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Today's News

  • County officials offer fire safety tips to seniors

     CALABASH — Holiday season is rapidly approaching, meaning more bright lights, decorations, power strips and extension cords.

    These are all great ways to spruce up festive homes during the next few months, but these decorations also double as fire hazards.

  • Police: Three face drug charges after traffic stop yields heroin

     A tip from a Drug Enforcement Unit in South Carolina led to three arrests and a seizure of more than 1,500 bags of heroin in Brunswick County on Sept. 23.

    Agents with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit in Horry County, S.C., alerted the Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies to look for a vehicle driven by Todd Mitchell Waters of Conway, S.C.

  • Top educators crowned at ‘Night of Stars’

     SUPPLY — Brunswick County’s Schools’ “Night of Stars” could’ve been changed to “Night of Smiths” following the awards ceremony honoring the district’s top teacher and administrator.

    As school board members, central office staff and representatives from each of the district’s 19 schools filled the banquet room 101 Stone Chimney Place, it was a handful of educators who stood out among many.

  • Scams cost Brunswick County residents millions

     BOLIVIA — When it comes to the financial scams that make the rounds through Brunswick County, most people think, “That won’t happen to me. I’m too smart for that.”

    Sheriff’s office Detective Ed Carter says they’re wrong — and he can prove it.

  • District aims new policy at improving student scores

     Brunswick County Schools officials have unveiled an action plan for improving student performance on standardized tests.

    Dr. Deanne Meadows, assistant superintendent and chief academic officer, shared the plan with an audience of board members, principals, central services administration, instructional coaches, community members and parents during the monthly Brunswick County Board of Education curriculum committee meeting Thursday, Sept. 25, in Bolivia. 

  • Three arrested in Leland car break-ins investigation

     Three people have been arrested and booked on breaking-and-entering charges after several stolen items were found in a home on Heights Place.

    During a search warrant at 711 Heights Place in Leland on Sept. 25, detectives located several items that had been reported stolen, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

    Michael Arlin-Ray Huneycutt, 20, Brandon Joe Huneycutt, 19, and a girl younger than 18 were arrested as a result of the search warrant.

  • Grand jury indicts Leland ex-cop in shooting, chase

     A Brunswick County grand jury has indicted an ex-Leland police officer who led a high-speed chase into South Carolina last week before being caught and arrested.

    Howard “Hank” Smith of Supply was indicted during a Sept. 22 grand jury session in Superior Court on three counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and felony fleeing to elude arrest.

  • Fugitive arrested in Southport

     A Greenville man wanted on robbery charges was captured in Southport last week.

    James Bennett Mizell, 27, was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Thursday, Sept. 25, on charges from Pitt County of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of common law robbery, misdemeanor probation violation, obtaining property by false pretense and larceny of chose in action, records show. He also is charged with failure to pay child support amounting to $3,132 in Brunswick County.

  • County health director issued summons

     The Brunswick County Health and Human Services director will appear in court to face misdemeanor charges later this month.

    David Stanley was issued a misdemeanor criminal summons Sept. 23 on charges of cyberstalking and harassing phone calls that allegedly took place between Aug. 26 and Sept. 23.

  • Elementary students enjoy ‘Life on the Farm’

     WINNABOW — Only a couple years removed from learning the famous children’s song, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” students at Belville Elementary School learned what life on a real farm was all about.

    Funston Farms in Winnabow hosted “Life on the Farm” for the 43rd time in its illustrious history and welcomed more than 200 students from several of the district’s elementary schools during the last two weeks.