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Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Student wins essay contest

    Caleb Saunders, who attends the Academy of Coastal Carolina, is the winner of this year’s Brunswick County Republican Women’s Americanism essay contest and he will be honored at the club’s annual luncheon on June 11. The topic of his essay was “What the U.S. Flag Means to Me.”

  • Holden Beach Seniors plan next meeting

    Holden Beach Senior Citizens will meet for a covered dish meal beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, May 9.

    A CVS representative will talk about medicines for the elderly. 

  • Religion briefs

    Gospel sing set

    Enjoy gospel singing at the Southport Senior Center, 1513 Suite 1, N. Howe St. in Southport, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6. Guest singers will be Robert Carter, Betty Moore and The Glory Girls. Call 457-6461.