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Today's News

  • Schools finance team receives top honors

    The Brunswick County Schools finance office has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award is granted by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

    The finance department prepares an annual financial report to clearly communicate the district’s financial story. This award represents the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

  • Bolivia man faces peeping charge

    A Bolivia man is accused of using a webcam to peep into a bedroom at his residence.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 40-year-old Wendell Oliver Holmes on a charge of possessing a photographic image from peeping Friday, April 7.

    A warrant shows Holmes used a computer-operated camera to peep secretly into the bedroom of his home on Colonial Landing Road on Thursday, April 6.

    Holmes was released from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1,500 bail April 7.

  • Ash man accused of strangling boy

    An Ash man is accused of strangling an 8-year-old boy.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 31-year-old Marco Antonio Valencia, of Mill Branch Road NW, and charged him with assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a child younger than 12 on Saturday, April 8.

    Warrants show Valencia grabbed the boy by his throat and lifted him off the ground, choking him and causing him to have trouble breathing and blurred vision, April 8.

    Valencia remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $15,000 bail.

  • Bolivia man accused of sexually assaulting child

    A Bolivia man is accused of sexually assaulting a child since 2014.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Michael Lee Denton Jr., of Summerlea Circle, on charges of first-degree rape, statutory rape of a child older than 6 and four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, all felonies, Thursday, April 6.

    All crimes involved the same 15-year-old, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Two men sought in firearm theft caught in S.C.

    Myrtle Beach, S.C., police captured two men wanted in a Brunswick County firearm theft.

    Thirty-five-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Barnes of Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach was wanted on a possession of a stolen firearm charge, while 28-year-old James Edward Kohler of Hampton Oaks Drive in Fayetteville was wanted on a larceny of a firearm charge, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.

    Both men were arrested April 3, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C., where they are being held as fugitives.

  • Weather improves, spring fishing is here

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As I stated in my column last week, all our fishery needed was light winds and a little warm weather, and last week gave us just that.

    The near shore bite has improved with the arrival of Atlantic bonito and big chopper bluefish. Farther offshore, the Gulf Stream bite has picked up significantly as well. The telltale signs of spring are finally among us, and with spring break and Easter upon us it couldn’t have come at a better time.

  • Amen! Garcia surges to Masters victory

    By Thomas Ryan Paul

    Up here in the Northeast Kingdom, Palm Sunday finds thick patches of unmelted "corn" snow and muddy roads around my house. Sap buckets hang from the maple trees, which won't leaf out for another three-four weeks. My cross-country skis stand next to my golf bag. Can't use either of them today. So today, after Palm Sunday Mass, there is only one thing to do: roast a chicken, mash potatoes and watch the final round of the Masters.

  • Exciting finish to the Masters

    By Darren deMaille

  • Scorpions defeat New Hanover 12-2

    Photos of North Brunswick’s 12-2 victory against New Hanover.

  • Leland man arrested in September shooting

    Leland police arrested a man Wednesday, April 5, who they say shot into a residence last September.

    No one was injured in the shooting.

    Joshua Delynn Dial, 24, of Green Loop Road in Leland, is charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

    Police were called to a home on Manchester Lane about the Sept. 2 shooting, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release issued Thursday, April 6.

    During the course of the investigation, he said, detectives were able to obtain enough information for a warrant.