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Today's News

  • Investigator finds no discrimination against commissioner

    BOLIVIA—Case closed.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Sgt. Mark Francisco has found no evidence of discrimination—internally by sheriff’s deputies or by fellow commissioners—against county commissioner Charles Warren.

    Warren filed a police report last Tuesday, June 7, claiming racial harassment and discrimination by Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies, as well as fellow commissioners Scott Phillips and Bill Sue.

  • Darkness suspends West rally in sixth

     LELAND–Darkness led to a suspension of the Junior American Legion baseball game Monday between West Brunswick and Leland Post 68.

    West trailed 11-8 in the sixth inning but had the bases loaded with two outs when the game was suspended. The stadium lights were inoperable. The game will be resumed June 28 at West.

  • Flounder Tourney championship decided by 0.01 pound

     The winner of the 28th annual Flounder Tournament, sponsored by the Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club, was decided by 0.01 pound.

    Ricky Cottle, of Shallotte caught the heaviest fish in the tournament, based out of the Shallotte Volunteer Fire Department on June 10-11. His catch was 7.16 pounds and was worth $1,500.

    In second, at 7.15 pounds, was the catch by Larry Lefler. It was worth $1,000.

  • Brunswick Beat for June 8, 2011
  • Leland woman wanted for PTO embezzlement

    A Leland woman is wanted for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from a local parent-teacher organization.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives are searching for Dana Leigh Brooks, 38, of 3430 Andrew Jackson Highway, Leland.

    Brooks is wanted for twelve counts of embezzlement for allegedly embezzling more than $5,000 from the PTO at Lincoln Primary School, Stanley said.

  • Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 25, 26, 27 and 31 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, May 25

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

    Jody Daniel Babson, misdemeanor breaking or entering, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Soil and Water honors local teacher

    On the evening of May 16, teachers and students met to honor one Brunswick County educator who far exceeded all teaching expectations in environmental sciences. 

  • Religion briefs

    Ensemble to perform at St. Philip’s

  • June is for beaming brides and proud husbands-to-be

  • Military news

    Foley advances in Coast Guard