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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office ACE roundup

    The ACE Team is a support unit whose primary functions are traffic enforcement and assisting in the apprehension of drug traffickers in the county.

    From Feb. 13-19, ACE deputies patrolled Longwood, Leland, Winnabow, Holden Beach Road and Beach Drive.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Charles Ard Jr., 38, of 3935 Gladiola Court, Myrtle Beach, S.C., was charged with driving while impaired and driving while license revoked.

  • Southport man killed in wreck on N.C. 211

    A Southport man was killed Sunday when his vehicle was struck head-on by a police cruiser on N.C. 211 near Oak Island.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Troy Pope said Jack Ferguson Kirkland, 73, of Southport, was killed Sunday when his van was struck head-on by a Southport Police cruiser.

    The Southport Police officer, Joshua Wesley Gaughf, 22, of Bolivia, was not at fault, Pope said.

    Pope said Gaughf was traveling north on N.C. 211 about a half a mile from Oak Island.

  • Girls’ basketball playoff video: West Brunswick vs. Cleveland
  • Basketball video: Lady Trojans vs. Cleveland in playoffs
  • VIDEO INCLUDED At last, West Brunswick boys win in playoffs

     

    Senior Jamal Jacobs hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points and senior Taylor Buffkin scored 16 points as the West Brunswick basketball team beat D.H. Conley 65-60 in a first-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state basketball playoffs Monday at West.

    The victory by coach Eric Davis’ team, in his second season at West, was the first for the Trojans in the state playoffs in several years. West (14-11) will play a second-round game Feb. 22 at West. Conley finishes 10-13.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Warren booted from DSS board

    BOLIVIA—The tables have turned and it was county commissioner Charles Warren’s turn to be removed Monday night.

    During Monday night’s county commissioners’ meeting, commissioners voted four votes to one to remove Warren from the DSS board for, among other things, removing fellow board member Pat Sykes and a Beacon reporter from a December 2011 DSS board meeting.

    Warren cast the lone dissenting vote.

  • No charges in inmate death at Brunswick County Detention Center

    BOLIVIA—No charges have been filed in connection with a December 2011 death of an inmate at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

    District attorney Jon David announced Monday, Feb. 20, he found no evidence criminal charges were warranted in the death of 21-year old Steven Allen Myers of Cary.

    Sheriff’s office officials said Myers “died alone in his cell of an apparent suicide” on Dec. 23, 2011, while in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Jury selection in drive-by murder trial to begin Monday

    BOLIVIA—Jury selection for a murder trial in which a Calabash man was killed in a 2008 drive-by shooting began Monday afternoon in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Matthew Lee Baber, 28, of Sunset Beach, has been charged with murder, felony conspiracy and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or moving vehicle.

    Baber is represented by Shallotte attorney James Payne. Assistant district attorneys Lee Bollinger and Caitlin Richards are representing the state, and Superior Court Judge Christopher Bragg is presiding.

  • Walls scores 32 in Dolphins’ OT loss

     Spartanburg Methodist beat Brunswick Community College 84-83 in an NJCAA Division I Region 10 men’s basketball game Sunday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    Kameko Walls scored 32 points for BCC (13-12). Marcus Graham scored 16 points and Steve Johnson 10. Spartanburg Methodist is 22-5.

    The victory completed a regular-season sweep. BCC lost 63-53 on Jan. 29 at Spartanburg Methodist.

    Spartanburg led 76-74 in regulation but Tre Francisco, off a pass from Graham, hit a 3-pointer with 2 minutes, 52 seconds left.

  • 11 county wrestlers qualify for state tourney

     

     

     

    John Wiley won a regional championship and was one of six South Brunswick High School wrestlers to advance to the state tourney set for this weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

    West Brunswick qualified one wrestler (Ronnie Dellinger) from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional.

    North Brunswick qualified four from the Class 2A Mideast Regional.