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  • DA files brief in Supreme Court; judge has until Aug. 31 to respond

    RALEIGH—As the battle over administrative traffic court continues to wage between District Attorney Jon David and Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly, the next venue will be in front of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

    State Supreme Court justices will hear the matter Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Raleigh.

    David recently said he has had “very little communication with Judge Jolly on that issue,” regarding traffic court, when Jolly issued an administrative order halting the court.

  • Republican presidential field stacking up to be very familiar—again

    Columnist’s note: This column is meant to be a tongue-in-cheek analysis of the 2012 GOP presidential field. I know it’s tempting to accuse, but this column does not mean the author hates Republicans, women, Texans, Mormons or Ron Paul.

    One is a Texas governor with a familiar twang a la president “Dub-ya,” the other a successful, attractive woman with a certain folksiness that belies a shrewd political awareness.

  • Brunswick County crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Assault with a deadly weapon on Percy Place in Supply; suspect cut victim with a pocketknife.

    •Simple assault on King Road in Leland; suspect hit and scratched victim.

    •Larceny on Holden Beach Road in Supply; suspect stole a beach bag from victim’s store.

    •Larceny on White Sands Drive in Supply; suspect stole an Xbox from victim’s residence.

  • Sue honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

    Brunswick County Commissioners Chairman Bill Sue on Monday was presented with the state’s highest civilian honor as he was inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

    A surprise to Sue, the honor was presented by state Rep. Frank Iler.. State Sen. Bill Rabon was also on hand for the event. He presented Sue with a North Carolina flag that once flew over the capital building in Raleigh.

  • Leland man charged, vehicle seized by ACE deputies

    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 Aug. 8-14, ACE deputies issued 91 total arrests and citations, including three driving while impaired charges, four driving while license revoked charges, 21 no operator’s license citations and 17 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Detectives search for assault suspect

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect who was involved in an assault last weekend in Supply.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s deputies are searching for Perry Randolph Bryant, 56, of 1786 Percy Place Circle, Supply.

    Bryant is wanted for one count of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury.

  • Brunswick Beat for Aug. 10, 2011
  • No charges against Oak Island police in suspect suicide

    BOLIVIA—District Attorney Jon David recently announced no charges would be filed against Oak Island Police Officers regarding a suspect suicide.

    According to a press release from David’s office, on June 30 detectives from the Oak Island Police Department went to a residence on NE 39th Street in Oak Island.

    Prior to visiting the residence, investigators had received information that the occupant of the residence, Marion Edward Cape, had allegedly committed various crimes of a sexual nature.

  • Trojans shut out Ashley in BB&T Jamboree

     WILMINGTON—The West Brunswick High School football team beat Ashley 13-0 in one of the five scrimmages in the 25th annual BB&T Football Jamboree on Friday night at Legion Stadium.

    The two teams played two 12-minute periods, and West’s defense shut out the Screaming Eagles on their six possessions. The main defenders on the line were juniors Hunter Howard and Markell Stanley and seniors Billy Bopst and Darius Williams.

    On offense, the Trojans scored on their second possession on a 69-yard run by junior Jamar Bethea.

  • Board of education to consider forming community engagement committee

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Board of Education member John Thompson pitched to fellow board members creating a communications and community engagement committee.

    At a special called meeting Tuesday night, Thompson said he hoped the committee would “Find a way to connect with the broader public in as many ways as we can, including our business community and church communities.”

    Church and civic involvement with the school system “is sort of at an all-time high right now,” Thompson said, citing programs like Teen Court and Peer Court.