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Today's News

  • CIS, programs are valuable to Brunswick County

    Communities in Schools is a unique program that benefits students throughout Brunswick County.

  • Community briefs

    Benton enlists in U.S. Navy

    Ronnie W. Benton II, son of Kathy S. Benton of Leland and Ronnie W. Benton of Hampstead, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.

  • 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 Michelle Caulk adjudicated the following cases during a superior court grand jury session on April 18:

    Sarah Elizabeth Allan, 19, 128 NE 74th St., Oak Island; obtain property false pretense.

    Randall Eugene Anthony, 45, 416 E. Georgia Ave., Bessemer City; two counts sex offense-parental role.

    Dawn Michele Bak, 38, 234 Carolina Ave., Carolina Beach; embezzlement.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 13, 14, 15, 18 and 19 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, April 13

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Emily Morgan Amos, PG shoplifting/concealment goods, BCDC 24 hours active.

  • TORNADO WATCH

    Much of Brunswick County has remained dry but windy today, however, the National Weather Service has extended the tornado watch for Brunswick County through 8 p.m. Thursday.

    Storms and accompanying tornadoes that wrought destruction and death Wednesday in Alabama and other portions of the South are moving northeast toward our area. Several tornado warnings have been issued throughout the day for nearby counties, including neighboring Columbus.

    RIP CURRENT ADVISORY

  • Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational photos

     Photos of the West varsity, West junior varsity and North varsity from the games April 27. 

  • Sheriff’s office searching for missing Southport man

    UPDATE: William Tyler Wood was found Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh.

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Southport man.

    William Tyler Wood, 27, of Southport, has been missing since April 21.

    Wood has a light complexion, red hair and blue eyes. He is 6-feet-2-inches tall and has a scar on the right side of his forehead.

  • Brunswick County building inspector settles with state code officials

    RALEIGH—Brunswick County’s chief building inspector Delaney Aycock has settled with the state’s qualifications board.

    According to a voluntary settlement agreement between Aycock and the N.C. Code Officials Qualification Board in Raleigh, the board investigated various claims regarding Aycock’s inspection work at Seascape, a gated community near Holden Beach.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Burglary and larceny on Boones Neck Road in Supply; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole three rifles from victim’s home.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Buckeye Street in Supply; suspect entered victim’s home, ripped out the house’s wiring and stole clothes and a book bag.

  • DSS board joins health board in opposing human services consolidation bill

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services have joined the county’s health board in opposing a bill pending in the General Assembly that could consolidate the two boards.

    At their meeting Tuesday night, members of the county’s DSS board adopted a resolution opposing Senate Bill 433, the local human services administration bill.

    Senate Bill 433 was introduced March 29 by State Sen. Fletcher Hartsell Jr., a Republican from Concord.