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Today's News

  • Two WBHS students charged in separate campus safety threats

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two West Brunswick High School students Friday, Feb. 17, in two unrelated safety threats on the campus in Shallotte. 

    No one was injured.

    Kavon Kenith Gause, 16, of Pearl Way in Supply is charged with a felony count of bringing a gun on educational property. Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said deputies booked him in the Brunswick County Detention Facility, but jail records do not show if he remains there.

  • Southport-Fort Fisher ferry to run amended schedule Feb. 23-24

    Because of annual maintenance on ferry ramps, the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route will run an amended schedule Thursday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 24.

    Thursday, Feb. 23:

    From Southport: 5:30, 7, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4, and 4:45 p.m.

    From Fort Fisher: 6:15, 7:45, 8:30, 9:15, 10, and 11:30 a.m., 12:15, 1:45, 2:30, 3:15, 4, and 4:45 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 24:

  • Bolivia felon accused of shooting into occupied car

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Bolivia man last week accused of shooting at two women in a car on Galloway Road in Bolivia.

    Nathan Rudolph Smith, 36, of Randolphville Road was arrested Feb. 13 and charged with felony discharging a weapon into an occupied moving vehicle and felony possession of a firearm by a felon.

    Warrants show Smith used a 9mm handgun to shoot into a black Toyota Corolla with two women inside Feb. 4.

  • BCC students to compete in Sketches for Scholarships

    Three Brunswick Community College students will compete in Sketches for Scholarships, sponsored by Monster, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 24, at Middle River Convenience Store at U.S. 17 North and Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    Michelle Cathey, and Danielle Pittman, both seeking an associate degree in science, and Kathryn A. Hewett, seeking an associate degree in nursing, will draw a St. Patrick’s Day theme promoting a sponsor’s product. The winner will be selected that day based on public votes.

  • Calabash Merchant’s Association workshop

    All business owners within the town of Calabash are invited to attend a workshop with the Calabash Merchant’s Association, local economic development committee and community service committee at Sanborn Hall, 882 Persimmon Road in Calabash, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.

    The merchant workshop goals are to assist local merchants by networking and brainstorming ideas for cooperative efforts with the town to support promotion of local growth in the community.

    For more information, call 579-6747.

  • Child abuse charges against Leland couple dismissed

    All misdemeanor child abuse charges filed against a Leland couple last April have been dismissed.

    Twenty-five-year-old Kellie Earle Hill and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Alexander Austin Dean, both of Sandy Hills Drive, were arrested April 18.

    Hill was charged with six counts of misdemeanor child abuse and Dean faced three counts of the same crime.

  • Teen Court set for Feb. 28

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • AARP Tax-Aide available locally

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • Leland sex offender faces new charges

    A convicted sex offender is accused of having been on the campus of Lincoln Elementary School.

    Marcus Deandread Gore, 25, of Blake Circle NE in Leland was arrested Feb. 13. He is charged with being a felony sex offender on a child premises and felony failure to register a new address as a sex offender.

    Warrants show Gore was not only on the campus of the school in Leland on Feb. 8, but also failed to notify the last registering sheriff of his change of address Feb. 16.

  • NCDOT seeks partners for Watch for Me NC campaign

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting applications from communities interested in participating in the Watch for Me NC 2017 campaign. The nationally recognized program focuses on bicycle and pedestrian safety, education and enforcement. The 2017 campaign is supported by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, in partnership with the NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation.