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Today's News

  • Detectives seek man who robbed OIB business

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Detectives are looking for the man who robbed an Ocean Isle Beach business Oct. 21.

    The Brunswick County 911 Center received a call at 10:55 p.m. about an armed robbery at the Exxon/Kangaroo at 927 Seaside Road SW, at Old Georgetown Road SW, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    The robber stole an undisclosed amount of cash and ran from the store before deputies arrived, Flax said. Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach police, along with N.C. Highway Patrol troopers, also responded.

  • Parks and recreation director steps down

     Brunswick County is searching for a new parks and recreation director after Jim Pryor announced his resignation, effective Oct. 8.

    Pryor submitted his resignation letter Sept. 17 to County Manager Ann Hardy. He accepted a job as the director of parks and recreation in Forsyth County, Ga.

    “With a lot of projects in queue, I will work diligently to keep those efforts moving forward and in good working order,” he wrote in the letter.

    Pryor was hired in August 2008 as the county’s director of parks and recreation.

  • Grissettown annual haunted trail a scary good time

     GRISSETTOWN — This isn’t your normal haunted trail. This is the real deal.

    For the last six years, the Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue team has welcomed — and scared — the community in its renowned haunted trail on N.C. 904 less than two miles off U.S. 17.

    Richard Teague, the assistant chief of the department, said its members and many volunteers have tweaked the trail and made additions each and every year.

  • No decision yet on proposed homeowners’ insurance rate increase

     It’s still unclear whether Brunswick County residents will see a dramatic increase in homeowner’s insurance rates following a hearing Monday, Oct. 20, in Raleigh.

    The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a homeowners’ insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau in January, and a public hearing — originally scheduled in August but postponed until Monday— was held in Raleigh.

  • Warriors showered with patriotism in ride through Calabash, county

     CALABASH — Many times, the smallest gestures have the largest impact.

    As disabled veterans rode through Brunswick County communities on Friday, Oct. 17, they appreciated supporters waving American flags and shouting thanks as they lined the streets welcoming riders participating in the Fifth Annual Coastal Carolina Tour Warrior Ride.

    Ronald Mayfield, who served in the Navy, said the public doesn’t realize how much its support means to the riders.

  • Campbell students promote good health at Waccamaw

     ASH — Seventeen years ago, Kate Gore roamed the halls of Waccamaw School in Ash as a fifth-grade student. Now a 28-year-old assistant clinical coordinator at Campbell University, Gore was able to give back to current fifth-graders.

    Gore brought four graduate students from Campbell University’s physical therapy department to Waccamaw on Friday, Oct. 17, to teach students about the importance of healthy habits.

  • Keep Halloween safe and fun for all

    Halloween is a holiday meant to be equal parts fun and frightening for all who observe it, but celebrations have the potential to turn tragic. Whether participating in traditional trick-or-treating with children or costumed revelry with adults, it is important to be safe and responsible.

  • Football fanaticism feels like home

    I suppose it had to happen eventually: Until this past Sunday, all of this season’s losses for my beloved Cleveland Browns, the pro football team for my hometown, were by fewer than five points. Until the previous Sunday, they’d won all their games this season by five or fewer points, too.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Oct. 13

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor W. Fred Gore and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases Oct. 6 during a grand jury session:

    Jay Johnson Waugh, second-degree sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child.

    Zachary Paul Jeffery, five counts of breaking and/or entering, five counts of larceny after breaking/entering, five counts of larceny of firearm, financial card theft.