Today's News

  • A little southern hospitality confirms the best things in life really are free

    “Everyone is so friendly here,” my mom said to me last week during her weeklong getaway from the Midwest.

    She had come to visit for the week while I was performing in “Cycles: The Songs of a Lifetime,” Brunswick Little Theatre’s (BLT) annual free performance in Franklin Square Park.

    My mom has always been my biggest fan and has been to just about every dance recital, choir concert, play, musical and all similar performances since I can remember.

  • UNCG iSchool helps students earn free college credits

    West Brunswick High School senior Shanae Frink will soon graduate with a high school diploma—and 21 credit hours from University of North Carolina Greensboro.

    Through the UNCG iSchool, high school juniors and seniors can take online courses from UNCG, interact with college professors and other students and earn transferable college credits at no cost.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Leland man arrested for stabbing girlfriend

    LELAND—A Leland man was arrested last week after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend with a pair of scissors.

    According to an arrest report, Kevin Phillip Schumacher, 45, of 8760 Body Shop Drive, Leland, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault on a female on May 29.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said Schumacher was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he remains under no bond.

  • Sheriff’s detectives searching for missing Supply man

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man missing from Supply.

    Tracy Paul Whalen, 49, was reported missing Sunday, May 30, and has been missing for about a week, Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s office spokesperson, said.

    Stanley said it was unusual for Whalen to be away from his home for such a long time. No foul play is suspected in the case.

    Whalen is a white male. He is 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighs 205 pounds. He has blue eyes and blond hair, and has a tattoo of a wolf on his left arm.

  • Memorial service Sunday for victim of fatal crash

    There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Sunday at Holden Beach for the victim of Thursday's fatal wreck on N.C. 211.

    The memorial service will be at the corner of Ferry Street and Ocean Boulevard East.

    Stephanie Heath, a 23-year-old Brunswick Community College student was killed Thursday afternoon after another car crossed the centerline and struck her vehicle head-on, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol. The driver of the other vehicle is suspected to have been using drugs.

  • West Brunswick splits doubleheader with South Columbus

     The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team split a home doubleheader Friday with South Columbus, winning the first five-inning game 3-1 but losing the second 6-5.

    In the first game, West scored all its runs in the first inning. Markel Jones led off with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch and stole third. Timmy Powell singled him home. He stole second and Ryan Sykes followed with a single. With one out. Bruce Clewis singled to right field, driving in a run. With two outs, Andrew Pait singled to right field, driving in a run for a 3-0 lead.

  • West Brunswick senior athletes honored during awards program

     West Brunswick High School athletics director John Floyd used one word to describe the accomplishments of Trojan athletes this season: “Outstanding.”

    He was referring specifically to the offers colleges made to Trojan athletes.

  • Supply woman killed in N.C. 211 wreck; charges pending

    A 23-year-old Brunswick Community College student died in a car crash on N.C. 211 Thursday afternoon after another car crossed the centerline and struck her vehicle head-on, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

    Possible drug charges are pending against the driver of the car that struck her vehicle.

    Stephanie Fay Heath, 23, of Supply, died at the scene, according to N.C. State Highway Patrol First Sgt. A.E. Morris.

  • First Early College High School class graduates

    BOLIVIA—The Brunswick County Early High School class of 2010 has left its legacy.

    Members of the school’s first graduating class, known as the “legacy class,” accepted their diplomas during a commencement ceremony Thursday night at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Of the 21 graduates, nine graduated with associate degrees from Brunswick Community College. Kiley Brandt, Heather Carlyle and Adela Hernandez each graduated with two associate degrees.