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Today's News

  • 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

  • Winnabow man cleared of assault charges

    A Winnabow man accused of assaulting a woman in October has been cleared of the charges against him.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 24-year-old Tyler Richard Long, of Cherry Tree Road NE, on Oct. 23 and charged him with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female. Warrants show Long grabbed a woman around the throat before throwing a cell phone at her that day.

    Judge Scott L. Ussery denied a state motion March 7 to continue the case against Long and the charges were voluntarily dismissed, court records show.

  • 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.

  • Brunswick County Schools kindergarten registration

    Brunswick County Schools kindergarten registration will remain open through April 7. Parents are welcome to visit the school in their child’s attendance zone anytime during the school day between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

    To register for kindergarten, children must be 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2017.

  • BCC tobacco-free policy to take effect July 1

    Brunswick Community College has long awaited the implementation of its tobacco-free policy, which has been in the works since 2008 when faculty senate made a formal request to the president.

  • This March has been tough fishing month

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

  • West Brunswick lacrosse photos March 21

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The West Brunswick girls’ lacrosse team beat South Brunswick 17-0 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game March 21.

    Sophomore Gwenna Gentle scored nine goals. Junior Ana Poulin and sophomore Kara Cheers each scored two goals. Sophomore Isabelle James, freshman Ryeleigh Ashburn, junior Erin O’Dell and freshman Carmella Freeman each scored a goal.

    Getting assists were Gentle (two), Ashburn, Freeman, Poulin, Cheers and sophomore Kaliyah Matthews.

    Sophomore Molysha Brown was the winning goalkeeper.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    March 13

    Shoplifting and aiding and abetting a larceny by taking $46.12 in items from Wal-Mart.

    March 18

    Shoplifting of $629.74 in food items from Wal-Mart.

    March 19

    Larceny of $27.47 worth of gas from Sunoco on Naber Drive (drive off).

    March 20

    Larceny of $178 in car cleaning products from Reflections Detailing on Holden Beach Road.

  • Leland Police reports

    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.

    March 4

    Larceny of a package worth $200 from the front porch of a Royal Street residence.

    Disturbance by arguing with the victim at a Thomas Garst Lane residence.

    March 5

    Vallerie Ann Jones, 25, of Blake Circle, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police report

    Ocean Isle Beach police investigated the following incident in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    March 17

    Damage to property by shooting out a window of a West First Street residence with a BB gun, causing $800 in damage.