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  • Leland to host public meeting on parks and rec plan

    Talking about the need for a recreation building in Leland in 2017 has led town officials to re-evaluate its Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Master Plan in 2018.

    The parks and recreation department will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Leland Town Hall seeking public input for the PROS Master Plan update.

    The plan, created in 2008 and revised in 2014, has become obsolete because od the town’s rapid growth, operation services director Niel Brooks, said.

  • Water outage planned Wednesday along Midway Road

    The water consumers of Brunswick County Public Utilities in Brunswick County from 1700 to 1814 and from 1769 to 1813 Midway Road, as well as at 1889 Midway Road, 1950 Midway Road and 1950 Hewett Road, will be under a system pressure advisory after a planned water outage Wednesday, Jan. 17, to allow for construction on a water line.

     The water line serving these customers will be out of service from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customers at these addresses served by Brunswick County Public Utilities will need to store water in containers for use during the outage.

  • Carolina Shores sets Arbor Day, retreat dates

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners approved an Arbor Day proclamation at their monthly board meeting last Thursday, Jan. 11.

    The date this year is March 16, when the town will observe Arbor Day and invite the public to join in the celebration by protecting trees and woodlands and planting trees.

    The board approved having its annual budget retreat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.

  • Calabash shifts into budget mode

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved their budget work calendar for the year that launches Jan. 25 and continues monthly through April.

    The first board workshop is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at town hall on Persimmon Road to discuss overall goals and objectives.

    Department requests are due to Town Administrator Chuck Nance by Feb. 14. Nance will meet with commissioner/finance director Michael Price later that month to review department requests.

    Subsequent board budget workshops are scheduled for March 7, April 4 and April 25.

  • Update: Deputies arrest Shallotte man considered armed and dangerous

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Shallotte man Tuesday morning who was considered armed and dangerous.

    James Ali Pugh, 38, of Green Pine Drive was sought on burglary, kidnapping and assault on a female charges, as well as a domestic violence order violation. He was arrested without incident and is in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

  • Leland gang member charged in Saturday standoff

    Police arrested a Leland gang member following a standoff Saturday in Wilmington.

    Justin “Juddy” Oliver, 28, is charged with discharging a firearm within city limits, resisting or delaying arrest and second-degree trespassing. He is a validated member of the Bloods Gang, Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Dandron said.

    Police responded about 6 a.m. to a call about a man with a gun an apartment at Houston Moore Terrace in the 1300 block of Greenfield Street. After they arrived, they heard two gunshots come from within the residence.

  • Northwest police officer dies of accidental gunshot wound

    A Northwest police officer died Friday night of an accidental gunshot wound.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit detectives found 37-year-old Michael Lynn Morgan dead of an apparent gunshot wound after responding to a call dispatchers received about 5:30 p.m. regarding someone in cardiac arrest at 520 Maple Branches Drive in Leland.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court set for Jan. 23

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Novant Health restricts access to avoid spread of flu

    Novant Health is asking the community to keep visitors 12 and younger out of most of its acute care facilities, including Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Supply, until further notice because of the widespread outbreak of the flu virus.

    Those 13 and older who are experiencing runny nose, sore throat, fever or cough are also encouraged not to visit patients being treated at Novant Health facilities. However, people who are seeking treatment at hospitals are not subject to the restriction.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks stolen truck

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a teal 2002 Ford F350 XLF Power Stroke diesel truck stolen sometime between Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 in the 8100 block of River Road, Southport.

    According to a Facebook post, the tailgate of the truck has a unique pinstripe design that can also be found on the dashboard of the truck.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brandon Fuller at 398-5335.