Today's News

  • Incumbent commissioners receive GOP nods to continue

    Incumbent Brunswick County Commissioners Phil Norris and Marty Cooke both secured GOP nominations for their respective districts Tuesday night to move forward to November’s General Election.

    Norris defeated Corrine McCray 6,248 votes to 2,534 votes, or 71.15 percent to 28.85 percent to secure the GOP nomination for the District 1 county commissioners seat.

    “I appreciate the confidence that the voters have shown in me and I pledge to continue to do my very best for them,” Norris said Tuesday night.

  • Rabon defeats Fennell for State Senate District 8 GOP nomination

    Bill Rabon has won the GOP nomination for the North Carolina State Senate District 8 seat.

    Securing 67 percent of the votes from Brunswick, Pender and Columbus counties, Rabon defeated challenger Bettie Fennell, who secured 33 percent of the votes.

    Rabon, a Southport veterinarian, won 7,340 votes in Brunswick County, compared to Fennell’s 2,705 votes.

    Fennell previously ran for Senate in 2008, but lost to Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. Soles, the state’s longest-serving senator, who announced in December he would not seek re-election.

  • Miller, Thompson win GOP nominations for Board of Education

    Charlie Miller and John W. Thompson won the GOP nominations for the Brunswick County Board of Education for District 3 and District 5.

    Miller, who is the current board member representing District 3, defeated challenger Harvey Rash to secure the nomination.

    Unofficial results show Miller won 71 percent of the votes (6,117) to Rash’s 29 percent (2,506).

    “I look forward to continuing to serve the kids in Brunswick County, and I look forward to the race in the fall,” he said.

  • Burr wins GOP nomination for U.S. Senate

    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has secured the Republican Party nomination with a reported 80 percent of votes statewide, according to Tuesday’s unofficial results.

  • Officials recommend offering Pre-K in northern elementary schools only

    Brunswick County Schools officials have previously suggested transferring all 14 of the district’s Pre-K classes to private sectors as a way to help offset the $5.8 million budget shortfall expected for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

    During a policy committee meeting Tuesday, school officials presented committee members with two possible choices—transfer all 14 Pre-K classes to private sectors or operate seven Pre-K classes, up to 54 students, in the northern end of the county.

  • Leland Middle principal requests approval of uniform policy

    Leland Middle School principal Patricia Underwood said the staff is “fighting some problems” when it comes to the school’s dress code.

    The three main problems, she said, are girls wearing tight, low-cut shirts, inappropriate T-shirts and sagging pants.

    “Students continue to wear things that are not appropriate,” she said.

    And when it comes to middle schoolers, a dress code violation conversation often turns into insubordination and “a moment of defiance,” Underwood said.

  • Renourishment begins at Ocean Isle Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The 2010 Beach Renourishment Maintenance Project is under way at Ocean Isle Beach.

    Town Administrator Daisy Ivey said the Great Lakes Dredging & Dock Company began work last week at Shallotte Boulevard and has worked west to Lumberton Street. The project is expected to end at Tarboro Street.

  • Brunswick races called with 23 of 23 precincts reporting

    Polls are closed and unofficial numbers are in for Brunswick County precincts. For a complete list of returns click here.

    With 23 of 23 precincts reporting, here are the unofficial tallies for Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County Sheriff, Republican, John Ingram defeats Tim Daniels. Ingram has given a speech accepting the GOP nomination for sheriff.

    Brunswick County Sheriff, Democrat, Rendy Lewis wins over Louie Lewis.

  • No solid waste fee, tax increases

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners have voted not to increase property taxes and not to implement a proposed solid waste fee in the upcoming fiscal year’s budget.

    While county manager Marty Lawing has yet to unveil the proposed budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, which takes effect July 1, commissioners voted during a budget meeting last week on several options to close a $9.5 million budget deficit, but decided to do so without raising taxes.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests from April 27 until May 4:

    •Kristina Marie MacCall, 23, of 409 Cox Maddox Road, Sanford, was charged with driving while license revoked on April 25.

    •Johnny Truman Holden, 23, of 2311 Field St., Supply, was charged with driving while license revoked on April 28.

    •Brian Keith Garner, 30, of 3110 Old Ferry Road, Supply, was charged with failure to appear for a operating a vehicle with no insurance charge on April 28.