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Today's News

  • More than 130,000 pop tabs collected at Supply Elementary School

    SUPPLY—Students at Supply Elementary School prove you’re never too young to make a difference.

    Students in the school’s National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) chapter helped collect more than 130,000 pop tabs while helping a local senior work toward his Eagle Scout rank.

    Students in NEHS are required to participate in four community service projects each year. During a recent chapter meeting to discuss possible projects, fifth-grader Bravin Troy had a suggestion.

  • ‘World guy’ travels the globe spreading diabetes awareness

    SHALLOTTE—Erik Bendel wants to change the world—one step at a time.

    The Louisville, Ky., resident has been walking throughout the southeastern United States since Jan. 10, when he began his journey in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    Bendl has walked more than 2,500 miles in about 22 different states during the past few years for a single message—diabetes is avoidable and controllable.

  • Seventy-three apply for BCC president position

    BOLIVIA—The search for the next Brunswick Community College president is under way.

    During a Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, Feb. 24, trustees disclosed the presidential search committee was reviewing 30 applications from the 73 submitted.

    The 73 applications submitted came from candidates representing 23 states.

    Trustees chairperson Lynda Stanley said the search committee has taken its role “very seriously.”

    “We’ve got a really good team,” she said.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Larceny, breaking and entering and property damage on East First Street; suspect gained entry into residence and removed five TVs, four DVD players and one Xbox.

    •Khoury Wesley Robertson, 25, of Shallotte; was charged with having an outstanding warrant.

  • Health director unhappy with commissioners’ vote to eliminate animal control officer

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Health Director Don Yousey said he’s made the tough decisions, actively cutting positions within his department and laying off employees.

    Now, Yousey, who oversees the county’s animal services department, wants to keep one position county officials want to eliminate through the county’s Reduction in Force (RIF) through attrition policy.

    Yousey said he’s made enough cuts to his department, and he wants to keep the animal control officer position. 

  • State eliminates Bad Check Program

    District Attorney Jon David announced the district’s Bad Check Program has been eliminated.

    The program, which includes Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties, was eliminated March 1, according to a press release from David’s office.

    The decision, made by the Administrative Office of the Courts in Raleigh, was part of a larger statewide effort to reduce the state’s budget deficit.

  • 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.

  • Commissioners vote to end utilities hardship program

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners have voted to terminate a hardship program for the county’s low-income water and sewer customers.

    A legal opinion from the University of North Carolina School of Government found the county’s utility hardship program, funded through the county’s enterprise fund, was not in compliance with state law.

  • Sorry, Charlie. Your owner’s got to do this one on her own

    N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue thinks you’re dumb.

    Well, maybe that’s a little extreme. Let’s put it this way: Perdue thinks her dog Charlie is smarter than you.

    I’m guessing by now I’ve not only gotten your attention, but probably ticked you off a little bit, so let me explain.

    On our fair governor’s website, there’s a new tool—more like a game, really, in which you, along with Perdue’s best canine friend Charlie, can do what Perdue and her Democratic henchmen cannot—balance the state budget.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Holiday Street in Supply; suspect cut and removed victim’s copper pipe.

    •Property damage and breaking and entering on Boones Neck Road in Supply; suspect pried open victim’s home and damaged a metal door.