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Today's News

  • Feeling sorry, thankful and anxious about Hurricane Irma

     Last week was a tough one. I’ve lived in Brunswick County for 22 years now and I know to take approaching hurricanes seriously.

    A hurricane is one thing. A storm of Irma’s caliber is nothing to scoff at, folks.

  • North Brunswick drops heartbreaker to Panthers, 25-22

     LELAND - The North Johnston Panthers scored the winning touchdown with one minute left in the fourth quarter to hand the North Brunswick Scorpions a heartbreaking loss on Friday, Sept. 8 in Leland. The Scorpions played an excellent game but fell to 0-4 for the season.

    North Johnston quarterback Trey Whitley hit Kenneth Lee with a 32-yard touchdown pass with a minute left in the game to give the visiting Panthers a 25-22 victory over North Brunswick.

  • Man charged in Supply break-in, assault

    A Southport man is accused of breaking into a Supply home, stealing items and assaulting a woman there.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ronnie Daniel Suggs, 39, of Pine Lake Road on Sept. 4 and charged him with breaking or entering, larceny from the person, assault by strangulation and second-degree kidnapping.

    Warrants show Suggs broke into a home in the 2000 block of Kirby Road, stole cologne, two EA cell phones, pens, pencils, clothing, cash, a motor vehicle key, a knife and three EA cigarette lighters and strangled the woman Sept. 3.

  • Couple accused of selling marijuana from home in Winnabow

    A Winnabow couple is accused of selling marijuana from their home.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 36-year-old Ronald Thomas Sessions and his wife, 38-year-old Holly Lane Sessions, of Bell Swamp Road on Sept. 4 and charged each with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, two counts of trafficking in marijuana, misdemeanor marijuana paraphernalia and child abuse.

  • READY results show high schools exceed growth

    All four Brunswick County district high schools continue to thrive, according to state data released Thursday.

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction presented the READY accountability results during Thursday’s State Board of Education meeting.

  • Fire destroys vacant Bolivia home

    An early morning fire destroyed a vacant Bolivia home Thursday, Sept. 7.

    No one was injured.

    Fire crews arrived at a fire at 1221 Zack St. at 2 a.m. and cleared the scene about 6:30 a.m., Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said.

    Garner said the cause of the fire was ruled undetermined.

    Sunset Harbor & Zion Hill, Supply Volunteer and St. James fire personnel also responded.

  • Brunswick County Academy named one of America’s Healthiest Schools

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Academy is one of only 13 North Carolina schools and one of only 323 United States Schools named to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2017 list of “America’s Healthiest Schools”—and it’s not the first time.

  • Club Profile: Sudan Shriners and South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club

    4911 Old Shallotte Road, Shallotte

    Mailing address: P.O. Box 948, Shallotte 28459

    Email: contactus@sbisclub.com

    Officers

    President: Kirby Bellamy

    First vice president: Chris Phipps

    Second vice president: Bill Bellamy

    Secretary: William Magee

    Treasurer: Michael Mattera

    Membership: Bill Magee, membership@sbisclub.com

    Website: sbisclub.com

  • NAACP lauds Hewett, Warren as latest honorees

    They’ve been involved in the community for decades. To this day, they still are with no plans to retire.

    Longtime Brunswick County residents Bernest Hewett and Charles Warren were lauded Saturday night as the latest honorees at the Brunswick County Branch of NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet.

    Hewett, 69, received the local chapter’s 2017 Service to the Community Award.

    The Brunswick County native previously served as president of the combined branches of Brunswick, Cedar Grove and Southport NAACP Chapters 5452.

  • Two minutes on Tuesdays meant so much

    By Mike O'Hare

    Guest Columnist

    Since retiring to Brunswick County five years ago, my wife and I have been lucky to have been part of a volunteer program that has us visiting people each Tuesday.