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Today's News

  • Ilario Pantano looking for second chance to challenge McIntyre

    Before running for Congress the first time in 2010, Ilario Pantano was a U.S. Marine, a small business owner, an author and even worked for Goldman Sachs.

    The native New Yorker enlisted in the U.S. Marines after high school, where he served in Operation Desert Storm.

    After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Pantano rejoined the Marines, this time as an officer, and he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pantano made national headlines in 2004, when he was charged with the murder of two insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq.

  • Randy Crow draws laughter, applause at recent GOP debate

    SUPPLY—As far as Randy Crow is concerned, everything that’s wrong in the U.S. can be tied back to the Federal Reserve.

    During a congressional debate last week in Brunswick County, Crow said he would not vote to increase the debt ceiling.

    “Basically, everything that is a problem in this country, as far as I’m concerned, is tied to the Federal Reserve,” Crow said. “As y’all may or may not know, the Federal Reserve is a private corporation that is owned by some individuals that are very rich.

  • Hospital foundation to celebrate ‘Springtime in Paris’ with gala

    SUPPLY—A fundraising gala to benefit Brunswick Novant Medical Center Foundation has been will take place next Thursday, April 12.

    The black-tie optional event will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m. at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply. A seated dinner will follow at 7 p.m.

    Foundation director Amy Myers said the “Springtime in Paris” gala will benefit the hospital foundation, “whose mission is providing remarkable patient care to local residents.”

  • Statewide unemployment 9.9 percent in February

    Statewide unemployment in North Carolina dipped slightly in February, down .3 percent to 9.9 percent.

    According to unemployment figures released by N.C. Commerce Department officials last week, North Carolina gained 8,300 jobs during the month, and the state’s unemployment rate dipped slightly from 10.2 percent in January to 9.9 percent in February.

    “North Carolina continues to gain jobs,” N.C. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll said.

  • Supply man charged with evading police

    A Supply man faces multiple charges, including evading arrest, after sheriff’s deputies say he ran through a checkpoint, leading deputies on a pursuit.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh said Malik Nahaim McNeil, 21, of 1777 Turkey Trap Road, Supply, was arrested after he ran through a driver’s license checkpoint set up by sheriff’s office ACE deputies at the intersection of McMilly Road and Old Shallotte Road in Shallotte on March 31.

  • Drug agents arrest 39 in Operation March Madness

    BOLIVIA—The following suspects were charged in connection with a countywide drug roundup dubbed Operation March Madness by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    The sheriff’s office typically conducts two large-scale countywide drug roundups each year, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh.

    In all, 39 suspects were charged.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents between March 26 and April 1:

    •Vandalism on Dosher Cutoff in Southport; suspect broke right arm off a statue of Jesus Christ at Sacred Heart Church.

    •Criminal damage to property on Polybranch Road SW in Supply; suspect damaged victim’s mailbox and post.

    •Vandalism at intersection of Airport Road and Southpointe Drive in Southport; suspect caused $400 in damage to landscaping.

    •Fraud on Barclay Road in Southport.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From March 26-April 1, special operations set up checkpoints on Lanvale Road, Hickman Road, N.C. 211, Union School Road, McMilly Road, Shell Point Road, Old Ocean Highway, Stanley Road, U.S. 74, Grey Bridge Road, Old Shallotte Road.

  • Leland man charged with trafficking heroin

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit have charged a Leland man with multiple narcotics charges, including two counts of trafficking cocaine.

    Michael Wayne Fasnacht, 31, of 377 Lansan Lane, Lot 8, Leland, was charged with two counts of trafficking opium or heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon.

  • EEOC officials dismiss commissioner’s discrimination complaint

    BOLIVIA—Officials with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have dismissed Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren’s discrimination complaint he filed against the county.

    Warren filed a discrimination complaint under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act on March 22.

    The problem? Elected officials cannot claim discrimination under Title VII of the Act.

    EEOC officials outlined the exemption in the March 28 dismissal of Warren’s complaint.