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Today's News

  • Brunswick County growth numbers best since 2006

    The U.S. Census Bureau released figures in March that identified Brunswick County as the fastest-growing county in North Carolina.

    The Census Bureau determines population numbers through the census, which is completed every 10 years and last performed in 2010. The Census Bureau estimates population figures annually in the interim years.

    Brunswick County’s population grew from 112,197 in 2012 to 115,301 in 2013.

  • Smart Start trailer stolen in Shallotte

    Police are looking for the person who stole Smart Start of Brunswick County’s event trailer last week.

    Linda Gironda, executive director of Smart Start of Brunswick County, said the trailer was stolen late last Thursday night or early Friday morning. It had been parked at the Smart Start facility on 5140 Sellers St. in Shallotte.

    It was scheduled for use on Saturday, April 5, at Kids Art Day in Franklin Square Park in Southport.

  • Late nights started with ‘Letterman’

    When I was a kid, the family used to do things as a family, meaning if my older sisters had some activity to go to, the parents volunteered and I got stuck going along, too.

    We didn’t bother with babysitters when I was too young to take care of myself. When I was old enough to be left on my own, it meant I was old enough to help out with whatever event we were going to — setting up, breaking down, carrying things to and from the station wagon.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    March 29

    Assault and larceny, someone punched an employee in the face while taking items from Walmart.

    Larceny of $520 from victim on Holden Beach Road.

    Larceny of ribs from a grocery store on Main Street.

    March 31

    Assault by pointing a gun at victim on Milliken Street.

    April 1

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    March 24

    Financial identity theft, the victim reported while vacationing in Florida an unknown person obtained credit card information and made many purchases without consent.

    Breaking and entering and larceny from motor vehicle. Someone stole tools from an unsecured toolbox on a vehicle parked on Towne Lake Drive.

    March 25

  • Testimony continues in Grissett murder trial

     BOLIVIA — A day after Richard Hugh Grissett, 53, was arrested and charged with the murder of 86-year-old Linnie Mae Ward in November 2012, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team members found the rifle she had used to try to defend herself in a pond beside Grissett’s home, evidence showed Tuesday, April 8.

    Grissett is accused of beating Ward to death with his hands during an alleged burglary at her Longwood home.

  • Decades Dance celebrates BCC’s 35-year anniversary

     

    IF YOU GO

     

    What: Brunswick Community College Blue & Teal Decades Dance

     

    When: Friday, April 11, 5:30 to 11 p.m.

     

    Where: Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, Brunswick Community College

     

    How much: $10 for alumni, faculty and staff; $20 general admission

     

    For tickets, go to: www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-teal-decades-dance-tickets-10802814509?ref=ebtn

     

     

  • Proposal could lead to change in school start times

     The Brunswick County Schools district has proposed a change in bell times for elementary, middle and high schools in the coming school year.

    Superintendent Edward Pruden announced the proposal at the Brunswick County Board of Education’s April 1 monthly meeting.

    It would have elementary school bells ringing at 7:35 a.m., with high schools pushed to 8:40 a.m. and middle schools beginning at 8:50 a.m.

  • Vann and Babson announce marriage

      Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Joanna Elizabeth Vann of Greenville and Bradley Nelson Babson of Lake Waccamaw. The bride-elect is the daughter of Pat Drew and Jamie R. Vann, both of Clinton. The prospective groom is the son of Freda and Ken Kerr of Lake Waccamaw and Samuel Babson of Ash. An Aug. 23 wedding is planned at The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews in Wilmington.

  • Sunset Beach Police Report

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

     

    March 31

    Larceny of miscellaneous items reported on High Market Street.

     

    April 1

    Larceny of jewelry reported on Kings Trail.

     

    April 6

    Rodwyn Nile Frink, 31, of 4500 Little Prong Road, Ash, charged with failure to appear.