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  • NCDOT to close, replace bridge in Shallotte

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close the Bridgers Road bridge over Mulberry Branch in Shallotte from at 7 a.m. Monday, June 5, through 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, to replace it.

    Traffic will detour west on N.C. 130 (Whiteville Road) then right onto the U.S. 17 North ramp, then east on Smith Avenue and then right onto White Road.

    The new bridge will have updated drainage structures to prevent ponding on the road. The bridge approaches also will be reinforced to prevent washout and other maintenance problems.

  • Supply man faces statutory rape charge

    A Supply man is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl.
    Gabriel David Trotter, 34, of King Street SW was arrested Thursday, May 11, and charged with statuary rape where the defendant is six or more years older than the victim and indecent liberties with a child, among other charges.
    Warrants show the crimes were committed between Nov. 1, 2016, and March 30.
    Trotter remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $300,000 bail.
     

  • East Side meets West Brunswick in “Rent School Edition” production

    SHALLOTTE — New York City’s East Village is making its way down to West Brunswick High School in the form of the hit Broadway musical, “Rent.”

  • Noose found at campground, two men banned

    Two men were banned from the Holden Beach RV Campground at 2650 Liberty Lane SW in Supply for hanging a noose from a structure on the playground.

    Property owner Jeremy Timco said the noose was discovered Thursday morning after it had been up for a short period of time and immediately removed.

    Timco said the two men were leaving Thursday evening. He did not identify them except to say they were two separate guests.

     “They unfortunately took it too far with a prank,” he said. “They thought it was funny.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Leland felon arrested after May 8 robbery

    A Leland felon is accused of robbing a man at gunpoint May 8. No one was injured.
    Steven Anthony Dumas, 33, was arrested May 8 and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and a probation violation, Leland Police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.
    Humphries said Dumas pulled a gun on a man in a parking lot in the 100 block of Village Road near KFC and took an undisclosed amount of money before running away about 6:45 p.m.

  • 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.

  • Current wears Special Olympics Athlete of the Year crown

    BOLIVIA— Nineteen-year-old Edan Current of Supply stands on the field at Cedar Grove District Park, ready to make his mark at the Special Olympics Brunswick County Spring Games on April 28.

    He’s eager to begin his events as he waits for officials announce the Athlete of the Year, when suddenly he hears his own name called.

    Shocked, Edan walks to the field to accept the title and then to officially declare the games open.

  • 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.