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Today's News

  • Six months to a new career

    Following a clear path toward a career has become easier in the last few years at Brunswick Community College.
    Officials have been working to streamline the process for students and the community.
    Students can start classes today and be a nationally certified and skilled member of the workforce in six months.
    BCC began the Career Pathways Institute in the spring of 2012. The program is a spin-off of the Jobs Now Initiative issued by Gov. Bev Perdue. That federally funded program ended in 2011. For educators at BCC, the question became how to keep the initiative going without Jobs Now.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

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

    •Larceny on Birch Pond Drive; someone took the cash box with $280 inside.

    •Assault at a restaurant on Whiteville Road; suspect assaulted the victim.

    •Kyle Thomas Powers, 17, of 9280 Landing Drive, Calabash was charged with assault.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Bradley Wayne Gibson of Lakewood Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with careless and reckless driving at the Ocean Isle Beach Park on Old Georgetown Road

    •Joshua Lewis of Thrush Court, Calabash, was charged with DWI after traveling left of center.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Bradley Wayne Gibson of Lakewood Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with careless and reckless driving at the Ocean Isle Beach Park on Old Georgetown Road

    •Joshua Lewis of Thrush Court, Calabash, was charged with DWI after traveling left of center.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Bradley Wayne Gibson of Lakewood Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with careless and reckless driving at the Ocean Isle Beach Park on Old Georgetown Road

    •Joshua Lewis of Thrush Court, Calabash, was charged with DWI after traveling left of center.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report

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

    •Bradley Wayne Gibson of Lakewood Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, was charged with careless and reckless driving at the Ocean Isle Beach Park on Old Georgetown Road

    •Joshua Lewis of Thrush Court, Calabash, was charged with DWI after traveling left of center.

  • Lady Trojans beat East Bladen 14-3

     ELIZABETHTOWN—Alyssa Chappell hit a line-drive home run and a run-scoring triple as West Brunswick beat East Bladen 14-3 in five innings in a conference softball game March 20.

    Nicole Phillips hit a three-run triple, Sam Smith was 3-for-3, Dez Avallone was 3-for-3 with one RBI and Hannah Stocks was 2-for-2 with a run-scoring double as the Trojans improved to 3-1 in the conference.

  • Roofers go out on a limb to save baby owl

  • Odd duck: Wandering fowl can't stay away from county complex

    BOLIVIA—Taylor is an unusual duck—an odd duck, as Bob Campbell, budget director with the Brunswick County Health Department, refers to him.
    The black-and-white duck has been hanging out near the department for about a year, Campbell says.
    He’s not a bad duck—he doesn’t really cause any problems, except for his duck waste.
    “He makes messes on the sidewalk and doorway,” Campbell said. “Nobody wants to walk in that stuff. Other than that, he doesn’t bother anybody. I’ve seen him actually greet a few people as they come in.”

  • N.C. Business Court judge denies Bank of America’s motion against Coastal Companies

    RALEIGH—A North Carolina Business Court Judge has denied Bank of America’s motion for a receiver in its ongoing lawsuit against local developer Mark Saunders and his company, The Coastal Companies.

    In an order filed March 9, Chief Special Superior Court Judge John Jolly ordered the parties establish a mechanism by which Saunders provide Bank of America “additional ongoing current and accurate information with regard to the financial operations and conditions of defendants.”