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Today's News

  • Search suspended for missing fisherman

    The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for an Ocean Isle Beach fisherman whose boat was found late Thursday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Thomas “Andy” Richmond of Ocean Isle Beach has been missing since he left to go fishing on the morning of July 1. His wife summoned authorities that evening after Richmond didn’t return as scheduled.

  • Deputy cleared of wrongdoing after striking 14-year-old with vehicle

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy, whose vehicle struck a 14-year-old boy last Wednesday night, has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s deputy Andrew Lentz has been cleared after an investigation by the sheriff’s office professional standards division.

    “It has been determined deputy Lentz has violated no traffic laws or departmental policies, and he has been cleared of any wrongdoing in this incident,” Stanley said.

  • When summer heats up, movie theaters stay cool

    Some of my fondest summer memories are of the times my dad would take my brother and I to a movie theater in Wilmington to see the latest kid movies.

    The ones that still stick in my mind are the original “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” all the “Star Wars” movies, “The Great Muppet Caper” and even a flop that I happen to like—Robert Altman’s live action musical version of “Popeye” starring Robin Williams.

  • Pruden ‘humbled’ to fill superintendent position

    BOLIVIA—Amid the half unpacked boxes sits piles of paperwork already waiting for Dr. Edward Pruden’s attention.

    Pruden officially took over as superintendent of Brunswick County Schools Thursday. A 40-year educator, Pruden comes to Brunswick County from Virginia, where he last served as assistant superintendent for instructional administration of Chesterfield County Public Schools.

  • First BCC girls’ basketball camp instructs and entertains

     After each guest spoke and demonstrated drills at the first Brunswick Community College girls’ basketball camp, BCC women’s head basketball coach Ashlyn Burke asked the campers three things they learned. If they were unable to answer, they had to run from one end of the court to another before she again would ask the question. It was a way of combining exercise and reinforcing lessons, common at sports camps.

  • WBHS Little Girls’ Cheer Camp

     The WBHS Little Girls’ Cheer Camp had another big turnout, as nearly 170 girls participated in the three-day camp. The aspiring cheerleaders performed for family and friends June 30 in the West gym. Spectators filled one side of the bleachers to watch the performance. 

  • West Junior Legion team loses to Hoggard

     The West Brunswick Junior Legion baseball team lost 6-0 July 1 to Hoggard in the final game of the regular season.

    West, which split a nonconference doubleheader the day before to Durham Post 7, finished the regular season 11-7.

    West finished with five hits, and Ryan Sykes had three of them. He finished 3-for-3 with a single and two doubles. Dustin Darguzas and Andrew Pait had West’s other hits.

  • Brunswick County Schools to receive $1.9 million in federal grant funding

    Brunswick County Schools has been awarded $1.9 million in federal School Improvement Grant funding to be used during the next three school years.

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) announced Thursday Brunswick County is receiving part of the $65.4 million fund, which will be distributed to Title I or Title I-eligible schools and alternative schools statewide.

  • West's Simmons, Zio win medals in State Games

    Two West Brunswick High School athletes and a coach participated in June in the XXIV Powerade State Games of North Carolina.

    Jesse Simmons, a rising junior, played for the Region 2 baseball team that won the bronze medal. Julianna Zio, a rising junior, played for the East soccer team that won the silver medal. Tripp Smith, the coach of the Trojans’ boys’ soccer team, coached the East boys’ soccer team that won the gold medal.

  • Deputy’s vehicle hits 14-year-old on bike

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy’s car struck a 14-year-old boy on a bike Wednesday morning.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy Andrew Lentz was driving a county vehicle on duty on Danford Road in Bolivia, when his car struck a 14-year-old boy riding his bike.