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Today's News

  • Jason Watts wins conference singles title

     West Brunswick junior Jason Watts beat South Brunswick junior Gabe Azzato 6-2, 6-4 April 24 and won the Waccamaw Conference championship singles tennis tournament.

    Watts broke serve twice in taking a 3-2 lead in the first set. He hit a service winner to take the sixth game and the lead went to 5-2 when Azzato defaulted. Watts held serve in the eighth game, winning when Azzato hit an errant shot.

  • Relay for Life gets moving next weekend

    SHALLOTTE—There’s no sleeping at Relay for Life.

    While people can bring tents for the 24-hour annual American Cancer Society fundraiser, event organizers say participants shouldn’t plan on sleeping.

    They’ve even planned round-the-clock events, including an early-morning rooster-crowing contest, to make sure no one sneaks in a nap.

  • Crown Management withdraws bid for hospital purchase

    Crown Management, the only entity to bid on the purchase of the former Brunswick Community Hospital, has withdrawn its offer.

    Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing said Crown Management, who announced plans to locate an acute-care psychiatric treatment facility and physiatrist residential facility in the old hospital, withdrew its $1.5 million dollar offer on April 11.

  • County budget to be presented at May 21 commissioners meeting

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County administration officials are working to prepare the upcoming fiscal year’s budget to present to Brunswick County commissioners.

    Assistant county manager Steve Stone said he, finance director Ann Hardy and county manager Marty Lawing were in the process of meeting with the county’s department heads to discuss their budget requests.

  • State unemployment rate drops to 9.7 percent in March

    RALEIGH—North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percent to 9.7 percent in March, down from February’s revised rate of 9.9 percent.

    According to the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina, the number of unemployed North Carolinians decreased by 12,092 workers to 451,657.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    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 April 16-22, special operations set up checkpoints on Varnamtown Road, McLamb Road, Cherry Tree Road, Ocean Isle Beach Road, Mount Misery Road, Village Road and the U.S. 74 on-ramp.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Burglary, larceny and vandalism on Benton Road in Supply on April 19; suspect stole candy, three bicycles and two calculators from Supply Elementary School.

    •Larceny on Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach on April 20; suspect stole a couch and a love seat from the Habitat for Humanity Resale Store.

  • Gore has best round of day in college tourney

     

    MOUNT OLIVE—Mount Olive sophomore Dalton Gore (Oak Island/South Brunswick High School) posted a tournament-best, 2-under-par 70 Monday, propelling him into the top 10 after two rounds of the Conference Carolinas Men's Golf Championships at Woodlake Resort in Vass. The Trojans head into Tuesday's final round in eighth place with a two-round total of 617.

  • West golfers take over lead in conference

    Led by freshman Drew Boyer, the West Brunswick High School boys’ golf team won the final regular-season match of the season April 23 at Rivers Edge.

    West Brunswick and West Bladen entered the tourney April 23 tied for first, each having won three tourneys this season.

    On April 23, West finished first at 326 and West Bladen was third at 355.

  • Sheriff’s eldest son arrested for DWI

    BOLIVIA—John William Ingram VI, eldest son of Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram, has been arrested for driving while impaired.

    According Sheriff Ingram, Ingram, 21, was arrested and charged with driving while impaired on Saturday, April 21, by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol near Ocean Isle Beach.

    Ingram was taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center, where he was processed and released into the sheriff’s custody after being booked.