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Today's News

  • Leland brother, sister arrested for prescription pill trafficking

    On Wednesday, April 14, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a brother and sister for allegedly operating a prescription pill trafficking operation.

    After a one-day investigation brought on by community complaints, drug agents secured a search warrant for a home at 7013 Pine Cliff Drive in Leland, Sgt. Steve Lanier said.

  • Shattered justice: A look at the North Carolina Parole Commission

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about the life and death of Amy Caroline Frink, who, at 18 years old, was brutally murdered in 1994, and her mother Birdie’s fight to bring justice for her youngest daughter almost 16 years later. 

    Birdie Frink, mother of slain Shallotte teenager Amy Frink, has a very clear goal: To repeal the legislation that has allowed two of her daughter’s murderers to be freed after serving just a fraction of their 30-year sentences.

  • North beats West in two OTs
  • West beats South in softball

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—West Brunswick senior pitcher Carly White allowed seven hits in her seven innings pitched Friday night, and her teammates contributed with some timely hitting, as West squeaked by South 4-0 in the conference softball game.

    White struck out eight batters as her screwball has reemerged.

    “I found it,” White said.

    West is now 6-1 in the conference.

    White’s mound opponent, Madison Walker, also had a good outing, striking out six. Four of those strikeouts were in the first two innings.

  • BCC sets team record for victories

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team set a team record for victories in a season by beating Wake Tech in a doubleheader Saturday at West Brunswick High School.

    BCC won 8-1 and 5-0. After a 10-2 victory Sunday, BCC is 29-11 for year, 15-2 in the conference.

    In the first game, starter Brock Holmes gave up seven hit and one run in seven innings. He walked two and struck out five. Holmes also set a team record for victories in a season by a BCC pitcher, seven.

  • Churches camp out at Cardboard City for homelessness awareness

    SUPPLY—Instead of spending a day of spring break at home, watching TV, playing video games or sleeping in a warm bed, local youth took a night to understand what it’s really like to be homeless.

    Youth from Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church, Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church and Sharon United Methodist Church participated in Cardboard City last Wednesday as a way to raise funding and awareness of homelessness.

  • 4-H hosts annual fashion show

    Youth dazzled the audience once again at the annual 4-H Entertains Talent Show March 29 at the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office. 

    Twenty Brunswick County 4-H’ers showed up to demonstrate their talents. 

    James and Joshua Hooven played the mandolin and guitar; Rosie Yurgel demonstrated magic tricks; and the 4-H Hot Steppers, including Savannah and John Macon Michaux, Janzen Jones, Kirra Jones, Lexi Jones and Haley Lantrip, performed a jump rope routine. 

  • ATMC to air new golf show

    ATMC will air a new show, “Tee Time with Al Arrigoni.”

    This show explores the many golf courses that Brunswick County has to offer and provides tips and advice on golf fitness, fashion, equipment and etiquette, with a new show and course featured every month. 

    Show times are every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on ATMC Cable Channel 3. 

    Segments of “Tee Time with Al Arrigoni” include:

  • Blandino joins PMD

    A Grade Above Realty has recognized Mike Blandino on his recent membership to the Property Management Division (PMD) of the North Carolina Association of Realtors.

    The objectives of the PMD are to provide legislative, educational and networking opportunities to North Carolina’s professional property managers. Educational seminars on new developments in real estate legislation are conducted throughout the year.

  • Art opening at Silver Coast

    Silver Coast Winery will display the works of Suzanne C. Hunady from April 15-June 14.

    Hunady is an Ohio native and a Bowling Green State University Alumna. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at that university. She has been an educator of art at the public school level and at the collegiate level.  

    Her work reflects talent in several mediums including watercolors and acrylics. 

    For more information visit www.silvercoastwinery.com or call 287-2800.