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Today's News

  • No suspects, arrests in South Brunswick football star murder

    No arrests have been made in the case of slain South Brunswick High School football star Marcus Hankins.

    The 19-year old high school senior was fatally shot around 1 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at a private party at Brunswick County’s Democratic Headquarters on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller on Tuesday said no arrests have been made in the case, and investigators have no suspects.

  • Additional charges filed; bonds increased for murder suspects of Shallotte Realtor

    BOLIVIA—Almost three years after Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw was killed, the two suspects charged with his murder were both indicted on additional charges.

    Assistant district attorney Meredith Everhart said Lora Moultrie and Craig Bryant were both indicted on additional robbery with a dangerous weapon charges by a Brunswick County Grand Jury on Monday, April 18.

  • South Brunswick High teacher named Teacher of the Year

    Melissa Warren, a ninth-grade English teacher at South Brunswick High School, has been named the Teacher of the Year for Brunswick County Schools.

    Warren has been employed with the school system since 2002, after graduating as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow with a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In 2007, Warren earned her master’s degree and studied secondary education/English. She received her National Board certification in 2009.

  • Two Ocean Isle Beach women arrested for trafficking opium

    Two Ocean Isle Beach women have been arrested, and are facing opium trafficking charges.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, agents with the vice narcotics unit arrested two women from an Ocean Isle Beach home Monday, April 25.

    Agents received anonymous community complaints about the home at 1711 Pembroke St., and, as a result of the investigation, seized $215 in cash and various medications, including Hydrocodone and Alprazolam tablets.

  • Sheriff's detectives search for wanted burglary suspect

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect wanted for a burglary in the Supply area.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said detectives are searching for Rodney Wayne Suggs, wanted for a burglary April 19 at a home on Lesa Drive in Supply.

    Suggs, 32, of 335 Mount Pisgah Road, Supply, has been charged with first-degree burglary, larceny, forgery of an instrument and forgery of endorsement.

  • Trojans lose opener in Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational

     The West Brunswick Trojans were held to three hits and lost 5-2 Monday night to the Winslow Township Eagles from New Jersey in an opening-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational.

    Senior pitcher Matt Riegler allowed three hits in seven complete innings. He struck out three and walked two.

    Ryan Caison was the starting pitcher for the Trojans and he allowed two runs on three hits in his two-inning stint. He walked three and struck out two.

  • North loses opening-round game in Beach Diamond Invitational

     North Brunswick lost its first-round game in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational 12-4 to Oak Ridge Military Academy.

    Oak Ridge took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first against starter Steve Lowry off two hits and an error.

    North scored in the bottom of the inning when leadoff hitter Steven Linkous walked, stole second and scored on Tim Walsh’s single.

    Oak Ridge had runners on third and first with two outs in the second, but Lowry ended the inning by getting a groundout.

  • Daniels throws three-hitter in West JV victory over HCA varsity

     Against the Harrells Christian Academy Crusaders’ varsity baseball team, West Brunswick sophomore Khyne Daniels threw a complete-game three-hit shutout as the West junior varsity won 3-0 Monday morning in the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational.

    Daniels, who is not in pitching rotation on the West JV team, struck out six and walked five in seven innings. Through April 15, the Crusaders were 10-0-1.

  • Former sheriff's detective charged with indecent liberties

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s detective charged with indecent liberties has been fired from the sheriff’s office.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, former Detective Sgt. Henry Thomas Cole was arrested by North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents around 7 p.m. Sunday, April 24.

    Cole, 45, of 2454 Southport-Supply Road, Bolivia, has been charged with indecent liberties with a minor.

  • Easter church services in Brunswick County

    For more information about local services, please see the religion pages in the Tidelines section of this week’s Beacon.

    Saint Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, Shallotte

    Easter Sunday Mass will be at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (bilingual) and 11:15 a.m.

    Saint Brendan the Navigator is at 5101 Ocean Highway West, Shallotte. For more information, call 754-8544, or visit http://www.saintbrendan-shallotte.org.