Local News

  • Man indicted in Brunswick Forest house fire

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted a Leland man charged in a Feb. 6 fire that damaged a home in his neighborhood, Brunswick Forest.

    Leland police arrested 34-year-old William James Kelim II, of Walbury Court, and charged him with first-degree arson, breaking and entering and communicating threats for starting the fire following a domestic dispute earlier in the day, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a previous interview.

  • Ex-Leland police corporal indicted on embezzlement charges

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted a former Leland police corporal accused of embezzling money from the South Brunswick High School Athletic Booster Club.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 46-year-old Melissa Jane Hinnant, of East Eighth Street in Southport, on Aug. 6, and charged her with six counts of embezzlement.

  • Man indicted in Holden Beach Walgreens robbery

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted a Supply man accused of robbing Walgreens in Holden Beach on Feb. 19.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 51-year-old Wilford Norman Turman, of Kirby Road, on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and trafficking in opium or heroin, warrants show.

  • Shallotte police seek woman in credit card theft

    Shallotte police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who is a person of interest in a stolen credit card investigation. 

    Sgt. John Holman said his office received a call from the Hickory Police Department in Catawba County that someone in Hickory was the victim of credit card fraud at Wal-Mart in Shallotte on June 4.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Holman at 754-6008.     

  • BCSO announce Supply teen found safe

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives announced late Sunday, June 19 Joseph Sincere Stevenson returned home safely. Prior to Sunday evening, Stevenson was last seen leaving 2074 Johnson Way in Supply on Thursday, June 16. 

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office safely locate missing Shallotte teen

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help in finding a Shallotte teen last seen at his home on Daddy Court at in Shallotte Thursday, June 16 at 6:45 p.m. He is not believed to be in any danger.

    Jaylen (Jay) Ledward-James Jenrette was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. He is believed to be on foot. He is described as a 13-year-old black male standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 144 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

  • Lightning strike of gas line causes brief evacuation in Leland

    Lightning striking an underground natural gas line in someone’s front yard caused a brief evacuation in a Leland neighborhood Wednesday, June 22.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said crews received a call at 3:20 p.m. of a fire in the 4000 block of Rabbit Eye Run in the gated community of Grayson Park.

    Fire crews evacuated several residents, with some leaving the community and some staying at the clubhouse until they could return to their homes.

  • Archaeology students study Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park

    BELVILLE — University of North Carolina-Wilmington Department of Anthropology chairwoman Dr. Eleanora Reber returned to Belville for a second consecutive summer to take a closer look beneath Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park.

    Reber brought 11 undergraduate students from UNCW and an alumnus from Appalachian State to assist in a field school to dig around for remnants of the Buchoi Plantation from May 15-June 16.

  • OIB to hold public hearing for budget June 29

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials set a public hearing on the 2016-17 town budget for 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 29.

    Town Administrator Daisy Ivey presented the next fiscal year budget to commissioners at the June 14 regular town meeting.

    The town’s total budget for the coming fiscal year jumps to $21, 027,225 from $13,103,442 last year mainly because of funding set aside for Coastal Storm Damage Reduction (beach sand) and terminal groin projects totaling $8,775,000.

  • Public hearing set on Leland developer incentives

    Leland officials will seek public input on an offer of financial incentives to the developer of Harrington Village to see the project built as envisioned as the centerpiece of a downtown area along Village Road.

    Leland staff sent out a notice of the public hearing for June 16, but Town Manager David Hollis said June 9 the hearing will be delayed until the July 21 town meeting.