane resident who recently moved to Leland from Columbus County, died Friday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after succumbing to injuries sustained from an umbrella accident.

    Leland police detective John Keel said around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, a gust of wind blew an umbrella over and a metal probe attached to the umbrella pierced Ward’s head.

    “It was a very bizarre accident. I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Keel said.

    “This is the truest form of an accident,” he added.


    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department made the following arrests and investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken from police incident/investigation reports.

    •Larceny of dog on East Third Street; suspect removed a white dog with blue collar from the victim’s car, which was under the house.

    •Property damage on East First Street; suspect kicked a glass door causing it to crack.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Breaking and entering a vehicle on Wild Raven Street; suspect entered both of the victim’s unlocked vehicles, causing no damage and took an iPod Nano valued at $199 from one of the cars.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny in a vehicle at Wild Raven Street; suspect broke into victim’s unlocked vehicle and stole a diamond necklace valued at $700.

  • Leland crime report

    Leland police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports.

    •Breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny and property damage on Timber Lane; suspect damaged the Magnolia Greens golf course, a fence gate and lawn care equipment. The suspect also damaged a vehicle that was parked at the equipment building.

  • Contractor charged with forging county projects bids

    An Ocean Isle Beach fencing contractor has been charged with forgery and is accused of submitting fraudulent bids for county parks and recreation fencing projects.

    Scott Aaron McLamb, 48, of 78 McLamb Court, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with four counts of misdemeanor common law forgery.

    McLamb was charged Monday and released on a $5,000 unsecured bond, according to a release order.

  • All 17 BCC practical nursing students pass state exams

    SUPPLY—The entire graduating class of practical nursing (PN) students at Brunswick Community College has passed the state licensure exam. This is the first perfect pass rate since 2004 for BCC PN graduates. ee

    Tanya Mace, director of practical nursing, said the dedication from the 17 PN students as well as a “strengthened curriculum” taught by the faculty contributed to a perfect pass rate.

    “Those at the helm have the experience and knowledge to help the students succeed,” Mace said in a press release.

  • Board searches for one attorney, considers contracts with two

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Board of Education’s search for legal representation has brought them back to where they started.