Today's News

  • Commissioners to have annual budget retreat this week

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners will have their annual budget retreat this week.

    Commissioners have scheduled the two-day workshop for 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, and from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Both budget sessions will be in the second-floor conference room in the David R. Sandifer County Administration Building at the county complex in Bolivia.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office ACE roundup

    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 Feb. 6-12, ACE deputies issued 132 total traffic violations and other charges Deputies charged six suspects with driving while impaired (DWI). Deputies patrolled Longwood, Supply, Leland, Southport, Winnabow, Calabash and Ash.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Gwendolyn Chavis, 46, of 820 Fairway Drive, Longs, S.C., was charged with DWI and open container.

  • Sheriff’s sergeant cleared in shooting; returns to work

    BOLIVIA—District Attorney Jon David said a sheriff’s deputy who used deadly force during a domestic dispute last December was justified in the shooting.

    On Monday, David released his opinion following a State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) investigation into Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brian Tully.

    David cleared Tully in a Dec. 26 shooting, saying, “Tully’s actions were justified and the need for deadly force was authorized.”

  • West basketball video Feb. 13
  • VIDEO INCLUDED Buffkin’s steal, layup clinches West Brunswick tourney win over South Brunswick

     Taylor Buffkin’s steal and layup in the final 21 seconds clinched West Brunswick’s 50-45 victory Monday over South Brunswick in a first-round game of the Farm Bureau Insurance Waccamaw Conference Basketball Tournament.

    Buffkin, a senior forward, scored two points in the first half but finished with 13, tying for the team lead with senior guard Jamal Jacobs. He scored of eight of West’s final 17 points.

  • Candidate filing open for 2012 election

    BOLIVIA—And they’re off.

    Candidate filing for the 2012 election is under way. Filing began at noon Monday, Feb. 13, and runs until noon Wednesday, Feb. 29.

    The 2012 primary election will be Tuesday, May 8, and the General Election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

    Several candidates arrived at the Brunswick County Board of Elections on Monday to file for their respective offices.

    County contests are already proving to be crowded fields.

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  • VIDEO INCLUDED BCC men defeat Aiken Tech, 80-76

     The Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team avenged a 30-point loss to Aiken Tech by beating the Knights 80-76 Sunday on Walter Shaw Court in the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics gym.

    The Knights hit eight 3-pointers in the first half but BCC held them to none in the second half. The BCC defense held the Knights to three points in the final 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

    For BCC (13-11), Steve Johnson scored 25 points, Quinton Morrow 15, Kameko Walls 11 and Marcus Graham 10.

  • Hilliard, Minor second in state indoor track meet

     In a thrilling finish, South Brunswick junior Carmen Hilliard was second to West Carteret sophomore Blake Dodge by 0.03 seconds the 1,600-meter run Saturday in the Class North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 1A/2A/3A indoor state track and field meet at the Eddie Smith Fieldhouse at UNC Chapel Hill.

    Hilliard finished in 5:09.57. Dodge won in 5:09.54.

    In the 1,000-meter run, Hilliard finished 10th in 3:14.12. The winning time was 3:08.46. Ashley Sloup was 20th in 3:22.94 in the 29-runner field.

  • BCC splits doubleheader in season opener on new field

     Opening the 2012 baseball season on a chilly, overcast day on its new home field, the Brunswick Community split a doubleheader with Catawba Valley Community College.

    BCC, which entered the game ranked No. 18 in the NCJAA Division II baseball poll, won the first game 5-3 in nine innings and lost the second game 10-2 in seven innings.

  • Holden Beach to receive federal, state funding for beach nourishment

    Holden Beach will receive $637,383 in federal and state funds under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program.

    Of the amount allotted, $447,960 will be directed to beach renourishment and $189,423 will be directed to beach grass and sand fencing.

    Holden Beach was hit hard by Hurricane Irene, and these funds will be used to help the community make repairs to the damages that were incurred by the storm.