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Today's News

  • Johnson to be inducted into WCU Athletics Hall of Fame

    Three former student-athletes representing four different sports comprise the 2012 Western Carolina University Athletic Hall of Fame class announced this week. The 23rd induction class in school history will be placed into the Athletics Hall of Fame on the weekend of Nov. 2-3 with special on-field recognition during the Catamounts’ home football game against Southern Conference foe, Chattanooga. Among the three is Eric Johnson (football and baseball, 1995-99).

  • Flounder tournament benefits paralyzed fisherman

    By Capt. Doug Cutting
    Bay Creek Classic
    Tournament co-founder
    We started the Bay Creek Classic flounder tournament in 2008 on an inspired whim: pooling a good group of local fishermen to help a good buddy in a moment of need.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 8, 13 and 14 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.

    Wednesday, Aug. 8

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Gina Essey and courtroom clerks Heather Jesina and Jill Fullwood:

    Danielle Marie Ackley, PG improper equipment.

  • Fair Sentencing Act isn’t fair to citizens

    A recent heroin bust here in Brunswick County is a perfect example of what is wrong with North Carolina’s justice system.
    It’s not the work investigators did to uncover the drug operation; it’s the fact the perpetrator was on the streets to begin with.
    Back in 1994 Christopher Mosby was convicted of second-degree murder. He was found guilty for assisting in the murder of Louis Lopez in Winston-Salem on Jan. 21, 1994.

  • Sunset Beach offers reduced recycling cost

    SUNSET BEACH—The cost of countywide recycling for the town just got a reduction.

    Sunset Beach Mayor Pro Tem Lou DeVita said at a monthly town council workshop Tuesday the town had just gotten word that Waste Industries would offer a cost reduced from the previous $77 to $43.80 “if you could get 100 people to sign up in one fell swoop.”

  • Sunset Beach police report

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:

    •Larceny and injury to personal property were reported Aug. 16 at a residential unit on Resort Circle.

    •Matthew Stephen Porcelli, 27, of 17995 Possum Point Road, Dumfries, Va., was charged Aug. 15 with driving while impaired.

  • Last Sunset Beach concert benefits Paws-Ability

    As summer winds down, so does the Sunset Beach Concert Series.

    The last concert of the series, featuring Jaded Mayberry, is 6:30-8:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Village Park at Seaside Village in Sunset Beach.

    Since June, each weekly concert has featured a different band and local charity.

    Paws-Ability, a local nonprofit that raises money and awareness and provides support for animal issues in Brunswick County, will be the recipient of funds at the season’s final concert.

  • Sunset Beach police report

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:

    •Larceny and injury to personal property were reported Aug. 16 at a residential unit on Resort Circle.

    •Matthew Stephen Porcelli, 27, of 17995 Possum Point Road, Dumfries, Va., was charged Aug. 15 with driving while impaired.

  • How some cross-country travelers spent their summer vacations

    If you want to know how Tom Hunter, Carmen Albertolli Daughtry and David Byron Keener Sr. spent their summer vacations, just ask them.

    Then allot some extra time to take in all the details. That’s how it is when you travel cross-country.

  • Consultant reviews final assessment report with school board

    SOUTHPORT—A consultant whose quality assurance review team assessed Brunswick County Schools says it’s normal to find areas where improvement is needed.

    “This is voluntary—we don’t come here to brow-beat you,” Joe Delaney of AdvancED said at the Brunswick County Board of Education retreat Aug. 15, when the final report was reviewed.

    “We come here to tell you, take a look at what you do, make clear delineation between those functions, stay with it,” he said, citing board and administrative responsibilities.