Today's News

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 17, 18 and 22 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, Feb. 17

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    Wesley Keith Adkins, PG possession marijuana up to one-half ounce, BCDC 24 hours active.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Jack Jenkins with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Feb. 15:

    Shawn Christopher Conley, 17, of 1122 N. Twin Lakes, Sunset Beach; felony breaking and/or entering, felony larceny after breaking/entering.

  • That's not what we would call 'justice'

    It’s hard to call the sentence handed to North Carolina Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. “justice.”

    Last week, Soles, who has admitted to shooting Thomas Kyle Blackburn at Soles’ Tabor City home last August, entered a guilty plea to a charge on one count of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

    After failing to call the police at any time during which he felt threatened at his home, and then shooting a fleeing man in the back of the leg, Soles will get no jail time.

    He won’t be on probation.

  • BCC splits doubleheader in home opener

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team opened its 2010 season Sunday by splitting a doubleheader with USC Lancaster at West Brunswick High School.

    The Dolphins won the first game 8-1 but lost the second game 8-7.

  • U.S. Navy Band performs on tour next Wednesday at Odell Williamson Auditorium


    The United States Navy Band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    The concert is part of the Navy Band’s 2010 National Tour.

    Tickets are free, but must be obtained in advance and are limited to six per request.

    The United States Navy Band, the Navy’s premier musical organization, was established by Congress on March 4, 1925. Lieutenant Commander Richard H. Bailey directs the band.

  • Task force makes largest prescription drug bust in county history

    Law enforcement officers from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, the Shallotte Police Department, N.C. Probation and Parole, the Sunset Beach Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation worked together to make the largest prescription drug arrest in the county’s history Wednesday night, seizing more than 11,000 pills from a Bolivia home.

  • Cannon, BCC slam Potomac State

     BCC hit four home runs—one of them a grand slam by Jay Cannon—in routing Potomac State College 16-5 in a nonconference baseball game Sunday afternoon at West Brunswick High School.

    Trey Euverard, Daniel Fischer and Ben Morris also homered for the Dolphins (4-5).

  • No Port group schedules public meetings on NCIT project

    The No Port Southport Steering Committee has scheduled three public meetings for 7 p.m. March 4, April 1 and May 6 at the new Brunswick Senior Center in Southport.

    The meetings are intended to educate residents throughout the county about the possible effects of a 600-acre international container terminal planned for the area, organizers say.

    No Port Steering Committee members say residents are asked to attend to learn about No Port’s findings on how a new, $1.5 billion terminal would affect the entire county’s economy, security, health and environment.

  • Voting has begun for golf scholarship for local teen



    At the end of last year, an exciting participant opportunity presented itself to our youth.  Hank Haney and Golf Digest have teamed together to provide a scholarship to the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, SC.

  • South’s Ikalowych top county finisher at state wrestling tourney

     Brunswick County had 12 wrestlers compete Friday and Saturday in the N.C. High School Athletic Association wrestling tournament, but only one finished in the top six. South Brunswick junior Steven Ikalowych was the top county wrestler, losing to eventual first- and third-place finishers.

    At 160 pounds, Steven Ikalowych beat Blake Harwood of Mount Pleasant 8-3 in a first-round match. In the second round, eventual state champion Keith Brown of Williams beat Ikalowych 13-1.