Today's News

  • 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.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Jim Street in Shallotte; suspect entered vehicle and took wallet.

    •Larceny on Ash Little River Road in Ash; suspect removed a Myers pump valued at $2,000.

    •Larceny and property damage on Port Loop Road in Southport; suspect broke a window and entered residence and stole an air conditioning unit and microwave.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team is a support unit, whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county. The ACE team conducts driving while impaired and driver’s license checkpoints, as well as street-level investigations on controlled substances.
    The ACE team works with the sheriff’s office K-9 Enforcement Team and Drug Enforcement Unit to apprehend narcotics suspects as well as saturating hot spots where criminal activity is reported.

  • Stolen car leads to two-state police chase

    A suspect who stole a car in Supply on Monday morning led police on a two-state chase before he was eventually apprehended.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Charlie Miller, the suspect stole a car in Supply around 11 a.m. Monday, July 26. Sheriff’s deputies responded, and chased the suspect.

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram said the suspect was Jeffery Darryl Collins.

    “We used stop sticks twice,” Miller said about the chase.