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Today's News

  • Holden Beach police report

    Holden Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and charged the following suspects. All information is taken directly from incident reports and citations.

    •Brian Scott Watson, 19, of 1460 Sykes St. SW, Supply, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on Ocean Boulevard West on March 9.

    •Shannon Christine Curran, 45, of 6900 Mendelssohn Drive, Clemmons, was charged with no operator’s license after she was stopped for speeding on Ocean Boulevard West on March 24.

  • Driver rear-ends sheriff's deputy's vehicle

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle was rear-ended last week while he was stopped at the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 in Supply.

    According to a North Carolina State Highway Patrol report, sheriff’s deputy Brian Chism was stopped at the light on U.S. 17 South when Bruce William Seaman, 63, of 1105 Magenta Court, Leland, failed to stop and rear-ended Chism’s car. Seaman was driving a 1998 Honda at about 20 mph when he struck Chism’s vehicle.

    No injuries were reported.

  • March 13 is a memorable day for Steve Wilson: it is daughter Stephanie’s birthday.

    But March 13—and March 14—became memorable this year for another reason: Wilson made a hole-in-one each day on the Sea Trail golf courses. They were the first aces he ever made.

    Wilson is better known in the area for being on the board of directors of Brunswick Family Assistance than for his golf. BFA assists the needy families in Brunswick County with such essentials as food, clothing, housing needs and bill payments.

  • K-9 bites drug, weapon suspect

    Around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, a Brunswick County K-9 deputy responded to a Leland Police Department request to assist a vehicle search on U.S. 74-76 in Leland.

    According to the sheriff’s office, several packets of suspected heroin and a 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun were discovered in the suspect’s vehicle.

  • Calabash VFW heats up with Lenten dinners

    CALABASH—Fried fish is already a buzzword in the seafood capital, but during Lent it takes on renewed meaning at Calabash VFW Post 7288.

    On Friday, Feb. 27, the post once again started cooking up its annual Friday-night fish fries that continue until April 10.

    “Welcome to our madhouse,” joked Trish McCormick as she and her husband, Bill, and other VFW volunteers toiled in the kitchen at one of the weekly Lenten fish fries March 6.

  • BCC Fitness and Aquatics Center set to open Sunday

    The Brunswick Community College Fitness and Aquatics Center will be open to the public beginning Sunday, March 22.

    The 55,000-square-foot facility, on the main campus of BCC in Supply, has a gymnasium, a fitness center, a 4,500-square-foot, 25-yard lap pool, a 1,584 square-foot therapy pool, an aerobics studio, and an elevated track. The center also offers amenities such as drop-in babysitting, locker rooms, and concessions.

    Membership information and rates are available at www.brunswickcc.edu.

    Hours of Operation

  • Commissioners uphold schools' funding agreement

    BOLIVIA—The question of whether the county would continue its current schools funding agreement weighed heavy on the faces of school board members on the last day of the commissioners’ three-day budget retreat.

    But commissioners approved continuing the current 36.5 percent funding agreement with one major change to the agreement—the schools would now share the county’s deficit.

  • Schools' child nutrition services to end year $20,925 in the red

    BOLIVIA—Child Nutrition Services of Brunswick County Schools is operating with a $141,112.63 deficit, but director Tina Ward estimates the 2008-2009 school year will close with a $20,925 deficit.

    “I know it looks really bad right now,” Ward told the operations committee at its Monday meeting. But the months following the students’ return from winter break in January are historically the most profitable months, she explained.

  • Grand jury indictments for March 9

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Kay Fowler returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on March 9:

    Rudolph Bellamy, 50, of 802 Randolphville Road, Bolivia; misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, DWI, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, reckless driving to endanger.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, March 11

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Gina Essey and courtroom clerk and Michelle Warth:

    Jeffrey Wayne Barnes, driving while license revoked, possession drug paraphernalia, charges consolidated, Brunswick County Jail 45 days, suspended sentence 24 months, unsupervised probation 24 months, $200 and costs, not violate any criminal laws, 30 days to pay.