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Today's News

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    The Shallotte Police Department office is closed to the public while the building undergoes renovations. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer or obtain a copy of a police report must go to the Southend Task Force building at 130 Cheers St. The number to reach the police department is 754-6008.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

     

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests during the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    •Stacey Leann Tedder, of 606 East First Ave, Chadbourn, was arrested for driving while license revoked.

    •Logan Ann McBride, 28, of 606 East First Ave, Chadbourn, was arrested for driving while license revoked and outstanding warrants.

  • DSS board finds attorney to represent board

    BOLIVIA—After more than a year and a half without legal representation, members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services have found an attorney to represent them.

    At their regular meeting Tuesday, June 26, board members unanimously approved hiring Southport attorney Kenneth Campbell. The recommendation will be forwarded to county commissioners for approval.

  • Playing possum is not a good, at-home game, even with Magic Mesh

    I type with trepidation early this morning in my Little River, S.C., living room, the back screened-porch door cautiously open to the sounds of light rain and a crow cawing in the distance for his breakfast.

    Things just haven’t been the same since I got lured in by my new Magic Mesh instant screen door, one of those As-Seen-On-TV miracle products that seemed to be just what I—and my cats—needed to survive summer.

  • Board of education to review accreditation at July 24 retreat

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Education will review findings from a recent Advance Ed accreditation process at an upcoming retreat in July.

    Jessica Swencki, spokeswoman for Brunswick County Schools, said school staff received a final, written report from Advance Ed on Tuesday, June 26.

    Board of education members received an oral report from an Advance Ed representative at a special called meeting in April, but Swencki said the upcoming retreat would provide a thorough review of all written findings.

  • West, South 2012 football schedules

     West Brunswick football schedule

    Aug. 10, New Hanover in BB&T Jamboree, TBA

    All games below start at 7:30 p.m.

    Aug. 17, Hoggard

    Aug. 24, Socastee

    Aug. 31, at North Myrtle Beach

    Sept. 7, at Laney

    Sept. 14, at South Brunswick

    Sept. 21, North Brunswick

    Sept. 28, at East Bladen

    Oct. 5, Whiteville, homecoming

    Oct. 12, Open

    Oct. 19, at West Bladen

    Oct. 26, South Columbus

     

    South football schedule

  • West, South 2012 football schedules

     West Brunswick football schedule

    Aug. 10, New Hanover in BB&T Jamboree, 5 p.m.

    All games below start at 7:30 p.m.

    Aug. 17, Hoggard

    Aug. 24, Socastee

    Aug. 31, at North Myrtle Beach

    Sept. 7, at Laney

    Sept. 14, at South Brunswick

    Sept. 21, North Brunswick

    Sept. 28, at East Bladen

    Oct. 5, Whiteville, homecoming

    Oct. 12, Open

    Oct. 19, at West Bladen

    Oct. 26, South Columbus

     

    South football schedule

  • Women steal veteran's life savings

    UPDATE: Three suspects are in custody in the New Hanover County Jail.

    Detective Ed Carter said Maria Sloan, Velda Barnhill and Monica Frazier have turned themselves in to authorities in New Hanover County.

     Two suspects—Lisa McClain and Pamela Springer—remain at large.     

  • Brunswick County unemployment tops 10 percent in May

    After a brief dip less than 10 percent in April, Brunswick County’s unemployment rate for May once again tops 10 percent.

    According to the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Brunswick County’s unemployment rate was 10.3 percent in May.

    May’s unemployment rate is higher than April’s 9.7-percent unemployment rate—Brunswick County’s first sub 10-percent rate in three years.

    The last time Brunswick County dipped below 10 percent unemployment was in April 2009.

  • Beaches consortium discusses the challenges of keeping sand on the beach

    “It is almost to the point where people on the coast are ready to choke. We send more money to Washington and the insurance companies than we ever get back,” said Harry Simmons, Caswell Beach mayor and chairman of the Brunswick Beaches Consortium at the June 14 meeting of the Brunswick Beaches Consortium in Sunset Beach.

    During the meeting, members discussed the progress of Brunswick County shore protection projects and reviewed the status of the sand management plan for the Wilmington harbor.