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Today's News

  • Twelve arrested in late night prostitution sting

    Twelve women were arrested at four locations just after midnight Friday during a late-night prostitution sting led by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    Officers arrested five women at Close Encounters in Calabash, three at Smile Spa in the Thomasboro area, three at the Sun Spa in Longwood and one at Playmates in Calabash.

  • Teenage driver of fatal wreck charged with involuntary manslaughter

    The driver of a vehicle that was involved in a fatal wreck killing two West Brunswick High School students last month has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

    West Brunswick High School student Joseph Moreno, 17, was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, and made his first appearance Monday in Brunswick County District Court, according District Attorney Rex Gore.

    Moreno was served with a warrant last week, and is out on a secured $25,000 bond. Gore said the case would be submitted to a grand jury as early as next month.

  • Two more H1N1 cases reported

    The Brunswick County Health Department has been informed of two additional cases of confirmed H1N1 novel virus, both in Leland.

    The patients have been treated and asked to voluntarily stay at home for seven days, according to health director Don Yousey.

    “We know the H1N1 virus is in our area. Seasonal flu is almost over, so we will assume any person with flu-like symptoms has H1N1. There really is no need to test. The treatment is the same no matter which strain,” Yousey said.

  • Athletes honored by conferences

    Many county high school players this spring were selected by conference coaches to all-conference teams. Below are the selections.

    BASEBALL

    Three West players made All-Mideastern Conference.

    Senior second baseman Wally Kamfolt batted .434 (second highest on the team) and had 30 RBIs (best on the team). He led the team in doubles (10) and had 33 hits (second most on the team).

    Senior catcher Josh Powell batted a team-high .436 and had the most hits (34) and second-most RBIs (28).

  • Cougars win Waccamaw Wachovia Cup competition

    South Brunswick High School is the Waccamaw 2-A/1-A Conference Wachovia Cup champion after taking league titles in men’s golf, women’s track and soccer.

    The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia and the N.C. High School Athletic Association, recognizes high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. Wachovia, a Wells Fargo company, has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.

  • Home runs lead to Post 68 loss to New Hanover Post 10

    LELAND—Two home runs helped give New Hanover Post 10 a 7-0 lead as it went on to beat Brunswick County Post 68 14-4 in eight innings Monday night at North Brunswick High School.

    A three-run home run in the first off pitcher Brock Holmes gave Post 10 a 3-0 lead. In the second, a single, a sacrifice bunt and two singles scored a run. With two outs, Post 10 went ahead 7-0 on a three-run home run.

    Josh Powell cut the lead to 7-1 in the bottom of the second when he led off with a home run to right field.

  • McCumbee finishes 25th in NASCAR truck race

    Chad McCumbee finished 25th in the Camping World Truck Series Milwaukee Mile over the weekend in West Allis, Wis.

    McCumbee began the race 11th and ran in the top 15 during the opening laps. The truck was tight handling in the turns, then McCumbee was spun by another truck, losing two laps.

    A caution on lap 55 allowed McCumbee to make up one lap. Following a caution on lap 142 of the 200-lap event, McCumbee started 17th, one lap down.

  • Coalition continues fight against increased homeowners’ insurance rates

    When insurance rates were approved last December, 43 of North Carolina’s 100 counties saw increased rates. Residents of Brunswick, Carteret, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties, saw their insurance rates increase between 17.5 and 29.8 percent.

    The other 57 counties, including Charlotte, Gaston, Mecklenburg and Union Counties, saw a decrease between 4 and 6 percent.

  • UNCW's Hall predicts 1 percent economic growth in region

    After experiencing virtually no growth during 2008, the local economy of Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties is forecast to expand by approximately 1 percent during 2009 and 3 percent during 2010.

    William W. “Woody” Hall Jr., senior economist with the Center for Business and Economic Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business, announced his economic predictions Tuesday at UNCW.

  • Holden Beach OKs budget with no tax increase

    HOLDEN BEACH—Town commissioners have approved a $12.27 million budget for fiscal year 2009-2010 that keeps the same tax rate and water fees.

    The board unanimously approved the budget town manager David Hewett presented Tuesday night at a special meeting at town hall.

    The budget keeps the current tax rate of 6.9 cents per $100 of property valuation. The town has a current tax base of $2.211 billion, down about $20 million over the previous year due to property owner’s appeals of their assessments.