Today's News

  • Car hits Citgo building, injures employees

    Steven McInturff drove his 2006 Kia into the side of the Citgo station on Holden Beach Road Monday morning, pinning an employee between the car and the wall and also injuring the manager, according to Chief Doug Todd of the Tri-Beach Fire Department and Trooper Ricky Hooks of the N.C. Highway Patrol. Both employees were transported Brunswick Community Hospital for minor injuries, Hooks said. McInturff was charged with unsafe movement.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Alderson’s 300th coaching victory a playoff thriller

     Few of the previous 299 victories in Mike Alderson’s baseball coaching career were as thrilling and as emotional as the one May 18 against Rocky Mount.

    In the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs, West Brunswick scored one run in the sixth inning to tie score and one in the seventh to win 3-2 and give Alderson 300 victories for his career.

    “This has been a great experience here,” Alderson said. “I love coaching these guys.”

  • Brunswick County District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on May 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, May 5

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Early College High School is providing unique opportunities for area students

    It has been an intense four years for some Brunswick County students.

    Since 2006, students in Brunswick County’s Early College High School program have been studying their high school curriculum while at the same time exploring life in college.

    By taking college-level courses at Brunswick Community College, students have the opportunity to finish high school while earning a college-level associate’s degree—in just four years.

  • Little lockboxes and a whole lot of trust from small businesses in Brunswick County

    The first time I saw it, I was on my way to a northeastern part of the county.

    My husband had seen it before me. He couldn’t believe it and he wanted me to see it too.

    “Check this out,” he said, pulling into a small produce stand off a busy road.

    We got out of the car and walked over. No one was there, but there was plenty of seasonal produce available. Nearby was a locked box. There was a sign directing people to insert payment into the box.

    “An honor box?” I asked, bewildered.

  • From the capital: General Assembly’s ‘short session’ convenes in Raleigh

    State Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, said it was business as usual for the first week of the N.C. General Assembly’s “short session,” which convened last week in Raleigh.

    “It was fairly common, I guess for the first week,” Iler said last Thursday. “We didn’t tackle anything big.”

  • One suspect arrested, one wanted for breaking and entering in Leland

    LELAND—One suspect has been arrested; a second suspect is wanted and remains at large for breaking into a Leland home and stealing more than $8,000 worth of property.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said Christopher Wayne Lanier and Bradley Joshua Jarman have been charged for their alleged roles in the breaking and entering and larceny to a home off Shady Hill Lane in Leland between Monday, May 10, and Thursday, May 13.

  • Detectives searching for stolen firearms suspect

    Update: Jonathan Blake Kohler has been arrested, and is in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond. He has been charged with three counts of larceny of a firearm. Shallotte Police have additional charges pending.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect charged with three counts of larceny of a firearm.

  • One detention officer fired, another demoted after internal investigation

    BOLIVIA—A detention officer with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has been terminated following an internal investigation.

    A second detention officer has been demoted in rank following the same investigation.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, responding to a public records request, detention officer/jailor 1 Terry White, 40, was released at the discretion of the sheriff May 12. White was hired Dec. 6, 2009, and until he was released, made an annual salary of $28,789.

  • County manager unveils $196 million county budget

    BOLIVIA—No tax increases. No new fees. No layoffs.

    On Monday night, Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing unveiled a recommended $196 million budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year—1.3 percent less than the current fiscal year’s budget—and it did not include a property tax increase, new fees or layoffs for county employees.