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Today's News

  • County plans to implement water irrigation conservation rate

    Some county water customers could see an increase in their water bills if the county adopts the proposed water irrigation conservation rates.
    But Brunswick County Public Utilities Director Jerry Pierce said 95 percent of the county’s water customers wouldn’t be affected by the proposed sliding scale, which increases rates based on customers’ water consumption.
    “We’ve talked about a conservation rate for a long time,” Pierce told county commissioners during the first of their annual two-day budget retreat.

  • Fishing co-op established, seeking county's help to establish nonprofit

    In an effort to establish a commercial fishing resource area for county fishermen, local fishermen have created a co-op at the direction of county commissioners.
    Bill Hickman of the Brunswick County Marine Advisory Committee told commissioners Monday they recently met to organize a co-op with a chairman, secretary, treasurer and three board members.
    “We’re ready to proceed with land acquisition under your direction; plan the next step toward land acquisition and getting funds for the project,” Hickman said.

  • Shattered justice: Investigation into Frink’s death still on-going, open case

    It’s far from case closed in the 1994 murder investigation of 18-year-old Amy Frink.
    Lead investigators Capt. Gene Caison and special investigator Dave Crocker say the two men convicted in Frink’s murder are guilty of their roles in Frink’s horrific death. Both men are now out of prison, both having served less than one-third of their respective 30-year sentences.
    But Caison and Crocker say there are more suspects out there.

  • Shattered justice: Frink murder suspects arrested in Florida, New Jersey four years after crime

    When they were finally arrested for the murder of 18-year-old Amy Caroline Frink, hundreds of miles separated John Paul Counts and John Gamble from the spot where Frink’s body was found, just across the state line in South Carolina.
    Four years after the June 1994 murder of the Shallotte teen, Counts was living in Ocala, Fla., and Gamble was living in East Orange, N.J.

  • Shattered justice: The Amy Frink murder investigation

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about the life and death of Amy Caroline Frink, who, at 18 years old, was brutally murdered in 1994, and her mother Birdie’s fight to bring justice for her youngest daughter almost 16 years later. 

  • Opening Day

    Ocean City Chevrolet once again is supporting Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball.
    During this season, which began Saturday with games at Shallotte Park, Ocean City Chevrolet will provide baseball equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 in funds through a Chevy vehicle giveaway fundraiser. The effort by Ocean City Chevrolet is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative from March through July.

  • BCC baseball team in first place

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team has completed the most successful and noteworthy week in the history of the three-year program.
    The team may match the historic season of the basketball team, which qualified for the national tourney for the first time (see video).
    On March 31, the Dolphins, an NJCCA Division II team that does not offer scholarships, beat Pitt Community College, an NJCCA Division I team that entered the game ranked No. 2 in the nation.

  • BCC basketball: Final games of season

    The Lions of East Mississippi made the most of their debut in the NJCAA DI men's basketball tournament, defeating Brunswick Community College 86-65 in the third game of opening-round action Tuesday in Hutchinson, Kan.
    BCC, who also was making its tourney debut, had a nine-point lead in the first half. But East Mississippi outscored the Dolphins 41-25 in the second half. BCC made 9-of-26 field-goal tries in the second half.
    The Lions outrebounded BCC 50-29. The Lions’ substitutes outscored BCC’s 39-15.

  • West softball team wins tourney

    They looked like any other group of teenagers, just hanging out, talking about clothes, boys and music, but this group was different. They had numbers on the back of their shirts and they were starting to pull their hair back away from their faces. Was this some gang that had come out to West Brunswick High School?  Yes it is a gang all right, the gang of 14, the Lady Trojan softball team.
    Hard to believe that in 10 minutes they would be playing for the championship Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational.

  • North finishes 3-0 in tourney

    The North Brunswick baseball team had the most impressive performance of the six teams in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational.
    For the tournament, North pitching gave up three runs in three victories. North, a Class 2A team, won all its games against Class 4A teams.
    “Our pitching has been strong all year,” coach Randy Fennell said. “But at times we’ve just played terrible defense. But that has been coming around.”