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Today's News

  • Arrest made in Sunset Beach break-ins, thefts

    SUNSET BEACH—Police have arrested a North Carolina man for two recent break-ins and thefts on the Sunset Beach island.

    Raymond Lee Jones, 34, of 1459 Halltown Road, Autryville, was arrested in Lumberton on Friday and charged with breaking and entering June 5 and June 6 in Sunset Beach. The break-ins occurred on East Main Street and 28th Street.

    On June 6, a 32-inch Vizio flat screen TV was reported stolen following a house break-in on East Main Street.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 17, 18, 19 and 22 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, June 17

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk and Lisa Quick:

    Jesus Alvarado Acuna, operate vehicle no insurance, Brunswick County Jail 30 days, suspended sentence 18 months, unsupervised probation 18 months, costs, not violate any criminal laws; expired/no inspection, expired operator’s license, drive/allow motor vehicle no registration, all voluntarily dismissed.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Gary Traywick with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on June 15:

    Richard Austin Alexander, 23, of 1660 Beach Drive, Calabash; felony sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana.

  • Just hiking the Appalachian Trailee if you know what I mean

    Where’s the governor of South Carolina when you need him? Not on the Appalachian Trail, that’s for sure.

    But that’s where Mark Sanford was assumed to be when he was missing in action from his office in Columbia the week of Father’s Day. When reporters asked his staff where the missing chief had gone, they said he was hiking along the Appalachian Trail for a vacation, because he mentioned he might do that.

    They had no idea he was actually in Argentina. No one did.

  • McCumbee finishes 25th in NASCAR truck race

    The SS Green Light team was looking Saturday to regain some of the magic it had at the beginning of the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The team finished third at the California Speedway in February and was bringing the same truck to the similar two-mile oval in Brooklyn, Mich.

    Following practice sessions on Friday, things looked good for Chad McCumbee and the Bobby Dotter-led team, as McCumbee posted the third quickest time in the final session. He reported the truck was good.

    “I think we have a solid top-10 truck,” he said.

  • Twelve arrested in late night prostitution sting

    Twelve women were arrested at four locations just after midnight Friday during a late-night prostitution sting led by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    Officers arrested five women at Close Encounters in Calabash, three at Smile Spa in the Thomasboro area, three at the Sun Spa in Longwood and one at Playmates in Calabash.

  • Teenage driver of fatal wreck charged with involuntary manslaughter

    The driver of a vehicle that was involved in a fatal wreck killing two West Brunswick High School students last month has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

    West Brunswick High School student Joseph Moreno, 17, was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, and made his first appearance Monday in Brunswick County District Court, according District Attorney Rex Gore.

    Moreno was served with a warrant last week, and is out on a secured $25,000 bond. Gore said the case would be submitted to a grand jury as early as next month.

  • Two more H1N1 cases reported

    The Brunswick County Health Department has been informed of two additional cases of confirmed H1N1 novel virus, both in Leland.

    The patients have been treated and asked to voluntarily stay at home for seven days, according to health director Don Yousey.

    “We know the H1N1 virus is in our area. Seasonal flu is almost over, so we will assume any person with flu-like symptoms has H1N1. There really is no need to test. The treatment is the same no matter which strain,” Yousey said.

  • Athletes honored by conferences

    Many county high school players this spring were selected by conference coaches to all-conference teams. Below are the selections.

    BASEBALL

    Three West players made All-Mideastern Conference.

    Senior second baseman Wally Kamfolt batted .434 (second highest on the team) and had 30 RBIs (best on the team). He led the team in doubles (10) and had 33 hits (second most on the team).

    Senior catcher Josh Powell batted a team-high .436 and had the most hits (34) and second-most RBIs (28).

  • Cougars win Waccamaw Wachovia Cup competition

    South Brunswick High School is the Waccamaw 2-A/1-A Conference Wachovia Cup champion after taking league titles in men’s golf, women’s track and soccer.

    The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia and the N.C. High School Athletic Association, recognizes high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. Wachovia, a Wells Fargo company, has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.