Today's News

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Sept. 14

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Ashley Gore and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

    As budget negotiations have ended, the Senate has shifted focus to other initiatives that will benefit the state. The Senate has unanimously passed a bill that provides more economic development tools that will create jobs in North Carolina. The bill, which continues the Job Development Investment Grants program (JDIG) for three years, provides sufficient funds to recruit major employers to the state. Here are some highlights of the economic development bill:

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we passed a bill to move 2016 primary elections to March 15, we passed the economic incentives bill and we passed a major reorganization of Medicaid.

  • Creating opportunity on campus at BCC

    By Elina DiCostanzo

    Guest Columnist

  • Proposed schools bond may be tough sell

    There is no reason to think the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners will not allow the 2016 general election ballot to include a bond referendum for Brunswick County Schools. There is already no doubt the school district needs money to meet the needs of its students.

  • All it takes is one good person

    By now, Pope Francis’ whirlwind visit to the United States has come to an end, but I for one hope the impact of it will linger.

  • Trojans win on Homecoming Night

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick defeated Ashley High School 25-0 on Homecoming Night, Sept. 28.

    Quinlyn Moore caught a touchdown pass and returned an interception for a touchdown.

    Quarterback Hunter Ashburn threw a touchdown pass, ran for a touchdown and kicked an extra point.

    Anthony McCray scored the Trojans’ other touchdown as they won their Mideastern 3A/4A Conference opener and improved to 4-2 overall. Ashley dropped to 1-4.

  • Grand jury indicts two Supply men in meth lab case

    Two men arrested after a meth lab was found in their Supply residence have been indicted by a Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury.

  • Grand jury indicts two men accused of sexual assault

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury has indicted two men accused of sexual assault.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 20-year-old Shimon Curtis Hales, of Turkey Trap Road SW in Supply, on March 5 and charged him with three counts of statutory rape, three counts of sexual offense and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. 

    The incidents, which involve a girl younger than 14 and a girl younger than 16, occurred between Feb. 28 and March 5, warrants show.

  • Grand jury indicts Caswell Beach mayor on 18 felonies

    BOLIVIA — A superior court judge reduced bail for Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons at his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon from $1 million cash to $675,000 secured.

    Simmons was indicted on 18 felonies related to his service as chairman of the former Brunswick Beaches Consortium (BBC) by a Brunswick County grand jury Monday. North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office agents arrested Simmons in Caswell Beach on Monday afternoon.