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Today's News

  • Shallotte Police Department April 13-21 2017

     Shallotte Police Department

     

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

     

    April 13

    Travis Keith St. Pierce, 29, arrested on a warrant.

     

    April 17

    Larceny of blue, white and black bicycle valued at $85 from front yard on Owendon Drive.

     

    April 18

    Harassment reported on Hardsmith Street.

     

    April 19

  • Sunset Beach Police Department April 18-20

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident and made the following arrest. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 18

    A report was taken about a lottery scam via Facebook in which a victim was scammed.

    April 20

    Daniel Lee Locklear, 21, of Live Oak Drive, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

  • School bus driver dismissed for driving on closed road

    A Brunswick County Schools bus driver is facing disciplinary action after a recording showed her driving through standing water on a closed road Tuesday morning while students were on the bus.

    School district Jessica Swencki said Tuesday the Board of Education approved a recommendation to dismiss Marsha Bellamy McMillian, 49, after school officials received video footage that showed South Brunswick High School Bus 372 driving around road closure barricades on N.C. 133 at Funston Road in Winnabow. It’s not clear how many students were on the bus when it happened.

  • Leland man dies after Monday boating accident

    A Leland man died after a boat he was operating in Rices Creek on Monday hit a tree, causing him to be partially ejected.

    Martin Scott McDonald, 58, died as a result of the accident in the Winnabow area, North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Master Officer Scott Pritchard said.

    The emergency call came into dispatchers at 4:43 p.m., Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Active duty service member dies during Oak Island Lighthouse Run

    A 25-year-old man died Saturday during the Oak Island Lighthouse Run on Saturday, according to the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, which held the race.

    His name has not been released, but he was a member of the military on active duty from out of state, Town Manager David Kelly said.

    Oak Island Police Capt. Tony Burke said the man died while participating in the Oak Island Lighthouse Run’s half-marathon event, which began at 8 a.m.

    Burke said the man’s body has been sent for autopsy and his family has been notified.

  • Sheriff’s office: No charges in weekend shooting

    The person who shot a Leland man early Saturday morning will not be charged in the case, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Brunswick County EMS personnel took 27-year-old Seth Leonard, of Black Bear Hollow, to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington where he was listed in stable condition later that day, Flax said.

  • McCumbee-McAleer driver wins two races

    Having come up just a few points shy of a Mazda MX-5 Cup  championship earlier in his career, Patrick Gallagher knows that every point matters.

    That was evident Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. The Ohio native converted an ambitious last-lap pass into his second victory of the day in the No. 29 McCumbee McAleer Racing entry as the 2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires season opened with two very competitive races.

  • BCC sweeps Patrick Henry in doubleheader

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College baseball team Patrick Henry Community College 17-12 in nine innings and 8-7 in nine innings in a doubleheader Saturday at Founders Field.

    In the first game, BCC hit four home runs: a solo home run by Joel McDaniel, a solo home run by Zach Johnson and two two-run home runs by Tyler Schneider. Schneider’s second home run was on a 3-0 pitch.

  • Meeting to discuss starting BCC softball program

    Talk may lead to action after a meeting 7 p.m. May 4 at the Odell Williamson Auditorium annex to discuss a BCC softball program.

    “This is for anyone interested in starting softball at Brunswick Community College,” BCC Athletic Director Robbie Allen said.

    “We’ve already had two meetings,” he said. “We want to see the interest level.”

    Apparently, the interest has been building for some time.

  • Cougars beat Trojans 6-3 in lacrosse

    SHALLOTTE — The South Brunswick boys’ lacrosse team beat West Brunswick 6-3 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game Friday in Shallotte.

    South is 2-8 in the conference, 2-10 overall. Both of its victories have been against West. The Trojans are 0-10 in the conference, 1-13 overall.

    South led 4-1 after the first quarter. The Trojans scored the first goal when the South goalkeeper flipped the ball into his net as he was trying to clear. Bailey Gentle was credited with the goal.