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Today's News

  • Belville hosting grand opening of Riverwalk classroom pavilion

    BELVILLE — Belville officials will host a grand opening of the classroom pavilion on the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park trail off River Road (N.C. 133) at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28.

    The event will be the first time the public is officially invited to see the first stage of the riverwalk for themselves, although people have wandered the trail to visit the pavilion site ever since the project began construction last October.

  • Jury selection begins in murder trial for man accused of killing 3-year-old

     BOLIVIA — Jury selection is under way in the murder trial of a Wilmington man accused of killing his then-girlfriend’s 3-year-old son more than three years ago.

    A day after Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis ruled on several motions during pretrial hearings, jury selection began in the trial of 29-year-old Montey Andrea Murray, who is charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we filed many new bills, as we were catching up from the February weeks we lost to weather; we had visits from many towns and cities, as well as agriculture groups and electric membership corporations; and we continued to work on transportation funding and economic incentives.

  • Economic, environmental impact on the half-shell

    By Eric Johnson

    Guest Columnist

  • Deputies issue 121 citations during Booze It and Lose It campaign

     The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Booze It and Lose It campaign and issued more than 120 citations Friday, March 13, and into early Saturday morning, March 14, on U.S. 17 just south of Waterford Way in Leland.

    The checking station was in collaboration wit the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program St. Patrick’s Day weekend campaign, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax wrote on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.

  • Springtime should bring better moods

    Thank goodness spring is here! I may be from Cleveland, but I’m not immune to the winter blues. It seemed as though the gloomy, bitter cold would never leave and the occasional warm, sunny days we experienced — just long enough to trigger sinus pressure and body aches — were cruel teases. While dreary, miserable conditions are the norm for the season back in my hometown, I didn’t expect them to linger in Brunswick County for so long.

  • Superintendent search for show

    Congratulations to Les Tubb, who has become Brunswick County Schools’ 10th superintendent in 30 years after serving in an interim capacity twice in five years.

  • Reward offered in firearms theft

    A reward is being offered in the recent theft of firearms from a Calabash-area gun shop.

    On March 10 at 9:42 p.m., someone broke into Low Country Sports at 580 Thomasboro Road and stole several firearms, according to a March 23 news release from the Charlotte office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

    The burglary of the shop is being investigated by ATF and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 22-23

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests recently. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 22

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a flat-screen TV reported from an address on East Main Street.

    March 23

    Town signs reported stolen from Marlin, Sailfish, Cobia and Dolphin streets.

    Jonathan Daniels, 31, of 7118 Dale Ave., Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

  • Trojan soccer player Chase Hill signs with Methodist

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior Chase Hill has signed a letter of intent to play soccer for Methodist University.

    For Hill, the university is a right blend for his major (business management) and soccer.

    “It would be the best fit for me getting the best undergraduate education possible and having the best career in college soccer,” he said.

    Hill said the coaching staff showed interest in him early in his junior year, when he attended some camps.