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Today's News

  • Shallotte man arrested on 2014 sex crime charges involving child

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Shallotte man on 2014 sex crime charges involving child.

    Timothy Paul Freshwater, 33, of Woodthrush Lane was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 7, and charged with statutory rape/sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child and sex offense in a parental role, all felonies.

    Warrants show the incident took place Oct. 21, 2014, when the victim was 13. 

  • CGMS students face discipline after BB guns found in locker

    Four Cedar Grove Middle School students face disciplinary action after a school resource officer discovered Airsoft BB Guns in a locker Feb. 8.

    Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said a tip from a student led to SRO Kenneth Powell finding two BB guns. She said Powell and principal Michael Hobbs took immediate action and the four seventh-graders involved were identified.

    Swencki said all four students face disciplinary action according to the school’s code of conduct, which ranges from short-term to possible long-term suspension.

  • Leland woman arrested on drug charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 66-year-old Leland woman accused of trying to sell oxycodone pills in January.

    Wilma L. Batten of Village Road was arrested Feb. 7 and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II substance, felony conspiring to traffic opium/heroin, felony conspiring to sell/deliver a schedule II substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

    Warrants show Batten attempted to sell a pill bottle containing 17 oxycodone pills Jan. 18.  

  • Plea hearing scheduled Feb. 20 in 2016 fatal Shallotte crash

        A Carolina Shores teen facing charges in a Shallotte crash that killed his 13-year-old friend and injured his 16-year-old brother in February 2016 is scheduled to enter a plea in Brunswick County Court on Monday, Feb. 20, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

  • Hospice patient FaceTimes with rock hero Eddie Van Halen

    LELAND — It’s the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 5. Fifty-four-year-old Mike Brewer of Leland sits in a dim room holding an iPad that’s connected to FaceTime. On the screen in front of him is the image of a kitchen some 3,000 miles away.

    After a beat, a smiling man pops into view. Mike smiles back at rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen and says, “Hey, I know that guy.”

  • Supply families mourn pets in separate animal cruelty incidents

    SUPPLY — Two Supply families are grieving their pets in separate animal cruelty incidents.

    The Lay family of Sandy Bluff Drive SW in Supply is mourning their 2-year-old Staffordshire terrier Brudio, who was stabbed to death Feb. 5.

    Michael Lay and his wife Melissa described it as a typical Sunday for the family, with many of their five children outside the home before church.

    Nine-year-old Michael Lay Jr. was outside with Brudio near the the vacant house between their home and that of 61-year-old Carl “Sandman” Chamberlin.

  • Supply man faces two murder charges in Feb. 2 crash

    A 24-year-old Supply man faces another murder charge after a second person involved in a Feb. 2 crash died last weekend.

    William Chandler McHenry of Bluebird Lane is charged with two counts of second-degree murder, aggravated death by motor vehicle and a misdemeanor count of driving while license revoked.

    McHenry was driving his white 2003 Ford Explorer south in the 2000 block of Kirby Road in Supply about 8 p.m. Feb. 2 when he hit a white 2017 Chevy Equinox, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Matthew Strangman said.

  • District court docket for Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1, 2 and 3.

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1, 2 and 3 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Jan. 30

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutors Shirley Smircic and Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

  • Eat more nuts and nut butters

     Earlier this year I wrote about the Mediterranean diet. This eating pattern incorporates the basics of healthy eating traditionally practiced in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Eating like those who live in the Mediterranean region has been shown to promote health and decrease risk of many chronic diseases.

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