Today's News

  • Leland man arrested in Wilmington on cocaine charges

    Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division arrested a Leland man last week after a three-week investigation within the Deerfield Subdivision in Wilmington.

    Jaramillo Demetrio Dominguez, 27, of Leland, was charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver cocaine, according to a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Gill net fishing not yet at an end

    Gill net fishing in North Carolina may be coming to an end because of federal and environmental concerns about sea turtles, but commercial fishermen are not going down without a fight.

    In an effort to reach a compromise that will save North Carolina’s gill net fishing industry, the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) voted last Friday to continue to allow large mesh gill net fishing, restricting it to four days a week.

    The MFC had been considering eliminating large mesh nets from May 15 to Dec. 15 to prevent interactions with sea turtles.

  • Golf pro records a 300--and proud of it

    Jeff Davis, PGA golf professional and teaching pro at Sea Trail Golf School, did something last week that few people ever do. He bowled a perfect 300 game at Little River Lanes in Little River, S.C.

    Unlike golf, in which there is no finite perfect score, bowling does measure perfection. A 300 game means the bowler has hit 12 strikes in a row. There are 10 frames in bowling; each strike is worth 10, plus the pin fall from the next two balls. Keep going through the last frame, which has two bonus throws, and the perfect bowler will get a score of 300.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 10, 11, 15 and 16 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, Feb. 10

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    James Taylor Beaver, PG probation violation, BCDC 120 days active with 78 days credit for time served.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Feb. 8:

    Crystal Bell Bentley, 29, of 5702 JB Lane, Ash; three counts felony obtain property false pretense, felony accessing computers.

    Anthony Blodgett, 22, of 3613 Dogwood Road, Leland; felony larceny, felony breaking and/or entering.

  • Second annual Little Princess Ball a success

    CIS and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation teamed up for the second annual ball to benefit CIS programs Saturday afternoon.

    More than 130 girls from kindergarten to fifth-grade attended, escorted by their fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other male role models. The event was at the Brunswick Center in Southport, the newest senior center for Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.

  • Wilmington Celebration Choir performs Sunday in North Myrtle Beach

    The nationally renowned Wilmington Celebration Choir will perform at 4:30 p.m. this coming Sunday, Feb. 28, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Admission is free, with a love offering received.

    The Christian-based choir consists of more than 70 voices from 19 different churches in southeastern North Carolina.

    Led by Pillar recording artist and soloist Joey Gore, the choir also features soloists Willing Heart, Paula Greene, Sherry Watkins, Angie Payne, Laurie and Mike Kelley, Marsha King and Kevin and Julie Foss.

  • Soles to appear in Columbus County court Feb. 25

    State Sen. R.C. Soles Jr. will appear in Columbus County court this week.

    Soles, a Tabor City attorney who announced he would not seek re-election to represent District 8 in the state Senate, has a scheduled court hearing Thursday, Feb. 25, where he will face an assault charge for a shooting at his home in August.

    Soles will appear before special Superior Court Judge D. Jack Hooks Jr. at 2 p.m. Thursday.

  • West’s Dellinger, South’s Roundtree win regional wrestling titles


    West Brunswick sophomore Ronnie Dellinger and South Brunswick senior Jeromy Roundtree won regional titles Saturday in qualifying for the N.C. High School Athletic Association state wrestling meet at South Central High School.

    In all, 11 Brunswick County wrestlers will compete in the 3A state meet in Greensboro; one will compete in the 2A state meet, also in Greensboro.

    Two West Brunswick wrestlers will compete at the state meet.

  • McCumbee ‘vigorously’ seeking sponsors

     To be a NASCAR driver these days, its helps to have a degree in finance.

    Early in the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Chad McCumbee is spending more time trying to broker financial deals than trying to devise race strategies.

    McCumbee opened his fifth season in the truck series by racing Feb. 13 at Daytona International Speedway. He intends to be at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second race of the season March 6. But that is about the only thing he is certain about for the rest of this season.