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Today's News

  • County swimmers compete in final home meet

    BOLIVIA — South Brunswick’s teams won the final regular season swim meet of the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    In the three-team girls’ meet, South won the final event and scored enough points to beat New Hanover 103-101. West scored 20 points.

    In the boys’ meet, South also scored 103 points. New Hanover scored 61 and West 59.

  • Weekend weather advisory

    As Winter Storm Jonas closes in on the East Coast, inland Brunswick County is included in a freezing rain advisory issued for the region by the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

    Elsewhere the area can expect a 100 percent chance of rain Friday with a high near 51 and new precipitation amounts possibly between a half and three quarters of an inch.

    The extended forecast for south Brunswick County for Friday night calls for a low around 38 and 90 percent chance of precipitation.

  • Men facing drug charges accused of sex crimes involving child

    Brunswick County sheriff’s investigators charged two Southport men, who were already in the county jail on drug charges, with sex crimes, including sexual exploitation of a minor, Thursday night.

  • Trojans beat Cougars for first MEC victory

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 59-48 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 20 at West.

    Each team entered the game winless in the conference. South had one senior on its roster; West, none.

    For West (1-4, 7-8 overall) freshman Breanna Mercer scored 15 points and had 12 rebounds. Sophomore Natyra Gore scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and made five steals.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 8

    Embezzlement and larceny by employee manipulating accounting and taking insurance premiums totaling $12,892.71.

    Jan. 12

    Communicating threats in Sears on Main Street.

    Jan. 13

    Stalking; someone followed victim at Food Lion on South Willis Drive.

  • Boat maintenance begins with cold, rough conditions
  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 7

    Two-vehicle traffic crash on Olde Waterford Way resulting in property damage.

    Jan. 8

    Jason Gower was arrested on active warrants from New Hanover County.

    Darrin Darnell Lee was arrested on an active warrant for arrest on a charge of failing to appear in court on various traffic infractions.

  • The game plan for dreary days
  • County closer to gaining Oak Island water and sewer system

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners approved a Memorandum of Understanding with Oak Island during its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 19, to acquire the town’s water and wastewater system.

    County Manager Ann Hardy said the memorandum is the first of several steps that must be taken before the Oak Island water and sewer systems would merge with the county’s.

    “This is the starting point for good faith negotiations,” Hardy said.

  • Holden Beach board commits to playground, dock at Bridgeview Park

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach officials agreed to finish an ambitious Bridgeview Park plan by committing to spending almost $700,000 for a playground and boat dock along the Intracoastal Waterway.

    The park and dock ideas were conceived in 2012-13 by the town board that included Don Glander, Ray Lehr, Sandy Miller, Sheila Young and Dennis Harrington