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  • Driver accused of hitting, killing bicyclist Wednesday back in jail

    A Supply man facing two charges in a fatal crash that killed a bicyclist on Civietown Road Wednesday is back in jail Friday after his bail amount was raised to $250,000.

    Ricky Colin Pruett, 42, of Supply, was charged with misdemeanor DWI and felony death by motor vehicle.

    He was originally booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Wednesday and was released on $50,000 bail later that day.

  • Missing dog reunited with family in Holden Beach

    On Saturday, July 1, Nick Bazzle, Kim Jenkins Bazzle and their dogs Macy and Marley arrived in Holden Beach to soak up some sun and sand and spend some time with Nick’s mother, Dolly Kennerly.

    On Monday, July 3, the family was forced to return to their Taylorsville home because of work obligations without Macy.

    Nick said he and his wife arrived at his mother’s house in the early morning hours July 1 and later put the dogs in Dolly’s fenced backyard.

  • State trooper involved in OIB wreck

    A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a two-vehicle collision Monday night in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Trooper R.M. McDermott was driving north on N.C. 179 and turned on his emergency lights to stop a vehicle for an infraction in front of Robertos Ristorante, Sgt. P.M. Sanders said. Two vehicles were in the center lane attempting to turn left into the restaurant.

    The driver of the second vehicle, a Jeep, decided to turn without being able to see any vehicles traveling north and was hit in the right rear by McDermott’s 2014 Dodge Charger.

  • Shallotte man faces charge of indecent liberties with a child

    A Shallotte man is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child last year.

    Alfredo Brigade Quevedo, 48, of Old Shallotte Road was arrested July 17 on the felony charge.

    Warrants show the crime happened between June 1, 2016, and October 30, 2016, with a child younger than 16.

    Quevedo is in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $25,000 bail.

  • Supply man accused of child sex crime charges

    A Supply man is accused of committing sex crimes against a minor.

    Jeff Allen Smith, 39, of Morgan Road was arrested Wednesday, July 12, and charged statutory rape with a child younger than or equal to 15, sexual activity by a substitute parent or custodian and 16 counts of indecent liberties with a child.

    Warrants show the crimes happened Nov. 1, 2016, and April 20.

    Smith remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1 million bail.

  • Bolivia man reported missing

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Bolivia man.

    John Michael Dreelin, 68, was last seen July 1 in the 1600 block of Midway Road. He is described as a white man with brown eyes and salt-and-pepper hair who may suffer from dementia. He may be driving a silver 2005 Ford Escape SUV with the North Carolina license plate DEL6353.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brandon Fuller 398-5335 or 911.

  • Marshals arrest man in Southport wanted in Davie County rape case

    U.S. Marshals arrested a man in Southport who was wanted in Davie County on a rape charge.

    U.S. Marshals Task Force-Wilmington Division agents apprehended 32-year-old Kristopher Kraig Jacobson at Abbington Oaks Apartments on Abbington Oaks Way about 6:30 p.m. July 11, Deputy U.S. Marshal Russ Fields said.

    Jacobson was wanted in Davie County on a second-degree rape charge and on state parole violations. Fields said six warrants were issued June 29.

  • Shallotte woman meets relatives after 70+ years

    SHALLOTTE — In the early 1800s, nine black brothers left England for the United States as free businessmen.

    Upon arriving in the United States, the Nowlin brothers fanned out throughout the United States in places like North Carolina, Virginia and as far away as Texas to make a name for themselves.

  • Investigation clears officer in March fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office has officially cleared an officer involved in a fatal shooting in March of any wrongdoing.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations was gathering evidence involving a child pornography investigation about 6 a.m. March 7 at the home of 28-year-old Bradley Barrett Lewis in the 9000 block of Ash Little River Road NW when the shooting happened.

  • Municipal election filings continue until noon Friday

    Brunswick County’s election filing period for Brunswick County’s 19 municipalities, two sanitary districts and the Dosher Hospital Board of Trustees continues through noon Friday, July 21, after opening at noon July 7.

    Brunswick County’s municipal elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

    Bald Head Island

    Mayor Andy Sayre filed July 7 to run for re-election.