Today's News

  • Miller, Thompson win GOP nominations for Board of Education

    Charlie Miller and John W. Thompson won the GOP nominations for the Brunswick County Board of Education for District 3 and District 5.

    Miller, who is the current board member representing District 3, defeated challenger Harvey Rash to secure the nomination.

    Unofficial results show Miller won 71 percent of the votes (6,117) to Rash’s 29 percent (2,506).

    “I look forward to continuing to serve the kids in Brunswick County, and I look forward to the race in the fall,” he said.

  • Burr wins GOP nomination for U.S. Senate

    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has secured the Republican Party nomination with a reported 80 percent of votes statewide, according to Tuesday’s unofficial results.

  • Officials recommend offering Pre-K in northern elementary schools only

    Brunswick County Schools officials have previously suggested transferring all 14 of the district’s Pre-K classes to private sectors as a way to help offset the $5.8 million budget shortfall expected for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

    During a policy committee meeting Tuesday, school officials presented committee members with two possible choices—transfer all 14 Pre-K classes to private sectors or operate seven Pre-K classes, up to 54 students, in the northern end of the county.

  • Leland Middle principal requests approval of uniform policy

    Leland Middle School principal Patricia Underwood said the staff is “fighting some problems” when it comes to the school’s dress code.

    The three main problems, she said, are girls wearing tight, low-cut shirts, inappropriate T-shirts and sagging pants.

    “Students continue to wear things that are not appropriate,” she said.

    And when it comes to middle schoolers, a dress code violation conversation often turns into insubordination and “a moment of defiance,” Underwood said.

  • Renourishment begins at Ocean Isle Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—The 2010 Beach Renourishment Maintenance Project is under way at Ocean Isle Beach.

    Town Administrator Daisy Ivey said the Great Lakes Dredging & Dock Company began work last week at Shallotte Boulevard and has worked west to Lumberton Street. The project is expected to end at Tarboro Street.

  • Brunswick races called with 23 of 23 precincts reporting

    Polls are closed and unofficial numbers are in for Brunswick County precincts. For a complete list of returns click here.

    With 23 of 23 precincts reporting, here are the unofficial tallies for Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County Sheriff, Republican, John Ingram defeats Tim Daniels. Ingram has given a speech accepting the GOP nomination for sheriff.

    Brunswick County Sheriff, Democrat, Rendy Lewis wins over Louie Lewis.

  • No solid waste fee, tax increases

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners have voted not to increase property taxes and not to implement a proposed solid waste fee in the upcoming fiscal year’s budget.

    While county manager Marty Lawing has yet to unveil the proposed budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, which takes effect July 1, commissioners voted during a budget meeting last week on several options to close a $9.5 million budget deficit, but decided to do so without raising taxes.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests from April 27 until May 4:

    •Kristina Marie MacCall, 23, of 409 Cox Maddox Road, Sanford, was charged with driving while license revoked on April 25.

    •Johnny Truman Holden, 23, of 2311 Field St., Supply, was charged with driving while license revoked on April 28.

    •Brian Keith Garner, 30, of 3110 Old Ferry Road, Supply, was charged with failure to appear for a operating a vehicle with no insurance charge on April 28.

  • Men arrested in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police arrested a man April 25 in connection with an incident at Fibber McGees pub.

    Thomas Allen Gallagher, 32, was charged with delaying and obstructing justice after he got into an altercation with another man at the establishment on Queen Anne Street, deputy chief Steve Smith said.

    Damage to personal property was reported when someone returned the following morning to retrieve Gallagher’s mother’s car from the parking lot. All four tires on the vehicle had been slashed, Smith said.

  • Mosquitoes, ticks: more than pests

    It is that time of year again when the smallest of creatures can cause the biggest health problems. Mosquitoes and ticks can be found just about everywhere in North Carolina posing a serious threat to the public’s health.