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Today's News

  • 2011 values sent to property owners

    If you haven’t already done so, check your mailbox.

    You might find your 2011 property values waiting for you.

    The 2011 countywide property revaluation is complete, and Brunswick County Tax Administrator Tom Davis said Brunswick County’s value dropped 29 percent, down from $30.9 billion in 2010 to $22 billion in 2011.

    Bolivia, Leland and Northwest fared best in revaluation, with drops of 5 percent, 10 percent and 9 percent respectively.

  • Happy Sunshine Week from behind the (freedom of information) battle lines

    Is it really that time of year again? My, how times flies.

    It’s Sunshine Week. Besides being my favorite time of the year, Sunshine Week is a week each year created to celebrate freedom of information and your right to know.

    Started (suitably) by a group of news editors in Florida in 2002, Sunshine Week was taken over by the National Society of News Editors in 2003, and the rest, as they say, is history.

    This week, hundreds of news organizations and community groups celebrate the public’s right to know during the weeklong celebration.

  • 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:

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Randy Street in Supply; suspect broke into victim’s shed and stole items.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Village Point Road in Shallotte; suspect tired to break into victim’s residence.

    •Larceny on Carter Drive in Calabash; suspect stole three beer kegs from VFW Post.

  • 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.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit charged the following suspects:

    •Andrew Bernard McNeil, 25, of 106 Hankins Road, Southport, was charged with possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Drug agents, along with sheriff’s office K-9 officers, found the marijuana and drug paraphernalia after executing a routine traffic stop, which led to seizure of the drugs and paraphernalia.

    Drug agents searched McNeil’s residence, where they seized digital scales with cocaine residue and additional drug paraphernalia.

  • West Brunswick routs East Bladen in soccer

     Juniors midfielder Jordan Sanchez and Tessa Bennett each scored two goals and junior midfielder Julianna Zio scored three as West Brunswick routed East Bladen 8-1 in a high school girls’ soccer game Monday night.

    The victory gave the Trojans a 2-0 record in the conference, 5-1 overall.

    A give and go between Zio and Sanchez resulted in a goal by Zio 5 minutes into the game.

    Five minutes later Sanchez corralled a shot by Bennett that rolled wide of the goal and scored on a short shot.

  • Stone Chimney Road re-opens to traffic

    SUPPLY—After months of being closed for bridge repairs and several delays, Stone Chimney Road has re-opened to traffic.

    According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Stone Chimney Road in Supply re-opened for traffic last week after being closed for road work and bridge repairs since Aug. 4, 2010.

    Originally scheduled to re-open in November 2010, the project was pushed back until December 2010, then again until February 2011. Recently, DOT officials said work would be completed by March 31.

  • BCC beats Albemarle 6-2

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team won two of three games over the weekend against College of the Albemarle.

    BCC split two seven-inning games Saturday, winning 9-2 and losing 4-3. Starter Brock Holmes left the game with a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning. Albemarle scored four runs and held off a BCC rally in the seventh.

    BCC beat Albemarle 6-2 in a nine-inning game Sunday. BCC scored all six runs in the fourth inning.

  • Scorpions enter conference baseball season 5-0

     LELAND—With three victories in two days, the North Brunswick High School baseball team enters the conference season 5-0.

    “You can’t ask for anything better than that,” coach Randy Fennell said. “That’s perfect so far. But perfect right now doesn’t mean anything heading into the conference.”

    The Scorpions beat St. Pauls 6-2 on Friday and beat Norfolk Academy 9-0 and 4-0 in two five-inning games Saturday at North.

  • Trojans rout Norfolk Academy for first victory

     After three close losses, the West Brunswick High School baseball team won for the first tine this season, routing Norfolk Academy 15-5 in six innings in cold weather Friday night.

    West, 1-3, scored four runs in the first inning and three in the second in taking a 7-2 lead. The victory was the 301st of Mike Alderson’s coaching career.

    Trey Brown was the winning pitcher, giving up five hits and two runs in four innings.