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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s detectives investigate shotgun death in Ash

     ASH—Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shotgun death, which they have preliminary determined was “accidental.”

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh, deputies responded to a home at 1228 Ash-Little River Road around 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 16.

    When deputies arrived, they found Wendall Padgett, 49, who suffered a shotgun wound to his left side. Padgett was taken to Sea Coast Hospital in Little River, S.C., where he was pronounced dead.

  • West wins final home game in CCSSL regular season

     Playing its last home game of the Central Carolina Summer Scholastic League, West Brunswick beat Laney 15-7 July 16 and improved to 12-0.

    West trailed 6-5 entering the fifth inning but scored six runs after a two-out error. On a 3-2 count with the bases loaded, Hunter Howard hit a three-run double that gave West a 10-6 lead.

    In the sixth, Chandler Taylor doubled home two runs. Markel Jones hit a two-run inside-the-park home run to left field, extending the lead to 15-6.

  • Brunswick beats Columbus in Dixie Boys Baseball state tourney

    Brunswick County won its first two games in the Dixie Boys Baseball state tournament, beating Dallas 9-2 on Saturday and Columbus County 3-1 on Sunday.

    Columbus played its first game on Saturday and beat Kannapolis 11-0.

  • Brunswick wins opener in Junior Dixie Boys Baseball state tourney

     Brunswick County opened the 2012 Junior Boys Baseball state tournament by beating Duplin County 15-5 Saturday at Smithville Park.

    Pitcher Kevin Powers struck out nine and walked four. He gave up five hits, two of them home runs to Nolan Likens.

  • Autopsy results of mom's death released

    SUNSET BEACH—Megan Elizabeth Tysinger died from a single bullet wound to her chest from a 9-mm gun, according to autopsy results released this week.

    Tysinger, 28, was pronounced dead after being found by her ex-husband, Brandon Tysinger, on the morning of April 23 in a bedroom at her home at 9063 Sea Lane.

    The report states an autopsy was conducted the following day at Onslow County Hospital because her ex-husband was at the residence at the time of the incident and was the only witness.

  • More critters of summer—rats are roaming uninvited at the beach

    Rats at the beach?!

    Now I know I’ve heard everything when I hear uninvited rats are cruising and bruising our pristine beaches.

    Then again, when are rats ever invited to the beach—or anywhere, for that matter? Obviously, they decided to invite themselves.

  • Officials say winning lottery ticket obtained illegally

    The Oak Island Police Department, working with security officials from the N.C. Education Lottery, has arrested the husband of a $1 million lottery claimant, charging he obtained the winning ticket illegally.

    The husband, Sean Mewherter of Wilmington, was charged Wednesday with larceny by employee and possession of stolen goods more than $100,000.

  • Education briefs

    Appalachian names grads, dean’s list
    Appalachian State University has released its graduation list for the spring 2012 semester.
    A total of 343 graduate students and 1,774 undergraduate students received degrees during ceremonies in May, including 13 from Brunswick County.

  • Local students explore their roots through ATMC grant

    When Bolivia Elementary schoolteachers Sally Lewis and Lucy Ganfield told students to “Come Grow With Us,” they knew the kids were in for a “root” awakening.
    Studying the complete growing cycle of living things would stimulate the children and correlate with many aspects of the common core of study for reading, math and science learning objectives, so they applied for an ATMC Smart Connections grant and were awarded the grant last fall.

  • Club briefs

    Knights of Columbus elect 2012-13 officers
    At the May 14 council meeting, members of Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9036 elected the following Knights officers for the fraternal year 2012- 2013:
    Grand Knight: John Yencik
    Deputy Grand Knight:     Richard Rismiller
    Chancellor: Richard Lombardo
    Warden: Paul Murnane
    Advocate: William Anstock
    Treasurer: Paul Lombardi
    Recorder: Robert Houser
    Inside Guard: Thomas Smed
    Outside Guard: Thomas Davin