Today's News

  • Three volunteer firefighters charged with setting woods fires

    Three volunteer firefighters—two who volunteered with Supply Fire Department and one who volunteered with Civietown Fire Department—have been charged with setting woods fires.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Steve Mason, Danny Lee Russell and Bobby Lee Harris were arrested for allegedly setting two woods fires Monday morning.

    A third suspect, Miranda Garland, was arrested Monday afternoon, Mason said.

  • Virginia assistant superintendent to be next Brunswick County Schools superintendent

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Schools has a new superintendent.

    In a 4-1 vote during a meeting Thursday evening, members of the Brunswick County Board of Education chose to hire Dr. Edward Pruden Jr. as the next superintendent of Brunswick County Schools.

    “I’m delighted that we’ve chosen Dr. Pruden to join our team and work with the board in a cohesive manner and bring unity back to the school system,” board member Catherine Cooke said.

  • Escaped inmate back in Brunswick County custody

    An inmate who escaped from the Brunswick County Detention Center last September is now back in custody at the Brunswick facility.

    On April 8, officials with the North Carolina Department of Corrections transported Rosher Rodriguez-Aguilar to Brunswick County from Maryland. He had been in custody since he was arrested in Maryland during a routine traffic stop in November 2009, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Gause.

  • Operation Safe Easter nets 11 DWI charges, 74 total charges

    On April 2, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team conducted a checkpoint station on U.S. 74 westbound at the Brunswick River Bridge, just east of the Leland city limits.

    The sheriff’s office was assisted in the checkpoint by officers with the Leland Police Department, Navassa Police Department, Holden Beach Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Wilmington Police Department, Whiteville Police Department, Lake Waccamaw Police Department and the North Carolina Tests for Alcohol BAT Mobile Unit.

  • 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:

    •Property damage on Benton Road SE in Bolivia; suspect broke window in victim’s track hoe.

    •Simple assault on Sunset Dock SW in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect hit victim in the face, causing multiple bruises.

    •Property damage in Old Town; suspect set victim’s wheelbarrow on fire.

  • Two men arrested for robbing cab driver

    Two men have been arrested after they called a cab driver to pick them up and then allegedly robbed him.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Gene Caison, a Wilmington-based cab driver received a call to pick up two men on River Road in Winnabow Sunday evening.

    When the cab driver arrived, he reported they demanded his money, “or they were going to kill him,” the incident report states.

  • Gause attracts scouts

    The scene about 12 feet behind home plate was as noteworthy as the scene 60 feet, 6 inches in front it.
    Seniors Jay Gause of West Brunswick and D.J. Thomas of Durham Riverside—N.C. State University recruits and possibly roommates this fall—were pitching in the last game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational, which began around 7 p.m. April 7 at West Brunswick High School.

  • West wins three tennis duals

    The West Brunswick boys’ tennis team got three 9-0 victories in duals last week.
    On April 12 at West, the Trojans beat North Brunswick 9-0. Eleven West players got victories.
    The victories gave West a 6-2 record in the conference.
    Against North Brunswick, Alex Humbert defeated F. Hernandez 6-1, 6-4. Brighton Mintz defeated G. Self 4-6, 6-2, 10-4. Jason Watts defeated L. Torres 6-0, 6-1. Jason Huff defeated N. Lanaghan 6-0, 6-2. John Harmon defeated M. Flores 6-1, 6-2. Shawn Cunningham defeated Z. Maditz 6-0, 6-0.

  • South tennis team stays perfect

    The South Brunswick boys’ tennis team continued its unbeaten conference season with victories over West Bladen and South Columbus.
    The Cougars, 10-0 in the conference and 11-3 overall, play a conference dual April 21 against North Brunswick at Brunswick Forest.

    South Brunswick 8
    South Columbus 1
    South won five of six singles matches in the victory April 14. Thomas Lloyd, Gabe Azzato, Steven Berg and Tyler Goldstein each won two matches.

  • What legislator or candidate has what it takes to bring justice for Amy Frink?

    Every few months I receive the same letter in the mail. It always begins the same way: “In complying with North Carolina G.S. 15A-1371(3), the state Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission is notifying you that it has approved the above-referenced case for parole...”

    The above-referenced case is usually someone who was convicted of murder; sometimes it’s a sexual offense. Sometimes they’re sentenced to 30 years; sometimes they’re sentenced to life in prison.