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Today's News

  • Pantano concedes to McIntyre; wins Brunswick

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County, it turns out, no longer likes Mike.

    In the race to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, incumbent Democrat Mike McIntyre won his re-election bid in the 10-county district.

    But in Brunswick County, McIntyre was defeated by Republican challenger Ilario Pantano, who, around 10 p.m. Tuesday conceded to McIntyre.

    The numbers just weren’t there, GOP party officials said about his concession.

  • Ingram holds off Democratic challenger

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram will remain at the helm of the sheriff’s office for another four years.

    Ingram received more than 70 percent of the vote to hold off Democratic challenger Elizabeth “Rendy” Lewis for the county’s chief law enforcement officer.

    At press time Tuesday, unofficial results showed Ingram received 27,890 votes, or 70.5 percent, to Lewis’ 11,649 votes, or 29.4 percent.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Vandalism and property damage on West First Street; suspect damaged tire.

    •Vandalism and property damage on West First Street; suspect damaged tire and side mirror.

    •Vandalism and property damage on West Fourth Street; suspect damaged tire.

    •Breaking and entering, misdemeanor larceny and property damage on East Second Street; suspect entered residence and removed flat screen TV.

  • ELECTIONS: David beats Pope in DA race

    For the first time in 20 years, Brunswick County will have a new district attorney.

    In the May primary, Democrat Butch Pope defeated five-term incumbent Rex Gore, and Tuesday night, Republican Jon David defeated Pope.

    David will represent North Carolina’s 13th Prosecutorial District, which includes Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties, as district attorney. 

  • So much good news taking place at Brunswick County Schools

    Everywhere I turned last week, good news seemed to follow.

    I love visiting schools, and I love good news, so last week was a win-win. Covering the education beat definitely keeps me busy, but I always tell teachers to let me know of any events going on at the school. If my schedule will allow time, I’ll be there. From class projects to student accomplishments, I cover them all.
    Last week was no different. In less than two days, I spent time at three different schools in the county and was equally impressed with what was going on inside.

  • Norris wins third term to county commission

    It looks like the faces on the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will remain the same for at least the next two years.

    Incumbent commissioners Phil Norris and Marty Cooke both held off their challengers to regain their seats. In the District 1 race, Norris, a Republican, bested former board of education member Ray Gilbert, a Libertarian, 27,400 votes to 6,565 votes.

  • Break-ins, thefts investigated in Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents in the past week.

    •On Oct. 28, a breaking and entering was reported in one of the River Creek condominiums at Sea Trail. Someone broke into a room and stole a thin-screen TV.

    •On Oct. 25 breaking and entering with property damage was reported at a residence on 29th Street on the Sunset Beach island. A door was pried open with a tool; however, nothing was taken.

  • Brunswick Soil and Water District supervisors

    BOLIVIA—Incumbent Randy Sullivan of Shallotte and Tony Street of Supply have been elected to fill two open posts as Brunswick County Soil and Water Conservation District supervisors.

    Unofficial vote tallies Tuesday night were 19,981 or 32.61 percent for Sullivan, 15,621 or 41.71 percent for Street, and 12,124 or 25.31 percent for a third candidate, Robert G. Ward of Winnabow.

    The nonpartisan posts are for four-year terms. Sullivan was the only incumbent candidate.

  • West Brunswick beats C.B. Aycock 1-0 in state soccer playoffs

     PIKEVILLE—“One more time,” said West Brunswick High School soccer coach Tripp Smith after the Trojans—at one time 1-8-1 this year—beat C.B. Aycock 1-0 Nov. 2 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    Off an assist from senior midfielder Jack Donoghue, sophomore striker Scottie Melvin scored the winning goal with about 9 minutes left. The goal was his 19th of the season.

    The victory advances West to a second-round game on Saturday (match to be determined).

  • Discussions on park property resume in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council is continuing negotiations about possibly buying a multi-million-dollar site for a future park.

    Though the town had announced just last week discussions with Tidal Ventures, owner of the 5.22-acre Intracoastal Waterway site, had reached a stalemate, town administrator Gary Parker said owners of the company had changed their minds and subsequently contacted the town about continuing negotiations.

    “We need to have a closed session,” he said at the start of the board’s pre-meeting workshop Monday night.