Today's News

  • Mediator to hear charter school lawsuit over student funding

    BOLIVIA—A mediator will hear arguments between a charter school and the Brunswick County Board of Education about student funding.

    On Dec. 16, 2011, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis granted a mediator in the matter of Charter Day School Inc., the nonprofit charter school in Leland, which has sued the Brunswick County Board of Education, claiming the board has withheld state-required student funding to charter school students.

    No mediation date has been set.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny from a motor vehicle on Governors Road in Winnabow; suspect entered victim’s vehicle and stole several items.

    •Burglary and vandalism on Main Street in Shallotte; suspect kicked in victim’s front door in an attempt to enter the home.

    •Burglary on Chris Street in Supply; suspect picked lock on front door of victim’s residence.

  • McCumbee starts season Jan. 27 for C.J. Wilson Racing




    Chad McCumbee will try a different kind of racing this year—road racing.

    He will be part of C.J. Wilson Racing, which will head to the Daytona International Speedway later this month for the opening round of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, the GRAND AM 200, with a two-car effort and a full roster. McCumbee, Jason Saini, Bruce Ledoux and Marc Miller will all represent the C.J. Wilson Racing team.

    Wilson is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The team is based in Austin, Texas.

  • Robbery at the Ocean Isle Beach Dollar General

    An armed robbery Sunday evening in Ocean Isle Beach has some residents on edge.

    A little before 7 p.m. on Jan. 15 two people entered the Dollar General Store at 6675 Beach Drive, SW and robbed the store at gun point. No one was injured during the robbery. There were customers and employees inside the store.

    Immediately following the robbery, officers with the sheriff’s department searched the area for the suspects.

    At press time they still had not been apprehended.

  • BCC baseball players practice for first time on new field

     The Brunswick Community College baseball team practiced Saturday for the first time on its new field.

    The Dolphins, the NJCCA Division II Region 10 regular-season champions in 2011, are scheduled to play their first games on the new field at 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in a doubleheader against Catawba Valley Community College. (BCC is scheduled to open the season Feb. 9 at Louisburg.)

  • BCC women upset No. 5 Patrick Henry, lose 60-59 to No. 9 Catawba Valley


    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team upset unbeaten Patrick Henry Community College 88-78 on Jan. 6. The loss was the first in 12 games for Patrick Henry, ranked No. 5 at the time in the NJCAA Division II poll.

    “It’s the biggest win in our history,” BCC coach Ashlyn Burke said.

    Julia Crews hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points. Emily Jackson scored 18 points and Shanita Hampton 14.

    The Lady Dolphins never trailed en route to the victory.

  • South girls finish 7-0 in swim meet

     The South Brunswick High School girls’ swim team finished 7-0 in an eight-team swim meet Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    “It’s amazing,” South coach Wes Cross said, “because we really weren’t concentrating on scoring. We were concentrating more on our relays—and we qualified all the relays we were trying for (the regional).”

    The regional is the qualifier for the state meet.

  • Judge halts Warren’s removal hearing

    A court order has halted a hearing to remove county commissioner Charles Warren from his post on the county’s social services board.

    Superior Court Judge Jay Hockenberry on Thursday granted Warren a temporary restraining order, which protects him from removal proceedings scheduled for Tuesday.

    The hearing, originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, was to determine if there was just cause to remove Warren from the county’s social services board.

  • New lineup inspires West’s girls to victory over South

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—A new starting lineup helped inspire West Brunswick beat South Brunswick 48-35 in a conference girls’ basketball game Jan. 10.

  • Buffkin, Jacobs lead West Brunswick to victory over South

     BOILING SPRING LAKES—The combination of Taylor Buffkin’s 24 points and Jamal Jacobs’ 13 points was too much West Brunswick offense for South Brunswick to overcome and make a run at victory on its home court Jan. 12.

    West beat the Cougars 59-42 in the conference basketball game. The game was West’s seventh straight on the road, and it is 4-3 in that stretch. West (3-3, 8-7) ends the road trip on Jan. 20 at Whiteville.