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Today's News

  • Sixth-graders will not play middle school sports, despite state policy change

    BOLIVIA — Sixth-graders at Brunswick County Schools will not be allowed to play middle school sports despite a change in state policy.

    This was the message Rhonda Benton, executive director of elementary and middle school education, had for superintendent Les Tubb, school board members and attendees of Tuesday’s operations/curriculum/policy committees meeting.

  • Sunset Beach trolls dredging oyster survey

    SUNSET BEACH — It will cost the town an extra $22,000 to conduct an oyster survey of local waters that are part of the town’s dredging analysis.

    But a representative for Moffatt & Nichol infrastructure advisory firm said that does not include Jinks Creek, the portion that is of most concern to the town’s local environmental resource committee (ERC).

    Jerry McCrain of Moffatt & Nichol said the estimated cost does not include Jinks Creek.

  • Flood victim who lost lawsuit speaks in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — A resident who recently lost a lawsuit against the town spoke about ongoing flooding fears at a town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Sept. 15.

    Glenda Ward said her house was flooded by a storm that descended the night of Oct. 2, 2015, the start of a weekend deluge that dumped 24 inches of rain on the town last year.

    Ward read a statement about what she went through at her home on Court 6 Northwest Drive, citing stopped-up culverts.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 6, 7, 8 and 9 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 6

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Leland man to serve up to 19 years in child sexual assault case

    A 20-year-old Leland man was sentenced to a maximum of 19 years in state prison after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree sex offense on a child younger than 13.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis sentenced Kymond Juantorey Auther to serve between 12 and 19 years in the North Carolina Department of Correction after he pleaded guilty to the crime, District Attorney Jon David said in a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20.

    The release did not say when Auther pleaded or was sentenced.

  • Leland man convicted of drug trafficking

    A Leland man will spend up to 12 years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges in Brunswick County Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 19.

    Korey Lee Beatty, 37, pleaded guilty to trafficking opium or heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon, District Attorney Jon David announced in a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20.

  • Community baby shower Sept. 24

    For the second year in a row, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center will partner with several Brunswick County businesses to co-host a community baby shower Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mulberry Park, 123 Mulberry St. in Shallotte. Vendors will give out gently used items for babies and small children, including clothing, toys, diapers and toiletries. Attendees will also be entered in a contest to win a new car seat.

  • Goodwin announces $3.6 M BCBSNC fine

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin fined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina $3.6 million as part of a voluntary settlement agreement he signed Sept. 15.

  • Lottery earns record $634M for education

    New results for the N.C. Education Lottery show it raised $634 million in fiscal year 2016 to help support education programs in North Carolina.

    The new results were reported Tuesday, Sept. 13, to the N.C. Education Lottery Commission at its quarterly meeting.

  • Hewett named new SCFS board chairman

    Southeastern Community & Family Services Inc. (SCFS) has elected Bernest L. Hewett as its new board chairman, succeeding Davian L. Ellison, who served a one-year term from 2015-16. Hewett will serve a one-year term, which took effect July 1.