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Today's News

  • Friends don’t let friends fight cancer alone: Local deputy battles cancer out West

    If you’ve never had a family member, friend or loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer, you’re either very, very lucky or you’re a liar.

    I remember back when I was in high school, cancer was something that your friend’s neighbor’s uncle had. It seemed so foreign.

    Then, when I got to college, it was something that happened to my friends’ mothers. It began to get more real.

    Year after year, it kept hitting closer to home until, last year, bam, like a smack upside the head, it did hit home.

  • Sheriff’s detective, former Trojan football star battles cancer

    In 1991, senior tackle Tony Caison helped lead the West Brunswick Trojans to a state runner-up football season.

    Today, Caison, 37, is a loving father of two boys, a doting husband to his wife Shannon and a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He’s traded in his No. 70 Trojan jersey for a detective’s badge, having worked for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office for the past 13 years.

    Caison’s most recent challenge is to add “cancer survivor” to his resume.

  • Important dates for the upcoming primary election

    The 2012 primary election is just around the corner, and here are some important dates to remember:

    •Absentee voting began by mail Monday, March 19.

    •The last day to register to vote or to change one’s party affiliation is Friday, April 13.

    •One-stop absentee voting begins Thursday, April 19, and continues until Saturday, May 5.

    •The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 1.

  • Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team

    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.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports from March 20-25:

    •Larceny on Taft Road in Supply; suspect stole registration tag from victim’s vehicle.

    •Medication collected on Doctor’s Circle in Supply; subject turned in medication to medical faculty.

    •Found property on Turkey Trap Road in Supply; suspect found a black iPhone with an Otter case near Turkey Trap Road.

  • Trojans defeat South Columbus; now 5-0 in conference

     The West Brunswick High School baseball team beat South Columbus 6-3 Friday night and improved to 5-0 in the Waccamaw Conference, 6-4 overall.

    Ryan Caison was the winning pitcher and Landon Tilley got the save.

    Caison pitched 4.2 innings, giving up seven hits and one earned run. He walked none, hit one and struck out six.

    South Columbus had runners on base in the first three innings, but Caison ended the first and third innings with a strikeout on a 3-2 count and ended the second with a strikeout.

  • UPDATE: Officials dismiss Warren's discrimination complaint

    Update: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officials have dismissed Warren’s complaint because, as an elected official, he is specifically exempt from coverage under Title VII.

    Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren has filed a charge of racial discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, however, the charge of discrimination is a violation of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

    Debbie Barnes, human resources director, received the complaint March 22.

  • Shallotte man killed in tractor accident

    A well-known Shallotte resident was killed in a tractor accident at his home Wednesday night.

    Brunswick County Coroner Greg White said 52-year-old Bruce Henry died when his Oliver farm tractor overturned around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 21.

    White said Henry was behind his house on Old Shallotte Road pulling roots with the tractor. Henry had a rope tied around the roots and the tractor flipped over, killing him.

    White, a Supply resident, said he had known Henry since their Little League days together.

  • Lady Trojans defeat East Bladen 6-1 in soccer

     ELIZABETHTOWN—Sophomore forward Carla Zio scored four goals as the West Brunswick girls’ soccer team beat East Bladen 6-1 in a conference game March 21.

    Amanda Davison and Karson Lewis also scored as the Trojans’ played their best game of the season.

    “The 1-0 loss to Ashley (after a 7-1 defeat) really, I think, was a turning point for us,” West coach Laura Hickman said. “It proved to the girls themselves that they are capable and that they can finish very strong in this conference overall.”

  • Sunset Beach reviews fire chief applications

    SUNSET BEACH—Town council has begun reviewing resumes submitted for the town’s future fire chief.

    At their monthly workshop Tuesday, council members went into closed session to begin reviewing applications for the position being vacated by current fire chief Chris Barbee, who is retiring March 30.

    The session lasted about an hour. Town clerk Lisa Anglin said Tuesday the town had received 82 applications.

    Town council is expected to narrow down the field during the review process prior to selecting candidates to be interviewed.