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Today's News

  • Three face multiple drug charges

     Agents arrested three people on various drug charges Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a brief investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit.

    John Eric Williams, 28, of Laurinburg was charged with conspiracy to traffic opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance, selling and delivering a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Brunswick County Detention Facility website. He is incarcerated on $125,000 bail.

  • Missing woman sought

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are asking for the community's assistance locating Sandra Maske Benson. She was seen at her residence on Holden Beach Road in Supply at around 9:50 Tuesday morning, Sept. 23.

    Benson is a white female, 56 years of age. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 102 pounds. She has short brown hair and hazel eyes.

    Benson is driving a white 2011 Nissan Frontier King Cab pickup truck with North Carolina tag AHP-7491.

  • Fall is here: Cooler weather brings hungry fish

     By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Hed: Fall is here: Cooler weather brings hungry fish

  • Wagging blue tails cause excitement

     

    Can you hear that?

    Let us ease around the bend to investigate what is causing all that commotion.

    Look!

    Look at all those blue tails up and wagging at us. It was the kind of sight that makes even the most experienced redfish fishermen a little weak in the knees.

  • Good news: The rebirth of Brierwood

    More good news for Brunswick County golfers. Brierwood Golf Club has changed hands and is undergoing extensive renovations to the clubhouse.

    In Shallotte, the course flows through old pine forests and small lakes and creeks, with lots of waterfowl and one huge alligator named Charlie. Built in 1967 by Dr. Ben Ward, Brierwood is the oldest golf course community in Brunswick County. 

  • Shallotte man pleads guilty to 2013 murder of infant son

     A Shallotte man pleaded guilty in Brunswick County Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 21, to second-degree murder in the 2013 death of his infant son.

    Randy Lee Richardson, 20, also pleaded guilty before Judge Gale Adams to felony child abuse in the death of his 4-month-old son, Colton, on May 29, 2013, according to a news release from District Attorney Jon David.

  • West Brunswick Pink Night
  • McCumbee sixth in sports car race

    Chad McCumbee and Steven McAleer finished sixth in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series race Friday, Sept. 19, at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

    McAleer and McCumbee qualified third (81.238 mph) in the Street Tuner class. They raced a ModSpace Mazda MX-5 for C.J. Wilson Racing, which is based in Austin.

  • West beats North on McCray’s 74-yard touchdown run

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 14-7 in a non-conference football game Friday, Sept. 19.

    West sophomore running back Anthony McCray scored the winning points on a 74-yard run with 4 minutes, 24 seconds left in the game.

    The score came 18 seconds after North junior quarterback Tiger Bryant scored on a 20-yard run, which, with Armando Lopez’s PAT, tied the score.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 9

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham: