Today's News

  • From the capital: General Assembly’s ‘short session’ convenes in Raleigh

    State Rep. Frank Iler, R-Brunswick, said it was business as usual for the first week of the N.C. General Assembly’s “short session,” which convened last week in Raleigh.

    “It was fairly common, I guess for the first week,” Iler said last Thursday. “We didn’t tackle anything big.”

  • One suspect arrested, one wanted for breaking and entering in Leland

    LELAND—One suspect has been arrested; a second suspect is wanted and remains at large for breaking into a Leland home and stealing more than $8,000 worth of property.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said Christopher Wayne Lanier and Bradley Joshua Jarman have been charged for their alleged roles in the breaking and entering and larceny to a home off Shady Hill Lane in Leland between Monday, May 10, and Thursday, May 13.

  • Detectives searching for stolen firearms suspect

    Update: Jonathan Blake Kohler has been arrested, and is in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond. He has been charged with three counts of larceny of a firearm. Shallotte Police have additional charges pending.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect charged with three counts of larceny of a firearm.

  • One detention officer fired, another demoted after internal investigation

    BOLIVIA—A detention officer with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has been terminated following an internal investigation.

    A second detention officer has been demoted in rank following the same investigation.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, responding to a public records request, detention officer/jailor 1 Terry White, 40, was released at the discretion of the sheriff May 12. White was hired Dec. 6, 2009, and until he was released, made an annual salary of $28,789.

  • County manager unveils $196 million county budget

    BOLIVIA—No tax increases. No new fees. No layoffs.

    On Monday night, Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing unveiled a recommended $196 million budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year—1.3 percent less than the current fiscal year’s budget—and it did not include a property tax increase, new fees or layoffs for county employees.

  • The First Tee’s Summer Camps begin June 15

    The First Tee of Brunswick County is registering participants for the 2010 Summer Camp. The weekly camps are open to new and existing participants in TFTBC and are for youth ages 7 and older.
     “The camps are a great way for current participants to keep their golf and life skills sharp over the summer,” said Kaitlyn Johnston, TFTBC director of programming. “It is a great avenue for beginners to learn the game. They are a fun learning experience for all abilities.”

  • Brierwood WGA has charity event May 11

    The Brierwood WGA had a charity golf play day May 11. Members brought in packages of white cotton socks in support of “Comfort Socks,” which provides new socks to the needy and homeless. One hundred seventy-five pairs of socks were collected for the event. Members were asked to wear their wildest pair of socks to compete for a prize. The winner was Cindy Northrup.

  • Brierwood plays monthly couples tournament

  • Golf action

    The Beachcombers played at Beachwood golf course. Low gross: Jim Beairsto, 84; Stu Cleveland, Ed Hennessey and Larry Cecil, 86. Low nets: Cecil, 61; Hennessey, 64; Bob Smith and Beairsto, 66; Reggie Auten and Ed Kinney, 67; Dennis McCann, 69. Team net Stableford: Cecil, Auten, McCann and Dennis Davidson, 25 points. Golfer of the week was Larry Cecil.

  • Pope ‘We did even better than we had hoped’ in May 4 primary

    Butch Pope, the Whiteville defense attorney who ousted longtime incumbent Democrat District Attorney Rex Gore in the May 4 primary election, said recently, “We did even better than we had hoped,” in the election.

    Now, Pope said he’s looking forward to November’s General Election, where he will face GOP candidate Jon David, an assistant district attorney in New Hanover and Pender counties.