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Today's News

  • VIDEO: Chris Graham wins 100-meter dash at county Olympics

    Chris Graham runs to victory in 11 seconds in the 100-meter dash April 1 at the county Olympics. Cameron Barnhill is second (11.3) and Allen Frye third (11.4).

  • South’s girls, North’s boys win county meet

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick’s girls and North Brunswick’s boys won the annual county track and field meet April 1 at South.

    In the boys’ meet, North won 14 events and scored 114.5 points. South won four events and scored 46.5 points. West scored 25 points.

    For North, Jayhlen Washington won three individual events. He won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.9 seconds. Evin Bellamy was second (15.6) and Keandre Yeoman third (15.7), all in regional times.

  • Bob Hanna out as football coach at West Brunswick

     SHALLOTTE — Bob Hanna is no longer the head football coach at West Brunswick High School.

    “I guess they don’t want me there,” Hanna said. “I didn’t resign. It was kind of final today (April 1).”

    Hanna met with West Principal Brock Ahrens and West athletics director Jimmy Fletcher.

    “They wanted me resign and I told them I wasn’t going to resign. I had too much invested in the kids. I have too much respect for those kids.”

  • Mother of slain Shallotte boy testifies in Murray trial

     BOLIVIA — The mother of a slain Shallotte boy outlined the events that led to her son’s death more than three years ago during the second day of testimony in Brunswick County Superior Court for the trial of a 29-year-old Wilmington man accused of killing him.

    Jurors heard testimony from three witnesses during proceedings Wednesday, April 1, in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • Parent rep, former teacher criticize superintendent process

    BOLIVIA — Shortly after new Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Les Tubb was sworn in Tuesday night, two people expressed concern about the way the school board went about selecting him.

    Parent Advisory Council president Erin Cimino, reading from a prepared statement at the March 31 school board meeting, said she has no issue with Tubb having the job as superintendent, his capability or working with him in the future but is disappointed with the board’s selection process.

  • Leland police issue scam alert

    Police are warning residents about a scam after a Leland business received a suspicious call Tuesday.

    Someone claiming to represent Duke Energy called the business, which was not identified, and said the company had not received payment for services in the past three months, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

  • Leland courts young adults of all ages with 21-and-up adult egg hunt Thursday

    The adults will no longer have to sit on the sidelines during Leland’s Easter egg hunt.

    While the annual Leland Egg Hunt for children will run Saturday, April 4, an egg hunt for those 21-and-up is coming Thursday, April 2.

    The first ever Adult Egg Hunt at Leland Municipal Park, an adults-only flashlight egg hunt takes place at 7:30 p.m.

    “This is our first crack at something like this,” Leland Parks and Recreation Director Niel Brooks said.

  • Development plans and projects take shape along highways

    New businesses, or the potential for them to come to Brunswick County, have created activity in several locations on or near N.C. 211 and U.S. 17.

    211 Midway Commons

    Developer Wakefield Associates of Raleigh is clearing a lot at N.C. 211 and Midway Road for Alex Lee Inc., parent company of Lowes Foods.

    The 39-acre site, which is near St. James Plantation, will be called 211 Midway Commons.

  • Leland and Belville aren’t just split by a highway

    There’s a lot going on in North Brunswick these days in both Leland and Belville and especially in between with construction on U.S. 17/74/76 at the Brunswick River.

    I recently saw a new aerial map that shows how the landscape will change once the highway is widened, the diverging diamond is criss-crossing under the overpass and Blackwell Road is relocated.

  • Avalon lots see new life from utilities bond agreement

    One of the developments that was left for dead in the economic recession has seen a second chance over the past few months.

    Avalon of the Carolinas off N.C. 211 near Clemmons Road SE is seeing some activity with a new owner and a bond called by the county.

    County Attorney Huey Marshall said prior to the housing bubble burst in 2007, Avalon of the Carolinas developers were planning to ring the subdivision around a 2.5 acre pond.