Today's News

  • West Brunswick beats South Columbus in tennis

     Staff Report

    West Brunswick beat South Columbus 6-3 in a non-conference tennis match Sept. 26 at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.

    West won four singles matches.

    At No. 3, senior Emily Long won 6-4, 6-2. At No. 4, junior Bianca Desimone won 6-4, 6-2. At No. 5, junior Rylee Jones won 6-7 (9-11), 6-0, 11-9. At No. 6, senior Catherine Cheatham won 6-4, 6-2.

    West won two doubles matches.

    At No. 2, Desimone and senior McKenzie Winberg won 8-4. At No. 3, Cheatham and sophomore Madison Ward won 8-3.

  • Croatan defeats North Brunswick 3-2 in soccer

     LELAND — Croatan scored three first-half goals and went on to beat North Brunswick 3-2 in an East Central Conference soccer game Sept. 28.

    Croatan is 1-1 in the six-team conference, 5-6 overall. North is 0-1-1, 8-2-3 overall.

    The Cougars scored 1 minutes, 47 seconds into the game on a shot into the upper left of the goal.

    Croatan scored twice in the final 6:04 of the half. A low shot rolled inside the left post in giving Croatan a 2-0 lead.

  • Lamb resigns as Communities In Schools executive director

    Nancy Lamb has resigned as executive director of Communities In Schools of Brunswick County.

    Todd Beane, CIS communications and thrift shop operations coordinator, said in a Wednesday, Sept. 21, news release Lamb left the organization to pursue other professional opportunities. Her resignation was accepted Sept. 16.

  • Detectives seek info on liquor theft

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking information about the person who stole three to four liquor bottles at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, from the ABC Store at 44 River Road in Belville.

    No description of the thief was available, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Charles Liles at 880-5756.     

  • Leland woman helps older foster children ‘find their wings’

    WINNABOW—Tangela Day, a Leland mother of two, was looking into the possibility of adopting an older child in Brunswick County after learning most who explore adoption are looking for babies and toddlers to fit into their family. 

  • EPA still testing Navassa Superfund site before cleanup

    One year into the Navassa Superfund clean-up project, the Environmental Protection Agency continues testing the site to determine a plan of action.

    LaTonya Spencer, an EPA community involvement coordinator, said her agency is still in the remedial investigation phase of the project, which has involved sampling the soil throughout the creosote plant site. She said sampling will continue through the fall.

  • Ocean Isle Beach waiting on November decision for terminal groin permit

    Ocean Isle Beach officials are awaiting a pair of decisions from state and federal authorities that will determine if plans for a terminal groin will proceed.

    The town submitted a Final Environmental Impact Statement to the Army Corps of Engineers to install a terminal groin structure on the east side of the island in April.

    Ocean Isle Beach also submitted an application for a major permit in an Area of Environmental Concern to the Department of Environmental Quality under the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) on June 10.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last three weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 13

    Edgar Villalba Romero, 29, Heirloom Drive, arrested on a failure to appear in court charge in New Hanover County.

    Sept. 14

    Larceny of a wallet from the Piggly Wiggly parking lot.

    Larceny of a cat.

    Sept. 15

    Harry Christopher Seeger, 29, Combine Lane, arrested on a warrant from New Hanover County.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office reports

    Deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 19

    Simple physical assault on WWG Lane NW, Ocean Isle Beach.

    Breaking and entering on Golden Edge Drive, Shallotte.

    Larceny on Galloway Road, Bolivia.

    Assault on Midway Road, Bolivia.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of prescription medication on Knights Way, Leland.

    Larceny on Hickman Road, Calabash.

    Damage to real property on Cobblers Circle, Carolina Shores.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 12, 13 and 15 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. 12

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Samantha Etheridge: