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Today's News

  • Sex offender accused of being at Winnabow school

    A registered sex offender is accused of being on the campus of Town Creek Elementary School in Winnabow on May 8.

    Tonya Anne Green, 33, of Green Loop Road was arrested May 9 and charged with being a sex offender on child premises.

    Warrants show Greene knowingly went to the campus, but do not say why.

    North Carolina Department of Correction records show Greene was convicted of two attempted child abuse sexual acts in August 2016 for incidents in 2008 and 2013. She was sentenced to 36 months of probation and required to register as a sex offender.

  • Man pleads guilty to robbing Leland credit union

    A Riegelwood man who admitted robbing a credit union in Leland in December faces at least 32 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release. No one was injured during the crime.
    Borenzo Cortez Patrick, 26, pleaded guilty Friday, May 12, to armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

  • Brunswick opioid task force seeks support from Gov. Cooper

    The Brunswick County Opioid Addiction Task Force hopes to bring solutions to the opioid epidemic, and last week they let their concerns be known statewide.

    According to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release, members signed a letter sent to Gov. Roy Cooper last week requesting he declare the opioid addiction crises in North Carolina a public health emergency.

  • Lockwood Folly couple files lawsuit against POA

    A Lockwood Folly couple has taken legal action against the Lockwood Folly Property Owners Association and its board of directors, claiming a breach of association bylaws and its master declaration as well as certain state statutes.

    Lockwood Folly residents Gary and Sarah Gimbert claim the Lockwood Folly POA failed to provide board of directors meeting minutes documenting the appointment of community standards committee (CSC) members as well as recommendations to notify the Gimberts about a violation and subsequent fines involving their home on Marsh View Drive.

  • Leland man accused of neglecting, stealing from grandmother

    A Leland man is accused of neglecting and stealing from his grandmother.
    Edward Conner Gore Jr., 24, of Lincoln Road NE was arrested May 8 and charged with obtaining property by false pretense, first-degree trespassing, neglecting a disabled/elder resulting in serious injury, five counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and three counts of larceny of a firearm.

  • Weather Ready Nation Ambassador Program

    The National Weather Service is sponsoring an initiative, Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, to connect weather people with people in the community to create a greater awareness of weather education and preparedness. It’s free, easy to sign up and participants determine their level of commitment.

  • Summer blood donations needed

    Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving cancer treatment.

    As a thank you, those who come out to donate May 26-30 will receive a Red Cross-branded visor while supplies last.

  • State health officials advise residents to ‘fight the bite’ during warm weather

    The North Carolina Division of Public Health is advising North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” and take important precautions to protect against tick and mosquito bites during warm weather months.

  • Campaign under way to feed Brunswick County’s poverty-stricken children

    The Summer of NO Hungry Child is launching a campaign to raise 1,000,000 pounds of food to feed the more than 7,500 Brunswick County children existing in poverty.

    Every canned or boxed food item donated will be distributed by various churches and organizations in the county and will go directly to Brunswick County families with the greatest needs.

  • State reaches $131K settlement over claims allegations

    Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina reached a settlement with TeamHealth Holdings, as successor in interest to IPC Healthcare Inc., formerly known as IPC The Hospitalists Inc. (IPC).

    The agreement resolves allegations that IPC violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, the Defense Health Agency and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for higher and more expensive levels of medical service than were actually performed (a practice known as “up-coding”).