Today's News

  • VIDEO: North Brunswick in conference track meet

     LELAND — North Brunswick won nine events in finishing first in the East Central Conference boys’ track and field championship meet April 29.

    North scored 186 points, and 62 of those came from the three jump events.

    Croatan was second (134) in the six-team event.

    Jayhlen Washington won three individual events: the 110-meter hurdles (14.6 seconds), the triple jump (46 feet, 7.5 inches) and the long jump (23-2.5).

  • Athletes take center stage at 23rd annual Special Olympics

    CEDAR GROVE — Since the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, Special Olympics athletes have had April 25 circled on their calendars.

    More than 300 people converged on the athletic fields at Cedar Grove Park to participate in the 23rd Annual Brunswick County Special Olympics Spring Games on Friday.

    The torch was lit. Then the athletes recited the Special Olympics oath in almost perfect harmony: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

  • BCC student enjoys experience of a lifetime at Augusta National

    Two years removed from his high school graduation in a small town in Pennsylvania, a young 19-year-old named Jordan Spitler stared big decisions right in the eyes.

    A nursing student at a community college near Hershey, Pa., Spitler realized during his third semester he wasn’t cut out for the nursing world.

    Spitler, who worked at an exclusive golf club in Pennsylvania at the time, received some critical advice from a pair of bosses, the superintendent and assistant superintendent.

  • Belville budget could rise to $1.2M with intent to hold tax rate steady

    BELVILLE — Belville released a draft budget at its Monday, April 27, town commissioners meeting and will bring the final draft to the May 18 regular meeting.

    The preliminary draft budget based on revenues for 2015-16 is $1,209,980.

    The property tax rate is proposed to remain at $0.0683 per $100 valuation the same rate used for 2014-15. But the rate could change pending the revaluation.

    For a home valued at $150,000, the tax would come to $102.45.

  • 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 16

    Larceny of portable storage devices worth $132 from Wal-Mart.

    April 19

    Larceny of shrimp from Lowes Food.

    April 20

    Phillip Chad Cody, 48, was arrested on a charge of larceny by an employee.

    Identity theft; someone used the victim’s identification to start a business.

  • 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 20

    Larceny of several power tools from a tool shed at a Highland Hills residence.

    Larceny of 13 sheets of oriented strand board from a construction site on Cross Water Circle.

    April 21

    Lindsey Cordrey was arrested on an order for arrest from Brunswick County on a simple assault charge.

    April 22

  • Leland to pay full price for Brunswick Forest lights

    Leland officials agreed to pay the full cost for a set of streetlights in Brunswick Forest despite a recent change in town policy.

    Leland pays for streetlight service on public maintained roads, which is a major expense for the town, costing almost $500,000 a year.

    While roads become public properties maintained by the town, streetlights are actually leased from the power company that serves the area.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last month. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    March 1

    Breaking and entering – non-forced entry, larceny of a flat-screen television worth $500 from a Serenity Lane residence.

    March 5

    Aggravated assault on Marker 55 using a blunt object.

    March. 13

    Rape reported at an apartment on Ocean Boulevard West.

    March 16

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica coming to Oak Island

    For Brunswick County veterans and residents who have not seen the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, a traveling version is coming to the county for Independence Day.

    The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a 244-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., will be on display July 2-6 in E.F. Middleton Park on Oak Island.

  • West Brunswick second in MEC championship golf tournament


    LELAND — West Brunswick finished second in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship golf tournament April 28 at Magnolia Greens.

    West shot a 325 and finished 10 strokes behind Laney.

    The Trojans’ top golfer was junior Landon Patterson, who shot a 4-over-par 76 on the 6,200-yard course. He finished third overall.

    Sophomore Tucker Vaughan shot an 80, freshman Spencer Faircloth an 84, senior Drew Boyer an 87 and senior Cole Snyder an 85.