Today's News

  • Grand jury indicts five men on sex crime charges

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted five men on sex crime charges in separate cases June 27.

  • Leland man charged in June robbery

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Leland man Monday, July 11, involved in an armed robbery last month.

    Darrin Darnell Lee, 27, of Smith Trail, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, in addition to two counts of failure to appear on a misdemeanor.

    Warrants show Lee threatened a man with a handgun to steal his debit card, driver’s license and $800 on June 16.

  • Ash man accused of killing ex-girlfriend to see judge Aug. 11

    BOLIVIA — An Ash man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend did not appear in front of a Brunswick County judge Monday, July 11, as originally scheduled

     Instead, Chris Kalb, 24, of Ash-Little River Road, will face a judge Thursday, Aug. 11, for an extradition hearing and a hearing on an unrelated assault on a female charge.

  • Arrest made in beach cooler thefts

    An Ocean Isle Beach man is charged in a string of Yeti Cooler thefts committed during the Fourth of July weekend.

    Ocean Isle Beach police detectives arrested 24-year-old William Matthew Bowers, of 1601 Gate 3 SW, after an officer recognized him driving a white Camaro at 2:50 p.m. on N.C. 179 near Odell Williamson Municipal Airport on Wednesday, July 6, Capt. Ricky King said. Police have not released whether coolers were found in the Camaro at the time of Bowers’ arrest.

  • School board extends superintendent Tubb’s contract to June 2020

    BOLIVIA— The Brunswick County Board of Education extended Brunswick County Schools superintendent Les Tubb’s contract through June 30, 2020.

    The decision came after the board announced at its Tuesday, July 12, meeting Tubb received an “above average” rating during his evaluation earlier in the day.

    Tubb’s contract originally ran from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018 at a salary of $144,000 a year.

  • Burglar steals artifacts, money from Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

    WINNABOW — Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site was closed to the public Sunday, July 10, following a break-in and theft of artifacts and money earlier that morning.

    The site along the Cape Fear River includes the colonial ruins of Brunswick Town and Confederate Civil War Fort Anderson.

    Site manager Jim McKee said he received a call at 2:18 a.m. Sunday that museum security had been breached and artifacts had been taken.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on June 27, 28, 30 and July 1 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, June 27

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

  • Feline physics: Cats understand ‘cause and effect’ more than we guessed
  • Food safety and pregnancy

     When I teach food safety classes, we talk about highly susceptible populations. This means people who have a higher risk of getting sick from a foodborne illness (sometimes called food poisoning). People with weaker immune systems can get sick from a smaller number of pathogens than the general population. Highly susceptible populations include older adults whose immune systems are weakening due to because of age, preschool-aged children whose immune systems are still developing and people whose immune systems are weakened because of medication or a medical condition.

  • Who is my neighbor?

     When I hear talk of building walls to keep people away, to keep them out of our workplaces, schools, country, our very hearts and lives, I also hear a question posed in Scripture. It’s a familiar story told by the Lukan community in the gospel proclaimed in many churches. It’s the tale of a scholar of the law who stood tall with a provocative query. “Teacher,” he asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”