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Today's News

  • Hill, Napolitano receive first-team all-conference honors

      Former West Brunswick football players Alfy Hill and Nick Napolitano have received first team all-conference honors.

    Napolitano was one of four Wingate University football players on the All-South Atlantic Conference team. A senior defensive end, Napolitano is second in the NCAA Division II in forced fumbles (six).

    Napolitano, a West Brunswick graduate, leads the SAC forced fumbles (six). He is third in quarterback sacks (7.5). He is fourth in tackles for loss (14). This season he had 65 tackles, fifth most for the Bulldogs.

  • Charter school company complies with state request

     A local charter school management company is back in good graces with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction after complying with its salary requests last week.

    Charter Day School Inc. (CDS) had been in legal limbo with the department for more than a month after the management company did not provide it with the requested salary information.

  • Student collects soda tabs to raise money for injured friend

     SHALLOTTE — After Selena Utter was injured in a single-vehicle crash Sept. 14, the West Brunswick High School junior said she found out who her real friends were.

    Among those friends is Megan Henson, a senior at West Brunswick, who started a collection of aluminum soda can tabs to raise enough funds to buy a wheelchair for Utter.

    All West Brunswick seniors are required to complete a Senior Project before becoming eligible for graduation.

  • Board terminates superintendent’s contract

     BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education voted to terminate the contract of Superintendent Edward Pruden during a special called meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12.

    Following a closed session that lasted almost four hours, the board returned to open session. Catherine Cooke made a motion to terminate Pruden’s contract effective Nov. 30, which was supported by Charlie Miller and Shirley Babson.

  • Parents react to superintendent’s firing

     BELVILLE — Following the school board’s decision Nov. 12 to fire Superintendent Dr. Edward Pruden, concerned community members and parents say they are left with more questions than answers, criticizing the board for a lack of transparency.

  • Investigators seek two men on various charges

     The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find two men wanted on various charges.

    Henry Wade Rutledge, 46, of Rock Street in Archdale is wanted on two counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony after breaking and entering and obtaining property by means of false pretense stemming from incidents in Holden Beach in October, according to a news release. He is also wanted by Shallotte police on a felony larceny charge in an incident that also occurred in October.

  • Agents arrest seven in separate drug cases

     Agents arrested three Shallotte residents accused of trafficking heroin through Brunswick County.

    Members of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested 30-year-old Lamar McDow, 27-year-old Eddie Hill and 24-year-old Masheka Rena Cobb during a traffic stop on N.C. 130 near Ash.

  • Shallotte man accused of stealing three cars in one day

     A Shallotte man accused of stealing three cars faces various charges, including three counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Police nab man accused of picking up pot package

     A Leland man was arrested Nov. 13 after Leland police said he tried to pick up a package that contained four pounds of marijuana from a local post office.

    Thirty-four-year-old James Lewis Lowe faces a possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana after detectives intercepted a package intended for him at 660 Lewis Road.

  • Former church leader pleads guilty to sex crime

     A Gastonia man accused of committing sex crimes in Brunswick County 20 years ago pleaded guilty to a statutory sex offense in Superior Court on Monday, Nov. 17.

    Judge Gale Adams sentenced 64-year-old Joseph Robert Hall to 12 to 15 years in the North Carolina Department of Correction that morning after Hall pleaded guilty to an offense in which he “engaged in sexual conduct with a minor when he was more than six years older than the victim at the time,” Assistant District Attorney Chris Thomas said.