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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant at 871 Mill Creek Road in Bolivia on Nov. 4, after receiving community complaints that heavy drug traffic was occurring at the home.

    Agents investigated the residence for about two months before ending the investigation with the search warrant and arrest of Michael Rethanial Davis, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley.

  • New executive director joins the Brunswick County Literacy Countil

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) welcomed a new executive director the first of October. Dorothy (Dot) Hoerr joined the team at the BCLC with an enthusiasm for reaching more residents in the upcoming year.

    “An estimated 51 percent of Brunswick County residents, approximately 42,000 people, ages 16 and older, read at no higher than a fourth-grade level,” Hoerr quoted from the BCLC brochure.

  • Canvass doesn’t change election results

    Not much has changed in the past two weeks—at least as far as election results are concerned.

    Friday’s elections canvass didn’t change any results from the General Election, almost two weeks earlier on Nov. 4, Sarah Ashcraft, deputy director of the Brunswick County Board of Elections, said following Friday morning’s canvass.

    Ashcraft said the canvass determined the number of votes received by write-in candidates.

  • Old bridge to be moved to mainland site

    SUNSET BEACH—Once it's permanently out of commission, the old Sunset Beach pontoon bridge will be moved to a site on the mainland.

    Members of the Old Bridge Preservation Society announced Thursday night that, thanks to local business owners Ronnie and Clarice Holden, the old bridge will be relocated to a lot across from the Sunset Beach Fire Station.

    Announcement came at a celebratory party and press conference at the Bridge Grill on Sunset Boulevard.

  • Tournament of Champions photos

     These are photos of the competitors in the two-day Tournament of Champions at the St. James Plantation Members Club.

  • South advances to second round in football playoffs

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars were running on all cylinders Friday night as they cruised by the Washington Pam Pack (Pamlico Packing Co.) 39-7 in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs.

    “Respect all, fear none” is the Cougars’ motto in the playoffs, as the defense feared no one, holding the opposition to 7 points, its second best total of the year. (It held Topsail to 7 points Sept. 3.) The offensive line was crushing its opponents.

  • BCC wins opener in BCC Classic

     

     

    SUPPLY—Johnston Community College missed a score-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds as Brunswick Community College beat JCC 80-77 Saturday in the BCC Classic at the Dinah E Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    Four Dolphins scored at least 11 points in the victory: Chris Smith, 16; Terneil Rhodes, 15; Alan-Michael Thompson, 12; freshman Steve Johnson, 11.

  • First wreck at new bridge

    SUNSET BEACH—Less than 24 hours after the opening of the new high-rise bridge, a wreck occurred at the entrance to the new Intracoastal Waterway span midday Friday.
    A man was injured and assisted by local emergency workers following the collision reported shortly after 11 a.m. Friday.
    Some residents are saying the intersection leading to and from the mainland entrance of the bridge is dangerous, especially for drivers trying to turn north from the bridge onto N.C. 179 (Sunset Boulevard).
    More information will be posted as it becomes available.

  • West loses in first round of football playoffs

     WINTERVILLE—West Brunswick’s football season ended Friday night in a 25-6 loss to  South Central in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3AA state playoffs.

    West finishes the season 5-7. South Central is 9-3.

    “You hate that it ends like this,” said West coach Jimmy Fletcher, “but in the playoffs, that’s the way it goes.”

  • New Sunset Beach bridge open to traffic

    SUNSET BEACH—The new Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge is officially open to traffic.

    The span opened at about 3:15 Thursday afternoon, project superintendent Mark Hackney with English Construction Co. said.

    The opening came after striping work of the bridge’s traffic lanes was completed Thursday afternoon.

    At the same time, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, also marks the last day of public operation of the old Sunset Beach pontoon bridge.