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Today's News

  • AARP Tax-Aide available locally

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • Man sentenced in fatal chase that began in county

    A Liberty man will spend more than 11 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court to a high-speed chase that began in Brunswick County and left a motorcyclist dead in Wilmington, according to a New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office news release.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks two ice plant thieves

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two people who broke into a Supply store and stole various items Feb. 9.

    The two broke into the Cubelet Ice Plant at 2739 John T. Holden Road and stole various items, including tools and collectibles, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kip Hester at 713-8360.

  • Vehicle property tax receipts available on NCDMV website

    Taxpayers across North Carolina no longer have to scramble to find paper copies of vehicle property tax receipts when preparing their tax returns. The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has initiated an online service that allows drivers across the state to view and print copies of their individual vehicle property tax receipts.

  • County rabies clinics to be offered April 1

    County rabies clinics

    to be offered April 1

    Brunswick Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services and the Brunswick County Health Department are sponsoring rabies clinics Saturday, April 1. Rabies vaccinations are $6 per pet. State statute 130A-85 requires all dogs and cats age 4 months or older to be vaccinated against rabies. The penalty is a $100 citation.

    For more information, call BCSAPS at 754-8204.

    Clinic locations

  • Blue Alert system for law enforcement agencies implemented across state

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, which is overseen by the State Highway Patrol, has announced the implementation of the N.C. Blue Alert system. The system is used to notify the public when any law enforcement officer in North Carolina has been violently attacked and a suspect is being sought.

  • USDA announces availability of affordable housing funds

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced federal funding is still available through its Single Family Housing Direct Loan program for eligible low-income rural residents who want to purchase or build a home. No down payment is required.

    “The Single Family Housing Direct Loan program helps improve quality of life in rural North Carolina serving low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities,” Mel Ellis, acting state director, said in a news release.

  • Scorpions advance to third round

    LELAND — North Brunswick won its second-round state playoff basketball game 58-48 against Farmville Central on Feb. 23 at North.

    The Scorpions will play a third-round game Saturday at home against East Central Conference foe and No. 9 seed Northside-Jacksonville. Northside advanced by winning at No. 6 seed Red Springs 52-42.

    This will be the fourth game this season between these teams.

    North (23-3) finished unbeaten in the conference, beating Northside 55-47 in overtime Jan. 20 at Northside and winning 83-63 Feb. 7 at North.

  • My view on the Hill during the Bowling Green Massacre

    It’s still vivid in my mind despite it being nearly six years later. Memories like that just sear in your mind, no matter how hard you try to forget.

    But as a former Western Kentucky University student who resided in Bowling Green, Ky., for nearly five years from fall 2009 to spring 2014, it’s time to for me to finally talk about what happened in May 2011 on the Hill.

  • District court docket for Feb. 6, 7 and 8.

     The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 6, 7 and 8 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, Feb. 6

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham: