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Today's News

  • Middle school, high school cross country

     Brunswick County middle schools completed their first season of cross country Wednesday, Oct. 1, in a meet at West Brunswick High School. The girls and boys ran together in a 2-mile race.

    The girls’ top finisher was Bailey Lawson of Waccamaw. The next two fastest runners were from South Brunswick Middle School: Haleigh McKeithan and Caroline Moore.

    The three fastest runners were boys: Alex Younts of Shallotte Middle School was first. Jaxon Hudson of South Brunswick Middle School was second. Jose Velasquez of Shallotte Middle School was third.

  • Leland sets up survey, public input meetings for parks and rec needs

    Leland’s parks and recreation staff will spend October looking at their future needs.

    And they want town residents involved in the process.

    Parks and recreation staff will begin by hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the town hall council chamber to plan for the next phase of the Westgate Nature Park.

    Westgate Nature Park at 1260 Westgate Drive was built in 2013 on nearly 150 acres behind the New Pointe Boulevard shopping center on the south side of U.S. 17.

  • Sacred Heart hosts second resource fair Oct. 14

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southport will host its second Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14.

    Organizer Roy Tucker said the Resource Fair is for seniors, veterans, immigrants, the hungry, the homeless, the unemployed/underemployed, and anyone who might need help finding a job, affordable housing or shelter; getting food, health care or a flu shot; answering questions about immigration, having a home repaired or addressing other unmet needs.

  • World War II B-17 flies into Southport airfield Oct. 17-19

    A piece of aviation history will circle the sky over the Cape Fear Regional Jetport next weekend.

    One of the few remaining operational World War II B-17s, also known as the Flying Fortress, will fly into the Southport airport Oct. 17-19, hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 939 of oak Island.

    Named “Aluminum Overcast,” the B-17 was one of the last bombers of its kind built in 1945 before the end of World War II.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over six days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 and 30 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 23

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Carlton Tate Aldridge, PG DWI level 5.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over six days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 and 30 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 23

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

    Carlton Tate Aldridge, PG DWI level 5.

  • Brunswick County unemployment steady for past two months

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate increased from June’s 6.9 percent to 7.3 percent in July and stayed the same through August.

    Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

    The unemployment rate is up one full point from the county’s two-year low, which reached 6.3 percent in April 2014.

    But the unemployment numbers are still nearly a full point below the August 2013 rate of 8.2 percent.

  • Shallotte Police report

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

    Oct. 1

    Larceny by someone taking a bank card and making withdrawals from ATMs.

    Oct. 3

    Credit card fraud, possible point of sale card system fraud during transaction at Scotchman’s in Shallotte.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Sept. 29

    Larceny of copper wiring from a residence under construction on Springstone Drive.

    Obtain property by false pretense; an unknown man bought merchandise from a business on East Cutlar Crossing using a counterfeit travelers check.

  • 4H Fair, parade set for Saturday at Brunswick County complex

    The Brunswick County 4H Fair returns for a second year Saturday, Oct. 11, the final day of National 4H Week.

    This year, National 4H Week ran from Oct. 5-11.

    The second 4H Fair is part of the yearlong celebration of the 100th Anniversary of North Carolina’s Cooperative Extension Service.

    The Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Service agents organize events, train volunteers to work with five 4H clubs in Brunswick County and make presentations in schools.

    This year the 4H Fair has 23 children participating with 200 exhibits entered.