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Today's News

  • Rabon gets Long Leaf Pine award in 1973, recognized in 2012

    Wilbur Rabon was one of more than two dozen Rabon-family members at the Dec. 3 Brunswick County commissioners meeting for the swearing in of his niece, Register of Deeds Brenda Mercer Clemmons.

    As he stood at the front of the room to hold the Bible for Clemmons, he did not realize he was set up to be the center of attention.

  • Navassa Drum and Drill team represents town

    While Saturday’s Christmas parade stretched down Village Road, old Leland’s main street, the Navassa Drum and Drill team represented its town as part of the North Brunswick celebration.

    The local community group, organized by former members William Alston and Carlton Mosely, gives kids from the small town of 1,900 a chance to perform all around Brunswick County and the surrounding area.

  • Leland Police report

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

     

    Dec. 4

    Larceny from a business on Village Road, Leland; an unknown suspect took three gold chains valued at $2,500.

    Forgery and counterfeiting, obtaining property by false pretenses at New Pointe Boulevard, Leland; a check was used to purchase items without the owner’s consent.

  • People here love leaving doors unlocked as much as setting fires in yards

    You’ve got to lock your doors Brunswick County.

    The car, the house, the shed; all of them—it’s time.

    I’m not from here, but I’ve lived in North Carolina long enough to know you don’t want to hear this. North Carolinians love to leave the windows open and the doors unlocked almost as much as they love setting fires in their yards.

    But wherever I’ve lived in this state I have seen truly impressive strings of unforced breaking and entering reports.

  • Commissioners agree to Waccamaw Park plan

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners have approved a master plan for upgrading Waccamaw Park in Ash.

    However, they haven’t said yes to the $2.9 million the plan requires.

    Jim Pryor, Brunswick County Parks and Recreation director, explained to the board how the master plan came together.

    “(Waccamaw Park) was built (almost) 30 years ago and has been used to death,” Pryor said.

  • Trojans defeat Scorpions 72-12 in wrestling

     LELAND—The West Brunswick wrestling team won 10 of 12 matches by fall in beating North Brunswick 72-12 Dec. 12.

    For the Trojans, three freshmen and four sophomores won non-forfeit matches.

    The match began at 160 pounds, and West junior Dylan Darguzas wrestled to a first-period fall against freshman Jacob Kemp.

    North won the next two matches. Sophomore Evin Bellamy wrestled to a victory by fall at 170 pounds against West senior Nolan Scoggins. Senior Homero Segura won by fall at 182 pounds against West senior Caleb Dispirito.

  • Suspect dials 911 and refuses to pull over for police; demanding $300,000

    A South Carolina woman who led Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed pursuit Monday night called 911 and said she’d stop—for $300,000.

    According to the BCSO, deputy Joe Cherry attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Monday, Dec. 10, around 11:25 p.m. The driver failed to stop for blue lights and siren.

    Instead, Jeniffer Melisa Herring, 37, of 121 Misty Pine Drive, Surfside Beach, S.C., led police on a pursuit that began on Holden Beach Road and on Oxpen Road in Supply.

  • Operation Christmas Crackdown

    Last Wednesday, Dec. 5, multiple law enforcement agencies joined the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office for Operation Christmas Crackdown.

    Teams of officers gathered at 6 a.m. with a goal of apprehending 34 suspects wanted on drug charges from throughout the county.

    According to the BCSO, the operation targeted street-level drug dealers. The investigation began in September.

    “They can expect by now that we are coming for them,” Sheriff John Ingram said in a morning briefing.

  • Indoor grow operation busted

    CALABASH—Two Calabash residents have been arrested for an indoor marijuana growing operation.

    Lee David Foster, 40, and Melissa Marie Foster, 37, both of 1088 Clubview Lane, Calabash, were arrested after narcotics agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office broke up their marijuana growing operation on Thursday, Dec. 6.

    The arrests were a result of an investigation by the BCSO Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

  • WBHS students to spread holiday spirit at Dec. 17 concert

    SHALLOTTE—One group of local youth is helping people throughout the county get into the holiday spirit.

    In recent weeks the multiple award-winning West Brunswick High School Vocal Music department members have performed at holiday gatherings and events. They have even caroled. This week they are visiting several area nursing homes, the courthouse and elementary schools.

    But their big show is still to come.