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Today's News

  • EEOC officials dismiss commissioner’s discrimination complaint

    BOLIVIA—Officials with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have dismissed Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren’s discrimination complaint he filed against the county.

    Warren filed a discrimination complaint under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act on March 22.

    The problem? Elected officials cannot claim discrimination under Title VII of the Act.

    EEOC officials outlined the exemption in the March 28 dismissal of Warren’s complaint.

  • Deputies search for suspect who led authorities on multi-county chase

    A Wilmington man led sheriff’s deputies on a two-county chase before his vehicle crashed into a physician’s office in neighboring Columbus County.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Del Routh said authorities are searching for 32-year-old Calvin Lee Maynor of Wilmington.

    Routh said around 7:40 p.m. Monday, April 2, Cpl. Brian Medlin was running radar on U.S. 74-76 near the Columbus County line, when a vehicle was picked up on the radar for speeding.

  • McCumbee fourth in sports car race; hopes to race at Rockingham

     Chad McCumbee and Jason Saini finished fourth in their class in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.

    McCumbee and Saini started 19th out of 40 cars in the ST (Street Tuner) class in the Mazda MX-5 for C.J. Wilson Racing. They finished all 68 laps at an average speed of 61.873 mph. SPEED will televise the race at noon April 8.

     “This whole process has really been a challenge for me, and because of that is has been a lot of fun,” McCumbee said Monday.

  • County planning board denies landfill expansion permit

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Planning Board voted five votes to two last Thursday to deny the county’s request to expand its construction and demolition landfill near Bolivia.

    After months of hearings, which included testimony for and against the proposed landfill expansion, board members denied the county’s request for a special exception permit to expand the current construction and demolition landfill.

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  • BCC sweeps three-game series with Wake Tech

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team opened a weekend series with Wake Tech by winning 6-2 in nine innings on Saturday afternoon.

    Winning pitcher Michael Green (5-1) gave up six hits and two runs in seven innings. He walked six and struck out four. Conor Schassler pitched a perfect final two innings.

  • North Brunswick’s Zacek throws ‘strange’ no-hitter against South Columbus

     LELAND—David Zacek threw a six-inning no-hitter as North Brunswick beat South Columbus 11-1 March 29.

     “It was kind of a strange performance,” North coach Randy Fennell said. Zacek “cruised through the first,” Fennell said, but in the second inning, “his demeanor looked liked he was a totally different person.”

    Zacek walked four batters, giving South Columbus its only run. Zack eventually ended the inning with no more runs, but not before Fennell had talked to him.

  • Shallotte Police look for missing woman

    The Shallotte Police Department is searching for 19-year-old Courtney Lutria Landrum. She often goes by the name Lutria and is from Ash.

    She was last heard from on March 30 at 3 a.m. by cell phone. She is described as a bi-racial female weighing about 200 pounds and standing five feet five inches tall. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

  • Youth volleyball club celebrates season

     The Brunswick Juniors Volleyball Club had an end-of-season celebration March 25 at Cape Fear Academy.

    “The club was established to offer volleyball opportunities for girls ages 12-18 from all areas and walks of life,” said Melissa Everitt, the club founder. “Even though we were named Brunswick Juniors, we pulled girls into the club from all over this area, including North Myrtle Beach, Pender County, Topsail and many from Wilmington. We practiced and held tournaments at the BCC Fitness Center. It was a great setup.”

  • BCC coach Burke nominated for YMCA Achievement Award

      Ashlyn Burke, head women’s basketball coach and assistant athletics director for Brunswick Community College, has been nominated for a YWCA Women of Achievement Award.