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Today's News

  • Living history: Register of Deeds electronically restores county’s marriage certificates

    BOLIVIA—Amid a months-long project to electronically restore and save the county’s fragile, aging marriage certificates, some more than 100 years old, Brunswick County Register of Deeds Brenda Mercer Clemmons happened upon something unexpected—her great-grandparents’ marriage certificate.

    Clemmons began the project after she found county marriage certificates from 1867-1962 folded and tucked away in a filing cabinet.

  • Dance crew to teach master class in Brunswick County

    A dance crew featured on several national TV shows will be in Brunswick County next week, teaching master classes for dancers of all experience levels.

    The Strikers All Stars, who have appeared on America’s Got Talent and America’s Best Dance Crew, will spend Saturday, Sept. 11 at Dance 4 Life on Oak Island. The crew will teach a six-hour session of jazz, jazz funk and hip hop to any dancer interested in participating.

  • School officials seek dropout prevention grant

    BOLIVIA—School officials plan to apply for a grant to implement new programs intended to reduce the dropout rate.

    Reeda Hargrove, Brunswick County Schools director of student support services, said the grant would help implement programs at West Brunswick High School, Cedar Grove Middle School and Shallotte Middle School.

  • Board member wants no mention of abortion in school policy

    BOLIVIA—One member of the Brunswick County Board of Education does not want any language pertaining to abortion referral services in the district’s policy code, even if it requires parental consent.

    During a policy committee meeting Tuesday morning, members Shirley Babson and Catherine Cooke were presented with revisions to Policy No. 1310, which deals with parental involvement.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

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

    From Aug. 23-29, K-9 deputies answered 11 calls, wrote seven citations and made eight drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Jessica Lynn Williamson, 22, of 314 Orange St., Wilmington, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents last week, which is taken from information provided by the police department.

    •Assault was reported on Aug. 19 at the Holden Beach Wildlife boat ramp. All subjects involved declined prosecution.

    •A 30-inch concrete pelican statue was stolen from the victim’s yard on Ocean Boulevard West on Aug. 21.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny were reported on Sandpiper Drive on Aug. 25. An unknown suspect forced victim’s front door open and stole money from the residence.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a Southport woman for multiple drug charges.

    According to sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, K-9 officers stopped Gloria Ann Ogundeji for a routine traffic stop on Aug. 26. When K-9 officers searched Ogundeji’s vehicle, they found and seized 57 grams of crack cocaine, which carries and estimated street value of $5,700, Stanley said.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Bridle Way in Leland; suspect stole an MP3 player, a knife and an MP3 player adapter from victim’s car.

    •Breaking and entering on Bridle Way in Leland; suspect entered victim’s unlocked vehicle.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Bridle Way in Leland; suspect stole victim’s vehicle from residence.

  • 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.

  • Supply man arrested by two departments last week

    A Supply man was arrested last week for multiple charges by two law enforcement agencies.

    According to Holden Beach Police Detective Justin Hewett, Johnny Ray Small Jr., 37, of 2012 Ash St., Supply, was charged with breaking and entering to a motor vehicle, larceny from a motor vehicle, two counts of credit card theft and obtaining property by false pretences on Aug. 27.