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Today's News

  • Video: West Brunswick High School dance team on Senior Night
  • Drug agents seize 400K in crystal meth, largest meth bust in county history

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit and the Drug Enforcement agency teamed up to seize more than $400,000 worth of ice crystal methamphetamine.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Agent Steve Lanier, the 2-kilogram seizure of crystal methamphetamine is the single-largest methamphetamine bust in the county’s history.

    “It’s something we hardly ever see. It’s very rare,” Lanier said.

  • Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested the following suspects last week:

    •Phillip John Autwell Jr., 22, of 3301 Mount Misery Road, Leland, was charged with trafficking in opium or heroin and possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was placed under a $100,000 secured bond.

  • Warren’s removal hearing set for Feb. 20

    BOLIVIA—After clearing a recent legal hurdle, county commissioners plan to move forward with a hearing to remove commissioner Charles Warren from the county’s Department of Social Services board.

    After a judge ruled last week commissioners could conduct a hearing to determine if they have just cause to remove Warren from the DSS board, commissioners scheduled the removal hearing for Monday, Feb. 20.

  • County to negotiate with Crown Management for former hospital purchase

    BOLIVIA—It looks like the going price for what was once a 60-bed hospital on 32 acres of land is $1.5 million.

    Pending final contract approval, the county is poised to sell the former Brunswick Community Hospital and its surrounding land to Crown Management LLC of Hope Mills for $1.5 million.

  • County to negotiate with Crown Management for former hospital purchase

    BOLIVIA—It looks like the going price for what was once a 60-bed hospital on 32 acres of land is $1.5 million.

    Pending final contract approval, the county is poised to sell the former Brunswick Community Hospital and its surrounding land to Crown Management LLC of Hope Mills for $1.5 million.

  • Commissioners honor WBHS graduate for Eagle Scout status

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners on Monday approved a resolution honoring a local Eagle Scout.

    Brett Flaccavento was honored at Monday night’s meeting for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout while giving back to an organization close to his heart.

    A West Brunswick High School graduate, Flaccavento is a student at Brunswick Community College and works at Walmart. For his Eagle Scout project, he collected more than 250 pounds of soda pop tabs.

  • Brunswick County unemployment up in December

    Unemployment in Brunswick County was up in December.

    While recently released national jobless numbers show a sub-9 percent national average, Brunswick County’s unemployment rate in December was 11.9 percent, up significantly from 10.5 percent just the month before.

    It was also up from the December 2010 unemployment rate of 11.3 percent.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on North Howe Street in Southport; suspect broke window of victim’s vehicle and stole money, a wallet, a cell phone, credit cards, checkbooks, medication and victim’s purse.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Ross Court in Southport; suspect stole victim’s medication.

  • One killed in wreck on U.S. 17 near Brunswick Electric

    SUPPLY—A man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 17 in Supply.

    Few details were immediately available, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. C.K. Parks said Tuesday. More information about the people involved was expected to be released Tuesday afternoon.