Today's News

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  • Willie Fulford wins Mini-Stock race

    Results of the Myrtle Beach Speedway Memorial Day Veterans 100 Saturday.

  • Young Panas brothers succeeding in wrestling

    Lincoln Elementary School students and brothers, Joey and Sean Panas, have a lot to be proud of this year. The brothers are also part of a small group of athletes who participate in folk style wrestling. 

  • Traffic and crowded beaches can be a hassle, but are good for county’s economy

    If Memorial Day weekend traffic and busy beaches are indicators, it may be a strong tourist season for Brunswick County this summer.

  • A little eccentricity from a gal who stares at words way too long

    Journalists, quite honestly, can be an eccentric bunch. A mix of varying ideologies and interests, things that get journalists excited and deep into debate can range from anything from who has the potential to be the most corrupt official in the community to what happens when cats mate.

  • Ash break-in

    Office are seeking the community’s help. They are searching for a suspect or suspects involved in a residential breaking and entering that occurred Tuesday in the Ash community.

    On May 31 between approximately 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a residence was broken into on Waccamaw School Road. The subject(s) forced entry into the residence and removed numerous items including jewelry and various household goods.

    Suspect descriptions are not available at this time.

  • DA steering traffic court case to Supreme Court

    District Attorney Jon David said Wednesday he plans to petition the North Carolina Supreme Court after the N.C. Court of Appeals dismissed his efforts late Tuesday to reinstate traffic court in the 13th Judicial District.

  • Unemployment dips in 73 counties in April

    RALEIGH—Unemployment rates are down across North Carolina in 73 of the state’s 100 counties.

    According to the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, unemployment rates increased in 10 counties and stayed the same in 17 during the month of April.

    Statewide, North Carolina’s April unemployment rate was 9.5 percent.

    Brunswick County’s April unemployment rate was 10.3 percent, down from 10.9 percent in March. 

    Brunswick’s unemployment rate in April 2010 was 10.8 percent.

  • Sheriff's office gears up to switch over to VIPER

    BOLIVIA—Finishing touches are being put on the county’s new emergency radio system, and Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said the switch to the new system could take place any day now.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office will be the first to switch over to the new VIPER, or Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders, system, which is expected within the first few days June, Marzano said.

  • Most of $36 million in real estate sales is in Brunswick

    Nearly $36 million in real estate volume sold in Brunswick, Bladen and Columbus counties in March.

    Steve Candler, executive vice president for the Brunswick County Association of Realtors, said the majority of the $35.9 million share was sold in Brunswick County.

    Leland home sales are not included, however, because they are reported to the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors, Candler said.

    In March, 111 housing units were sold in the three-county region with an average sales price of $249,751.