Deputy charged in fatal wreck

A Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy has been charged in the death of a motorcyclist. Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating the wreck, which occurred on U.S. 17 near Calabash in Brunswick County Monday afternoon. Adam Lockner, 59, a patrol deputy who has been with the sheriff’s office since 2009, has been […]

Brunswick commissioners dissolve county DSS, health boards

BOLIVIA—Brunswick County commissioners on Monday abolished the county’s boards of health and social services. With the move, which was a 3-2 split vote, county commissioners now oversee a consolidated human services department. Commissioners will appoint an 11-member human services advisory committee to oversee the new human services department. County commissioners Bill Sue, Phil Norris and […]

Wastewater spill reported in Brunswick County

A wastewater spill was reported in Brunswick County last Friday. Brunswick County Public Utilities reported a discharge of untreated wastewater from a sewer line at 2730 St. James Drive in St. James on Sept. 14. Approximately 1,500 gallons of wastewater spilled, which has been attributed to a cable contractor directional bore. County utilities personnel contained […]

Bryant guilty of first-degree murder

BOLIVIA—Craig Bryant has been convicted of the first-degree murder of Adam Bradshaw. Jurors deliberated for about two days before returning a guilty verdict of all counts—first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and armed robbery—Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court. Superior Court Judge Thomas Lock sentenced Bryant to life in prison without the possibility […]

Board consolidation on Monday’s agenda at Brunswick County meeting

BOLIVIA—Monday night could be the beginning of the end for the Brunswick County Board of Social Services. Brunswick County Commissioners are slated to consider the dissolution of the county’s social services and health boards at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17. If approved, commissioners could implement a consolidated human services board, which would mirror the makeup […]

Braves baseball agreement: A closer look

The draft agreement the City of Wilmington released Friday toward a proposed 6,200-seat minor-league ballpark would solidify several of the project’s most discussed points—for one, that its financing would depend on voter approval—but City Council’s acceptance of it on Tuesday wouldn’t necessarily end the deal-making. “This MOU (memorandum of understanding) is not intended as a […]

Veterans’ event scheduled for Brunswick County

The Brunswick County Veterans Service Office will host a health fair for veterans Sept. 28. Brunswick County Veterans Services Director Anita Hartsell said the veterans’ health fair will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Belville Town Hall, 497 Old Waterford Way, Suite 205. Veterans will be able to enroll […]

Shirley Williamson starts 33rd year in education at Virginia Williamson Elementary

Though this year marks her first year leading Virginia Williamson Elementary School, the first day of school marked the beginning of Principal Shirley Williamson’s 33rd year in education. Williamson is one of five principals in their first year at various schools in Brunswick County. In addition to Williamson, principals in their first year at a […]

Brunswick DSS calls emergency meeting

BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services have called an emergency meeting for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. According to the meeting notice, the board will meet to approve minutes from three meetings in August. On Aug. 28, board members Tina Jackson, Bernest Hewett and Fauna Schaub voted to fire Patty Connelly, while […]