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Today's News

  • Shooting suspect released on bond

    A Supply man has been released on a $150,000 bond after turning himself in to the sheriff’s office for allegedly shooting a man in Supply.

    Joseph Washington IV, 24, of 670 Smith Road, was charged Aug. 24 with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury.

    Washington turned himself in to the Brunswick County Detention Center around noon Aug. 25 and was released on $150,000 secured bond at 7 p.m. the same day.

  • 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 Huckabee Court in Leland; suspect took bikes from victim’s property.

    •Larceny on Pinecliff Drive in Leland; suspect stole a satellite dish from victim’s property.

    •Breaking and entering and larceny on Alligator Road in Ash; suspect entered victim’s residence and stole medication and a gas container with 2.5 gallons of gas.

  • K-9 Enforcement Team Round-up

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office recently launched its newest law enforcement initiative, the K-9 enforcement team.

    The team, comprised of five K-9 officers and their dogs, is similar to the sheriff’s office community policing program, which targets areas with high crime and drug activity, but the K-9 enforcement team is its own patrol division.

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

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

  • West Virgina man charged with Brunswick rape

    An 18-year-old West Virginia man accused of raping a girl while in Brunswick County has been released on a $400,000 bond and allowed to return to West Virginia.

    Adam Wesley Hudson, of 342 Witcher Road, Belle, W.Va., has been charged with first-degree rape of a child and first-degree sex offense of a child, according to arrest warrants.

    Hudson is accused of raping a girl younger than 13 years old between July 28 and Aug. 2 in Brunswick County, according to assistant district attorney Meredith Everhart, who prosecutes sex offenses and child abuse cases.

  • West Brunswick dance team fundraises for Macy's Parade

    SHALLOTTE—This Thanksgiving, some familiar local faces will be seen among those marching in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    Five West Brunswick High School dance team members will perform a routine at Herald Square during this year’s parade.

    The dance team attended a Universal Dance Association (UDA) camp this past summer at Wake Forest University. The captain of each school team, as well as other members who demonstrate leadership at camp and at school, are invited to participate in the annual parade.

  • High school SAT scores show improvement across Brunswick County

    Results released Tuesday show a record number of students took the SAT this year, according to The College Board.

    There were more than 1.5 million SAT test takers this year, an 8 percent increase from last year. In Brunswick County, 284 students—43 percent—took the test, and each school improved its average scores.

    North Brunswick High School students scored a 944 average, with 464 in critical reading, 480 in math, and 458 in writing.

  • Board approves Floyd as West Brunswick's AD

    The Brunswick County Board of Education approved John Floyd as athletic director at West Brunswick High School Tuesday night.

    Confusion began after Floyd’s name was not on the approved personnel list released after the board’s monthly meeting several weeks ago.

    Terry Chestnutt, assistant superintendent of human resources for Brunswick County Schools, said the board did not approve Floyd’s contract that meeting. Floyd had already begun working in the AD position.

  • Students settle into new school year

    Brunswick County students are back to school. Monday marked the beginning of the new school year. The hallways of Union Elementary School were filled with smiles, laughter, excitement and tears from students and parents before school began.

    Matthew Gable and his wife Kortney took their son Keaton to Tammy Pickard’s kindergarten class. He’s the couple’s first child to start school.

    “It’s tough, I don’t want to leave him here,” Matthew Gable said. “I’ll be thinking of him all day.”

  • Board evaluates superintendent

    BOLIVIA—The annual evaluation of the superintendent of Brunswick County Schools has been completed, but the public will not see the results.

    Superintendent Katie McGee chose Tuesday night to give a public statement rather than release the evaluation in its entirety.

    The Brunswick Beacon submitted a formal request to McGee in July asking for the entire evaluation be released to the public. At the time McGee said she “had no problem doing so.”

    After the board concluded McGee’s evaluation Tuesday evening, she decided not to release it.