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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach crime report

    Two men were recently arrested in separate assault cases.

    Brandon Britt Parrish, 24, of 538 Magnolia Drive, Sunset Beach, was arrested and charged with assault on a female on Sunday, June 15.

    Paul Douglas Allard Jr., 44, of 201 Station Trail in Sunset Beach, was arrested and charged with assault on a female on Wednesday, June 11, according to Sunset Beach Deputy Chief Steve Smith.

    On June 14, a vehicle break-in with two counts of larceny was reported in the Food Lion parking lot.

  • Community policing roundup

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies issued the following citations and made the following arrests last weekend through its community policing program.

    The sheriff’s office community policing program targets areas within the county with high crime and drug activity through increased patrols.

    Areas targeted last weekend include Seashore and Turkey Trap roads, Supply; McMilly Road, Shallotte; and Hewett-Burton and Wolfridge roads, Leland.

    The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from citations and arrest reports, are:

  • LELAND POLICE REPORT

    •Larceny on Village Road; suspect pumped $40 worth of fuel at Go Gas and did not pay for it.

    •Larceny on Reed Road; suspect stole an unknown amount of money from a store.

    •An arrest warrant has been issued for Danny Rogers, 29, of 9564 Holly Hills Drive, Leland, after a woman reported he assaulted her during an argument.

    •Communicating threats on Combine Lane; Harold Morrison, 34, of 78 Combine Lane was charged with communicating threats.

  • School name game: Debate between Lockwood Folly and Cedar Grove

    It was standing room only at the Brunswick County Board of Education’s public hearing Tuesday night to discuss naming the new middle school.

  • Some eighth-graders to attend new school this fall

    About 100 eighth-graders won’t be returning to the county middle schools when schools resume in August. Instead, they will attend a PLC—a professional learning community, a smaller, more intimate environment with a 16:1 student to teacher ratio and teachers called “coaches.”

  • About 730 students graduate

    Add about 730 graduates to the Brunswick County Schools alumni list. That’s how many students graduated this past weekend at the county’s commencement ceremonies throughout the county.

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY ACADEMY

    Brunswick County Academy had its ceremony Friday evening and 27 graduates were announced.

    Principal Sandra Robinson said graduates are “living in a great time,” and graduates must go out and find their places in the world.

  • International Paper awards $50,500 to educational, nonprofit groups

    The International Paper Company Foundation and International Paper’s Riegelwood Mill awarded $50,500 in grants to more than 30 educational and nonprofit groups in the area, according to a news release.

    “We owe our success to the communities that support us and in return, we are committed to helping them,” said Floyd Whitmire, Riegelwood Mill manager.

  • County, BCC join forces for training program

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Emergency Services has teamed up with Brunswick Community College for a fire and rescue training program.

    Emergency services director Randy Thompson said the partnership was proposed to “address some concerns,” various fire chiefs throughout the county had raised.

    On Monday, county commissioners approved the partnership, giving Thompson the green light to move forward with the training program.

  • Shallotte considers urban waterfront district for development

    SHALLOTTE—Although the town’s 10-year vision plan hasn’t been officially adopted yet, the planning board is looking into the feasibility of applying for state permits allowing the creation of an urban waterfront district.

    Obtaining the required permits from the N.C. Division of Coastal Management would require a lot of planning and paperwork, but Shallotte officials say it would be worth it. The planning board and board of aldermen will most likely be working on the permits for the next several months, said town administrator Paul Sabiston.

  • Shallotte approves budget that keeps same tax rate, increases water fees

    SHALLOTTE—Aldermen have approved the town budget for fiscal year 2008-2009, holding the property tax rate at 27 cents per $100 valuation of property but increasing the water rates to keep up with the county’s increases and adopting a tiered water rate system.

    No town residents turned out for Tuesday night’s public hearing on the budget proposal, and town administrator Paul Sabiston explained the proposed budget to the board.

    The budget includes a 20.8 percent increase in tax valuation over the current year.