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Today's News

  • Mount Pisgah has groundbreaking

    Pastor Richard Hicks officiated over a milestone event in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church’s history; the Jan. 6 groundbreaking ceremony for the new education and activities building.

    The church is at the corner of Mount Pisgah Road and Turnpike Road, one mile south of U.S. 17 in Supply.

    The first of four planned new facilities, the 25,000 square foot building will face Mount Pisgah Road. Future plans include a new sanctuary, school, and gymnasium.

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

  • Sheriff's crime report

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

    •Breaking and entering on Wilkes Street in Supply; suspect kicked in the back door of the victim’s residence.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm on Sea Wind Court SW in Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence through a back door and stole a rifle, a PlayStation console, two PlayStation games, rings, gold chains, a watch, cash and bracelets.

  • Holden beach crime report

    The following incidents were investigated last week by Holden Beach police officers, which are taken directly from police incident/investigation reports:

    •Burglary and vandalism on Serenity Lane; suspect kicked in door of victim’s residence, damaging the door.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Swordfish Drive; suspect used residence and stole a bottle of whiskey, a bottle of vodka, binoculars and a key chain with two keys. The suspect also rented two Pay–Per–View movies.

  • 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 and larceny on Old Forest Drive.

    •Credit card fraud on New Point Boulevard.

    •Breaking and entering, breaking and entering coin operating machine and larceny.

  • Ocean Isle Beach police report

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

    •Gabriel Garcia, 22, of Shallotte, was charged with no operator’s license at the Super Speed Track on N.C. 179.

    •Christopher Paul Kaoffman, 38, of Sunset Beach, was charged with driving while impaired on N.C. 179. According to the incident report, Kaoffman drove left of center, had red, glassy eyes, was unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol.

  • Sunset Beach crime report

    Sunset Beach police arrested a woman last week in connection with recent distribution of drugs.

    Margaret Dooley, 55, of 511 Live Oak Drive, Sunset Beach, was arrested Jan. 8 by Sunset Beach detective Woody Dunn and charged with two counts of selling a Schedule IV controlled substance.

  • Shallotte police report

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

    • Police arrested Mark John Kelly, 34, of Ocean Haven Road, Ocean Isle Beach, on one count of felony larceny for stealing jewelry, a wallet, money, a pink bar of soap and tiber bar, a DVD player, a small craft hammer, a box of beads and a cheese spreader from a residence on Arnold Palmer Drive. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center and placed under a $10,000 secured bond.

  • Nationwide schools earn 'C' average

    A report card recently issued by Education Week gives schools across the nation an overall C average, grading on education performance and policy.

    North Carolina also received a C average for its overall grade, which grades state schools on six subject areas: chance for success, K-12 achievement; standards; assessment; and accountability; transitions and alignments; teaching profession; and school finance.

  • BCC announces continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction, according to Karen Ladley, public information officer at the college.

    Many courses are free to seniors (65 and older).

    For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, visit: www.brunswickcc.edu.

    To register, call 755-7380.