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Today's News

  • Clewis birth

    Michael “Rock” and Beth Clewis of Boiling Spring Lakes are the parents of a daughter, Carly Ann Clewis, born at 2:17 p.m. Aug. 19 at Brunswick Community Hospital.

    She weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

    She joins a brother, Caison, 11.

    Maternal grandparents are Ann Caison of Supply and the late Edward Caison Jr.

    Paternal grandparents are Earl and Barbara Clewis of Southport.

    Great-grandparents are Mickey Robinson of Supply and Lucy Henry of Southport.

  • Former sheriff pleads guilty to embezzlement charges

    Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has pleaded guilty to three state embezzlement charges.

    On Monday morning, in Brunswick Superior Court, Hewett pleaded guilty to the three charges, but entered a no-contest plea to an obstruction of justice charge.

    He was sentenced to 15 to 18 months, which were suspended in lieu of 36 months of supervised probation. Hewett will be under supervised probation until he reports to federal prison for the 16 months he was sentenced to federally last week.

  • Momentum can change sides quickly

    Volleyball reminds me of the importance of momentum.

    “Momentum” is often used to described action in sports, to pinpoint the turning point in a game and the shift to a more enthusiastic attitude by athletes.

    It is especially noticeable in volleyball.

    Several years ago in high school volleyball, only the serving team could score points. It made for long matches, but it also led to intense matches.

  • West begins first round Saturday

    The West Brunswick High School volleyball team begins the first round of the Class 3-A state playoffs Saturday at home (time and foe to be determined).

    The Trojans finished the conference season 10-2 and were unbeaten against the 3-A teams in the conference.

    They are 14-2 overall with one match left (Tuesday against at North Brunswick).

    Below are summaries of the Trojans’ final three conference games.

    WEST BRUSWICK 3

    JACKSONVILLE 0

  • A life changed

    Life can change so quickly. One moment everything is on track, then in an instant life can be derailed. The measure of a man is often found after the train wreck.

    Dee Hill is living the life of recovery. He caused the train wreck and he accepts the consequences for his actions. Now he is looking to the future.

  • Former sheriff pleads guilty to embezzlement charges

    BOLIVIA—For a man of so many words, Ronald Hewett had few Monday morning, when he pleaded guilty to three state charges of embezzlement by a public official.

    Hewett entered a no-contest plea to a fourth state charge—obstruction of justice.

    As part of a plea agreement, Hewett’s charges were consolidated. He was sentenced to 15 to 18 months, which were suspended in lieu of 36 months of supervised probation.

  • Clemmons, White take home trophies in Brunswick County Idol, Teen Idol

    Working two jobs, going to school and leading his church choir didn't leave Michael Clemmons of Bolivia much time for rehearsing his number for Saturday night's Brunswick County Idol competition.

    Apparently, his one day of rehearsal paid off, however, because he wowed the judges and audience with his rendition of "I Am Changing" from "Dreamgirls." He took home $500, a trophy and the title of Brunswick County Idol 2008 at the event finals at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

  • Navassa plant to shut doors; governor announces 'rapid response'

    Gov. Mike Easley has announced a rapid response team from the N.C. Department of Commerce is being deployed to Brunswick Corporation’s U.S. Marine boat-building plant in Navassa.

    The announcement came soon after U.S. Marine announced it would shut down the plant, which employs about 270 workers, along with three others in other parts of the country.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports.

    •Property damage on Island View Place in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect damaged victim’s yard and landscaping.

    •Credit card fraud on Court 5 in Calabash; suspect used victim’s credit cards to buy a gift card.

    •Harassment on George II Highway in Winnabow; suspect made harassing phone calls to the victim.

  • Three men arrested for copper larceny

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested three men in connection with the theft of more than 3,000 pounds of copper wire.

    Detective Tony Caison said the three men stole copper wire, valued at around $7,000, between mid-July and late-August from Rayco, an ATMC fiber-optic subcontractor.

    The three suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •Michael Coley, 21, of 2811 Nagshead Road, Supply; charged with three counts of felony larceny.