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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach - Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police incident reports.

    •Five reports of breaking and entering and property damage on West First Street.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on East Second Street.

  • Bolivia Elementary "Night of Notables

    Look to your left. There’s George Washington.

    Turn the corner, you might run into Albert Einstein.

    These and more notable people in history lined the hallways at Bolivia Elementary School last Thursday night during the annual Night of Notables.

    For more than 10 years, the fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Bolivia Elementary School have presented the Night of Notables, where students dress up as historical figures from history and share facts about what they learned from studying their lives.

  • District Court Docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 6, 7, 8 and 11 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, Jan. 6

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

    Manuel Eulaio Avedano, PG misdemeanor larceny.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Thomas Lock with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on Jan. 11:

    Wilson E. Baucom, 56, of 408 W. Yacht Drive, Oak Island; felony assault by strangulation.

    Darrick Gerard Bines, 32, of 456 Jabbertown Road, Southport; felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession marijuana up to one-half ounce, misdemeanor resist, delay and obstruct.

  • Help to Haiti comes in many forms in Brunswick County

    When the 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday, Jan. 12, thousands of people were killed and even more were injured.

    With little sound infrastructure in place, it was immediately clear rescue and relief efforts originating beyond Haiti’s borders would be key in survival for a country devastated by this natural disaster.

    Here in Brunswick County, many residents wanted to know how they could help. Some took to aiding national organizations, like the American Red Cross, with fundraising efforts aimed at assisting those in need.

  • Trojans’ Logan Tripp honored at Leland baseball banquet

     LELAND—More than 450 baseball fans attended the sixth annual Leland Hot Stove League banquet, where it was announced the 2009 American Legion Player of the Year is former West Brunswick first baseman Logan Tripp.

    Logan was all-conference player for the Trojans and hit .414 with nine doubles his senior year. The superior defensive first baseman reminds one of Gil Hodges for his work around the bag.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Cobia leads league-leading Scorpions to victory over South

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The South Brunswick Cougars had no answer for Reggie Cobia Monday night, as the senior scored 24 points to lead his North Brunswick Scorpions team to a 46-42 victory in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game and kept North perfect in the conference (4-0).

    The 6-foot-6, 225-pound center, who will play college basketball for UNC Pembroke, had nothing but praise for his teammates, calling the victory a team effort.

  • West Brunswick girls rout West Bladen

    West Brunswick built a 15-point lead in the first half and went on to beat West Bladen 48-30 in a Waccamaw Conference girls’ basketball game Friday night at West Brunswick.

     

    Sheena Suttlemyre hit two 3-pointers and scored 12 points for the Lady Trojans, 3-2 in the conference, 8-4 overall.

     

    Kayla Padgett scored eight points. Jasmine Daniels, Jasmine Jackson and Breana Gause each scored six points. Rebecca Sidelinger scored five points. Nicole Turner scored four points and Taylor Ambrose scored a point.

     

  • Hewett’s active sentence ends; begins two-year probation

    On Tuesday, Jan. 12, former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett became a step closer to being a free man.

    According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Hewett’s active sentence was set to end Jan. 12, beginning two years of supervised probation for his federal obstruction of justice conviction.

  • Four Brunswick skiers win events in Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games

     Four Brunswick County skiers won their divisions in Alpine skiing in the 2010 Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games Jan. 10-11.

    Derrick Green, Chris Robinson, Dion Smith and Juan Velez finished first in their events.

    Joseph Allen and Adrianne Tribble were second in their divisions. Cameron Cline Harlee was third in his division.