Today's News

  • North's girls beat Cougars, advance in tourney

    LELAND—Led by Asheley Robbins’ 23 points and Tyera Fisher’s 17 points, North Brunswick put the South Lady Cougars in a hole early for a lopsided, foul-plagued 71-44 victory Monday night in a first-round game of the Waccamaw Conference basketball tournament.

    North will play West Brunswick at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at North. The winner advances to the tourney title game at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Whiteville (foe to be determined).

    North led by 11 points after the first quarter, 16 at the half, 26 after the third quarter and 27 points at the end.

  • Commissioners to pay $104,000 in back taxes from nonprofits fueling up tax-free

    BOLIVIA—Eighteen local volunteer fire and rescue squads and other nonprofit agencies have been gassing up at the county’s fuel station tax-free for the past few years. On Monday, county commissioners voted to pay the back taxes, and then bill the agencies to recoup the money paid.

    County finance director Ann Hardy said various agencies pumped fuel tax-free at the county station from Dec. 1, 2006, until Dec. 31, 2009, when the county learned that was not in compliance with state and federal tax codes.

  • Turner receives Advanced Law Enforcement certificate

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Sammy Turner is a busy man.

    Turner is the training supervisor at the sheriff’s office. He’s also the full-time firearms instructor for the sheriff’s office and several other municipal police departments. He also oversees the sheriff’s office’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program, which he implemented, and from which 100 percent of participants recently graduated.

  • McCumbee's season-opening race lasts nine laps

    Chad McCumbee finished 33rd out of 36 racers in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

    McCumbee started 26th in the first race of the season for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. But nine laps into the race, his ignition failed.

    McCumbee, racing a Chevrolet and sponsored by FT-11 Degreaser and Rockingham Speedway, won $9,675.

  • BCC avenges loss to Spartanburg

    The Brunswick Community College Dolphins overcame an early 11-point deficit to even the score at halftime and then took control in the second half for a 68-62 victory Sunday over Spartanburg Methodist.

    The heavily favored Spartanburg team had beaten the Dolphins 81-62 in January. BCC played this game without injured Chris Smith, its 6-foot-6 forward who generates points and defense.

    “We have not gotten that much fanfare,” BCC coach Walter Shaw said, “and maybe we shook the world.”

  • Brunswick Community Hospital named StormReady by National Weather Service

    SUPPLY—The National Weather Service recently named Brunswick Community Hospital a StormReady Supporter in recognition of hospital officials’ efforts in storm preparedness.

    The distinction makes Brunswick Community Hospital only the second hospital in the state to be named a StormReady Supporter, hospital spokesperson Amy Myers said.

    “The biggest thing was just that it addressed every aspect of our operations: hurricanes, snow, which is timely, flooding— really any kind of damage that could happen during a storm,” Myers said.

  • Hospital authority to meet with commissioners; consider giving commissioners final say hospital’s future

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about the needs of veterans in Brunswick County, and examining the possibility of a VA facility in Brunswick County.

    SUPPLY—Whether Brunswick Community Hospital is ever converted to a VA facility may be out of county officials’ hands, but in an effort to give the hospital its best shot, hospital authority members will meet with commissioners soon to consider giving final say to back to the county.

  • ELECTION 2010: Norris files for re-election; McCray to challenge

    With candidate filing under way, only two people have filed for county commissioner, both of whom filed to represent District 1.

    Candidate filing opened at noon Monday, Feb. 8, and county commissioner Phil Norris was at the board of elections, where he filed for re-election. Norris, a Republican, was joined by Corrine McCray, a Calabash Republican who filed for office to challenge Norris for the District 1 county commissioners seat.

    No Democrats have filed for District 1.

  • ELECTION 2010: Daniels files for sheriff; Ingram to file Feb. 24

    Republican Tim Daniels filed for the office of Brunswick County Sheriff on Thursday, Feb. 11. Daniels will challenge Sheriff John Ingram to seek the GOP nomination.

    No Democrat has filed for sheriff or publicly announced plans to run.

    “I am excited to be officially entered into the sheriff’s race and, if elected, I look forward to serving the citizens of Brunswick County with professionalism, stability and most importantly integrity.”

  • ELECTION 2010: U.S. Senate race heats up; Burr has yet to file

    Incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has announced he planned to seek a second term in the U.S. Senate, but he has yet to file for office.

    Candidate filing has been open for more than a week and, so far, six candidates have filed for office to challenge Burr.

    Republicans Eddie Burks of Asheboro and Brad Jones of Toxaway filed to challenge Burr for the GOP nomination in May.