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Today's News

  • Calabash EMS puts old ambulance in the pink to spread awareness

    CALABASH — She’s an old ambulance sporting a new shade of pink to spread a year-round message.

    At a ceremony last Thursday, Sept. 25, Calabash Volunteer EMS ambulance No. 2971, the oldest in the department fleet, was unveiled as the newly transformed “Vision of Calabash.”

    The station on Beach Drive was decked out in pink for the emergency vehicle unveiling, from balloons and festoons to refreshments. The men on hand were decked out, too, exemplifying real men who wear EMS pink T-shirts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

  • Elementary students enjoy ‘Life on the Farm’

     WINNABOW — Only a couple years removed from learning the famous children’s song, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” students at Belville Elementary School learned what life on a real farm was all about.

    Funston Farms in Winnabow hosted “Life on the Farm” for the 43rd time in its illustrious history and welcomed more than 200 students from several of the district’s elementary schools during the last two weeks.

  • Scams cost Brunswick County residents millions

     BOLIVIA — When it comes to the financial scams that make the rounds through Brunswick County, most people think, “That won’t happen to me. I’m too smart for that.”

    Sheriff’s office Detective Ed Carter says they’re wrong — and he can prove it.

  • Sunset Beach councilman pleads guilty to DWI

    Sunset Beach Town Councilman Mike Williams has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.

    Williams was ordered to pay a $100 fine and court costs after pleading guilty to a level-5 DWI charge at a district court hearing Friday, Sept. 26, at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Williams must also complete 24 hours of community service and cannot operate a vehicle until he is relicensed. A second charge of driving left of center was dismissed, according to Brunswick County Clerk of Court records.

  • Top educators crowned at ‘Night of Stars’

     SUPPLY — Brunswick County’s Schools’ “Night of Stars” could’ve been changed to “Night of Smiths” following the awards ceremony honoring the district’s top teacher and administrator.

    As school board members, central office staff and representatives from each of the district’s 19 schools filled the banquet room 101 Stone Chimney Place, it was a handful of educators who stood out among many.

  • District aims new policy at improving student scores

     Brunswick County Schools officials have unveiled an action plan for improving student performance on standardized tests.

    Dr. Deanne Meadows, assistant superintendent and chief academic officer, shared the plan with an audience of board members, principals, central services administration, instructional coaches, community members and parents during the monthly Brunswick County Board of Education curriculum committee meeting Thursday, Sept. 25, in Bolivia. 

  • Grand jury indicts Leland ex-cop in shooting, chase

     A Brunswick County grand jury has indicted an ex-Leland police officer who led a high-speed chase into South Carolina last week before being caught and arrested.

    Howard “Hank” Smith of Supply was indicted during a Sept. 22 grand jury session in Superior Court on three counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and felony fleeing to elude arrest.

  • County health director issued summons

     The Brunswick County Health and Human Services director will appear in court to face misdemeanor charges later this month.

    David Stanley was issued a misdemeanor criminal summons Sept. 23 on charges of cyberstalking and harassing phone calls that allegedly took place between Aug. 26 and Sept. 23.

  • Police: Three face drug charges after traffic stop yields heroin

     A tip from a Drug Enforcement Unit in South Carolina led to three arrests and a seizure of more than 1,500 bags of heroin in Brunswick County on Sept. 23.

    Agents with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit in Horry County, S.C., alerted the Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies to look for a vehicle driven by Todd Mitchell Waters of Conway, S.C.

  • Agents arrest two accused of selling LSD

     Agents arrested two men accused of selling LSD in Brunswick County.

    On Friday, Sept. 26, the school resource officer at South Brunswick High School received a tip that Olin Chad Ivey, of Supply, was “on campus during the football game Friday with the intention of selling LSD.”