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Today's News

  • Important dates for the upcoming primary election

    The 2012 primary election is just around the corner, and here are some important dates to remember:

    •Absentee voting began by mail Monday, March 19.

    •The last day to register to vote or to change one’s party affiliation is Friday, April 13.

    •One-stop absentee voting begins Thursday, April 19, and continues until Saturday, May 5.

    •The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1.

  • 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.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports from March 20-25:

    •Larceny on Taft Road in Supply; suspect stole registration tag from victim’s vehicle.

    •Medication collected on Doctor’s Circle in Supply; subject turned in medication to medical faculty.

    •Found property on Turkey Trap Road in Supply; suspect found a black iPhone with an Otter case near Turkey Trap Road.

  • Trojans defeat South Columbus; now 5-0 in conference

     The West Brunswick High School baseball team beat South Columbus 6-3 Friday night and improved to 5-0 in the Waccamaw Conference, 6-4 overall.

    Ryan Caison was the winning pitcher and Landon Tilley got the save.

    Caison pitched 4.2 innings, giving up seven hits and one earned run. He walked none, hit one and struck out six.

    South Columbus had runners on base in the first three innings, but Caison ended the first and third innings with a strikeout on a 3-2 count and ended the second with a strikeout.

  • UPDATE: Officials dismiss Warren's discrimination complaint

    Update: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officials have dismissed Warren’s complaint because, as an elected official, he is specifically exempt from coverage under Title VII.

    Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren has filed a charge of racial discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, however, the charge of discrimination is a violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

    Debbie Barnes, human resources director, received the complaint March 22.

  • Shallotte man killed in tractor accident

    A well-known Shallotte resident was killed in a tractor accident at his home Wednesday night.

    Brunswick County Coroner Greg White said 52-year-old Bruce Henry died when his Oliver farm tractor overturned around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 21.

    White said Henry was behind his house on Old Shallotte Road pulling roots with the tractor. Henry had a rope tied around the roots and the tractor flipped over, killing him.

    White, a Supply resident, said he had known Henry since their Little League days together.

  • Lady Trojans defeat East Bladen 6-1 in soccer

     ELIZABETHTOWN—Sophomore forward Carla Zio scored four goals as the West Brunswick girls’ soccer team beat East Bladen 6-1 in a conference game March 21.

    Amanda Davison and Karson Lewis also scored as the Trojans’ played their best game of the season.

    “The 1-0 loss to Ashley (after a 7-1 defeat) really, I think, was a turning point for us,” West coach Laura Hickman said. “It proved to the girls themselves that they are capable and that they can finish very strong in this conference overall.”

  • Sunset Beach reviews fire chief applications

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council has begun reviewing resumes submitted for the town’s future fire chief.

    At their monthly workshop Tuesday, council members went into closed session to begin reviewing applications for the position being vacated by current fire chief Chris Barbee, who is retiring March 30.

    The session lasted about an hour. Town clerk Lisa Anglin said Tuesday the town had received 82 applications.

    Town council is expected to narrow down the field during the review process prior to selecting candidates to be interviewed.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 7, 8, 9, 12 and 13 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, March 7

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutors Cathi Radford and Karen Richards and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Rabon family makes BCC endowment for scholarship funds

    William Ernest Rabon and Mary Gore Rabon recently made a $50,000 gift to the Foundation of Brunswick Community College to establish two endowed scholarships.
    The William Ernest Rabon Endowed Scholarship, in the amount of $20,000, has been designated to the associate’s degree program in horticulture technology. The program includes instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles. Also included are courses in plant production, soils, landscaping and the management and operation of horticulture businesses.