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Today's News

  • Ex-husband says wife shot herself in 911 call

    The ex-husband of slain Sunset Beach woman Megan Tysinger told a 911 dispatcher she killed herself.

    “Megan shot herself. She’s gone,” Brandon Tysinger told a dispatcher during the 911 call placed by Megan Tysinger’s next-door neighbor around 11 a.m. Monday.

    Brandon Tysinger told the dispatcher he arrived Monday at his ex-wife’s house at 9063 Sea Lane to drop off their 4-year-old daughter.

  • N.C. Bar Association ranks judicial candidates

    CARY—The North Carolina Bar Association recently released its review of non-incumbent judicial candidates.

    Included in the report are reviews for the four candidates running for district court judge in District 13, which includes Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties. Longtime District Judge Napolean Barefoot is not seeking re-election to the bench, and four local attorneys are running for his seat.

    Though the race is nonpartisan, the judicial race will be on the May 8 primary ballot.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on April 16 and 17 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Monday, April 16

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Kaitlyn Richards and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Christopher Bailey, contempt of court, BCDC 72 hours active.

  • Club briefs

    Toastmasters to meet at First Bank in Shallotte
    The Brunswick County Toastmasters has changed its meeting location for the remainder of the year. It will meet at First Bank, 347 Whiteville Road in Shallotte, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. For meeting times and information, call 540-1363.

  • Garden club supports new hospice house

    Long Bay Garden Club has fulfilled a $10,000 pledge to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation Closer to Home SECU Hospice House capital campaign to build an inpatient hospice facility in Brunswick County. A patio garden off the Solace Room will be named in its honor.

  • Waccamaw students join ROCAME jamboree

    The Waccamaw School ROCAME team competed in the local jamboree at North Brunswick High School on Saturday, March 24. ROCAME students earned the following awards:
    First place, PowerPoint Presentaton: Tatyanna Bellamy.
    First place, Metric Mastery: Cesar Ramos and Monty Stanley.
    Second place, Oratorical Contest: Monty Stanley.
    Third place, Write It/Do It: Cheyenne Marlowe and Aaliya Gore.
    Third place, Pentathion: Nydasia Miller, Bernesha Daniels, Tashayla Daniels and Harvey Bolanos.

  • ATMC grant helps students find their way

    Have you ever wondered where on Earth you are? What is your absolute location? What are your coordinates?
    Jada Fimbel, a fourth-grade teacher at Union Elementary School, wanted her students to learn about it and also apply the information to the world around them.
    With the help of a Smart Connections Grant from ATMC, they are now on the map and can tell you exactly where on Earth they are.

  • 4-H program teaches leadership to teens

    While other Brunswick County teens were enjoying their day off on Friday, March 30, Brunswick County 4-H Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) were working hard to prepare school enrichment for kindergartners and fourth- through eighth-graders. These innovative leaders created CalciYum for Kindergartners kits and planned lessons for Health Rocks!

  • Greene honored for work with Guardian ad Litem program

    Paula Greene, attorney advocate for the Guardian ad Litem program of the 13th Judicial District, is honored for her 25 years of service to this program on April 11 during a celebratory event at the Brunswick County Courthouse with Judge Sherry Tyler presiding.

  • Dosher volunteers acknowledge donations, services

    A group of the Dosher Hospital volunteers came together following their recent monthly meeting to commemorate the organization’s recent donations to the departments and services of Dosher Memorial Hospital.
    Several hospital departments were the recipients of the Dosher volunteers’ generosity over the past five months. Volunteers donated a new centrifuge for the hospital’s laboratory and two elliptical exercise machines for cardiac rehabilitation.