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Today's News

  • Detectives apprehend woman, son linked to S.C. slayings

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies apprehended a woman and her son who are linked to two South Carolina slayings after an investigation into the illegal sale of drugs and firearms.

    Nancy Diane Kennedy, 56, and Charles Thomas Brown, 28, both of Toro Lane in Burton, S.C., were each captured during separate traffic stops at Calabash Road and U.S. 17 in Calabash about 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, after investigators found firearms in their possession, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said in a news release issued Thursday, Jan. 7.

  • Trojan wrestlers sweep Topsail, South

    Staff Report

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team won two matches Jan. 6, beating Topsail 72-6 and West Brunswick 72-6.

    Against Topsail, the Trojans won six matches by fall and six by forfeit.

    Against South Brunswick, the Trojans won six matches by fall and four by forfeit.

    Records for the wrestlers are before the match.

    West is 3-1 in the conference, Topsail 1-3 and South 0-4.

    WBHS 72

    Topsail 6

  • Questions sought for Sunset Beach council candidates

    Sunset Beach residents are invited to submit questions for consideration to be asked candidates who have applied for a vacancy on Sunset Beach Town Council.

    Town council will consider all submittals while preparing a questions list to be used during a Jan. 22 candidates’ forum.

    Questions should be submitted to Sunset Beach Town Clerk Lisa Anglin by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at town hall at 700 Sunset Blvd. N. or by email at langlin@atmc.net.

  • 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.

    Dec. 10

    Obtaining property by false pretense; someone stole a Yeti Tundra cooler worth $380 and took it to Pawn USA.

    Dec. 14

    Deloris Smith Carter, 54, of 2210 Civietown Road SW, Supply, was cited on a charge of shoplifting $48.12 in items from Wal-Mart.

    Vandalism of items in Wal-Mart.

  • 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.

    Dec. 18

    Edward Williams was arrested on an order for arrest from Brunswick County on a misdemeanor probation violation charge.

    Cyberbullying was reported on Westport Drive.

    Dec. 19

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach 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.

    Dec. 17

    Breaking and entering, forcible entry and larceny of electronics equipment worth $600 from a Brunswick Avenue West residence.

    Dec. 28

    Possession of drug paraphernalia on Scotch Bonnett Street.

  • New business coming to northern Brunswick County

    LELAND — After a year of new business construction in and around northern Brunswick County throughout 2015, new business openings that began at the end of the year are anticipated to continue in early 2016.

  • AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax services throughout Brunswick County

    The AARP Tax-Aide volunteer program, which provides income tax assistance and free federal and state tax preparation, will be available beginning Feb. 1 through April 18.

    The program’s services are completely free, including electronic filing of federal and North Carolina and South Carolina returns.

    Mike Ferris has worked with the program in Brunswick County since it began 15 years ago.

  • County unemployment above 7 percent for November

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate increased to 7.1 percent in November.

    Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

    The NCDOC announced unemployment rates rose in 38 North Carolina counties in November, decreased in 37 and remained the same in 25 other counties.

    Brunswick County had a 6.7 percent unemployment rate in October.

    The unemployment rate in Brunswick County for November 2014 was 6.8 percent.

  • Sunset Beach family finds adventure in Pyrenees

    During Christmas 2014, a visit from Marney Bradley’s parents set in motion an adventure that took her and her family from Brunswick County to France’s Pyrenees Mountains.

    Bradley’s parents, Joy and Sandy Fraser, live in Surbiton, in Surrey County, England where she and her sisters, Lorna and Fleur, and brother Stuart were raised.

    Bradley and her husband, Nick, immigrated to North Carolina 10 years ago. They now live in Sunset Beach with their son, Jack, and daughter, Robyn.