Today's News

  • Ex-Trojan nominated for Good Works Team

    When Jordan Lancaster played football at West Brunswick High School, he usually was involved in community service. 

    “He did some tutoring with little kids,” West coach Jimmy Fletcher recalled. “He went to elementary schools and read to kids. He always worked in the church. He just was a great kid.”

  • Shallotte police seek tourney promoter suspected of bilking out-of-state teams

    Shallotte police have arrested two people and are searching for the ringleader in connection with a fraudulent sporting event last weekend at West Brunswick High School in which the promoter took between $5,000 and $10,000 from participants.

    According to detective Ed Marti with the Shallotte Police Department, teams from several states showed up at West Brunswick expecting a basketball tournament Saturday, but wound up victims in an apparent fraud.

    All the teams were from out of state.

  • Gas station, Domino’s, Dairy Queen planned for N.C. 211 intersection

    SUPPLY—A new Minuteman Food Mart, Dairy Queen and Domino’s combination is being planned at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Southport-Supply Road.

    The new gas station-convenience store-restaurant combination is scheduled to be complete this fall.

    According to Wesley Campbell, vice president of Campbell Oil-Minuteman, headquartered in Elizabethtown, construction on the project is scheduled to begin Monday, and the 4,000-plus-square-foot building should be complete by November.

  • More people looking for work in Brunswick County; BCC offers tips for job seekers

    When he leads classes at Brunswick Community College, re-employment services training instructor Richard Gomrick asks students to turn off their cell phones, but last week during a class for job seekers at the Employment Security Commission office in Shallotte, he told participants to keep them on.

    “It might be someone calling for an interview.”

  • Good teachers leave lasting, lifetime impressions on young people

    I am who I am today because people like you believed in me.

    Those are the words I would say to Cindy Ethington, a beloved teacher from my hometown who died July 16 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer.

    I got to know Mrs. E shortly after she began her teaching career at Bardstown Middle School. She and fellow teacher Janet Carrico had applied for a grant for a unique student program. Through it, BMS students were selected to spend a good portion of their summer, and then most of the school year, traveling and learning about Kentucky’s history.

  • AYP must be met

    Eight of Brunswick County’s 19 schools did not make Adequate Yearly Progress goals, according to the latest information released last week.

    Belville Elementary School, Bolivia Elementary School, Early College High School, Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, North Brunswick High School, South Brunswick High School, Southport Elementary School, Town Creek Elementary School, Union Elementary School and Waccamaw School met 100 percent of their target goals.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Ola Lewis with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on July 19:

    Brady Artnel, 40, of 499 Maple Branches Drive, Leland; two counts felony trafficking in marijuana.

  • Brunswick County District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on July 16 and 19 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.

    Friday, July 16

    Judge Sherry D. Tyler presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Steven Anthony Callihan, misdemeanor larceny, voluntarily dismissed.

  • Sunset Beach firefighters rescue sea turtle

    Two Sunset Beach firefighters, Scott Bookout and Henry Klutz recued a sea turtle near the Sunset Beach Pier last Friday. The turtle was swimming in the area around the Sunset Beach Pier when it became entangled in fishing line.
    According to Carmel Zetts, coordinator of the Sunset Beach Turtle Watch program, someone called her to report a turtle in distress near the pier. She assessed the situation and realized the turtle was caught.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

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

    From July 19-25, K-9 deputies answered 20 calls, wrote six citations and made seven drug arrests.

    Drug charges included four possession of a ounce or less of marijuana, seven possession of drug paraphernalia and three felony possession of cocaine.