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Today's News

  • Robbery at the Ocean Isle Beach Dollar General

    An armed robbery Sunday evening in Ocean Isle Beach has some residents on edge.

    A little before 7 p.m. on Jan. 15 two people entered the Dollar General Store at 6675 Beach Drive, SW and robbed the store at gun point. No one was injured during the robbery. There were customers and employees inside the store.

    Immediately following the robbery, officers with the sheriff’s department searched the area for the suspects.

    At press time they still had not been apprehended.

  • BCC baseball players practice for first time on new field

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team practiced Saturday for the first time on its new field.

    The Dolphins, the NJCCA Division II Region 10 regular-season champions in 2011, are scheduled to play their first games on the new field at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in a doubleheader against Catawba Valley Community College. (BCC is scheduled to open the season Feb. 9 at Louisburg.)

  • BCC women upset No. 5 Patrick Henry, lose 60-59 to No. 9 Catawba Valley

     

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team upset unbeaten Patrick Henry Community College 88-78 on Jan. 6. The loss was the first in 12 games for Patrick Henry, ranked No. 5 at the time in the NJCAA Division II poll.

    “It’s the biggest win in our history,” BCC coach Ashlyn Burke said.

    Julia Crews hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points. Emily Jackson scored 18 points and Shanita Hampton 14.

    The Lady Dolphins never trailed en route to the victory.

  • South girls finish 7-0 in swim meet

     The South Brunswick High School girls’ swim team finished 7-0 in an eight-team swim meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    “It’s amazing,” South coach Wes Cross said, “because we really weren’t concentrating on scoring. We were concentrating more on our relays—and we qualified all the relays we were trying for (the regional).”

    The regional is the qualifier for the state meet.

  • Judge halts Warren’s removal hearing

    A court order has halted a hearing to remove county commissioner Charles Warren from his post on the county’s social services board.

    Superior Court Judge Jay Hockenberry on Thursday granted Warren a temporary restraining order, which protects him from removal proceedings scheduled for Tuesday.

    The hearing, originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, was to determine if there was just cause to remove Warren from the county’s social services board.

  • New lineup inspires West’s girls to victory over South

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—A new starting lineup helped inspire West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 48-35 in a conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 10.

  • Buffkin, Jacobs lead West Brunswick to victory over South

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The combination of Taylor Buffkin’s 24 points and Jamal Jacobs’ 13 points was too much West Brunswick offense for South Brunswick to overcome and make a run at victory on its home court Jan. 12.

    West beat the Cougars 59-42 in the conference basketball game. The game was West’s seventh straight on the road, and it is 4-3 in that stretch. West (3-3, 8-7) ends the road trip on Jan. 20 at Whiteville.

  • Wrestling video: Marquis Brown vs. Julian Birch
  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Dec. 28, 29 and Jan. 3 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, Dec. 28

    Judge jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Ally Yeager and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Edar Eliud Espinosa, PG no operator’s license, prayer for judgment continued.

  • Ocean Ridge makes community donations

    Brunswick County’s newest community foundation, the Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA), announced its first-ever grants to several local charities in late November. The awards totaled $2,500 and were divided among six county nonprofits: New Hope Clinic, Providence Home; Wave4Kids, Boys & Girls Homes of N.C., First in Families and the Brunswick County Literacy Council.