Today's News

  • Drug robbery at CVS in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—A man robbed a local CVS store of drugs one afternoon last week, then made his getaway through a drive-through window and ran into the woods.

    A suspect entered the store around 2 p.m. Thursday, May 26, and handed a note to a clerk at the pharmacy counter. The note said the suspect had a gun and demanded OxyContin and oxycodone.

    The clerk then handed the note to the pharmacist, and drugs were given to the suspect.

    The suspect is described as a white male dressed in a white T-shirt, skinny jeans and a white baseball cap.

  • Hurricane season barreling down upon us once again

    Can you believe 2011 is almost halfway through?

    Can you believe hurricane season has officially begun?

    That’s how it goes.

    Just when we’re finally out of the woods of a long, somewhat coldish winter (forcing some of us weather-wimps to don socks and jackets and baby-striped knit caps), we enter into warm-weather season. It always brings its “four H’s” downside—heat, humidity, hurricanes, and horrible summer TV.

  • Suspects break into Mini Mart

    At 3:51 a.m. on Friday, May 27, subjects made entry to the Waccamaw Mini Mart in Ash.

    It appeared that a few seconds before entry was made, an unknown car pulled slowly on the Old King Road side of the business. Suspects fled the scene before deputies arrived.

  • Randleman ends North Brunswick’s baseball season in regional finale

     RANDLEMAN—Standing on the prominent pitcher’s mound in the third inning at Randleman’s unique Brookshire Field—which features a sloping outfield—David Zacek was symbolic of North Brunswick’s baseball team in the final game of the NCHSAA Class 2A Eastern Regional: depleted of pitching but full of competitive spirit.

    Before a large crowd on a warm night, Randleman (26-3) beat North 13-7 Saturday in a game that came down to which team had the deepest pitching staff. On Saturday, neither starter got past the second inning.

  • Kelly, North Brunswick stun Randleman 6-5

     LELAND—Tylan Kelly’s two-run hit off the outfield fence with one out in the seventh inning rallied North Brunswick to a 6-5 victory over Randleman on Friday night in the NCHSAA Class 2A Eastern Regional baseball tournament.

    Randleman lost for the just the third time in 28 games. The victory tied the best-of-three series 1-1. North (17-10) and Randleman (25-3) play at 7 p.m. Saturday in Randleman for the regional title and the bid to the state tournament.

  • West opens Junior Legion season with victory

     The West Brunswick Junior American Legion baseball team opened its season by routing New Hanover 11-1 in five innings May 26.

    Carson Tew was the winning pitcher, giving up four hits and one run. He walked one and struck out one. He was helped by a double play that ended the third inning.

    West scored twice in the first in taking a 2-1 lead. Erick Hill led off with a single. With one out, Dustin Darguzas hit a run-scoring triple to right field. A sacrifice fly by Landon Tilley put West ahead 2-1.

  • Brunswick Beat for May 25, 2011
  • Brunswick County attorney charged with state tax offenses

    RALEIGH – A Brunswick County attorney was arrested Thursday on tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

    Sam H. Edwards, 67, of 1710 Hale Beach Road, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., was charged on May 26, 2011, with five counts of willful failure to file tax returns.

    Arrest warrants allege that Edwards failed to file North Carolina individual income tax returns for tax years 2005 through 2009.

  • District Court Docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on May 11, 12, 13, 16 and 17 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, May 11

    Judge Scott L/ Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

  • Students graduate from Gardner-Webb

    Three Brunswick County students were among 436 graduate students at Gardner-Webb University’s 2011 spring commencement exercises.