Today's News

  • Biotechnology company to create 52 jobs in Brunswick County

    RALEIGH—N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue has announced a biotechnology company plans to create 52 jobs in Brunswick County.

    On Thursday, Nov. 4, Perdue announced CMS Food Solutions, Inc., which she described as an “owner of an innovative proprietary food safety technology,” plans to open a manufacturing facility in Leland.

    The manufacturing facility is expected to create 52 jobs, and Perdue said the company expects to invest more than $4 million in the Leland plant.

  • Trojans lose to Wilson Fike in soccer playoffs

     Wilson Fike ended West Brunswick’s soccer season by beating the Trojans 4-0 Saturday in a second-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    West finishes the season 12-6-2. Fike, the No. 3 seed from the Big East Conference, is 14-7-1.

  • BCC opens with win in OT

     SUPPLY—Lawson Ahrens hit a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime and Kameko Walls hit a 3-pointer in overtime to give the Brunswick Community College basketball team the lead for good as the Dolphins beat Guilford Tech 82-78 Saturday.

    Walls finished with three 3-pointers and 15 points and Ahrens finished with two 3-pointers and 10 points in the season opener on Walter Shaw Court at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics center. Kenny Tucker scored 17 points and Alex Tucker and Steve Johnson 14 each.

  • West Brunswick on precautionary lockdown Friday morning

    SHALLOTTE—West Brunswick High School was locked down as a precautionary measure Friday morning, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller said.

    Miller said the school was locked down around 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and they were expected to open the school between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. Friday.

    The school was locked down “just to be safe” after law enforcement learned of a shooting threat on the social networking website Facebook earlier this week, Miller said.

  • Island homeowners poised to talk garbage in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Michael Rahman and other island homeowners are ready to talk trash at the upcoming Sunset Beach Town Council meeting next Monday night, Nov. 7.

    At issue is the town’s newly reinforced garbage rollback ordinance, which imposes a $25 fine for violations.

    The ordinance is impractical for the resort community, says Rahman, who plans to drive down from Winston-Salem to attend Monday night’s meeting that starts at 7 p.m., preceded by a 6:45 p.m. workshop.

  • West Brunswick wins playoff opener in overtime


    The West Brunswick High School boys’ soccer team beat West Carteret 3-2 in overtime in a first-round game Nov. 2 of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    Scottie Melvin scored the winning goal with about 2 minutes, 30 seconds left in overtime. He took a long pass along the left sideline from Jacob Ferguson and scored on a one-on-one breakaway that covered about 30 yards.

  • Shallotte mayor, aldermen accused of not caring about businesses

    SHALLOTTE—In an animated meeting filled with disdain Tuesday night, accusations flew that the town doesn’t care about its businesses.

    The mayor and aldermen repeatedly denied the accusations.

    Shallotte resident Geneva Crawford opened the public comment portion of the town meeting by thanking the board for the way “they have worked together the past year.” She said she was concerned about recent actions by alderman Michael Pease and his wife Paula Pease, candidate for mayor.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 19, 20, 21, 24 and 25 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, Oct. 19

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Club briefs

    Democrat Women to meet Nov. 7
    All Democrat Women are invited to the monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at Brunswick County Democrat Headquarters on Old Ocean Highway, across from Brunswick Community College.
    A discussion of scholarship fundraising will be the topic of discussion for the month. Bring finger foods and let’s fellowship together.

  • Business brief

    Enrollment for SURE program begins Nov. 14
    Enrollment for 2010 crop losses under the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program will begin Nov. 14, according to USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson.
    Sign-up for the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) will begin Jan. 23, 2012.