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Today's News

  • Navy commissions Williams

     Navy Ensign Kenyon L. Williams, son of George L. and Alicia B. Williams of Leland, graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to his current rank.

  • No date set for trial of man accused of killing Shallotte toddler

     A trial date has not been set for a Wilmington man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy in February 2012.

    Montey Andrea Murray was indicted in August on first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

    The grand jury’s indictment came more than a year after McAllister died of injuries he suffered while in Murray’s care.

  • Shallotte Junior Woman’s Club celebrates 40 years

     SHALLOTTE — The Shallotte Junior Woman’s Club helped launch Rourk Library, so it was fitting when the organization held its 40th anniversary celebration there.

    On Saturday, June 7, past and current members of the woman’s club gathered at the library on Main Street in Shallotte to remember 40 years of existence.

    Katie Mae Garner, vice president of the club, said it was a perfect hosting place for the celebration.

    “We were intricate in founding the library, so it works,” she said.

  • Wheeler-Evans to wed

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Julie Wheeler of Shallotte and Ian Evans of Supply.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Don and Laura Wheeler of Shallotte. She is a student at East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. The prospective groom is the son of Steve and Ida Evans of Supply. He is employed by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    A Dec. 5, 2014, wedding is planned in Asheville.

  • Board rescinds May vote, returns schools to staggered schedule

    BOLIVIA — Less than a month after voting to return to a traditional calendar, the Brunswick County Board of Education rescinded the vote at a Tuesday, June 10, budget workshop and elected to keep the staggered bell schedule, with a slight change.

    Charlie Miller, who initially voted to return to a traditional school schedule at a May 14 meeting, made a motion to rescind the vote at Tuesday’s meeting.

    “I do not see how we can go to a traditional schedule, maintain our rating and not affect many employees’ livelihoods,” he said.

  • Detectives seek Supply larceny suspect

    Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a man suspected of larceny.

    The man is believed to have stolen various items from the Minute Man Food Mart at 106 Southport-Supply Road in Supply about 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Fennell at 880-4895 or the sheriff’s office at 253-2777.

  • Ocean Isle Beach woman charged with assault with a deadly weapon

    An Ocean Isle Beach woman has been hospitalized and another woman charged with assault with a deadly weapon in connection with an altercation reported late Sunday night.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit charged Elizabeth Michelle Grig, 24, of Erin Place in Ocean Isle Beach early Monday morning with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury as well as kidnapping.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received the call around 11:52 Sunday night.

  • McCumbee 20th in sports car race at Kansas Speedway

     Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished 20th June 7 in the Grand Prix of Kansas at Kansas Speedway.

    The race was the fifth this season in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. The International Motor Sports Association sanctions the series.

    McCumbee and McAleer started 19th in the 30-car Street Tuner field. During the race on the 2.37-mile track, they had to make three pit stops, which kept them sidelined for 13 minutes, 52 seconds. They finished 13 laps behind the winning team.

  • Astros select Jay Gause in draft

     Staff Report

    The Houston Astros selected Jay Gause in the 10th round, the 286th pick overall, in the Major League Baseball draft June 6.

    Gause, a West Brunswick High School graduate, was the seventh pitcher selected by the Astros through 10 rounds.

    Gause, 22, is a 6-foot-4, 250-pound right-handed junior pitcher for Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. In 2014, Gause was 4-3 with a 2.17 earned-run average. In 58 innings, he gave up 28 hits, struck out 83 and walked 24. Opposing batters hit .139 against him.

  • Jet Ski accident sends five to hospital

    Five people were taken to nearby medical facilities after several Jet Skis collided Thursday afternoon with the jetties at Little River, S.C., Inlet.

    Sunset Beach Town Clerk Lisa Anglin said two people suffered intermediate injuries, three people suffered minor injuries and another person was treated at the site.

    The incident involved six people on Jet Skis at the jetties near the west end of Sunset Beach, Anglin said.