Today's News

  • In life there are many roads not taken: Which road leads home?

    Jokingly, I have sometimes commented any divorce possibilities for Dear Hubby and me will commence on a road trip.

    Similar in a multitude of ways, we part company seriously when it comes to driving and the abundant choices that come with the highways to be traveled, especially in unknown territories. Thankfully, our initial prayer upon entering the vehicle and putting on our seat belts begs for divine assistance, angelic presence and generalized removal from all possibility of injury—ours and others. We are happily ensconced in God’s presence. A GPS is unnecessary!

  • One year in, ACE teams nets 167 DWI arrests

    It’s been one year since the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office received a grant that allowed them to start a four-man team aimed at reducing speeding and aggressive driving on Brunswick County’s roadways.

    A little more than 11 months into the endeavor, and the Brunswick County Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team has arrested 167 drivers for driving while impaired. The squad also issued 1,202 speeding citations.

  • Phillips qualifies for state 3A tennis tournament

    South Brunswick sophomore Summer Phillips has qualified for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A tennis tournament.

    Phillips beat C.B. Aycock’s Hollie Baker 6-4, 6-1 in a quarterfinal of the Class 3A East Regional Friday at Barton College to qualify for the state tournament, which takes place this week in Burlington.

    Phillips, unbeaten as a No. 1 singles player in the Waccamaw Conference, opened the tourney by beating Hayley Stowe of Washington 6-4, 6-4.

  • North's scorpions win three conference games in a row

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—North Brunswick won its third straight conference football game, beating South Brunswick 24-14 Friday.

    “It felt good tonight,” said North quarterback A.J. Perkins, whose passing was one the keys to the Scorpions’ victory. “We feel if we have the ball near the red zone, we can put it in.”

    The victory put North at 3-2 in the Waccamaw Conference, 5-5 overall.

    South, hurt by two unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties and two fumbles, dropped to 2-2 in the conference, 4-4 overall.

  • Motion to dismiss lawsuit against board of education filed

    BOLIVIA—Legal representation for the Brunswick County Board of Education has asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former central office employee.

    A motion to dismiss and answer to complaint was filed in Brunswick County Superior Court on Oct. 22, in response to a lawsuit filed Aug. 28 on behalf of Sherry Dove.

  • Woman beats breast cancer while pregnant with second child

    Ellen Granade was looking forward to the next nine months after finding out she was pregnant with her second son in late February 2008. While consumed with the joys of a second pregnancy, she never expected to be carrying a baby and battling breast cancer simultaneously.

    A month after finding out she was pregnant, Granade, then 31, found a lump in her breast while lying in bed. After an ultrasound, a mammogram and an unsuccessful needle aspiration, the doctors decided to surgically remove the lump. Granade was 15 weeks pregnant at the time.

  • Hilliard, South's girls win Waccamaw title

    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Freshman Carmen Hilliard led the South Brunswick girls’ cross-country team to a first-place finish in the Waccamaw Conference championship meet Oct. 20 at South.

    Hilliard ran the 3.1-mile race in 21 minutes, 23 seconds. (Her time missed a top-10 finish in the boys’ race by 10 seconds.)

    Hilliard beat season-long rival Crista Gregg of North Brunswick by 51 seconds.

  • BCC honors three volleyball players

    Three players on BCC’s first volleyball team were honored during sophomore night Oct. 23 in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center gym.

    Hannah Ennis, Kelly Garry and Jordan Clear helped the Dolphins last year win the NJCAA Region 10 Division II regular-season title and the region championship tournament. The tournament title qualified BCC for the NJCAA national tournament.

    “They are very, very special to me and very dear to my heart,” coach Stephanie Beach said in a pregame ceremony. “I will miss these girls terribly.”

  • Walmart employee charged with stealing $8,000 worth of merchandise

    Shallotte Police have arrested a Walmart maintenance employee for stealing more than $8,000 worth of items from the store.

    David K. Williamson, 35, of 1195 Windward Drive, Supply, was charged with felony larceny by employee Oct. 23. He was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • 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 Oct. 19-25, K-9 deputies answered 16 calls and made nine drug arrests.

    Deputies patrolled the following communities: Compass Point, Summer Woods, Crow Creek and Brunswick Forest.

    The following suspects were charged. All information is taken directly from arrest reports and citations.