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  • Deputies investigate shot fired at school bus

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report about gun fired at a Brunswick County Schools bus about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    A bus window was damaged, but no one was hurt.

    Someone called dispatchers to report the shooting near Jones Street and Green Lewis Road in Bolivia, according to a joint news release from the sheriff’s office and school district.

    Deputies who responded determined the shot came from a BB gun accidentally fired by a child at one of the homes in the neighborhood.

  • Shallotte police seek man who damaged coin-operated machine

    Police detectives are looking for the middle-aged white man who damaged coin-operated machines in Shallotte.

    The man wears glasses. He was seen wearing a Nike hoodie with a jacket during one break-in and wearing a hat with flames on the bill, a flannel long-sleeved shirt and blue denim jeans in another.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police 754-6008 and asking to speak to Detective Sgt. John Holman or Detective Cory McLamb, or send a private message through the department’s Facebook page.

  • County schools on two-hour delay Thursday

    Brunswick County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for both students and staff Thursday, Jan. 18, based on National Weather Service predictions and Gov. Roy Cooper’s State of Emergency declaration.

    “Please keep in mind that Brunswick County covers a lot of ground and that roads in one part of the county may be fine while on the other side of the county they can be dangerous,” district spokesman Daniel Seamans said.

    Any other schedule changes prompted by the weather will be announced about 6 a.m. Thursday, Seamans said.

  • Volunteers team up to learn what’s ‘B.E.S.T. For Kids’

    BOLIVIA— A group of 126 people moved as one as they copied the movements of the woman at the front of the room at Brunswick Community College on Jan. 10.

    Only this wasn’t an exercise class at Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. It was a training session for B.E.S.T. (Brunswick Early Success Team) For Kids, an initiative set to launch at the end of this month in elementary schools across the public school district.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks stolen truck

     The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a teal 2002 Ford F350 XLF Power Stroke diesel truck stolen sometime between Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 in the 8100 block of River Road, Southport.

    According to a Facebook post, the tailgate of the truck has a unique pinstripe design that can also be found on the dashboard of the truck.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brandon Fuller at 398-5335.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man faces felony marijuana charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an Ocean Isle Beach man on felony marijuana charges.

    Samuel Chad Hodges, 23, of Earl Street was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

    Warrants show Hodges had 21 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag in a green 1994 Honda Civic on Dec. 22.

    Hodges remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $125,000 bail.

  • Agents arrest two Supply men on drug charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit arrested two Supply men on a variety of drug charges.

    Charles Junior Simmons, 59, and Jaquan Tirece Hankins, 19, were arrested Friday, Jan. 12.

    Simmons is charged with maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, trafficking opium, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • School board OKs amended schedule for snow days

    BOLIVIA— The Brunswick County Board of Education approved changing Tuesday, Jan. 23, from a required teacher workday to a regular school day for students to make up a snow day.

    The last day of the semester also will be extended by two days to make up the remaining snow days. It will now be Jan. 25, as requested by Superintendent Les Tubb and approved by the board during its regular meeting Jan. 9.

  • Car crashes into Leland restaurant

    No one suffered major injuries after a vehicle crashed into a Leland restaurant Jan. 9.

    The silver Chevy Cruze plowed into the front of Bessie Burger at 1120 E. Cutlar Crossing in Brunswick Forest about 1:45 p.m.

    No one inside the restaurant was injured and the two people in the car were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for a medical evaluation, Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.

    The driver of the car, who was not named, is a man in his 80s, Humphries said.

  • Former county schools leader McAdams dies

    Former Brunswick County Schools and New Hanover County Schools employee James Everett “Mac” McAdams died of cancer Tuesday, Jan. 9, at age 68.