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Today's News

  • Puppy mill bust

    About 158 dogs and 26 birds have been rescued after being found in inhumane conditions at a puppy mill in the Leland area.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office responded Friday to an anonymous tip of a puppy mill being operated at 2059 Maco Road, along with a co-operation on Rose Avenue in Wilmington.

    Dog owners Andrew Millis, 64, and Amelia Millis, 62, have been charged on 12 counts of animal cruelty. They are being held on $1.5 million bond each at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Zach Johnson hits grand slam as Brunswick County wins again in World Series

    Staff Report

    Brunswick County scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Hattiesburg, Miss., 8-4 in an opening-round game of the Junior Dixie Boys Baseball World Series on Saturday at Harkrader Sports Complex in Christiansburg, Va.

  • Another hall of fame induction for auto racer Thad Dosher

    By Bob Mays

    And Michael Paul

    SUPPLY—Thad Dosher continues to receive national honors for his sprint-car racing career.

    On June 2, he was among those officially inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Iowa.

    Dosher, a Supply resident, joined fellow champion drivers Johnny Anderson of California, Chuck Hulse of California and Bobby Ward of Arkansas and engine-builder Ron Shaver as inductees into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. The three-hour ceremony honored the careers of 12 inductees.

  • Jadyn Parker fourth in long jump in Junior Olympic national meet

     Jadyn Parker, a Union Elementary School student, finished fourth in the long jump in the the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships July 29 at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

    The top eight long jump finalists across U.S. met to battle for the title of USATF Junior Olympic national champion. Jadyn Parker, the son of Carl and Irene Parker, was among the 49 finalists on July 29.

    The boys, ages 9-10, were divided into flights of three and allowed three jumps each. The top eight finalists from that round moved on to the finals.

  • Rusk ready to win now at South Brunswick

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    BOILING SPRING LAKES—Josh Rusk, the new football coach at South Brunswick High School, is ready to win now. Unlike most new coaches, he is shunning any rebuilding philosophy.

    “You take your lumps your first two years—I don’t believe in that,” he said. “I think right now we can be a competitive team.”

    Two players are competing to start at quarterback: senior transfer Blaine Tucker, a left-hander, and junior Austin Grooms.

  • Offensive line makes Scorpions a threat

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    LELAND—North Brunswick football fans hope the Scorpions can finish the 2012 football season as strongly as it started the 2011 season.

    Behind the rushing of Jaron Smyre and the tackling of Keilin Rayner, the Scorpions won five straight games. But North finished the season 1-6—losing one game by one point and another game by five points—and was 6-6 overall.

  • Rankin enjoys first season of pro football

     NFL training camps are under way and one prospect, Brandon Rankin, is back home in Shallotte after completing his first season of professional football in the Arena Football League.

    “It’s a dream come true,” he said. “I still want to make it in the NFL, but Arena is just as much fun. I love it. The fans there are great. I’m having a great time.”

    Rankin played four games for the Spokane Shock after he finished his senior year at Washington State University. Rankin, a defensive end, said he enjoyed his time in the AFL.

  • 4-H’ers meet real super heroes

    On Monday, July 16, the 4-H Clover-Buds, youth ages 5-8, met an array of real super heroes at a camp called “Real Super Heroes.”
    Day-campers started out at the sheriff’s office, Sgt. Burt Reaves took them on a tour of the sheriff’s office, where they met chief deputy Charlie Miller and deputy Chris Powell with his bloodhound, Bonnie, used for searching for missing people.

  • School health fair set; free immunizations will be available

    CommWell Health of Ocean Isle Beach is marking National Health Center Week with a back-to-school health fair as part of a weeklong campaign Aug. 5-11 to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers as local solutions.
    This free event will be from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Aug. 10, at the CommWell Health medical office, 6934 Beach Drive, Suite 1, in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Registration begins for elementary students

    Looking for a fun, safe and convenient place for your child to stay after the school day ends? Communities in Schools (CIS) is now accepting registration for its After School programs at all Brunswick County elementary schools.
    “Without structured, supervised activities in the after-school hours, children are at greater risk of being victims of crime, participating in anti-social behaviors and experimenting with drugs or alcohol,” said Kathy Smith, After School director.