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Today's News

  • County commissioners approve construction and demolition contract

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners have approved a contract to transport up to 50 percent of the county’s construction and demolition waste stream to Waste Industries.

    Brunswick County Operations Services Director Stephanie Lewis said Waste Industries offers transfer and disposal services for construction and demolition waste through the county’s transfer station at the Brunswick County landfill in Bolivia. Lewis said Waste Industries has agreed to haul and dispose construction and demolition waste at a rate of $38 per ton with no fuel surcharge.

  • What to expect from the upcoming short session in Raleigh

    I doubt any of you have noticed or paid particular attention to this detail, but whenever I write about the North Carolina General Assembly’s short session, I use quotation marks when using “non-controversial” as the powers-that-be like to describe it.

    Non-controversial? What does that even mean?

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

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

    •Larceny and forgery on Valley Drive in Calabash on May 6.

    •Larceny from a motor vehicle on River Road in Leland on May 4; suspect stole victim’s iPad 2 from vehicle.

    •Fraud on Galloway Road in Bolivia on May 4.

    •Vandalism on Ash-Little River Road in Ash on May 4; suspect cut hole in ATMC’s perimeter fence.

  • Sheriff’s north-end substation relocates

  • Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From April 30-May 6 special operations set up checkpoints on Belville School Road, Mount Misery Road, N.C. 133, Green Loop Road, N.C. 179, Lincoln Road, N.C. 904, Old Georgetown Road and Middleton Road.

  • State unemployment extension program set to expire

    RALEIGH—North Carolina is no longer eligible for the Extended Benefits (EB) program, according to a recent notification from the U.S. Department of Labor.

    The last payable week of EB will be the week ending May 12.

    Workers who file their claim through the EB program will no longer be eligible to receive extended benefits once the period ends. Roughly 199,000 people are receiving benefits in North Carolina. Of those, 17,000 people are currently receiving benefits in the EB program.

  • Relay for Life raises more than $233,000 for American Cancer Society

    SHALLOTTE—Nearly 800 people walked and walked into the evening, throughout the night and into the morning, all to raise money and awareness May 4-5 for the American Cancer Society.

    Brunswick County’s 15th annual Relay for Life had 70 teams participate. More than $233,000 was raised during the event, according to preliminary numbers tallied by Erica O’Brien, community coordinator with the American Cancer Society.

  • BCC splits doubleheader at Danville, Va.

     

      The Brunswick Community College baseball team split a region doubleheader Saturday at Danville, Va., winning the first game 6-4 in nine innings and losing the second 4-1 in seven innings.

    In the first game, each team made four errors. BCC finished with 12 hits. Alex Sasser was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Josh Hardwick, Jonathan Corbett, Tyler Ruffin and Matthew Archer each had two hits. Hardwick hit a triple and scored in BCC’s two-run eighth inning, which gave it a 6-3 lead.

  • Lady Trojans beat South 10-0 in softball

     Two left-handed batters did all the right things to make Senior Night one to remember for West Brunswick's softball team on May 3.

    The Trojans led South Brunswick by seven runs in the sixth inning when West's seniors, Dez Avallone and Alyssa Chappell, came to bat with runners on base.

    Avallone ripped a fastball to right field to score one run, and then Chappell blasted a curveball to center field to drive in two more runs and end the game an inning early as West won 10-0.

  • West, South tie 1-1 in soccer

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team tied South Brunswick 1-1 in an overtime conference game on Senior Night May 3.

    Despite the tie, West finishes 3-0-1 against county teams and is the county champion for 2012. The Trojans finish 9-2-1 and second in the conference. They are 11-7-1 for the season.