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Today's News

  • Helicopter seeks runaway suspect in Shallotte

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office helicopter is searching for Randy Lane Magaraci Jr., 22, of Pilot Mountain after he fled BCSO officers about 1 p.m. Magaraci was wanted for questioning and will be charged with driving while license revoked and fleeing to elude arrest.

    After the suspect was asked to come in for questioning, he fled and ran, according to a spokesperson.

  • School board adopts interim budget with $6 million shortfall

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Schools will begin the 2010-2011 fiscal year $6 million in the red, but district officials have not suggested any job cuts to help offset the deficit. Instead, several millions of dollars from its fund balance and a list of reductions will be needed.

  • Defense, timely hitting lead Lady Trojans to first-round win

  • On the Town entertainment and dining guide

    Looking for a place to eat or something to do in Brunswick County? Check out our new entertainment and dining guide—On the Town—by clicking here.

  • Woman with Brunswick ties found dead in Asheboro

    An Ash native living in Asheboro was found dead Tuesday in a wooded area off Brewer Street in Asheboro.

    Asheboro Police Lt. Richard Thompson said the body of 22-year-old Shaunna Walley was found around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday several feet from a trail off Brewer Street in Asheboro by a person who was walking on the trail.

    Walley’s great uncle, Jeff Carll, said Walley, who grew up in the Ash area and has ties to the Brunswick County community, had been living in Asheboro for about a year and a half.

  • Car hits Citgo building, injures employees

    Steven McInturff drove his 2006 Kia into the side of the Citgo station on Holden Beach Road Monday morning, pinning an employee between the car and the wall and also injuring the manager, according to Chief Doug Todd of the Tri-Beach Fire Department and Trooper Ricky Hooks of the N.C. Highway Patrol. Both employees were transported Brunswick Community Hospital for minor injuries, Hooks said. McInturff was charged with unsafe movement.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED Alderson’s 300th coaching victory a playoff thriller

     Few of the previous 299 victories in Mike Alderson’s baseball coaching career were as thrilling and as emotional as the one May 18 against Rocky Mount.

    In the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A playoffs, West Brunswick scored one run in the sixth inning to tie score and one in the seventh to win 3-2 and give Alderson 300 victories for his career.

    “This has been a great experience here,” Alderson said. “I love coaching these guys.”

  • Brunswick County District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on May 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11 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, May 5

    Judge William F. Fairley presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Early College High School is providing unique opportunities for area students

    It has been an intense four years for some Brunswick County students.

    Since 2006, students in Brunswick County’s Early College High School program have been studying their high school curriculum while at the same time exploring life in college.

    By taking college-level courses at Brunswick Community College, students have the opportunity to finish high school while earning a college-level associate’s degree—in just four years.

  • Little lockboxes and a whole lot of trust from small businesses in Brunswick County

    The first time I saw it, I was on my way to a northeastern part of the county.

    My husband had seen it before me. He couldn’t believe it and he wanted me to see it too.

    “Check this out,” he said, pulling into a small produce stand off a busy road.

    We got out of the car and walked over. No one was there, but there was plenty of seasonal produce available. Nearby was a locked box. There was a sign directing people to insert payment into the box.

    “An honor box?” I asked, bewildered.