Today's News

  • Board of education adopts interim budget

    BOLIVIA—Until the state and the county finalize their respective operating budgets for the upcoming fiscal year, the board of education is unable to adopt a formal budget resolution.

    Brunswick County Schools Finance Director Freyja Cahill said the board couldn’t adopt its formal fiscal year 2011-2012 operating budget until its funding sources—the state and the county—approve the upcoming fiscal year’s budgets.

    The 2011 fiscal year budget takes effect July 1.

  • 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:

    •Armed robbery on Walker Street in Leland; suspects entered victim’s business armed with guns.

    •Fire investigation on Cross Street in Shallotte; victim’s doublewide trailer caught on fire.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Robinsons Park Trail in Supply; suspect attempted to enter victim’s residence, damaging two doors and a screen window.

  • ACE roundup: Ten arrested for impaired driving charges

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team arrested 10 people for impaired driving last week.

    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 June 6-12, ACE deputies issued 70 total arrests and citations, including four driving while impaired charges and 18 speed violations.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From June 6-12, K-9 deputies issued 14 citations and made nine drug arrests.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Albert Wayne Skipper, 30, of 518 Town Creek Road NE in Leland, was charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    •Jason Lee Calhoun, 40, of 2696 Craven St., Supply, was charged with resisting a public officer.

  • Governor vetoes GOP budget; lawmakers poised to override veto

    RALEIGH—It looks as if N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of GOP lawmakers’ budget may be short-lived.

    On Sunday, the first-term Democrat governor vetoed the GOP-led budget. But Republicans were quick to announce they had the numbers to override Perdue’s veto.

    In her veto announcement, Perdue accused the legislature of “turning its back on our schools, our children, our longstanding investments in education and our future economic prospects.”

  • Commissioners schedule final budget workshop

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners have scheduled one final budget workshop before adopting the fiscal year 2011-2012 operating budget.

    The workshop was scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Brunswick County Commissioners Chambers at the county complex in Bolivia.

    Commissioners are expected to adopt the $190 million operating budget at their next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 20.

    The 2011-2012 fiscal year begins July 1.

  • Brunswick Novant Medical Center to open July 31

    SUPPLY—Hospital officials have announced the official opening of Brunswick Novant Medical Center.

    Brunswick Community Hospital spokesperson Amy Myers said the 78-bed hospital will open to the public Sunday, July 31.

    The new Brunswick Novant Medical Center is on U.S. 17, about three miles north of the current hospital facility on the southbound side of U.S. 17, at 240 Hospital Drive NE in Bolivia.

  • Jolly urges state’s high court to toss out DA’s complaint

    RALEIGH—Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly has appealed to North Carolina’s high court to throw out District Attorney Jon David’s traffic court appeal.

    Jolly claims David doesn’t have the right “to an administrative traffic court or administrative traffic court days,” in his response filed in the North Carolina Supreme Court on June 8.

  • Calabash woman killed in single-car wreck

    LONGWOOD—A Calabash woman was killed Monday in a single-car wreck on Longwood Road.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol Sgt. T.T. Daniels, Sarah Nicole Linker, 24, of Calabash, was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on Longwood Road near N.C. 130 Monday evening.

    Around 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, Linker was driving her 2008 Ford passenger vehicle north on Longwood Road.

  • Investigator finds no discrimination against commissioner

    BOLIVIA—Case closed.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Sgt. Mark Francisco has found no evidence of discrimination—internally by sheriff’s deputies or by fellow commissioners—against county commissioner Charles Warren.

    Warren filed a police report last Tuesday, June 7, claiming racial harassment and discrimination by Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies, as well as fellow commissioners Scott Phillips and Bill Sue.