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Today's News

  • UPDATE: 15-year-old girl from Ash found safe

    A 15-year-old girl who was last seen between 8 and 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, on Babson Road in Ash has been found safe.

    Sarah Alexis Evans of Ash was located Monday night, Jan. 19, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Cape Fear defeats BCC in men’s basketball

     BOLIVIA — Cape Fear Community College beat Brunswick Community College 70-70 in a NJCAA Division I Region 10 men’s basketball game Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC (0-3, 9-11), Carson Smith scored 18 points, Jaquan Grissett 17 and Taylor Buffkin 10. JacQues Chambers scored eight points, Robin Moore six, Cortell Busby five, Natjee Pritchett four and Kevin Rowell two. 

    The Dolphins trailed 38-30 at the half, but after a technical foul four straight free throws by Smith gave BCC a 40-38 lead.

  • West Brunswick’s boys’ basketball, wrestling teams stay unbeaten

     

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team improved to 16-0 by beating host Ashley 60-54 in a conference game Friday, Jan. 16.

    For West, 6-0 in the conference, Gray Cheers scored 20 points and Saadiq Johnson 13.

    Nasir Murray scored seven points, Josh Woodard four, Jon Jordan four, Tyquan Hill four, Shermonde Fulwood three, Alex Clarida two, Da’Quane Burgess two and Tyler Stanley one.

    Ashley led 15-14 after the first quarter and 29-27 at the half.

  • BCC women lose to Cape Fear

     BOLIVIA — Cape Fear beat host BCC 76-64 in a women’s NJCAA Division II Region 10 basketball game Thursday, Jan. 15.

    For BCC (1-5, 5-9), freshman D’Asya Wilson scored 18 points, sophomore Monica Smalls 15 and freshman Brianna Baham 13. Anshonee Addison scored six points and Courtney Pearsall, Baylee Simpson and Asha Graham scored four points each.

    The Dolphins led 11-10 with 11 minutes, 40 seconds left in the first half but the Sea Devils rallied and outscored BCC 16-2 in taking a 26-13 lead with 4:14 left.

  • 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. 5

    Two-vehicle crash on Village Road resulting in minor injuries.

    Hit and run by an unknown driver who struck a vehicle on U.S. 17.

    Jan. 6

    Anthony Walker arrested during a traffic stop on Village Road for driving while his license was suspended.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of heavy equipment batteries from a Village Road site.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte 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. 3

    Derrick Daniel Delahunt, 30, arrested on an order for arrest on a probation violation.

    Robbery, assault and assault on a female at the Shallotte Crossing Parkway Dollar Tree.

    Jan. 5

    Andrea Latisha Bellamy, 40, 2450 DL Drive, Little River, S.C., cited for possession of one-half ounce of marijuana.

  • Leland plans to hire economic development director

    LELAND — Leland officials plan to hire an economic development director before the fiscal year ends.

    Town Manager David Hollis updated the town board members on the hiring process during a Jan. 8 workshop to plan for the new year.

    “If all goes well, by March we’ll have somebody on board,” he said.

    Hollis said several interviews were held and applicants are being called in for second interviews.

  • Transportation improvement list includes Shallotte projects

    CAROLINA SHORES — The north end of Brunswick County put their draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) list in place in December and the south end of the county is readying their STIP this month.

    The Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) technical coordinating committee approved its STIP list Friday, Jan. 9, which will be voted on by the GSATS Transportation Advisory Committee on Jan. 23.

  • Leland reviews committees, communication efforts

    LELAND — Leland commissioners met Thursday, Jan. 8 to review items they intend to pursue in the new year.

    The workshop resulted from a review of goals the town board created during a March 2014 long range planning retreat in Surf City.

    Town Manager David Hollis presented town board members with a population estimate putting Leland close to 17,000 residents. Hollis said an official count from 2013 put Leland at 16,022. But at the start of 2015, it is about 16,800.

  • Commissioners argue over which park gets next upgrade

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 13, to begin reviewing upcoming needs to include in the fiscal year 2015-16 budget.

    County staff proposed continuing the board’s recent policy of selecting items to complete from the yearly Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) using only money available in the budget.

    “We’ve made significant accomplishments in the last few years without going into debt,” County Manager Ann Hardy said.