Today's News

  • Brunswick native found dead in Asheboro featured on America’s Most Wanted website

    On May 18, 2010, Ash native Shaunna Walley, 22, was found dead just steps away from a walking trail in Asheboro.

    Almost a year since Walley’s body was discovered, no one has been arrested for Walley’s murder or suspected sexual assault. Walley’s family and Asheboro Police officers have enlisted the help of America’s Most Wanted to seek information about Walley’s killer.

  • May is zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, underage drinking

    BOLIVIA—It’s more than zero-tolerance month for Sarah Garner.

    For Garner, while May has been declared zero-tolerance month for impaired driving, the state’s safety resource prosecutor says it’s more than that.

    “It’s the zero-tolerance millennium,” Garner said at Monday’s kickoff event for Zero-Tolerance Month at Brunswick Community College.

    Impaired driving, Garner stressed, is not accidental.

  • Bolivia man arrested for shooting

    BOLIVIA—A Bolivia man was arrested for a shooting at his home late Monday night.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley, sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting incident at 450 Colonial Landing Road in Bolivia around 11:45 p.m. Monday, May 2.

    Donas Jermaine Johnson, 21, of 259 Colonial Landing Road, suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck. Johnson was taken to Brunswick Community Hospital before deputies arrived at the scene, Stanley said.

  • Taco Bell opening Monday

    SHALLOTTE—“I want a chalupa, a burrito, a Crunchwrap Supreme and two soft tacos with hot sauce.”

    These words will be heard in Shallotte on Monday as Taco Bell officially comes to town.

    The highly anticipated opening of the new Taco Bell location on Main Street in Shallotte has been announced for 5 p.m. Monday, May 9.

    While the opening is technically a soft opening, they expect to be busy. A grand opening event will be planned for the near future.

  • Two deputies transferred for incident in Shallotte

    Two Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies have been transferred from the road patrol unit following an incident in Shallotte last month.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram, deputies Tony Henson and Joshua Smith were transferred from road patrol following an incident April 12. Henson was given a written reprimand.

    Around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, Henson and Smith were on patrol in the Copas Road area near Shallotte when they saw a person walking on the side of the road.

  • West Brunswick golfer Greg Hensley qualifies for state

     West Brunswick junior Greg Hensley shot the second-best score out of 87 golfers in the NCHSAA Class 3A Regional Monday at Reedy Creek Golf Course.

    Hensley shot 38-36—74 and qualified for the two-day state tourney next week.

    Fike’s Bailey Rose finished first, shooting a 34-36—70.

    The West Brunswick golf team finished fourth and missed qualifying for state by two strokes.

    The top three team qualified for state, and they were Fike (308), West Carteret (316) and Rocky Mount (333).

  • Mother of slain football star pleads with the community for help

    SOUTHPORT—Surrounded by her mother and father, Joyce Hankins pleaded with the community to come forward with information about the shooting death of her son Marcus Hankins.

    During a Monday morning press conference at Southport Town Hall, Hankins asked anyone with information that might help solve the shooting death of her son to come forward.

  • Allen credits special group for first region title

     Before coach Robbie Allen talked about ERAs and home runs, before he talked about the Dolphins’ first Region 10 championship and the championship tournament this month in which they will be the No. 1 seed, Allen talked about the players who made it possible, the players who proved some scouts wrong and showed Allen they could be champions.

  • BCC maintains first-place lead; one game left

     Against the last-place team in Region 10, the first-place Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Danville Community College 12-2 in six innings and 12-2 in five innings in a doubleheader Saturday.

    BCC entered the games 16-6 and first in Region 10. Southeastern Community College was second at 17-7. The regular season ends Sunday.

    In the first game, Tory Schroff gave up five hits. He walked three and struck out five.

  • VIDEO: Brunswick Beat for April 27, 2011