Today's News

  • DSS board extends director’s suspension for 30 days

    BOLIVIA—At an emergency meeting Friday, Sept. 10, members of the Brunswick County Social Services Board extended DSS director Jamie Orrock’s suspension for another month.

    After a closed session at the emergency meeting, members unanimously approved extending Orrock’s suspension for the next 30 days beyond Sept. 11, when the initial suspension was set to expire, with board member Elsie Peterson absent.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests Aug. 31-Sept. 13. All information is provided by the Holden Beach Police Department.

    •Joseph Dean Goff, 52, of Hopkins, S.C., was arrested and charged with littering, driving while license revoked, and driving while impaired.

    •Lloyd Clyde Williams, 63, of Rex, was charged with violating a local ordinance.

    •John Scott Scafidi, 51, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., was charged with operating a motorcycle with no helmet.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Sept. 6-12, K-9 deputies answered nine calls, wrote 12 citations and made nine drug arrests. K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Lakewood, Brunswick Plantation and Northwest.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Stephen Tanner Holden, 27, of 5727 Wisteria Lane, Wilmington, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • The true cost to be governed: A glimpse at commissioners’ salary, mileage, per diem and insurance costs DOCUMENTS INCLUDED

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about how much Brunswick County Commissioners earn through salaries, per diem and mileage reimbursements, FICA contributions, health insurance contributions, life insurance contributions, credit card transactions and discretionary funding at commissioners’ disposal.

    Just how much does it cost to be governed in Brunswick County?

  • Commissioners respond to what they think salaries include

    The personal sacrifices he makes for county business are why commissioner Scott Phillips says he earns his county commissioners’ salary. 

    “The phone calls, the phone messages, the individuals asking me and discussing county business when I’m out with my family, whether it be a ballgame or a movie, or a restaurant—that’s what I consider my base salary,” Phillips said.

  • Brunswick County Schools to air president's back-to-school speech

    President Barack Obama will give his second annual back-to-school speech at 1 p.m. today, but it will be the first time it will air live in Brunswick County classrooms.

    Superintendent Edward Pruden sent a letter to his staff Thursday, Sept. 9, stating the president's speech would be shown live in the classrooms but recognized there would be people opposed to whatever decision was made.

  • South’s Kjome, Sloup tie for first in conference golf tourney

     South Brunswick freshman Ashley Sloup and senior Abby Kjome finished tied for first in the conference-opening golf tournament Monday at Rivers Edge.

    The nine-hole match among the three county high schools was shortened to seven holes. Kjome and Sloup each shot a 34 for seven holes.

    South senior Molly Gore shot a 37 and was the only other golfer to play seven holes in fewer than 40 strokes.

  • South opens soccer conference by beating West

      South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 2-0 in a conference-opening high school soccer match Monday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    “I couldn’t ask for anything better,” South coach Joe Salzler said. “We changed everything as far as defense goes to basically build a steel curtain. I was pretty impressed all the way around. The senior defense was amazing and led us through the game.”

  • Three dead, one injured in weekend wreck

    Three people died in an early-morning wreck Saturday, Sept. 11, in Leland.

    According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. C.M. Hardee, three people died and one person was injured around 2:24 a.m. Saturday on Malmo Loop Road in Leland.

    Hardee said Michael Johnston, 28, of Leland, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck east on Malmo Loop Road near the intersection of Colin Mintz Road in Leland.

  • South Brunswick improves to 4-0

     The Boys of Fall are now 4-0.

    The South Brunswick Cougars won their fourth straight game Friday night behind the running of Marcus Hankins, who had his fourth game of 100 yards or more. Hankins also scored four touchdowns—three rushing and one on a catch—as the Cougars zipped past visiting North Myrtle 40-10.

    Nejuann Watts, who was 11-18 with two touchdown passes and 214 total passing yards, said, “We made some mistakes, but we never put our heads down and the team came through.”