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Today's News

  • Son of police officer, 911 telecommunicator dies in weekend wreck

    VARNAMTOWN—Ryan Dilworth, the teenage son of a Holden Beach Police officer and 911 telecommunicator, died in a single-car wreck Saturday.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Troy Pope, Dilworth, 17, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle east on Stanbury Road near Varnamntown around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, when he ran off the road to the right as he exited a curve. Pope said Dilworth traveled back on the roadway, crossed the centerline and ran off the road to the left. He then came back on the road, where his vehicle overturned.

  • Sheriff’s detectives search for missing teen

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing teenager.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Del Routh, Amayrani “Maggie” Lopez, 15, was seen leaving her house on Ridge Forest Drive in Supply at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

    Lopez was wearing a white shirt with blue letters and black shorts. When she left her house Sunday, she was in the company of Benjamin Rodriguez, 16, who was in a black Hyundai Elantra.

  • Championship surfers give clinic at Surf Unlimited Surf Shop

     Two world championship surfers gave clinics and greeted fans Sunday afternoon at the Surf Unlimited Surf Shop at Ocean Isle Beach.

    Colin McPhillips, the only three-time world longboard champion in the history of surfing, and Byron Kurt, a two-time world paddleboarding champion, are team riders for Hobie. They were in town conducting a World Paddle Association stand up paddling instructor certification course. The WPA sanctions the Carolina Cup, which takes place April 28 at Wrightsville Beach.

  • BCC splits weekend doubleheader with Surry

     On Saturday in Dobson, the Brunswick Community College baseball team beat Surry Community College 5-1 in nine innings and lost 6-5 in seven innings.

    In the first game, Bryson Benton was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. He hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning in giving BCC a 3-0 lead. Tyler Ruffin was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Jonathan Corbett was 2-for-5 with one RBI. He and Ruffin drove in runs in the seventh inning as BCC took a 5-1 lead.

    Winning pitcher Michael Green gave up six hits and one run in 8.2 innings. He walked two and struck out seven.

  • Brunswick County Special Olympics at Town Creek Park
  • Four Republicans vie for District 3 nomination

    SHALLOTTE—Four Republican candidates want a shot at representing the Southport/Oak Island area on the Brunswick County Board of County Commissioners.

    Three of those Republicans want to oust current District 3 county commissioner Charles Warren, who was elected to his first four-year term back in 2008.

    Joe Agovino, Jwantana Frink, Pat Sykes and Warren are all seeking the GOP nomination for county commissioner.

  • Two vie for District 5 GOP commissioner nomination

    SHALLOTTE—Longtime county commissioner and current chairman Bill Sue is not seeking re-election this year, and two Republicans would like to succeed him on the board.

    Former Brunswick County Health Director Don Yousey and former 7th Congressional District Republican Party Chairman Frank Williams are both seeking the GOP nomination for county commissioner for District 5, which covers the northern portion of Brunswick County.

  • Early voting under way in Brunswick County

    Early voting is under way in Brunswick County. Early voting began Thursday, April 19, at the Brunswick County Board of Elections in Bolivia and at three satellite locations throughout Brunswick County.

    Poll workers reported steady voting turnout on Thursday, the first day of early voting.

    Election Day for the 2012 primary election is Tuesday, May 8.

    Dates, times and locations for early voting are as follows:

    Brunswick County Board of Elections Office, 75 Stamp Act Drive, Building H, Bolivia

  • South, North dominate in county track and field meet

      North’s boys won eight events and South’s boys won seven events as North won the team title in the county track and field meet April 19 at West.

    For North, Senior Roland Spivey won the 110-meter hurdles in 15.25 seconds (a regional standard). Sophomore Terrance Brown won the high jump (6 feet, a regional standard).

  • The right fit: business focuses on matching employers with employees

    SHALLOTTE—In an economy where finding a job can be challenging, one local business has diversified and found a way to thrive, enabling both employers and employees to find a way to match services.

    Carolinas Staffing Solutions opened its doors for business 10 years ago in Lumberton and quickly expanded into Brunswick County. It built a name for itself with locations in Calabash, Whiteville and Lumberton. Last year, the staff decided to move the Calabash office to Shallotte.