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Today's News

  • BCC campus lockdown alert ‘A mistake’

     At 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday an emergency alert text message was sent out by Brunswick Community College. The message read: “CODE RED-CAMPUS WIDE LOCK DOWN-Emergency on campus. Go to a secured area classroom or office away from windows. Remain there until you get an ALL CLEAR message.”

    Local law enforcement were unaware of the message in the minutes immediately following the alert. Students and faculty on the BCC campus continued with activities as usual.

    According to campus police chief J.L. Watson the text message was “a mistake.”

  • Board of education meetings to be aired online

    BOLIVIA—By next month, parents, students and members of the public will be able to watch board of education meetings online.

    With attendance at the monthly meetings historically low, board members thought airing meetings online would allow more people to watch meetings, school system spokesperson Jessica Swencki said.

    Cameras were rolling at the board’s regular August meeting last week, but Swencki said that was a trial run.

  • Local surfer Knox Harris competing with the best

     Knox Harris, an Ocean Isle surfer who learned the trade from his dad, is having success in the pro-am division.

    Harris, 16, recently competed and won the Wrightsville Beach Reef Pro-Am competition July 16 at Wrightsville Beach.

    Harris’ parents, Sarah, a local realtor, and Ray, who owns Sharky’s restaurant in Ocean Isle Beach, have allowed Knox to move to Wrightsville Beach, where the waves are better and he can practice every day.

  • Brunswick County wins Dixie Boys World Series

    BEAUFORT, S.C.—The Brunswick County Dixie Boys baseball team played team baseball in defeating the Bossier City team from Louisiana 17-7 Wednesday night and winning the Dixie Boys World Series.

    The game, which was scheduled for a 5 p.m. start, was delayed after a sudden deluge that flooded the field around 4 p.m. The heavy rain continued until about 4:30 p.m. and local officials stated the game would be played sometime between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., but the game would be played. Twelve workers got the field in decent shape.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Honorable Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Jill Fullwood adjudicated the following cases during a superior court grand jury session on July 25:

    Ronald Maurice Atkinson, 30, of 7430 Pireway Road, Longwood; larceny of a firearm, felony larceny.

    Delphia Mae Bryant, 76, of 1820 Stone Chimney Road, Supply; providing weapon to inmate.

  • District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on July 20, 21, 22, 25 and 26 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, July 20, DWI court

    Judge Nancy C. Phillips presided over the following cases with prosecutor Elizabeth Prince and courtroom clerk Heather Jesina:

  • Brunswick Beat for Aug. 3, 2011
  • Walmart spearheads back-to-school supply drive

    Walmart stores in Leland, Shallotte and Southport are working with Communities in Schools of Brunswick County Inc. (CIS) to collect school supplies for students attending Brunswick County Schools. The Build-A-Backpack campaign runs through Aug. 21.

  • Ed and Dinah Gore honored with national award

    Ed and Dinah Gore of Sunset Beach recently received a national award for their philanthropy. They were honored in mid-June during the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association’s annual conference in Lubbock, Texas.

  • Registration for CIS after-school programs begins for nine local elementary schools

    Looking for a fun, safe and convenient place for your child to stay after the school day ends?