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Today's News

  • Franklin Square Gallery seeks artists

    Franklin Square Gallery in Southport is calling for vendors for its annual Garden and Art Showcase to be at Franklin Square Park from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 8. 

    Organizers are looking for seedlings, plants, shrubs, garden decor and accessories and arts and crafts.

    For information and an application, call Gay Lefebvre at 253-0539, e-mail edgewaterart@ec.rr.com or drop by the Franklin Square Gallery at 130 E. West St. to pick up a brochure. 

  • Spring, love in the air and stars

    By Mark Jankowski
    Ingram Planetarium

    Imagine the romance of walking on the beach one spring evening, a slight breeze chilling you and a special someone next to you. 

    You both stop to view the ocean waves crashing the beach, and then your eyes together glance upward to a breathtaking view of the heavens with the stars out-shining all the diamonds on Earth. 

    Could there be a more prefect night? 

  • Three volunteer firefighters charged with setting woods fires

    Three volunteer firefighters—two who volunteered with Supply Fire Department and one who volunteered with Civietown Fire Department—have been charged with setting woods fires.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Steve Mason, Danny Lee Russell and Bobby Lee Harris were arrested for allegedly setting two woods fires Monday morning.

    A third suspect, Miranda Garland, was arrested Monday afternoon, Mason said.

  • Virginia assistant superintendent to be next Brunswick County Schools superintendent

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Schools has a new superintendent.

    In a 4-1 vote during a meeting Thursday evening, members of the Brunswick County Board of Education chose to hire Dr. Edward Pruden Jr. as the next superintendent of Brunswick County Schools.

    “I’m delighted that we’ve chosen Dr. Pruden to join our team and work with the board in a cohesive manner and bring unity back to the school system,” board member Catherine Cooke said.

  • Escaped inmate back in Brunswick County custody

    An inmate who escaped from the Brunswick County Detention Center last September is now back in custody at the Brunswick facility.

    On April 8, officials with the North Carolina Department of Corrections transported Rosher Rodriguez-Aguilar to Brunswick County from Maryland. He had been in custody since he was arrested in Maryland during a routine traffic stop in November 2009, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Gause.

  • Operation Safe Easter nets 11 DWI charges, 74 total charges

    On April 2, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team conducted a checkpoint station on U.S. 74 westbound at the Brunswick River Bridge, just east of the Leland city limits.

    The sheriff’s office was assisted in the checkpoint by officers with the Leland Police Department, Navassa Police Department, Holden Beach Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Wilmington Police Department, Whiteville Police Department, Lake Waccamaw Police Department and the North Carolina Tests for Alcohol BAT Mobile Unit.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Property damage on Benton Road SE in Bolivia; suspect broke window in victim’s track hoe.

    •Simple assault on Sunset Dock SW in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect hit victim in the face, causing multiple bruises.

    •Property damage in Old Town; suspect set victim’s wheelbarrow on fire.

  • Two men arrested for robbing cab driver

    Two men have been arrested after they called a cab driver to pick them up and then allegedly robbed him.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Gene Caison, a Wilmington-based cab driver received a call to pick up two men on River Road in Winnabow Sunday evening.

    When the cab driver arrived, he reported they demanded his money, “or they were going to kill him,” the incident report states.

  • Gause attracts scouts

    The scene about 12 feet behind home plate was as noteworthy as the scene 60 feet, 6 inches in front it.
    Seniors Jay Gause of West Brunswick and D.J. Thomas of Durham Riverside—N.C. State University recruits and possibly roommates this fall—were pitching in the last game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational, which began around 7 p.m. April 7 at West Brunswick High School.

  • West wins three tennis duals

    The West Brunswick boys’ tennis team got three 9-0 victories in duals last week.
    On April 12 at West, the Trojans beat North Brunswick 9-0. Eleven West players got victories.
    The victories gave West a 6-2 record in the conference.
    Against North Brunswick, Alex Humbert defeated F. Hernandez 6-1, 6-4. Brighton Mintz defeated G. Self 4-6, 6-2, 10-4. Jason Watts defeated L. Torres 6-0, 6-1. Jason Huff defeated N. Lanaghan 6-0, 6-2. John Harmon defeated M. Flores 6-1, 6-2. Shawn Cunningham defeated Z. Maditz 6-0, 6-0.