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Today's News

  • No criminal charges in Leland fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office will not press charges in a fatal shooting that happened in Leland earlier this year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 500 block of Creekview Lane on Jan. 5, when they and EMS personnel found 32-year-old Daniel Todd Adams dead of an apparent gunshot wound, according to the DA’s Office news release issued Aug. 25. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death.

  • DSS seeks foster, adoptive parents

    Brunswick County Department of Social Services will provide Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety — Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) training to become a foster/adoptive parent beginning Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brunswick County Department of Social Services at the government complex in Bolivia.

    To register for training or for more information, contact Tamela Jones at 253-2112 or tamela.jones@brunswickcountync.gov.

  • Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope application acceptance under way

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency will begin taking applications, by appointment only, Monday, Aug. 29, for the Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 4.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Family Resource Center in Leland and New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Blood donations urgently needed

    The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage.

    The summer months are among the most challenging times of years to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. Many regular donors delay giving while they take vacation and participate in summer activities.

    In appreciation for helping to save lives, those who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card claim code.

  • CIS seeks volunteers

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) is among student support organizations that mobilize community volunteers as mentors. Mentoring, which requires minimal time commitments from the volunteer, is an often critical resource that enables students to keep pace for the school year; frequently the relationships created between mentors and students has attributed to successes that otherwise would never have been possible.

  • Fin prick causes month of pain, anxiety

    The water temperatures have been very hot this year, staying close to 90 degrees most of the summer. The week of July 24 was the last week I have been able to do any fishing until this past week. It has taken about a month to recover from something that happens to me daily. As a charter guide, I get stuck by fish fins all the time, not to mention all the shrimp that horn me throughout the year. Well, one fish must have gotten me a little bit deeper and apparently was carrying some nasty bacteria. I knew within a few hours this incident was different.

  • Photos of West Brunswick volleyball vs. Ashley
  • VIDEO: West Brunswick volleyball vs. Ashley

     VIDEO is of final three points in the fifth set. West’s server (out of frame) is Cierra Watts (No. 9).

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    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Ashley High School in five sets in a conference volleyball match Aug. 30.

    The Trojans won 25-17, 25-21, 18-25, 17-25, 15-10.

    “They really wanted it,” second-year West coach Sue Karrs said. “It’s a big rivalry. They just knew that they should have beaten them in three.”

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases Aug. 15 during a grand jury session:

    Brandon Dakota Bell, manufacturing schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance, felony conspiracy, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule VI controlled substance, drug paraphernalia possession, marijuana paraphernalia possession.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 15, 16, 18 and 19 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, Aug. 15

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