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Today's News

  • Family grieves tragic loss

    SUPPLY—Sometimes laughing through the tears is the only way to deal with loss.

    One Supply family is trying to do just that.

    On Wednesday, May 4, around 10:45 a.m., Heidi Joann Robinson, 34,  fell to her death from a 14th floor balcony at the Sea Watch Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Heidi Robinson was staying in a room on the 17th floor with several other people. Details surrounding the accident are under investigation.

  • Taco Bell opening delayed until Tuesday

    The Taco Bell in Shallotte was scheduled to open Monday at 5 p.m. As customers arrived on Monday evening, they were greeted by the store's owner and district managers in the parking lot. Customers were told the store would not open until around noon on Tuesday.

    The delay was caused by a delay in the arrival of necessary equipment. Owners apologized for the inconvenience and said everyone seemed understanding.

    Traffic control arrangements are in place for Tuesday's opening.

  • BCC begins championship tourney Friday

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team plays College of The Albemarle at 7 p.m. Friday in a first-round game of the Carolinas-Virginia Conference Baseball Tournament.

    O’Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium in Morehead City is the site of the double-elimination tourney.

    The winner of the eight-team tourney qualifies for the NJCAA Division II World Series. BCC, the regular-season conference champion in just the fourth year of its program, has never qualified for the World Series.

  • West’s Bell, Padgett win in state track and field qualifier

     West Brunswick High School senior Kayla Padgett won the discus throw in the NCHSAA Class 3A Regional Saturday at Nash Central High School.

    Padgett threw the discus 129 feet, 1 inch. The meet was a qualifier for the state meet Friday at N.C. A&T University. The top four in each event advanced to the state meet. Padgett finished second in the discus throw last year.

    Padgett finished second in the shot put with a distance of 38-5, a personal record. The winner was Whitney Williams of South Johnston (39-3).

  • VIDEO: Brunswick Beat for May 4, 2011
  • Mother of murder suspect arrested for attempting to smuggle weapon to son in jail

    BOLIVIA—A Supply woman has joined her son in jail after attempting to bring him a weapon while in custody.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson April Stanley, Delphia Mae Marlow Bryant, 76, of 1820 Stone Chimney Road, was arrested for attempting to smuggle a weapon to her son, murder suspect Craig Bryant, in the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Sheriff’s deputy injured in wreck; Driver charged with DWI

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a wreck when an impaired driver ran into his vehicle.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said deputy Jeremy Borowski “placed himself in harm’s way” to protect other drivers on the road from the impaired driver, who was later arrested. 

    Stanley said around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, the county’s 911 center received several calls about a reckless driver traveling east in the westbound lane on U.S. 74-76 in Leland.

  • West Brunswick shuts out South Columbus; Zio scores 27th

     Julianna Zio scored three goals and had three straight assists as West Brunswick beat South Columbus 8-0 May 4 in West’s final home game of the regular season.

    Zio, a junior, has scored a team-record 27 goals this season.

    Zio scored West’s first goal about seven minutes into the game. She slotted the low shot through the Stallion defenders for the 1-0 lead.

  • Free spring concerts set for May 13,14

    “We are community bands and believe in giving back,” said Stanley Mandell, president of the Brunswick Bands. “We never charge admission to our concerts, but our spring concerts are always special events and by holding one on Oak Island and one in Sunset Beach, we are definitely reaching all of Brunswick County.”

  • Local students take part in AVID program

    Students in Brunswick County’s middle schools and high schools are gaining valuable skills and setting goals for college based on participation in the AVID program.