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Today's News

  • BCC tobacco-free policy to take effect July 1

    Brunswick Community College has long awaited the implementation of its tobacco-free policy, which has been in the works since 2008 when faculty senate made a formal request to the president.

  • NCDOT establishes practices for drone use in disaster response

    Whether conducting a search and rescue operation for a lost hiker or assisting public agencies during a major flood event, drones can play an essential role during emergency response. The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has established best practices and recommended policies for agencies using drones in these situations.

    The final report was released after NCDOT’s Division of Aviation held a workshop with emergency management personnel from around the state in January.

  • This March has been tough fishing month

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

  • West Brunswick lacrosse photos March 21

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The West Brunswick girls’ lacrosse team beat South Brunswick 17-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game March 21.

    Sophomore Gwenna Gentle scored nine goals. Junior Ana Poulin and sophomore Kara Cheers each scored two goals. Sophomore Isabelle James, freshman Ryeleigh Ashburn, junior Erin O’Dell and freshman Carmella Freeman each scored a goal.

    Getting assists were Gentle (two), Ashburn, Freeman, Poulin, Cheers and sophomore Kaliyah Matthews.

    Sophomore Molysha Brown was the winning goalkeeper.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    March 13

    Shoplifting and aiding and abetting a larceny by taking $46.12 in items from Wal-Mart.

    March 18

    Shoplifting of $629.74 in food items from Wal-Mart.

    March 19

    Larceny of $27.47 worth of gas from Sunoco on Naber Drive (drive off).

    March 20

    Larceny of $178 in car cleaning products from Reflections Detailing on Holden Beach Road.

  • Leland Police reports

    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.

    March 4

    Larceny of a package worth $200 from the front porch of a Royal Street residence.

    Disturbance by arguing with the victim at a Thomas Garst Lane residence.

    March 5

    Vallerie Ann Jones, 25, of Blake Circle, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police report

    Ocean Isle Beach police investigated the following incident in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    March 17

    Damage to property by shooting out a window of a West First Street residence with a BB gun, causing $800 in damage.

  • Symposium shows how businesses sustain themselves, employees

    LELAND — Brunswick Community College’s sixth annual sustainability symposium Friday, March 17, covered sustainability in business.

    For several of the speakers who discussed the subject, being sustainable meant more than just making the business profitable.

    The buzzword at the symposium was maintaining the “triple bottom line” by treating employees well and using environmentally friendly processes while also staying profitable.

  • Sea Leland on March 25

    Want to see a different view of Leland, on the water?

    Then Sea Leland, two upcoming water tours of the Wilmington downtown riverfront set for 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, may just be the ticket.

    The tours will be along the Brunswick River, described as the backyard of the town of Leland in northern Brunswick County.

  • Third Law Enforcement Appreciation Parade rolls out Saturday

    Ash native Jervie Babson has left his mark.

    Two years ago, the Winnabow resident started a tradition with the launch of the first Law Enforcement Appreciation Parade that proceeded more than 30 miles down U.S. 17 to pay tribute to local law enforcement.

    Last July, Babson died at 84, but his tradition lives on.