Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

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

    From Jan. 18-24, K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Shell Point Acres, Carolina Shores, Magnolia Greens, Mariners Point, Highlands and Tall Pines.

    K-9 deputies wrote six uniform citations and made six drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Towns need this agreement

    It appears, finally, the towns of Oak Island and St. James are ready to come to an agreement about Midway Road property both towns had intended to annex.

    The proposed annexation sparked outcry from residents and sent lawsuits into Brunswick County courts.

    Now, it appears the towns are ready to settle the matter.

    It’s about time.

  • 'It only takes a can of peas to help'

    The news footage of the recent earthquake’s aftermath in Haiti is unlike anything most of us have ever seen.

    It’s not every day we turn on the news to see images of dead bodies lined up for miles along the side of the road.

    We don’t normally see doctors taking care of critically ill patients outside under a tent. And we certainly don’t see our homes, schools, businesses and buildings crumbled to the ground, possibly covering up bodies that could be alive or not.

  • Why not use facility here for VA center instead of building a new one?

    Brunswick County commissioners have made it clear they would like to see the current Brunswick Community Hospital become a Veterans Affairs facility in the future.

    The current hospital will become vacant when the new Brunswick Novant Medical Center opens in 2011.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 13-14 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, Jan. 13

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Superintendent resigns from position

    First reported at 7:26 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. Updated 8:55 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

    Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Katie McGee voluntarily resigned from her position Thursday night.

    At a specially called meeting, board chairperson Bud Thorsen announced McGee and the board came to a "mutual agreement," and McGee's resignation would be effective Jan. 31.

  • South’s boys beat West

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—South Brunswick guard Edward McNeil directed the plays as Montez Loman scored 19 points and Terrell Stanley 15 in a 54-36 victory Jan. 21 over West Brunswick in a Waccamaw Conference basketball game.

    The victory gives South a sweep of West in the regular season and the top seed from the conference for the Class 3A state playoffs.

    West lost its 10th straight game and is 1-12 overall. Roman Smyth (10 points) was the top scorer for West, winless in the conference.

  • Children's entertainer Roger Day performs Saturday at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    Back by popular demand, entertainer Roger Day will perform in a concert presented by Smart Start of Brunswick County at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

    Admission is free with donation of nonperishable food items. Proceeds will be donated to Brunswick Family Assistance.

    Day is renowned for writing and singing award-winning children’s music, taking inspiration from The Beatles, U2 and even The Clash.

  • BCC’s defense sparks victory over Aiken Tech

     Brunswick Community College scored off three straight turnovers to take a 52-48 lead and then hit three free throws in the final 9.6 seconds to beat Aiken Tech 57-55 in a Region 10 Conference basketball game Saturday afternoon.

  • South swimmers win dual in final home meet

     In their final home meet of the season, the South Brunswick swim teams swept Swansboro and swam automatic qualifying times for the regional next week.

    South’s girls won 168-24 and South’s boys won 148-41 in the dual Saturday morning at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.