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Today's News

  • 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 Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, K-9 deputies answered 18 calls, wrote seven citations and made eight drug arrests.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit roundup

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week as part of an on-going investigation into prescription pill diversion in Brunswick County.

    Drug agents ask that anyone with information about this case or any prescription fraud case contact Sgt. Israel West at 253-2777.

  • 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.

    •Larceny in Supply; suspect took a pair of opal earrings and a wedding ring at victim’s home.

    •Larceny on Sand Castle Drive in Supply; suspect took an air conditioning unit and damaged other appliances.

    •Larceny on Acres Avenue in Supply; suspect broke into victim’s home.

  • Brunswick County 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.

  • Brunswick government briefs

    Brunswick County commissioners will have a workshop at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, to discuss the proposed landfill expansion and recycling options in Brunswick County.

    The meeting will be at the county commissioners chambers in the David R. Sandifer Building at the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia.

    Commissioners’ regular meeting will follow with a closed session at 6 p.m., and regular session at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20.

    Commissioners also cancelled their first regular meeting of the new year. Commissioners will not meet Jan. 3, 2011.

  • Local veteran selected to represent Brunswick County in North Carolina Veterans Park

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County native and veteran Paul Fisher raised his right hand last week, just as he did when he first took his oath of service for the U.S. Army 54 years ago.

    But last week when Fisher held his hand steady, he then set it in a mold for a half hour. In July 2011, the mold of Fisher’s hand, cast in bronze, will be on display at the future North Carolina Veterans Park in Fayetteville.

    Fisher was one of 100 veterans from across the state selected to have their hands cast to be on display at the future park.

  • BCC board members name interim president

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees have selected an interim president to serve out what would have been the remainder of president Stephen Greiner’s contract.

    G. Frank Sells was announced as the interim president following a specially called meeting Tuesday morning. He replaces Greiner, who announced his resignation earlier this month. Although his contract was set to expire in June, Greiner is leaving early to fill the president/CEO position at Hazard Technical and Community College in Hazard, Ky.

  • VA seeks 2,000-square foot facility for local veterans’ clinic

    It looks like local veterans might just get their Christmas wishes after all.

    When the Department of Veterans Affairs first announced a veterans’ outreach clinic would be awarded to Brunswick County, the plan was for the outreach clinic to operate in an existing physician’s office several days a week.

    But a recent change of plans has VA officials looking for office space to operate a stand-alone clinic in Brunswick County, Brunswick County Veterans Services Director Anita Hartsell said.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers win inaugural Hawkins tourney

     Five West Brunswick High School wrestlers won championships and helped the Trojans win the team title Saturday the inaugural Caleb Hawkins Round-Robin Memorial Tournament.

    In the team competition, West was first out of seven teams with 89.5 points. Socastee, S.C., the defending champion of this renamed tournament, was second with 66 points. Lumberton was third. Ashley, with five wrestlers, finished fourth, one point behind Lumberton. North was seventh.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South swimmers win tri-meet

     The South Brunswick swims teams continued their impressive early season performances by winning a tri-meet Saturday against Topsail and Lumberton.

    South’s girls won nine of the 11 events, beating Topsail 67-46 and beating Lumberton 67-32.

    South’s boys, small in number, won seven events, beating Topsail 94-35 and beating Lumberton 94-33.