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Today's News

  • Shallotte man faces drug charges after traffic stop

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested a Shallotte man on felony drug charges Thursday, March 12.

    Clayton John Allen Holmes, 30, of Burke Lane NW, was charged with selling cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • West Brunswick lacrosse teams play first games

     SHALLOTTE — The first lacrosse teams at West Brunswick High School opened their seasons Thursday, March 12, against class 4A Ashley High School and lost in shutouts.

    West’s coaches commended their teams for their effort as these players learn the game, improve their skills and strive to become competitive.

    “They have hearts of gold,” West girls’ lacrosse coach Kate Gentle said after a 23-0 loss. Down three starters because of injury or illness, the Trojans started five freshmen.

  • Brunswick County Courthouse re-opens after sprinkler malfunction

    The Brunswick County Courthouse will re-open Monday, March 16, after a sprinkler malfunction caused it to close for the day Thursday, March 12, and kept it closed Friday, March 13.

    Brunswick County public information officer Amanda Hutcheson said the malfunction occurred in Courtroom 4 on the second floor of the building. Water from the sprinklers then affected Courtroom 2, which is below Courtroom 4 on the first floor.

  • South defeats West in tennis

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — South Brunswick beat West Brunswick 8-1 in a conference tennis match March 11 at South.

    The Cougars are 2-1 in the conference, 3-1 overall.

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions 5-3 in soccer

     

    LELAND — West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 5-3 in a non-conference girls’ soccer game March 10 at North.

    A different player scored each of the Trojans’ five goals as they improved to 3-0-1. For North, sophomore Marissa Speary scored all its goals.

    West arrived later than expected and had a 5-minute warm-up before the game began. Speary then stunned the Trojans when she scored within the first 5 minutes.

    West slowly regrouped and scored four straight goals in the final 13 minutes of the half.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 3

    Forgery and uttering by someone changing a prescription to a different date.

    March 4

    Barbara Lynn Casey, 53, 1818 Seaside Road SW, Sunset Beach, cited for shoplifting $118.98 in clothing from Belk.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a backpack, which included miscellaneous items valued at $845, from a vehicle.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 1

    Breaking and entering – non-forced entry, larceny of $500 in electronics from a Serenity Lane residence.

    March 5

    Aggravated assault on Marker 55 Drive.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 2

    Two-vehicle crash at U.S. 17 North and Village Road resulting in property damage.

    March 3

    Breaking and entering and damage to real property by two juveniles at a Basin Street residence.

    Breaking and entering and damage to real property by two juveniles at an Orleans Street residence.

  • Leland looks to legislature for end of H2GO, start of regional ABC Board

    Leland officials will send state legislators two requests to revoke the charter for H2GO and permit an ABC store in North Brunswick County.

    At a Thursday, March 5, workshop, the Leland town board approved a resolution asking the General Assembly to dissolve Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer Sanitary District H2GO.

    A second resolution asks the legislature to amend ABC Commission rules to provide Leland with a permit for an ABC store.

  • Church shelters on county meeting agenda

    Brunswick County commissioners will hear firsthand the process for allowing churches to shelter the homeless in emergency situations at their March 16 meeting.

    Reggie Hucks, Brunswick County chief building inspector and director of code administration, and Scott Garner, Brunswick County fire marshal, will present the process guidelines created Feb. 20.