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Today's News

  • 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 June 15-21, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 18 calls, made eight drug arrests and wrote eight uniform citations.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • 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.

  • Good luck, Iler; there’s a long road ahead

    Last week Frank Iler was sworn into the N.C. House of Representatives as a replacement for Bonner Stiller. He assumes responsibilities for House District 17 that serves Brunswick County.

    With Iler’s background in regional politics, we’re hopeful he has a good foundation on which to start the long journey ahead.

    Iler joins the General Assembly at a difficult time. It’s a time when senators and representatives must find great resolve in listening to the will of the state’s people while enduring difficult financial times.

  • Happy 43rd birthday, FOIA: Let's celebrate by inviting Congress, administration

    As if we don’t already have enough to celebrate and be thankful for on July 4, there’s one more reason—it’s the 43rd birthday of the Freedom of Information Act.

    Born from the minds of lawmakers on Capitol Hill in 1966, the Freedom of Information Act, commonly referred to as FOIA, is the crux of an open and transparent government—well, if it’s the executive branch of federal government—but not the president or his immediate staff.

  • Financial card thefts in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating two reports of financial card fraud and theft reported last week.

    A Raleigh man reported on June 15 his financial card was not returned at a local eating establishment. The card later was used by a suspect in the Supply area.

    Another man from Concord reported his financial card also was not returned after he had dined at another eatery in the county.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on June 10, 11, 12 and 15 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, June 10

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

  • Congratulations to Computers for Kids

    Congratulations to Jayne Mathews and all those involved with the Brunswick County Volunteer Center for the recent honor of being named a “Best Of” winner by the National Association of Counties.

    For its work with the Computers for Kids project, the center won an achievement award in the children and youth category.

    Supported by county government, with guidance of the volunteer center, the project donates computers that are no longer being used by the county—and that have been rehabbed by volunteers—to local schools.

  • So many choicesee luckily, a lot of time

    My daughter is still talking about being a bug scientist when she grows up and still wants me to go looking at bugs with her when it’s 150 degrees outside, but she’s also considering a second career.

    Thanks to games provided by Disney Channel and Nickelodeon Web sites, she now thinks she has developed the skills to be a fashion designer.

    Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking the cutthroat world of fashion design sounds a little more dangerous than the slightly less cutthroat world of academic research.

  • Brunswick County graduates new class

    Seniors throughout the county ended their high school careers this weekend as they accepted diplomas and graduated from Brunswick County high schools.

    Brunswick County Academy graduated 19 students—its third class of seniors—during its commencement service Friday night. West Brunswick High School graduated nearly 300 students Saturday afternoon.

    Brunswick County Academy

    Thirteen students participated in Brunswick County Academy’s graduation ceremony Friday night, which was at the school.

  • Calabash Town Hall evacuated

    CALABASH—Town Hall was evacuated Thursday afternoon after employees detected a burning odor inside the building on Persimmon Road.

    Calabash Fire Department, EMS and Sunset Beach Fire Department responded to an emergency call that went out around 3:15 p.m.

    Town administrator Jeremy Cribb said a malfunctioning fluorescent light ballast apparently was the source of the problem.

    Employees were allowed to return to the building after the problem was checked by fire officials and two light ballasts replaced, Cribb said.