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Today's News

  • Investigators seek couple in jewelry theft

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s investigators are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying a couple believed to have stolen jewelry from a Calabash gift shop Sunday.

    Employees of Callahan’s Nautical Gifts at 7212 Beach Drive said a white man and white woman came in about 4 p.m., stole the items and left in a white, four-door, Ford F-150 pickup with tinted windows. 

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective April Cherry at 880-4929.

  • Scorpions’ Klutz signs with Lees-McRae

     LELAND — North Brunswick senior softball player Kasey Klutz signed a letter of intent Wednesday, April 22, to attend Lees-McRae College.

    The scholarship is worth $8,000 Klutz’s first year, renewable through her senior season.

    “She’s a great kid,” North softball coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “She works extremely hard. One of our leaders. She’s competitive. She’s a huge difference on the field.”

  • VIDEO: Shelly Chavis wins 100-meter race in MEC 3A championship meet
  • VIDEO: Shelly Chavis, Allen Frye win 100-meter races in MEC 3A title track meet
  • Mideastern 3A Conference track photos

     West Brunswick’s girls’ and boys’ track teams won the Mideastern 3A Conference championship track and field meet April 21 at West.

    In the three-team girls’ meet, West scored 83 points, Topsail 62.5 and South 32.5.

    In the boys’ meet, West scored 71.5 points, South 50 and Topsail 45.5.

    In the girls’ meet, Paige Lowery won the 100 hurdles (19.30) and the 300 hurdles (55.35).

  • County keeps pay-as-you-go for parks, but will review priorities

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners agreed it won’t add more debt to the county budget to finance park projects, but will review the priority list once more before continuing the pay-as-you-go policy in the 2015-16 fiscal year.

    County staff reviewed the pay-as-you-go policy — only using money available from the fund balance for capital projects — after Commissioner Randy Thompson asked to consider alternatives during an April 9 budget workshop.

  • County seeks limit to liability if beach communities post lifeguards

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners agreed to seek legislative help to ensure coastal communities aren’t at risk if they choose to put lifeguards on their beaches.

    At their Monday, April 20, meeting, commissioners voted to send a resolution to the General Assembly asking to enact legislation to provide immunity or limit liability for municipalities or counties that provide lifeguard services.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 13

    Vanceston Carter was issued a trespass notice and was advised not to return to a New Pointe Boulevard business after causing a disturbance with employees.

    Larceny of flowers from the entrance to Mallory Creek Subdivision.

    April 14

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 14

    Identity theft; victim reported filing taxes and learning someone was using her Social Security number.

    Larceny of military identification on Owendon Drive.

    April 15

    Vandalism by someone cutting an air hose valued at $315 at a business on Main Street.

  • Apple Inc. joins land conservation near Green Swamp

    A conservation effort led in part by Apple Inc. will conserve several hundred acres in Brunswick County while also providing timber to use for the company’s packaging.

    The Conservation Fund, which works to promote environmental and economic success, announced April 16 in purchased more than 3,600 acres in Brunswick County and more than 30,000 acres in Maine in partnership with Apple.