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  • Deputies arrest man in stabbings of two Whiteville women

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man wanted in the stabbings of two Whiteville women, including one who died of her injuries.

    James Edward McKamey, 51, of Whiteville, was driving a 2012 Subaru Outback belonging to Carol Greer when deputies stopped him about 9:15 a.m. Sept. 1 in Supply. He is accused of stabbing two women in Whiteville: 35-year-old Reshonta Love in the 300 block of West Nance Street on Aug. 29 and 65-year-old Greer on Aug. 30.

  • Tornado watch extended to midnight

    A tornado watch for the area has been extended until midnight Saturday.

    As rain descends on the region, the National Hurricane Center forecasts the center of Tropical Storm Hermine will move across the coastal Carolinas on Friday night and move offshore of the North Carolina coast on Saturday.

    At 8 a.m. Friday, maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 60 mph with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast while the center of Hermine remains over land. Some re-strengthening is expected after the center moves offshore Saturday.

  • Federal officials to visit Sunset Beach regarding Palm Cove

    Public concern about the Palm Cove residential development under construction on the east end of the Sunset Beach island have led to a pending visit by federal officials.

    Representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Carolina’s National Flood Insurance Program are tentatively set to visit Sunset Beach during the week of Sept. 18, Town Administrator Susan Parker wrote in an Aug. 22 email to town council.

  • Sykes named to National Association of Counties committee

    Brunswick County commissioner Pat Sykes has been named to the National Association of Counties Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.

  • Oak Island man accused of shooting roommate

    An Oak Island man is accused of shooting his roommate after an argument Tuesday, Aug. 30

    Oak Island police arrested 65-year-old Frank Louis Chandler, of Ripley Drive, that night and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

    Town spokesman Kyle Thomas said officers responding to a call just after 9:15 p.m. found 63-year-old Thomas Bass at 2907 Ripley Drive, off of N.C. 211.

    Bass was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington to be treated for a gunshot wound that wasn’t life-threatening, Thomas said.

  • Missing Supply woman, baby found safe

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    A missing Supply woman and her baby have been found safe, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1.

    Shayla Da'nia Bryant, 21, and her son, 1-year old Alijah Powell, were reported missing Tuesday, Aug. 30.

    Bryant was last seen by her mother and grandfather at the scene of a shooting on Cedar Grove Road near Stone Chimney Road on Saturday, Aug. 27, before her grandfather, John Arthur Eagles Jr., reported them missing.

  • Detectives seek Southport Pacific Superstore thieves

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who stole a small amount of merchandise from Pacific Superstore at 4910 Long Beach Road in Southport about 5 a.m. Aug. 23. 

    One of the men suffered a cut to his right arm during the theft, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said, but said no other description of him or his accomplice was available.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Fennell at 880-4895.     

  • Shallotte police seek information in larcenies

    Shallotte police are seeking information about three larcenies in the past month.

    In the most recent case, a white woman with a medium build stole clothing from an “anonymous business” at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, Detective Cory McLamb said.

    McLamb said the name of the business was not identified in the incident report.

    At 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24, a woman stole a credit card from a vehicle, then used the card to commit fraud, McLamb said. He provided no description of the woman.

  • Waccamaw School, Bolivia Elementary see official openings for new building, program

    Waccamaw and Bolivia Elementary schools hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies last week to celebrate new additions.

    Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said the new gymnasium and assembly space at Waccamaw, celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 24, is considered a centerpiece. It includes a large stage that will allow for performing arts concerts and productions by the school’s first- through eighth-grade students.

  • No criminal charges in Leland fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office will not press charges in a fatal shooting that happened in Leland earlier this year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 500 block of Creekview Lane on Jan. 5, when they and EMS personnel found 32-year-old Daniel Todd Adams dead of an apparent gunshot wound, according to the DA’s Office news release issued Aug. 25. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death.