Today's News

  • Three face drug conspiracy charge

    Three people face felony conspiracy drug charges in connection with an early January case.

    Brittney Elizabeth Thomas, 25, of Sweet Bay Drive, Southport, was arrested Jan. 19 and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule III controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance on a prison/jail premises, felony conspiring to sell/deliver a schedule III controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man leads deputies on chase

    An Ocean Isle Beach man faces multiple charges after leading deputies on a short chase last week.

    Billy Benjamin Suggs, 27, of Atkinson Street in Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested Jan. 25 and charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony flee/elude with a motor vehicle, misdemeanor injury to personal property, reckless driving/wanton disregard and driving with an expired registration card/tag.

  • Coast Guard medevacs man from Bald Head Island

    The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering from severe abdominal pains from Bald Head Island on Monday.

    Coast Guard Station Oak Island watchstanders received a report of the 49-year-old man’s condition and received a medevac request from medical personnel with the Bald Head Island Department of Public Safety, according to a Coast Guard news release.

    Station Oak Island launched a 29-foot response small boat crew, who got the man and two medical personnel on board at Bald Head Island and transported them to EMS personnel at Deep Point Marina in Southport.

  • Leland man accused of assaulting officer

    A Leland man is accused of assaulting an officer.

    Alfredo Gutierrez, 20, of Walker Street NE was arrested Jan. 24 and charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official/employee.

    Warrants show Gutierrez assaulted an officer by grabbing the officer by the throat as the officer was investigating a noise ordinance on Jan. 24.

    Gutierrez was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility Jan. 24 and released the same day on $5,000 bail.

  • New BCC president arrives on campus

    BOLIVIA— At the start of 2019 Brunswick Community College welcomed a new year and a new college president to campus.

    Dr. Gene Smith officially joined campus staff Jan. 2 after a career spanning more than 25 years at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, starting as an instructor in the math and science department in 1993 before becoming a department chair in the college’s math and science department in 2005.

  • Board of Education meeting Feb. 5

    The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Brunswick County Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the County Commissioners’ Chambers at the David R. Sandifer Administration Building, 30 Courthouse Drive in Bolivia.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run For Food benefits SBIC Food Pantry

     It was all about people supporting others. The 15th annual Ocean Isle Beach Bridge Run For Food event took place on Saturday, Jan. 19, with 376 participants. Walkers and runners also brought carloads of food when they picked up their packets. Participants also donated more than $2,800 to the South Brunswick Interchurch Council Food Pantry.

  • BRIEF: For the Kids

     Last year, McLeod Loris Seacoast treated more than 700 children in its hospitals and at McLeod Seacoast Pediatric Rehabilitation. From the tiniest of newborn babies to those on the brink of adulthood, McLeod Loris Seacoast is here to make sure your children get quality care when they need it most.

    Join us for our annual Sporting Clays Classic on Saturday, March 23, at the Low Country Preserve at 466 Indigo Flats East in Tabor City from noon to 4 p.m. Dinner and awards will immediately follow.

  • BJ Hale scores ace

     On Jan. 18, BJ Hale scored a hole-in-one at Rivers Edge Golf Club. BJ scored her ace on the par 3, 5th hole. The distance was 62 yards and she used her gap wedge. Her playing partners were Jane Lea, Beth Mahon and Sandy Keck. This is BJ’s second hole-in-one. Her first was also on the 5th hole at Rivers Edge in March 2017.

  • One Track Mind column: Drivers entering 2019 searching for an elusive first victory

     In our last two columns we discussed New Year’s resolutions that various NASCAR drivers would be making for 2019. I wrote about the drivers who missed out on Victory Lane in 2018 and how they need to get back there in 2019. We also looked at drivers who had breakout years in 2018 and how they need to take the next step in becoming championship contenders. In this week’s column I examine one last resolution and this one’s for drivers who haven’t grabbed a win yet in their NASCAR Cup Series careers.