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Today's News

  • West Brunswick basketball games, wrestling match postponed

    The varsity high school basketball games scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 3, between West Brunswick and North Brunswick have been postponed.

    With a winter storm approaching, Brunswick County Schools officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 3, that schools would be closed on Wednesday.

    The games will be rescheduled, but a date has not been determined, West Brunswick athletic director Jimmy Fletcher said.

  • Police seize drugs, cash, teeth while arresting Brunswick County duo

    North Myrtle Beach, S.C., police seized drugs, cash and two human teeth while arresting a duo from Brunswick County on Christmas Eve.

    Twenty-one-year-old Tavon Malik Stanley of Calabash is charged with four counts of possession of scheduled drugs, trafficking heroin, simple possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a pistol while 18-year-old Ashley Smith of Ocean Isle Beach is charged with shoplifting.

  • Man pleads guilty in July 4 crash that killed cyclist

    A Carolina Shores man pleaded guilty Dec. 21 to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in a July 4 collision with a cyclist.

    Christopher Craig Johnson, 47, struck 61-year-old Sergio Perez Jimenez of Leland at 7:40 p.m. on U.S. 17 just south of the 74/76 overpass.

    Leland police charged Johnson, who was released from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $15,000 bail on July 5, with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Police provided no description of Johnson’s vehicle.

  • Woman struck, killed by car in Leland

     

  • Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Leland

    Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Leland                                   

    Staff Report

    A car struck and killed a Belville woman while she was walking across U.S. 17 early New Year's Day.

    Helena Louise Shaw, 52, of Napoleon Way SE was pronounced dead at the scene, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper John M. King said. 

    No one else was injured.

  • Club - Richard H. Stewart Jr. St. James American Legion Post 543

    Officers

    Cmdr. Mile Fegan, Adjutant Dan Bennett, First Vice Cmdr. Rick Sessa, Second Vice Cmdr. Rick Quashne, finance officer Doug Pratt, judge advocate Doc Liberty, chaplain Gary Crowden, service officer Paul Witmer, historian John Muuss, sergeant-at-arms Chuck Blackburn

    Meetings

    7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month (the third Wednesday in November and December) at St. James Community Center, 4136 Southport-Supply Road SE, St. James

    Contact

    Adjutant Dan Bennett at ncpost543@gmail or 477-7898 or attend a regular meeting.

  • Oak Island man faces charge in fatal bridge crash

    An Oak Island man has been charged in the Dec. 16 crash on G.V. Barbee Bridge in Oak Island that resulted in the death of a Bolivia man.

    Court records show Wouter Niermans, 79, of Northeast 37th Street was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the crash that killed 44-year-old Mitchell Wayne Griffith Jr.

  • Hicks named Leland Citizen of the Year

    LELAND — Mayor Brenda Bozeman named Barbara Hicks, the longest serving member of the Leland Fire Rescue Department, is the town’s 2017 Citizen of the Year

    In making the announcement at the council’s Dec. 21 meeting, Mayor Brenda Bozeman said she usually describes her citizen of the year and their impact on the town to the meeting audience before surprising the recipient.

    This year, she immediately called Hicks up to be recognized.

  • Dare to Care for Children gives, receives donations to go to pediatric clinic patients

    Skip Wittkofsky, owner of Skip’s Truck Tire Service in Leland, made an early delivery for Santa Claus by donating eight large bags full of toys to New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Wilmington.

  • County landfill and convenience centers recycle Christmas trees and lights

    A sign that the holidays are over is often a Christmas tree dragged to the curb to be discarded with the trash.

    Brunswick County offers an alternative ending to that Christmas story by accepting live trees for recycling at no charge at the landfill, 172 Landfill Road NE in Bolivia, from all county residents or property owners through Jan. 31, solid waste coordinator and Keep Brunswick County Beautiful executive director Micki Bozeman said.