Today's News

  • Commissioners schedule final budget workshop

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners have scheduled one final budget workshop before adopting the fiscal year 2011-2012 operating budget.

    The workshop was scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the Brunswick County Commissioners Chambers at the county complex in Bolivia.

    Commissioners are expected to adopt the $190 million operating budget at their next regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 20.

    The 2011-2012 fiscal year begins July 1.

  • Brunswick Novant Medical Center to open July 31

    SUPPLY—Hospital officials have announced the official opening of Brunswick Novant Medical Center.

    Brunswick Community Hospital spokesperson Amy Myers said the 78-bed hospital will open to the public Sunday, July 31.

    The new Brunswick Novant Medical Center is on U.S. 17, about three miles north of the current hospital facility on the southbound side of U.S. 17, at 240 Hospital Drive NE in Bolivia.

  • Jolly urges state’s high court to toss out DA’s complaint

    RALEIGH—Chief District Judge Jerry Jolly has appealed to North Carolina’s high court to throw out District Attorney Jon David’s traffic court appeal.

    Jolly claims David doesn’t have the right “to an administrative traffic court or administrative traffic court days,” in his response filed in the North Carolina Supreme Court on June 8.

  • Calabash woman killed in single-car wreck

    LONGWOOD—A Calabash woman was killed Monday in a single-car wreck on Longwood Road.

    According to N.C. State Highway Patrol Sgt. T.T. Daniels, Sarah Nicole Linker, 24, of Calabash, was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on Longwood Road near N.C. 130 Monday evening.

    Around 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, Linker was driving her 2008 Ford passenger vehicle north on Longwood Road.

  • Investigator finds no discrimination against commissioner

    BOLIVIA—Case closed.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Sgt. Mark Francisco has found no evidence of discrimination—internally by sheriff’s deputies or by fellow commissioners—against county commissioner Charles Warren.

    Warren filed a police report last Tuesday, June 7, claiming racial harassment and discrimination by Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies, as well as fellow commissioners Scott Phillips and Bill Sue.

  • Darkness suspends West rally in sixth

     LELAND–Darkness led to a suspension of the Junior American Legion baseball game Monday between West Brunswick and Leland Post 68.

    West trailed 11-8 in the sixth inning but had the bases loaded with two outs when the game was suspended. The stadium lights were inoperable. The game will be resumed June 28 at West.

  • Flounder Tourney championship decided by 0.01 pound

     The winner of the 28th annual Flounder Tournament, sponsored by the Sudan Daredevils of the South Brunswick Islands Shrine Club, was decided by 0.01 pound.

    Ricky Cottle, of Shallotte caught the heaviest fish in the tournament, based out of the Shallotte Volunteer Fire Department on June 10-11. His catch was 7.16 pounds and was worth $1,500.

    In second, at 7.15 pounds, was the catch by Larry Lefler. It was worth $1,000.

  • Brunswick Beat for June 8, 2011
  • Leland woman wanted for PTO embezzlement

    A Leland woman is wanted for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from a local parent-teacher organization.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley said sheriff’s detectives are searching for Dana Leigh Brooks, 38, of 3430 Andrew Jackson Highway, Leland.

    Brooks is wanted for twelve counts of embezzlement for allegedly embezzling more than $5,000 from the PTO at Lincoln Primary School, Stanley said.

  • Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 25, 26, 27 and 31 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, May 25

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Jody Daniel Babson, misdemeanor breaking or entering, voluntarily dismissed.