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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • South’s Sloup wins golf match

     South Brunswick freshman Ashley Sloup shot a 42 and won the nine-hole high school golf match Monday at the St. James Plantation Members Club. The par-36 course was 2,382 yards long.

    Three other South golfers finished in the top four: Abby Kjome shot a 44, Molly Gore a 45 and Madison Brendle a 48.

    West’s Leslie Johnson shot a 52.

    South won the team competition, beating North 137-202.

  • West Brunswick routs South Columbus in soccer

     The West Brunswick High School soccer team scored four times in the final 20 minutes of the first half and went to win 6-0 Monday night in a conference game at South Columbus.

    Scottie Melvin scored West’s first goal on a free kick from Aaron Frye 22 minutes, 32 seconds into the game.

    Jack Donoghue scored at 34:38.

    “He buried it from about 25 yards out,” West coach Tripp Smith said. “It was hit hard. Nobody was going to stop it.”

    Frye then scored on penalty kicks at 38:00 and 40:00.

  • West Brunswick scores with 61 seconds left to beat North Brunswick

    West Brunswick scored on a 5-yard run by Bradley Bell and Cameron Smith kicked the tie-breaking extra point with 61 seconds left as the Trojans rallied to beat North Brunswick 28-27 in a conference football game Monday night.

    Sophomore Markel Jones gained 241 yards on 19 carries and scored on a 94-yard run as the Trojans improved to 3-4 overall and North dropped to 5-2. West’s Bradley Bell had a 92-yard kickoff return in a game that had big plays by both teams.

  • Ocean Isle Beach founder dies at age 90

    Odell Williamson, founder of Ocean Isle Beach, died Sunday, Oct. 3. He was 90 years old.

    Funeral services are private, according to the obituary, but a "public life and legacy service" will be announced at a later time.

    "It's certainly a sad day for Ocean Isle," Mayor Debbie Smith said. "He's made many contributions to Ocean Isle as well as this end of Brunswick County."

  • Supply man wanted for motor vehicle theft

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a Supply man wanted for motor vehicle theft.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, a 2002 Chevrolet Z-71 red pickup truck was stolen from a residence off Boones Neck Road in Supply between Sept. 28 and Sept. 29.

    Jerry Roy Vernon, 25, of 2071 Winds Court, Supply, is wanted for one count of larceny of a motor vehicle and one count of possession of stolen property.

  • Weather watch: Two roads remain closed

    As of Monday morning, two Brunswick County roads remain closed after last week’s flooding.

    Gray Bridge Road in Supply remains closed due to bridge damage sustained in last week’s flooding. According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, Gray Bridge Road will remain closed until at least Oct. 6.

    Governor’s Road near Bolivia also remains closed. According to NCDOT, Governor’s Road may re-open Monday, Oct. 4.

  • Weather Watch: September 2010 flood
  • McCumbee enters Rockingham race on good streak

     Chad McCumbee enters the final race of the ARCA Racing Series, the American 200 at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Rockingham, on a streak of top-10 finishes and is eager to have the best finish of his season in the finale.

     “We’ve been getting better week in and week out,” he said. “I feel like we’ve had better cars than where we finished the last four weeks. We’d like to finish that out with a real good top five at Rockingham.”

  • Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast ride finishes at OIB

     The 12th annual Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast ride began last Saturday at the Biltmore Estate and ended Saturday in Ocean Isle Beach. Here are photos of some of the riders as they approached the finish.