Today's News

  • County receives $2.1 million in 911 center consolidation grant

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Emergency Services Department has received a $2.1 million grant.

    The grant, awarded through the N.C. 911 Board, is for consolidation of the county’s emergency communications, including merging the county’s central communications and the Oak Island Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

    “We are consolidating the Oak Island 911 PSAP into Brunswick County central communications PSAP,” Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said.

  • County adopts $25 reservation fee for picnic shelters

    BOLIVIA—Beginning Aug. 1, residents will have to pay a reservation fee to use picnic pavilions at five of the county’s parks.

    Brunswick County commissioners approved the fee—$25 for four-hour increments—at their last meeting Monday, July 2. Parks and recreation director Jim Pryor said he hopes to have the program up and running by Aug. 1.

  • Brunswick County man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

    RALEIGH—A Brunswick County man was recently sentenced to federal prison on narcotics charges.

    Kendrick O’Brian Crawford, 28, was sentenced to 135 months in federal prison on each of six counts of which he was convicted.

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Crawford previously pleaded guilty to six counts of distributing cocaine.

  • Brunswick County crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Resisting arrest on Mulligan Way in Bolivia on July 3.

    •Simple physical assault and simple non-physical assault on Woods Court in Bolivia on July 5.

    •Vandalism on Middleton Villa in Calabash on July 6.

    •Vandalism on Middleton Villa in Calabash on July 6.

    •Vandalism on South Middleton in Calabash on July 6.

    •Fraud on Ocean Highway West in Supply on July 6.

  • Commissioner re-raises raise issue to no avail

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioner Marty Cooke has once again re-raised the raise issue to his fellow commissioners regarding raises for county employees.

    But at the last county commissioners’ meeting July 2, Cooke was only able to raise support from one commissioner, Charles Warren, and his motion to re-address the issue of employee raises failed two votes to three.

    The 2012-2013 county budget, which took effect July 1, did not include any merit or cost-of-living increases for Brunswick County employees.

  • McCumbee to race at Chicagoland Speedway in NASCAR truck race


    Chad McCumbee will be behind the wheel of the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/ fleetHQ.com/QMI Chevrolet Silverado when the team returns to the track July 21 at Chicagoland Speedway.

    McCumbee, a native of Supply, replaces David Reutimann, who made four attempts with RBR in 2012 after replacing Clay Rogers in the off-season. After a DNQ in the season opener at Daytona, the team reeled off three straight top-20 finishes at Martinsville, Rockingham and Charlotte.

  • Fletcher draws on Shrine Bowl experience for All-Star game

     Jimmy Fletcher’s experience as an assistant coach for North Carolina in the 2010 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas has been a benefit to him as he gets ready to be the head coach for the East in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star football game July 18 in Greensboro.

    “I would hate to have done this without doing the Shrine Bowl,” he said Monday.

    “You just don’t know what to expect.

  • Carson Tew throws no-hitter in CCSSL game

     Carson Tew threw a no-hitter in the first game against New Hanover and West Brunswick won the second game 2-1 when Erick Hill was hit by a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded.

    The victories July 9 in the two five-inning games gave West an 11-0 record in the Central Carolina Summer Scholastic League.

    In the first game, Tew walked one and struck out three in five innings in a 4-0 victory.

  • Man involved in K-9’s death sentenced to federal prison

    RALEIGH—A man who was arrested in connection with the death of a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 has been sentenced in federal court.

    According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Jamie Gonzalez-Lopez, 33, of Mexico, was sentenced to 135 months, or more than 11 years, in federal prison for narcotics charges. Gonzalez-Lopez previously pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine.

  • Opening ceremonies of Dixie Youth Baseball AA (coach-pitch) state tourney at Lockwood Folly