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Today's News

  • Self-initiated warrants persist in Brunswick County

     BOLIVIA — Most criminal charges are levied after local law enforcement agencies thoroughly investigate a case. Not as many people are familiar with self-initiated warrants, meaning someone can make a criminal complaint in front of a magistrate, leading to the arrest of another person.

    Assistant District Attorney Jamie Turnage, who sits as a prosecutor during cases stemming from self-initiated warrants, said these cases are popular in Brunswick County.

  • Economic, environmental impact on the half-shell

    By Eric Johnson

    Guest Columnist

  • Board approves bus driver attendance incentive program

     The Brunswick County Board of Education has approved a bus driver attendance incentive program that aims to encourage drivers to receive perfect attendance from now until the beginning of June.

    The board voted unanimously at a March 17 policy committee meeting to approve the incentive program, which was championed by district transportation director Bobby Taylor.

    Regular bus drivers and regular transportation safety assistants are eligible for the incentive program, while substitute drivers are not eligible, according to a March 17 news release.

  • Deputies issue 121 citations during Booze It and Lose It campaign

     The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Booze It and Lose It campaign and issued more than 120 citations Friday, March 13, and into early Saturday morning, March 14, on U.S. 17 just south of Waterford Way in Leland.

    The checking station was in collaboration wit the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program St. Patrick’s Day weekend campaign, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax wrote on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.

  • Springtime should bring better moods

    Thank goodness spring is here! I may be from Cleveland, but I’m not immune to the winter blues. It seemed as though the gloomy, bitter cold would never leave and the occasional warm, sunny days we experienced — just long enough to trigger sinus pressure and body aches — were cruel teases. While dreary, miserable conditions are the norm for the season back in my hometown, I didn’t expect them to linger in Brunswick County for so long.

  • Former NFL quarterback delivers strong message to WBHS freshmen

     SHALLOTTE — Students at West Brunswick High School have heard drug and alcohol abstinence speeches before, but last Friday’s message was different.

    Almost 300 West Brunswick freshmen gathered inside the school’s gymnasium March 20 on the Shallotte campus to hear it from former NFL quarterback Roman Gabriel III, the son of former NFL star Roman Gabriel.

  • Superintendent search for show

    Congratulations to Les Tubb, who has become Brunswick County Schools’ 10th superintendent in 30 years after serving in an interim capacity twice in five years.

  • Sign angst brewing at Carolina Shores coffee shop

    CAROLINA SHORES — A local coffee shop owner believes he has grounds to complain the town of Carolina Shores is singling him out for sign violations.

    Eric Tryggeseth, longtime owner of Grand Strand Coffee Bar, has an issue with the town for making him remove signs promoting his business from the U.S. 17 right-of-way.

    “I’ve been fighting the town about signs about eight years,” said Tryggeseth, toiling Monday at his 10-year-old coffee shop in the Carolina Commons Shopping Center at U.S. 17 and Country Club Road in Carolina Shores.

  • Reward offered in firearms theft

    A reward is being offered in the recent theft of firearms from a Calabash-area gun shop.

    On March 10 at 9:42 p.m., someone broke into Low Country Sports at 580 Thomasboro Road and stole several firearms, according to a March 23 news release from the Charlotte office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

    The burglary of the shop is being investigated by ATF and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 22-23

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests recently. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 22

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a flat-screen TV reported from an address on East Main Street.

    March 23

    Town signs reported stolen from Marlin, Sailfish, Cobia and Dolphin streets.

    Jonathan Daniels, 31, of 7118 Dale Ave., Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.