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Today's News

  • Three North Brunswick athletes make college decisions

    LELAND — Three North Brunswick High School athletes signed letters of intent Feb. 3.

    Latrell Hill signed with Louisburg College and Jordan Howard signed with UNC Pembroke. Both will play football. Mitch Layton signed with North Carolina Wesleyan to play basketball.

     

    Latrell Hill

    Hill, North’s Lineman of the Year, is recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee. The surgery was in December.

  • Work progressing on schools day treatment facility

    BOLIVIA — Work is moving along on a new day treatment facility that Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Les Tubb hopes will be ready to open in just a few more months.

    “The goal right now is to move in as soon as possible, and we hope that will be April — probably will be May,” said Tubb, speaking at the board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 2.

    The program at Bolivia Elementary School is going through building permitting and health department and fire inspection, Tubb said.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office reports

    Deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 26

    Embezzlement from Premier Towing and Recovery Services on Holden Beach Road, Supply.

    Larceny from buildings on Pembroke Street, Ocean Isle Beach.

    Vandalism on Lucian I. Fulford Avenue, Supply.

    Breaking and entering and larceny on Southport-Supply Road, Southport.

    Injury to personal property on Hospital Drive, Supply.

    Jan. 27

  • 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.

    Jan. 22

    Tracey Weston Martin was cited and released for taking merchandise from the New Pointe Boulevard Wal-Mart without paying for it.

    Jan. 23

    Amanda Jean Thornton was cited and released for taking merchandise from the New Pointe Boulevard Wal-Mart without paying for it.

    Jan. 24

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 23

    Tyler Eugene Adkins, 21, was arrested on a charge of obtaining property by false pretense.

    Jan. 25

    Larceny of jewelry worth $3,000 from a Palmer Drive residence.

    Jan. 26

    Felisha Nicole Milligan, 28, was arrested on a larceny charge.

  • Leland police seek information in road rage investigation

    Leland police investigators are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a man they say was involved in a road rage altercation Thursday, Jan. 28.

    The man approached a customer at the Murphy USA gas station on New Point Boulevard in the Wal-Mart shopping center off U.S. 17 at 11:08 p.m., Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.

    The man started an argument with the customer over a traffic incident where the other driver had not used his turn signal, then pushed him, Humphries said. When the victim fought back, the man assaulted him then left.

  • Leland board approves changes to LCAC rates, programs

    LELAND — Leland intends to add more classes and more activities at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, with a new manager, in 2016.

    Former manager Jill Brown resigned at the end of 2015. Town Manager David Hollis said the staff has already begun receiving applications and will begin interviews this month.

    “We are trying to find the right person, so there is no deadline (for hiring),” he said. “If I had to guess, we will probably decide in the next month.”

  • Fishing heats up with calm, mild weather

    January can be an extremely tough month for Brunswick County fishermen. Air temperatures are frigid, marine conditions are predominantly rough, and “honey-do” lists’ seem to increase every time you tinker with fishing tackle. Yet somewhere past the howling winds and dismal days there is hope that a day will come to head offshore again. Not knowing what the targeted species may be, but simply to push the throttles forward and head out to the blue water.

  • Cart-path-only: Aggravation

    This past year has been one of the wettest in the history of Brunswick County. Many courses have been cart-path-only for weeks and weeks. This slows play because golfers must leave their carts on the path, walk to their ball (which may be on the far side of the fairway) and then hit.

    A good tip is to take three clubs to the ball. The club you think you need, plus one longer and one shorter. Then you won’t have to walk back and forth if the distance is too long or short for what you thought

  • New BCC tobacco policy is long overdue

    Although various studies indicate most people who try to quit smoking or using tobacco products do so cold turkey, they also indicate gradual cessation is a more successful strategy.

    The latter is the same approach Brunswick Community College is taking toward becoming a tobacco- and smoke-free campus by the fall semester of 2017.