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Today's News

  • Calabash commissioners need to work together

    Calabash commissioners, if your board remains as divided as it has appeared to be in the last couple of weeks, town business is going to go nowhere fast.

    At a recent meeting, three of you removed yourselves from your seats and moved into the audience, trying to prove the point you wouldn’t be part of a discussion in which you were in disagreement.

  • What can be done to help the poor?

    In these difficult economic times, Brunswick County resource agencies continue to see a growing number of people needing help.

    From assistance with rent and mortgages, to help getting food and clothes, many nonprofits and area churches are feeling a crunch.

    Instead of focusing on just band-aiding these difficult situations, many involved in community outreach want to do more—they want to examine the depth of poverty here and figure out long-term solutions to some of the issues that have plagued Brunswick County for generations.

  • ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances. The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • K-9 enforcement roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From March 9-15, deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Enforcement Team answered 21 calls and issued five uniformed citations, including open container, driving while license revoked, expired registration, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Two suspects wanted for drug trafficking

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit are seeking two suspects wanted for drug trafficking.

    Garbiel Dominique Hankins, 23, and Rodrick Recirda Bryant, 26, both of 1235 Clay Branch Road, Supply, are wanted for multiple drug charges, including trafficking in cocaine.

    According to Sgt. Steve Lanier, Hankins is on pre-trial release for pending drug, driving while impaired and flee/elude arrest charges. Drug agents searched the Clay Branch Road home last Friday after a weeks-long investigation of Hankins and Bryant.

  • Brunswick County School releases strategic plan information

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Schools released its strategic plan for 2009-2011 at a planning retreat Tuesday. Superintendent Katie McGee said after changing leadership, it’s recommended to plan for several years, not the usual five-year plan done by districts with continuous leadership.

    Local goals are aligned with goals set by the State Board of Education, only more tailored to Brunswick County Schools’ needs. Goals for 2009-2011 are:

  • Brunswick Community College announces fall honors

    Brunswick Community College has announced its honors lists for the fall 2008 semester.

    Dean‘s List

  • Charter Day School in Leland announces its honor roll students

    Charter Day School in Leland has announced its honors list for the following students:

    A Honor Roll

  • Two charged with child abuse

    Two suspects have been charged with child abuse stemming from a previous investigation of a third suspect.

    Frederick Patton, 36, and Mellissa Norris Patton, 33, both of 485 Hexagon Drive, Supply, were charged with felony child abuse-sexual act.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Donna Simpson, Frederick Patton and Mellissa Patton were both in the Brunswick County Detention Center; each on a $50,000 secured bond.

  • Juvenile crime council honors Tom Rabon for service to children

    The Brunswick County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) honored Tom Rabon recently for his outstanding service to his community and the children of Brunswick County.

    Rabon has served on the council for eight years and during his tenure, more than $1.4 million has been allocated to programs serving at-risk and court involved juveniles in Brunswick County.