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Today's News

  • Agents find meth lab, arrest four in Supply

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested four people after finding a meth lab inside their Supply residence Friday morning, May 1.

  • Leland man charged in two larcenies

    A Leland man accused of stealing more than $14,000 in property faces three felony charges after his arrest Thursday, April 30.

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division arrested 23-year-old Ryan Tyler Duffy, of Holly Hills Drive, and charged him with felony larceny, breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax wrote in a news release.

  • Teams, participants gear up for annual Relay for Life

     SHALLOTTE — Each year, at the end of April and early May, thousands of pink- and purple-clad people file into the football stadium area at West Brunswick High School to celebrate Relay for Life, the world’s largest fundraising event to end cancer.

    This Friday is expected to be much of the same as thousands are expected to file into M.H. Rourk Stadium on West Brunswick’s Shallotte campus for one of the area’s most well-attended events, the 30th Annual Relay for Life.

  • Historic B-17 comes to Brunswick County

    The Experimental Aircraft Association is offering rides aboard one of the few remaining airworthy B-17s in the world –– EAA’s Aluminum Overcast –– May 1, 2 and 3 at Cape Fear Regional Jetport on Oak Island.

    Pre-book cost is $409 for EAA members and $449 for non-members, which includes a one-year EAA membership. Tickets purchased the day of the event are an additional $26.

  • Detectives seek Winnabow man in breaking and entering, larceny case

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to find a Winnabow man sought for questioning in a breaking and entering and larceny.

    Franklin Ray Lewis, 20, of Greenhill Road, is wanted for questioning in an incident that occurred at a residence on his street sometime during the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, April 28.  A safe containing cash, various titles and deeds, and old coins were taken.

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica coming to Oak Island

    For Brunswick County veterans and residents who have not seen the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, a traveling version is coming to the county for Independence Day.

    The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a 244-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., will be on display July 2-6 in E.F. Middleton Park on Oak Island.

  • Cumbie to serve as BCAR interim CEO after Candler’s resignation

    SUPPLY — Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR) Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Director Cynthia Cumbie will serve as the organization’s interim CEO following the resignation of Steve Candler.

    Candler resigned, effective May 28, to take a similar position in Bozeman, Mont. He has served as BCAR CEO since 2005.

  • BCC student enjoys experience of a lifetime at Augusta National

    Two years removed from his high school graduation in a small town in Pennsylvania, a young 19-year-old named Jordan Spitler stared big decisions right in the eyes.

    A nursing student at a community college near Hershey, Pa., Spitler realized during his third semester he wasn’t cut out for the nursing world.

    Spitler, who worked at an exclusive golf club in Pennsylvania at the time, received some critical advice from a pair of bosses, the superintendent and assistant superintendent.

  • Athletes take center stage at 23rd annual Special Olympics

    CEDAR GROVE — Since the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, Special Olympics athletes have had April 25 circled on their calendars.

    More than 300 people converged on the athletic fields at Cedar Grove Park to participate in the 23rd Annual Brunswick County Special Olympics Spring Games on Friday.

    The torch was lit. Then the athletes recited the Special Olympics oath in almost perfect harmony: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

  • Sheriff’s office investigates rice bags, KKK fliers in Winnabow

     Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an incident in which fliers promoting a subgroup of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed last weekend in Winnabow.

    Concerned citizens in the Town Creek Road area reported finding bags of rice with fliers promoting the Karolina Knights, a subgroup of the Ku Klux Klan, on roadways.

    Deputies received the reports Saturday morning, April 25, and collected several bags, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.