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Today's News

  • School officials, detectives address system network hack

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Schools officials and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an unknown hacker who has disrupted the school district’s Internet connectivity.

    In a news release issued March 25, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said members of the school district’s technology department are working to identify and mitigate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) issues impacting the system’s network since schools began the spring semester in January.

  • Traditional Passover foods prepared with special care

     Traditional Passover foods prepared with special care

    Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is one of the most important Jewish festivals, celebrated in late March or early April. The eight-day observance commemorates the freedom and exodus of the Israelites (Jewish slaves) from Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II.

  • Jury selection continues in trial of man accused of killing 3-year-old

    BOLIVIA — Twelve jurors have officially been seated in the murder trial of a 29-year-old man accused of killing his then-girlfriend’s 3-year-old son in Shallotte more than three years ago.

    Two alternate jurors must be selected before opening statements can begin in Brunswick County Superior Court in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • Woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty, charge against son dismissed

    The mother of a Southport man accused of escaping from the Brunswick County Detention Facility pleaded guilty to animal cruelty, while the same charge against his brother was voluntarily dismissed.

    Katherine Carter and her son, Curtis Wayne Hewett, are accused of helping 23-year-old William Hewett in his alleged escape from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Jan. 29. They and others were charged with animal cruelty after several animals were found in poor health at the family’s compound on Trails End during the ensuing manhunt, Sheriff John Ingram said.

  • Future Generations Tournament at St. James: A big deal

     The biggest, best charity event of the year is coming. The Future Generations Tournament benefiting The First Tee of Brunswick County is May 30 at St. James Plantation. 

    This is the 10th anniversary of The First Tee of Brunswick County and, baby, we’ve come a long, long way. From a handful of kids that met at Brierwood and The Lakes in 2005, our chapter now reaches 7,000 young participants each year.

  • Fishing begins to heat up with temperatures

     After enduring temperatures in the low 30s this past weekend, it is safe to say spring weather needs to hurry up. The fish are cold, and I’m sure many of you are tired of breaking back out your heavy winter jackets. Thankfully, the forecast is looking better for us, the fish and of course the Easter bunny. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60s to low 70s all week, which will raise the water temperatures. Thus, the fishing should pick up significantly this weekend.

  • Lady Trojans trample Hoggard

     SHALLOTTE — If hitting is contagious, then West Brunswick's softball team should have been quarantined.

    The Lady Trojans started off hitting the ball and strung together five hits in a row

    in a monster seven-run second inning on their way to a 11-1 win over Hoggard in a

    Mideastern Conference game Thursday night, March 26.

    The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.

    The chart stopper of West’s 10 hits on the night was a three-run homer Ariana Thomas

  • Investigators arrest three men on drug trafficking charges

    Investigators have arrested three men who are accused of trafficking and distributing large quantities of cocaine from Detroit to southeastern North Carolina, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball Opening Day
  • Investigators seek owners of abandoned horses

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services is seeking assistance from the public in locating the person or people responsible for abandoning two horses last month in the Ash area.

    A tan female pony was found on Camp Branch Road about12:30 a.m. March 20. A large brown male horse was found several hours later on Egypt Road.

    Both animals were checked by a local large-animal veterinarian, according to a news release issued Wednesday, March 25, by sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax.