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Today's News

  • Missing teen

    A Winnabow teen disappeared in Wilmington on Sunday afternoon.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 15-year-old boy. Herbert Bradley was last seen at the Warner Temple Church at 620 Nixon Church Road in Wilmington at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday.

    According to the BCSO, Bradley was with his parents when he got up and walked away from the church in an unknown direction.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Trojans beat East Bladen in overtime

     West Brunswick junior Daniel Locklear kicked a 22-yard field goal in overtime and then the Trojans blocked an ensuing field goal try by East Bladen to beat the Eagles 31-28 on their football homecoming night.

    Locklear is a junior varsity soccer player who was not on the West roster at the start of the year and the field goal was the first of his short football career.

    “I was actually saying a prayer, hoping I would score,” Locklear said.

  • Two more Brunswick Countians win in lottery

    Another $40,000 has been won by Brunswick Countians playing the North Carolina Education Lottery.

    Ronald Gore of Longwood won $30,000 in the Sept. 25 Mega Millions drawing. He bought the winning ticket at Inman’s Country Store in Longwood.

    Betty Barnhill of Ash scored $10,000 playing the Sept. 26 Powerball game.

    The latest big Powerball jackpot grew to $202 million Powerball. It ended with the winning ticket sold in Iowa. 

  • Lady Trojans sweep North

     LELAND—The West Brunswick High School volleyball beat North Brunswick 25-9, 25-15, 25-11 in a conference match Sept. 27 at North.

    In the first set, senior Alex Wickel hit several aces as the Lady Trojans took a 14-0 lead en route to the victory. Wickel finished the match with 11 aces and 21 points.

  • Special operations report

    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 Sept. 17-23, special operations deputies set up checkpoints on Pea Landing Road, Mount Misery Road and Midway Road. They seized marijuana, crack and prescription pills.

    The following suspects were charged:

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    Sept. 20

    Fraud, obtaining money/property by false pretense, scrap jewelry, Main Street in Shallotte.

    Sept. 21

    Larceny of 309 corn planters on Empire Way in Supply.

    Theft of a tan Honda Civic from the overflow parking lot at The Farm in Carolina Shores.

    Larceny of a wedding band, engagement ring and band with small diamonds on Varnamtown Road in Varnamtown.

  • After nearly 50 years Bob Grimes to retire from education

    After serving students and families for 46 years, Robert “Bob” Grimes is getting ready to retire from education.

    During his career, Grimes, assistant superintendent for Brunswick County Schools, has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.

    His leadership and love of reading ignited the system’s Today a Reader-Tomorrow a Leader Initiative. He has also played a key role in the expansion of district’s library collections.

  • State unemployment rate at 9.7 percent for August

    North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased 0.1 percent in August to 9.7 percent. That’s 1 percent lower than a year ago.

    For August, the national rate declined 0.2 percent to 8.1 percent.

  • West beats South 2-1 in soccer for first place

     Perhaps not as dramatic as Kirk Gibson hobbling out of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ dugout to hit a walk-off home run in the first game of the 1988 World Series. But just as thrilling, just as memorable.

    Scottie Melvin, re-entering the soccer game after he had suffered an injury to his upper right leg, scored on a breakaway in the final five minutes as West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 2-1 Sept. 26 for first place in the conference.  

  • CIS Gala will benefit children

    On average, a high school dropout costs $127,000 in community support services over their lifetime. This means the 137 students who dropped out of Brunswick County schools in 2010 will cost taxpayers $17,399,000.
    “Keeping kids in schools benefits everyone and, therefore, is everyone’s responsibility,” said Joan Madsen, chair of the Community in Schools’ Board of Directors. “Our Dropout Prevention Program is critical to the success of our students, their families and Brunswick County.”