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Today's News

  • Three weeks and still no charges

    It’s been three weeks and still no charges have been filed in the death of 3-year-old Jaronn Ladale McAllister.
    Two men identified as suspects by the Shallotte Police Department appeared in court on Tuesday shackled to one another on other charges.
    Jaronn was pronounced dead at the Brunswick Novant Medical Center around 9 a.m. Thursday, March 1. He was dropped off by Montey Andrea Murray, who along with Jessie Lamont Holt, was babysitting the toddler.

  • Every 60 seconds a woman dies: are you next?

    A woman dies every minute in the United States from heart disease and every 90 seconds from a heart attack.
    These are the statistics Pamela Federline recites as she addresses audiences as a Women Heart champion.
    Federline, an institutional effectiveness coordinator at Brunswick Community College, is dedicated to educating women everywhere about their risk of heart disease and the warning signs of heart attacks.
    “I really didn’t get it,” Federline said. “I didn’t understand the genetic risk factors. One in 30 women die of breast cancer but one in four die of heart disease.”

  • Six months to a new career

    Following a clear path toward a career has become easier in the last few years at Brunswick Community College.
    Officials have been working to streamline the process for students and the community.
    Students can start classes today and be a nationally certified and skilled member of the workforce in six months.
    BCC began the Career Pathways Institute in the spring of 2012. The program is a spin-off of the Jobs Now Initiative issued by Gov. Bev Perdue. That federally funded program ended in 2011. For educators at BCC, the question became how to keep the initiative going without Jobs Now.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny on Birch Pond Drive; someone took the cash box with $280 inside.

    •Assault at a restaurant on Whiteville Road; suspect assaulted the victim.

    •Kyle Thomas Powers, 17, of 9280 Landing Drive, Calabash was charged with assault.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Bradley Wayne Gibson of Lakewood Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with careless and reckless driving at the Ocean Isle Beach Park on Old Georgetown Road

    •Joshua Lewis of Thrush Court, Calabash, was charged with DWI after traveling left of center.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Bradley Wayne Gibson of Lakewood Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with careless and reckless driving at the Ocean Isle Beach Park on Old Georgetown Road

    •Joshua Lewis of Thrush Court, Calabash, was charged with DWI after traveling left of center.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Bradley Wayne Gibson of Lakewood Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with careless and reckless driving at the Ocean Isle Beach Park on Old Georgetown Road

    •Joshua Lewis of Thrush Court, Calabash, was charged with DWI after traveling left of center.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Bradley Wayne Gibson of Lakewood Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with careless and reckless driving at the Ocean Isle Beach Park on Old Georgetown Road

    •Joshua Lewis of Thrush Court, Calabash, was charged with DWI after traveling left of center.

  • Lady Trojans beat East Bladen 14-3

     ELIZABETHTOWN—Alyssa Chappell hit a line-drive home run and a run-scoring triple as West Brunswick beat East Bladen 14-3 in five innings in a conference softball game March 20.

    Nicole Phillips hit a three-run triple, Sam Smith was 3-for-3, Dez Avallone was 3-for-3 with one RBI and Hannah Stocks was 2-for-2 with a run-scoring double as the Trojans improved to 3-1 in the conference.

  • Roofers go out on a limb to save baby owl