Today's News

  • Trojans lose 7-0 in soccer playoffs

     The West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team gave up a goal in the first 30 seconds and a goal in the last 90 seconds of the first half as it lost 7-0 May 8 to West Carteret in the first round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state soccer playoffs.

    The Trojans finish the season 12-7-1. West Carteret is 11-7.

    Carteret led 3-0 at the half, scoring its second goal in the first four minutes.

  • County commissioners to outsource food services

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners plan to outsource the county’s food services for an estimated savings of $800,000 a year.

    At a workshop last Wednesday, May 2, commissioners heard proposals from several private companies that responded to the county’s request for proposals to take over the food services at the county. It includes retail cafeteria sales, inmate meals and meals for Brunswick County Senior Resources Inc.

  • School start times set for next year

    BOLIVIA—School officials have released the school start times for the upcoming school year.

    Since the board of education voted last month to return to a single-bell schedule from the staggered-start schedule used this year, the school day for students will once again change.

    The instructional day will begin at 8 a.m. for elementary school students and end at 3 p.m.

    For middle school students, their instructional day will begin at 8:10 a.m. and end at 3:10 p.m.

  • N.C. General Assembly’s short session convenes May 16

    Lawmakers are gearing up to go back to work.

    The short session of the 2011-2012 biennium of the North Carolina General Assembly will convene in Raleigh on Wednesday, May 16.

    Both the House and the Senate will be back in session at noon on May 16.

  • County commissioners approve construction and demolition contract

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners have approved a contract to transport up to 50 percent of the county’s construction and demolition waste stream to Waste Industries.

    Brunswick County Operations Services Director Stephanie Lewis said Waste Industries offers transfer and disposal services for construction and demolition waste through the county’s transfer station at the Brunswick County landfill in Bolivia. Lewis said Waste Industries has agreed to haul and dispose construction and demolition waste at a rate of $38 per ton with no fuel surcharge.

  • What to expect from the upcoming short session in Raleigh

    I doubt any of you have noticed or paid particular attention to this detail, but whenever I write about the North Carolina General Assembly’s short session, I use quotation marks when using “non-controversial” as the powers-that-be like to describe it.

    Non-controversial? What does that even mean?

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week:

    •Larceny and forgery on Valley Drive in Calabash on May 6.

    •Larceny from a motor vehicle on River Road in Leland on May 4; suspect stole victim’s iPad 2 from vehicle.

    •Fraud on Galloway Road in Bolivia on May 4.

    •Vandalism on Ash-Little River Road in Ash on May 4; suspect cut hole in ATMC’s perimeter fence.

  • Sheriff’s north-end substation relocates

  • Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team

    The special operations team at the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office includes the K-9 enforcement team and Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team.

    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 April 30-May 6 special operations set up checkpoints on Belville School Road, Mount Misery Road, N.C. 133, Green Loop Road, N.C. 179, Lincoln Road, N.C. 904, Old Georgetown Road and Middleton Road.

  • State unemployment extension program set to expire

    RALEIGH—North Carolina is no longer eligible for the Extended Benefits (EB) program, according to a recent notification from the U.S. Department of Labor.

    The last payable week of EB will be the week ending May 12.

    Workers who file their claim through the EB program will no longer be eligible to receive extended benefits once the period ends. Roughly 199,000 people are receiving benefits in North Carolina. Of those, 17,000 people are currently receiving benefits in the EB program.