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Today's News

  • South Carolina man arrested for Supply armed robbery

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a South Carolina man for an armed robbery that took place in Supply last week.

    On Thursday, Aug. 4, a suspect entered an occupied residence on Junction Way in Supply, sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said.

    The suspect, who was carrying a handgun, then led the resident into the master bedroom and demanded money from her purse, Stanley said.

    The suspect fled from the home in a white BMW before law enforcement arrived on the scene.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Assault and robbery on Riverside Drive in Supply; suspect hit victim with a bottle, then took his handgun.

    •Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Hood Creek Trail in Leland; suspect took victim’s vehicle from residence without permission.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Stone Chimney Road in Supply; suspect broke victim’s window and entered building.

  • Leland woman arrested for insurance fraud

    RALEIGH—A Leland woman has been charged with insurance fraud.

    N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrest of Lakeia C. Freeman, 28, of 136 Parsley St., Leland, last week.

    Freeman was charged with one count of insurance fraud and one count of obtaining property by false pretences.

    According to a Department of Insurance press release, in March 2011, Freeman reported to Allstate Insurance Co. she unintentionally backed her boyfriend’s 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe into her 2002 Acura, causing more than $5,000 in damage.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Aug.1-7, ACE deputies issued 106 total arrests and citations, including four driving while impaired charges, 20 driving while license revoked charges, 18 no operator’s license citations and 23 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Sharon Lynn Beck, 49, of 548 Chatham Circle, Calabash, was charged with driving while impaired.

  • Tart recognized for 25 years of service on parks and recreation board

    BOLIVIA—Cynthia Tart was recently recognized for 25 years of service on the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

    Tart was recognized at commissioners’ Aug. 1 meeting for her service to the county.

    According to parks and recreation director Jim Pryor, Tart recently completed her final term of service on the advisory committee after 25 years on the board.

  • BCC campus lockdown alert ‘A mistake’

     At 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday an emergency alert text message was sent out by Brunswick Community College. The message read: “CODE RED-CAMPUS WIDE LOCK DOWN-Emergency on campus. Go to a secured area classroom or office away from windows. Remain there until you get an ALL CLEAR message.”

    Local law enforcement were unaware of the message in the minutes immediately following the alert. Students and faculty on the BCC campus continued with activities as usual.

    According to campus police chief J.L. Watson the text message was “a mistake.”

  • Board of education meetings to be aired online

    BOLIVIA—By next month, parents, students and members of the public will be able to watch board of education meetings online.

    With attendance at the monthly meetings historically low, board members thought airing meetings online would allow more people to watch meetings, school system spokesperson Jessica Swencki said.

    Cameras were rolling at the board’s regular August meeting last week, but Swencki said that was a trial run.

  • Local surfer Knox Harris competing with the best

     Knox Harris, an Ocean Isle surfer who learned the trade from his dad, is having success in the pro-am division.

    Harris, 16, recently competed and won the Wrightsville Beach Reef Pro-Am competition July 16 at Wrightsville Beach.

    Harris’ parents, Sarah, a local realtor, and Ray, who owns Sharky’s restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, have allowed Knox to move to Wrightsville Beach, where the waves are better and he can practice every day.

  • Brunswick County wins Dixie Boys World Series

    BEAUFORT, S.C.—The Brunswick County Dixie Boys baseball team played team baseball in defeating the Bossier City team from Louisiana 17-7 Wednesday night and winning the Dixie Boys World Series.

    The game, which was scheduled for a 5 p.m. start, was delayed after a sudden deluge that flooded the field around 4 p.m. The heavy rain continued until about 4:30 p.m. and local officials stated the game would be played sometime between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., but the game would be played. Twelve workers got the field in decent shape.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Honorable Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Jill Fullwood adjudicated the following cases during a superior court grand jury session on July 25:

    Ronald Maurice Atkinson, 30, of 7430 Pireway Road, Longwood; larceny of a firearm, felony larceny.

    Delphia Mae Bryant, 76, of 1820 Stone Chimney Road, Supply; providing weapon to inmate.