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Today's News

  • Smoke but no fires

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner issued the following press release today to advise the public of the smoke conditions in the area:
    Brunswick County as well as the entire Southeast North Carolina Region is experiencing a heavy smoke condition this morning. At this time there are no known wildfires or controlled burns in our county or region that this can be attributed to and it is thought to be drift smoke from the Pain's Bay fire in Dare County which has burned approximately 45,0000 acres.

  • McCumbee fourth in ARCA race

     Chad McCumbee finished fourth Saturday in the ARCA Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 150 at Chicagoland Speedway.

    McCumbee started 13th in the No. 1 ModSpace Ford, moved to eighth by Lap 40 and was fourth at Lap 50, the halfway point of the race. He maintained that position through most of the rest of the race, finishing fourth and earning a top-five for the second consecutive week.

    McCumbee entered the race fifth in the ARCA championship standings and 185 points out of the lead.

  • Lawsuit against county claims ‘racially discriminatory pattern’

    By CAROLINE CURRAN AND RACHEL JOHNSON

    STAFF WRITERS

    BOLIVIA—A concerned citizens group recently filed suit against Brunswick County claiming racial discrimination, and one local minority leader said it wouldn’t be the last.

    Last Friday, June 3, members of the Royal Oak Concerned Citizens Association (ROCCA) filed a discrimination lawsuit against Brunswick County in Brunswick County Superior Court.

  • Sheriff’s office investigates a shooting

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Sgt. April Stanley confirmed on Friday that the sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Thursday, June 2 at approximately 1 p.m.

    The sheriff’s office responded to 758 Longwood Road in reference to a victim stating he had been shot.

    The call was reported as a walk-in to the Grissettown Longwood Volunteer Fire Department. Civietown fire chief Mark Hewett and another Civietown volunteer fireman were on duty at the fire department when the victim arrived.

  • Money lender arrested

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office along with the North Carolina Department of Insurance and Department of Motor Vehicles began an investigation into a Wilmington company nearly two years ago that led to an arrest last week.

    The Department of Insurance and DMV received numerous community complaints regarding fraud and possible predatory lending processes stemming from a company named Time Finance Services. An investigation reported in December 2009 in Brunswick County led to a cooperative effort from Sheriff’s Office Detectives, DOI and DMV Inspectors. 

  • Motorcycle wreck seriously injures two area residents

    On Tuesday, May 31 around 8:39 p.m. a motorcycle wreck on Main Street in Shallotte left two area residents seriously injured.

    Shallotte resident Amber Kennedy was a passenger on the back of a motorcycle driven by Robin Taylor of Winnabow.

    According to NC Highway Patrol Sergeant Daniels, a 2009 Honda Accord attempted to make a left turn in front of the motorcycle driven by Taylor. The Accord hit the motorcycle in front of Don’s Automotive at 5450 Main Street.

    “The vehicle turned in front of the motorcycle,” Daniels said.

  • Brunswick Beat for June 1, 2011
  • 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 May 23:

    Allen Lavander Alston, 51, of 4751 Hoods Creeks 13, Leland; felony larceny of motor vehicle.

    Armond Terell Beatty, 25, of 9523 Magnolia Drive, Leland; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule VI controlled substance, misdemeanor carrying concealed gun.

  • District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 18, 19, 23 and 24 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 18

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Church briefs

    Church plans yard sale

    Calabash Presbyterian Church on Old Georgetown Road in Sunset Beach will have its annual yard sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10-11.