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Today's News

  • 72-year-old arrested on sex offense charge

    A 72-year-old Bolivia man is charged with a second-degree forcible sexual offense.

    Donald Richard Queen of Hanover Street was arrested July 12 and booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility where he is being held on $100,000 bail.

    A warrants shows the crime happened one month earlier, June 12.

     No other information was available.    

  • Leland man faces felony child abuse charge

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of beating his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter.

    Michael Willis Pounds, 28, of Angels Gift Trail NE, was arrested Monday, July 11, and charged with felony intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury.

    Warrants show Pounds struck the girl’s face and buttocks multiple times, causing bruising and swelling, while he was babysitting her in Johnston County sometime between April 12 and April 15.

  • Oak Island warns of police impostor

    The Oak Island Police Department is warning Brunswick County residents and visitors about a man who is claiming to be an off-duty police officer.

    Police Chief Greg Jordan said his office has received many complaints from people about a man who threatened them with violence during road rage incidents, telling people he’s an off-duty Oak Island police officer.

    Jordan said the man is about 5-foot-9 with red/brown hair, mustache and beard and drives a Subaru Tribeca SUV. He said none of his officers match this description.

  • County offers free hepatitis C testing

    BOLIVIA — As the number of hepatitis C-positive Brunswick County residents increases, Brunswick County Health Services knows more action needs to be taken.

  • ‘Mazematician’ creates sandy sensations for Sunset Beachgoers

    SUNSET BEACH — It’s morning, before the crowds arrive.

    Aaron Gutknecht surveys Sunset Beach’s pristine sands, unscathed by ocean water at low tide.

    He finally picks a spot, roughly the size of half of a football field, puts his homemade shovels to the sand and begins his work for the day as the Mazematician.

    Gutknecht, of Fort Worth, Texas, has been coming with his family to Sunset Beach for as long as he can remember, but it wasn’t until eight years ago he began to bring his unique talent of creating sand mazes to the area.

  • Vandals damage Brunswick Town tomb

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

     

    Vandals damaged a historic grave at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site less than a week after the site’s museum was burglarized.

  • Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts resigns after selling house

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts has announced his resignation effective in August after selling his house.

    Watts, 58, and his wife Adrienne plan to move out of Brunswick County after closing on the sale of their Sunset Beach house in late August. Watts said resigning was the next step since he will no longer be a resident of the town.

  • Schools on right track under Tubb

    After a long-term pattern of discord between members of the Brunswick County Board of Education and sitting Brunswick County Schools superintendents, it appears the rapport between current school board members and superintendent Les Tubb will result in steady progress toward improving schools in the district.

  • Tranquility, fulfillment found in lawn mowing

    Thanks to staff writer Brian Slattery, my not-so-secret secret was revealed last week to our readership: I enjoy yard work.

    Specifically, I love mowing the lawn.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 10, 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and issued the following related warrants. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 10

    Breaking and entering and larceny of televisions from East Main Street.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of televisions from East Main Street.

    Warrants were issued for the incidents and served on Joshua Buck Priest, 36, of 2210 Copperhead Road in Longwood.