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Today's News

  • Longwood murder suspect, accessory suspect in custody

    BOLIVIA—Both suspects charged in connection with Sunday’s fatal shooting in Longwood are in custody.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson deputy Del Routh said Alfred Lamont Butler turned himself in to authorities Wednesday evening.

    Authorities had been searching for several days for Butler, who was charged with the murder of Sherman A. Daniels, who was fatally shot Sunday, Oct. 2, at a Carlon Road home in Longwood.

  • Oak Island woman killed in fatal wreck at Shallotte intersection

    SHALLOTTE—An Oak Island woman was killed Monday after a wreck at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Main Street in Shallotte.

    According to N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. T.D. Wheeler, Joseph David Fancher, 45, was driving an Ameritech Ambulance south on U.S. 17 around 9:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3.

    Fancher failed to stop at the red light at the intersection and his ambulance collided with Sarah Elizabeth Allen, 19, of Oak Island, who had the right of way, Wheeler said.

  • Phillips leads South to victory over West in tennis dual

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick senior Summer Phillips continued her unbeaten streak in conference singles matches by beating West Brunswick sophomore Penny Watts 6-1, 6-3 Sept. 28.

    Phillips also won in doubles as the Cougars beat West 7-2 in the conference dual.

    Phillips led the first set 2-1 and won the fourth game, which went to deuce, when Watts hit a shot into the net.

  • South tennis nearing another unbeaten conference title

     South Brunswick’s victory over West Brunswick moves the Cougars closer to another unbeaten conference championship. The match on Oct. 5 at Whiteville most likely will determine whether the Cougars reach that goal.

    “My girls have one more shot at Whiteville,” South coach Debbie Adams said, “and I know they are ready.”

    The Cougars are 7-0 in the conference with five duals left. They are 9-4 overall.

  • Sheriff’s detectives investigating Longwood murder

    LONGWOOD—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a murder that occurred in Longwood on Sunday.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives responded to a call on Carlon Road in the Longwood community just after noon Sunday, Oct. 2.

    When they arrived, investigators found Sherman A. Daniels, who had been fatally wounded.

    According to the incident report, Daniels, 54, who lived on Longwood Road, was shot. It does not say how many times he was shot.

  • Monday morning wreck re-routes traffic on U.S. 17

    A wreck on U.S. 17 near the north-end traffic light at Shallotte has caused law enforcement officials to re-route southbound traffic through Red Bug Road on Monday.

    According to law enforcement officials, the wreck occurred Monday morning and involved a vehicle and an ambulance.

    Check back for information as it becomes available.

  • East Bladen defeats West Brunswick 34-27

     

    East Bladen beat West Brunswick 34-27 Monday night in the completion of the football game suspended Friday because of lightning.

    West is 1-2 in the conference, 2-5 overall. Three games are left in the regular season. “I felt we could play with them in the second half,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher said. “We just didn’t make enough plays.”

  • West beats North in volleyball

     West Brunswick swept North Brunswick 25-10, 25-18, 25-12 in a conference volleyball match Sept. 29.

    West is 7-1 in the conference, 13-4 overall. North is 3-5 in the conference, 5-10 overall.

    The Trojans began to pull ahead in the first set when Jasmine Jackson held serve for three points and an 8-2 lead.

    A kill by Alyssa Chappell made the score 12-4 and led to a sideout in which she hit three aces in a 4-0 run that put West ahead 16-4.

  • Brunswick Beat for Sept. 28, 2011
  • Supply man arrested in pizza armed robbery

    SUPPLY—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Supply man for an armed robbery in which he stole a pizza.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said investigators responded to the armed robbery around 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

    The victim told law enforcement he was delivering a Domino’s Pizza to an area home, when he was threatened and forced to hand over the pizzas.