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Today's News

  • One man wanted, one arrested for OIB breaking and enterings

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department is looking for a man who has been charged with breaking and entering and larceny.

    Warrants have been issued against Christopher Sean Evans, 22, of 599 Sabbath Home Road, Supply. Evans has been charged with one count of felony breaking and entering, one count of larceny after breaking and entering and one count of injury to real property. Additional charges are pending upon further investigation.

    Anyone with information regarding Evans’ whereabouts can call detective Sean Morrow at 579-4221.

  • No Need 2 Speed campaign helps catch speeders

    Ocean Isle Beach Police Department participated in the No Need 2 Speed Campaign from March 28-April 3. Heightened patrol and enforcement helped officers stop speeders and other drivers in violation. Officers also conducted an evening checkpoint station in cooperation with the Sunset Beach Police Department.

  • Students want their voices heard and take opportunity to voice opinions

    Every single decision made by members of the Brunswick County Board of Education ultimately affects students and the classroom.

    A group of five individuals makes decisions that will affect about 12,000 children, possibly double the number of parents or guardians and several thousand Brunswick County Schools employees.

  • Bicyclist raising funds for MS Society

     A bicyclist raising funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society is scheduled to ride through Shallotte on April 10 during a 750-bike ride from New Bern to Winter Garden, Fla.

    Douglas Bacskay, of Vanceboro, was inspired to do the journey after a friend died of the disease.

    Part of the ride will go through downtown Shallotte on Main Street, travel to Village Road and onto Brick Landing Road. The ride will continue of Beach Drive, Sunset Boulevard, Shoreline Drive, Highway 179 and connect again with Beach Drive through Calabash into South Carolina.

  • Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 25-27 schedule

     STAFF REPORT

    The three county varsity high school baseball teams, along with the West Brunswick junior varsity, will once against play in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational April 25-27 at West Brunswick High School.

    West Brunswick will be the only county softball team playing in the four-team softball tourney.

    The daily pass costs $5. The tournament pass, available the first day of the tourney, costs $12. WBHS season passes are not good for this tourney. Spectators may enter only from the front gate.

  • County settles with longtime former DSS director for $190,000

    BOLIVIA—He was fired for workplace sexual harassment last year, but former DSS director Jamie Orrock will now be allowed to have resigned or retired rather than been fired.

    In October 2010, Orrock, who helmed the county’s Department of Social Services for nearly 30 years, was terminated for workplace sexual harassment.

  • BCC wins doubleheader against No. 4 Lenoir

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader Saturday from Lenoir Community College, ranked No. 4 in NJCAA Division II.

    Freshman Tory Schroff pitched an eight-inning three-hitter as BCC won the first game 9-1. Schroff struck out six and walked two. BCC beat Andrew McDonald, who entered the game 5-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 27 innings.

  • West Brunswick holds off West Bladen rally, wins 11-9

     The West Brunswick High School baseball team built an 11-2 lead but had to hold off a West Bladen rally in an 11-9 victory Friday night.

    Trey Brown was the winning pitcher in the conference game, giving up four earned runs and five hits in six innings. He hit two batters, walked one and struck out three.

    West is now 2-3 in the conference, 4-6 overall. The victory was the 304th in Mike Alderson’s coaching career.

    West Bladen took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-out home run.

  • Sheriff’s office searching for man wanted for robbery, assault

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect wanted for robbery and assault.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said detectives are searching for Michael Anthony Williams, 21. Williams has been charged with two counts of assault inflicting serious bodily injury, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault on a handicapped person.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, March 16

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor A. Yeager and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn: