Today's News

  • Sunset Beach: Don’t make access to public records be more difficult

    Thanks to Carol Scott for being a voice of reason on Sunset Beach Town Council.

    The council is considering implementing a policy that would regulate how the town deals with public records requests. 

    Among items included in the proposal is a form that would require each person to provide detailed information including name, contact information and specific public records information requested.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 23, 24, 25, 28 and 29 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, March 23

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Joy Easley and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Drug agents searching for Supply woman

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit served a search warrant at a home on Trace Street in the Civietown Community on April 4.

    After searching the home, drug agents have charged a woman with several drug violations.

  • Leland man sentenced on federal firearms charges

    NEW BERN— A Leland man was sentenced to prison for federal firearms charges.

    According to U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson Robin Zier, Christopher Harold Goins, 35, of Leland, was sentenced to 240 months, or 20 years, in federal prison for firearms charges.

  • Landfill expansion draws full-house crowd

    BOLIVIA—Though commissioners were careful to articulate they might not approve a future landfill expansion on the site, they took the necessary steps toward the expansion by approving the potential site’s rezoning Monday night.

    In a 3-0 vote with commissioner Charles Warren absent and commissioner Marty Cooke abstaining, commissioners approved rezoning the land slated to house the expanded construction and demolition landfill from rural residential to industrial general, the only zone that allows a landfill as a permitted use.

  • Commissioners OK patient move for July’s hospital swap

    BOLIVIA—Novant Health has enlisted the help of the county to transport patients when hospital officials open the new Brunswick Novant Medical Center this summer.

    At their regular meeting Monday night, commissioners approved an agreement between Novant Health, the owners of Brunswick Community Hospital and the future Brunswick Novant Medical Center, and Brunswick County, which would allow Brunswick County EMS to transport patients from the old hospital to the new hospital.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit arrested the following suspects last week:

    •Derrick Antonio Daniels, 31, of 7253 Bellamy Road, Longwood, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Drug agents as well as officers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol seized 14.5 grams of marijuana and more than $3,500 from Daniels during a traffic stop on U.S. 17 near Grissettown.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Property damage on Harvest Drive in Bolivia; suspect shot victim’s windows with a BB gun.

    •Property damage on River Drive in Winnabow; suspect threw eggs at victim’s vehicle.

    •Property damage on Long Beach Road in Southport; suspect broke victim’s windows.

    •Larceny on Woodlands Way in Calabash; suspect stole victim’s personal belongings.

  • 'Unusual' wreck is deja vu for fire crew

    It was no April Fool’s joke when firefighters with Grissettown-Longwood Fire Department were called to the scene of an “unusual” wreck last Friday morning, April 1.

    Though they’ve practiced rescues using a similar scenario with one vehicle on top of another, they can’t recall exactly when they’ve actually had to use it.

  • HOA-POA reps converge with concerns in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES—Road repairs, a recent fire, swimming pool concerns and mosquito-spraying—or the lack thereof—are among issues aired at a March 30 meeting of the Carolina Shores HOA-POA Advisory Committee.

    Formed last summer, the committee meets monthly as a means of providing better communication and comparing notes among the six communities that compose the town. It also makes recommendations and suggestions to the town board of commissioners about community concerns.