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Today's News

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police officers have arrested two men in connection with copper larceny on the island.

    Olin Chad Ivey, 23, of 1620 Olin Drive SW in Supply, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, obtaining property by false pretenses, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and possession/concealing stolen property.

    Charles Rutherford Abercrombie, 22, of 73 Southport-Supply Road in Southport, was charged with larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit breaking and entering.

  • Sunset Beach crime report

    Sunset Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week.

    According to Det. Steve Smith, Sunset Beach police arrested Jamie High of Dogwood Drive for larceny of alcohol from the Sunset Beach ABC Store and driving while impaired.

    Smith said police also arrested Marcus Hopkins, a fugitive who was wanted in Rockingham and was living in the Landing II. Hopkins was wanted for stealing jewelry cases at Wal-Mart. Police officers kept him in the jail until Rockingham authorities could get there, Smith said.

  • Sheriff asks commissioners for more deputies and detectives

    LELAND—With 850 square miles to cover, Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett says he needs more deputies to patrol roads, more resource officers in the schools and more detectives to investigate cases.

    Hewett presented the sheriff’s office budget requests to county commissioners at the board’s retreat Tuesday.

    “I understand this might be a tight year,” Hewett said.

  • 'Grease' is the word at South Brunswick

    Sock hop, doo-wop and the hand jive will fill the Odell Williamson Auditorium this weekend as South Brunswick High School presents the musical “Grease.”

    The musical—which was brought to popularity by a ’70s movie version—centers around the teenage romance of Danny Zucko and Sandy Dumbrowski. The two met in the summer and are surprised to meet again on the first day of school at Rydell High, as Sandy is a new student to the area.

  • Barber speaks at BCC

    Brunswick Community College continues to celebrate Black History Month.

    Dr. William J. Barber, president of North Carolina NAACP State Conference spoke last Wednesday at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Barber spoke about the origin of Black History Month and of many influential African Americans in history. His message was about re-educating ourselves with the complete, accurate history of America.

  • Union Elementary School celebrates Black History Month

    From famous figures in history to influences in pop culture, African-American contributions to today’s society were honored by Union Elementary School at its Black History Program Friday.

    The program began with the singing of The Black National Anthem and an invocation by Rev. Leo Stevenson.

    The students then took over the program. First grader Deiona Stanley performed an interpretive dance to “Father Can You Hear Me?”

  • Pennies for Patients gets Supply Elementary officials all stuck up

    Supply Elementary School Principal Dwight Willis said his students put him in a sticky situation Friday afternoon.

    As an incentive to raise money for Pennies for Patients—a fundraising program benefiting leukemia and lymphoma patients—the students were told if they raised enough money, they could duct tape the principal to a wall.

  • Town hall financing contract moves to local government commission

    HOLDEN BEACH—The town’s financing contract for the town hall and police department expansion project has been forwarded to the local government commission for approval.

    Town manager David Hewett said the financing contract forwarded to the commission was awarded to BB&T.

    The terms of the $4 million financing contract are 3.81 percent for 20 years, Hewett said. No residents spoke during the public hearing, which was required by the local government commission. The commission is slated to review the financing contract March 4, he said.

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  • Cooke Realty to sponsor Iditarod team; Marty Cooke travels to Alaska

    Six patients from Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital will participate in the ceremonial start of the Iditarod this weekend, and two local men are helping them with their journey.

    Marty Cooke and Stuart Cooke of Cooke Realty are sponsoring Wounded Warriors and helping them make the trip to Alaska become a reality.

    Although neither enlisted in the military, the Cooke brothers are involved in many military organizations and have formed many connections with military leaders.

  • Shallotte considers getting involved with affordable housing program

    SHALLOTTE—Town aldermen say they are interested in following the county’s lead by starting an affordable housing initiative in town.

    At last week’s board retreat, aldermen asked town staff to research the possibilities of applying for grants, obtaining property and ways to structure an affordable housing program based on what other towns have done.

    Alderman Alan Lewis brought up the subject during the daylong session at the Purple Onion Annex on Cheers Street.