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Today's News

  • Woman beats breast cancer while pregnant with second child

    Ellen Granade was looking forward to the next nine months after finding out she was pregnant with her second son in late February 2008. While consumed with the joys of a second pregnancy, she never expected to be carrying a baby and battling breast cancer simultaneously.

    A month after finding out she was pregnant, Granade, then 31, found a lump in her breast while lying in bed. After an ultrasound, a mammogram and an unsuccessful needle aspiration, the doctors decided to surgically remove the lump. Granade was 15 weeks pregnant at the time.

  • Hilliard, South's girls win Waccamaw title

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Freshman Carmen Hilliard led the South Brunswick girls’ cross-country team to a first-place finish in the Waccamaw Conference championship meet Oct. 20 at South.

    Hilliard ran the 3.1-mile race in 21 minutes, 23 seconds. (Her time missed a top-10 finish in the boys’ race by 10 seconds.)

    Hilliard beat season-long rival Crista Gregg of North Brunswick by 51 seconds.

  • BCC honors three volleyball players

    Three players on BCC’s first volleyball team were honored during sophomore night Oct. 23 in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    Hannah Ennis, Kelly Garry and Jordan Clear helped the Dolphins last year win the NJCAA Region 10 Division II regular-season title and the region championship tournament. The tournament title qualified BCC for the NJCAA national tournament.

    “They are very, very special to me and very dear to my heart,” coach Stephanie Beach said in a pregame ceremony. “I will miss these girls terribly.”

  • Walmart employee charged with stealing $8,000 worth of merchandise

    Shallotte Police have arrested a Walmart maintenance employee for stealing more than $8,000 worth of items from the store.

    David K. Williamson, 35, of 1195 Windward Drive, Supply, was charged with felony larceny by employee Oct. 23. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From Oct. 19-25, K-9 deputies answered 16 calls and made nine drug arrests.

    Deputies patrolled the following communities: Compass Point, Summer Woods, Crow Creek and Brunswick Forest.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week, which are taken directly from arrest reports and citations:

    •Cuperlacus Vereen, 21, of 3736 Dewitt Road, Longs, S.C.; charged with felony possession of cocaine, simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Rodney Eddings, 37, of 19 Diesel Drive, Fairmont; charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Property damage on Middle River Road in Supply; suspect damaged windshield on victim’s car.

    •Larceny at Brunswick Community College’s Leland campus; suspect stole victim’s wallet.

    •Larceny and property damage on Sommersett Road in Ocean Isle Beach; suspect stole cable from cable company.

  • Rice perfectly absorbs the flavor of any dish it's cooked in

    Rice is the most commonly used of all the grain products of the world. It is grown in many countries, but the United States has developed some of the finest types and varieties of rice, which have met with high favor at home and abroad.

    American rice, in fact, commands a premium in foreign markets. In this country, rice is produced chiefly in the states of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and California. Arkansas is the largest rice producing state, with California right behind.

    Cooking rice is easy

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.

    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Students help with quarterly food distribution

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency handed out bags and boxes of food Wednesday as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodities Surplus Program with a few extra volunteers on hand.

    Students from Brunswick County Academy’s Occupational Course of Study program volunteered several days last week. Karen Babson, OCS instructor, said the volunteer hours not only met part of the students’ required work hours needed for graduation, it also taught a valuable life lesson.