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Today's News

  • K-9 enforcement roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From March 9-15, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 21 calls and issued five uniformed citations, including open container, driving while license revoked, expired registration, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Two suspects wanted for drug trafficking

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit are seeking two suspects wanted for drug trafficking.

    Garbiel Dominique Hankins, 23, and Rodrick Recirda Bryant, 26, both of 1235 Clay Branch Road, Supply, are wanted for multiple drug charges, including trafficking in cocaine.

    According to Sgt. Steve Lanier, Hankins is on pre-trial release for pending drug, driving while impaired and flee/elude arrest charges. Drug agents searched the Clay Branch Road home last Friday after a weeks-long investigation of Hankins and Bryant.

  • Brunswick County School releases strategic plan information

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Schools released its strategic plan for 2009-2011 at a planning retreat Tuesday. Superintendent Katie McGee said after changing leadership, it’s recommended to plan for several years, not the usual five-year plan done by districts with continuous leadership.

    Local goals are aligned with goals set by the State Board of Education, only more tailored to Brunswick County Schools’ needs. Goals for 2009-2011 are:

  • Brunswick Community College announces fall honors

    Brunswick Community College has announced its honors lists for the fall 2008 semester.

    Dean‘s List

  • Charter Day School in Leland announces its honor roll students

    Charter Day School in Leland has announced its honors list for the following students:

    A Honor Roll

  • Two charged with child abuse

    Two suspects have been charged with child abuse stemming from a previous investigation of a third suspect.

    Frederick Patton, 36, and Mellissa Norris Patton, 33, both of 485 Hexagon Drive, Supply, were charged with felony child abuse-sexual act.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Donna Simpson, Frederick Patton and Mellissa Patton were both in the Brunswick County Detention Center; each on a $50,000 secured bond.

  • Juvenile crime council honors Tom Rabon for service to children

    The Brunswick County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) honored Tom Rabon recently for his outstanding service to his community and the children of Brunswick County.

    Rabon has served on the council for eight years and during his tenure, more than $1.4 million has been allocated to programs serving at-risk and court involved juveniles in Brunswick County.

  • West sweeps North, South; now 5-0

    LELAND—The West Brunswick girls’ softball team needed just one inning to score four runs as it defeated rival North 6-1 March 10.

    Stacy Jackson started things for West with a walk and promptly stole second. The speedy Jackson continued running all the way home on an overthrow and West had a 1-0 lead.

  • Cross-country petitions are in the mail for Sunset Beach sewer 'bailout'

    SUNSET BEACH—As entities around the country line up for bailouts during the economic downturn, a group of Sunset Beach residents have taken their own unique path to bail out from underneath a projected $8,000-$12,000 sewer fee.

    Sunset Beach resident Carol Scott researched a North Carolina statute that allows Brunswick County to approve a 30-year payback schedule for the sewer assessment if a majority of owners of at least 66 percent of the property petition the county for the longer payback plan.

  • 'Substandard' bridge is major part of our lives

    The annual list of substandard bridges in North Carolina is out, and AAA Carolinas’ has named the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge—that steel drawbridge that connects Brunswick to New Hanover County—as number 10 on its top-20 list.

    AAA Carolinas’ annual study ranks bridges on structural conditions and gives extra “points” to bridges with high traffic volumes.

    According to the latest traffic counts, the bridge carries about 72,000 cars each day between the two counties.