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Today's News

  • OIB resident earns one of state’s highest honors at 90th birthday party

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH — For one Brunswick County resident, Saturday night was a celebration, awards ceremony and a chance for family and friends to celebrate the first 90 years of their loved one’s decorated life.

    Bob Bradicich, a resident of Ocean Ridge Plantation in Ocean Isle Beach, celebrated his 90th birthday with more than 100 family members and friends inside the Plantation Club at Ocean Ridge on Saturday night, Jan. 17.

  • Shallotte man accused of sexually assaulting child

    A Shallotte man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old last year was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 21.

    Murton Harold Hyde, 56, of Turkey Street, is charged with six counts of first-degree statutory sexual offense, three counts of crimes against nature and three counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    The incidents occurred between July and December 2014, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said. She did not say if the child was a girl or boy.

  • Leland woman accused of selling marijuana at restaurant

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested a Leland woman accused of selling marijuana at a restaurant after a brief investigation prompted by tips from the community.

    Twenty-year-old Jordan LeAnn Howard, of Lanvale Road, faces two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, selling marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia possession of drug paraphernalia, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Supply couple faces charges after traffic stop

    A Supply couple faces several drug charges after their arrest during a traffic stop.

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested James Harold Jackson, 63, and Jeinene Lynn Jackson, 49, of Ocean Sound Circle on Tuesday, Jan. 20, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • Oak Island police seek two women suspected of fraud

    Oak Island police are asking for the public’s help to identify and find two women suspected of fraud.

    The women “used several stolen or fraudulent credit cards” in late December at a Food Lion grocery store in Oak Island, according to a Thursday, Jan. 22, news release from Lt. Tony Burke. The women made purchases worth several hundred dollars.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 278-5595 or the nearest law enforcement agency.

  • Ruppart, Bowersox win swim titles in MEC championship meet

     

    West Brunswick junior Dustin Ruppart and South Brunswick sophomore Tyler Bowersox won events in the Mideastern Conference swimming championship meet Jan. 29 in Wilmington.

    Ruppart won two events.

    He won the 200 freestyle (1:57.94), finishing ahead of New Hanover senior Nolan Jewell by 1.44 seconds

    Ruppart won the 500 freestyle in 5:17.31. Jewell was second in 5:19.58 The two swam nearly even through nine laps. Ruppart took the lead in the final lap, which he swam in 30.61 and Jewell swam in 32.02.

  • Trojan wrestlers finish 6-0 in MEC; now 22-0 overall

     The West Brunswick wrestling team finished the Mideastern Conference regular season 6-0 by routing host New Hanover 75-4 Jan. 28.

    In a non-conference dual, West routed Pender 75-6 and remained unbeaten this season (22-0).

    WBHS 75

    New Hanover 4

    106: Jacob Teal by fall in 24 seconds against Alden Write.

    113: Shane Smith by fall in 5:41 against Alexander Rivera.

    120: Porfirio Bautista by fall in 1:32 against James Grant.

    126: Lincoln Smith by fall in 1:44 against Lawrence Cuba.

  • West Brunswick storms past South; now 19-0

     

    SHALLOTTE — During the third quarter, West Brunswick came on like the Boston blizzard and left the court with a 77-48 win over South Brunswick on Jan. 27.

    A packed crowd estimated at 1,100 watched the Trojans stay unbeaten through 19 games this season.

    Three Trojan seniors — Gray Cheers, Saadiq Johnson and Alex Clarida — combined for 49 points and scored more than the Cougar team (0-8, 3-15). Cheers scored 20 points, Johnson 18 and Clarida 11.

  • Lady Trojans defeat South, get first conference victory

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team beat South Brunswick 54-47 in a conference game Jan. 27 at West.

    West improved to 1-7 in the conference, 4-9 overall. Sophomore McKenzie Benton hit five 3-pointers and scored 15 points. Freshman Natyra Gore scored 13 points. Leilani Emile scored nine points, Logan Locklear six (two 3-pointers),Yana Bland five, Britnee Taylor three, Rachel Neville two and Bria Bond one.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 15

    Damage to real property; someone damaged the mailbox at town hall.

    Damage to real property; unknown juveniles threw a rock off the Old Fayetteville Road overpass, breaking the windshield of a motor vehicle on the highway below. The damage resulted in no injuries.

    Jan. 16