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  • Ash woman among three arrested in Horry County, S.C., on drug charges

    An Ash woman was among three arrested last week on drug charges in Horry County, S.C.

    Koceanna Freeman, 27, was arrested March 8 and charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking crack cocaine, trafficking cocaine, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

  • Conference reminds girls they’re extraordinary

    BOLIVIA— Brunswick Community College hosted 65 sixth-grade girls from Brunswick County Schools on Friday during the sixth annual i.a.e. (I Am Extraordinary) Conference for Brunswick County Middle School Girls.

    Women In Philanthropy & Leadership of Brunswick County presents the event in cooperation with BCC and Communities In Schools of Brunswick County.

    BCC Foundation resource development director Elina DiCostanzo said the event is “all about the girls.”

  • Belville raises funds for smartboards in every traditional classroom

    BELVILLE — When Emily Donovan first came on as president of the Belville Elementary School Parent Advisory Council at the end of the 2015-16 school year, parents, teachers and students responded to a PAC survey to say they needed more smartboards in the school.

    Donovan said teachers said in the survey they didn’t have enough textbooks, Chromebooks and smartboards, essential learning aids for their classrooms.

  • Wilmington man accused of running trooper off Brunswick County road

    A Wilmington man is accused of trying to run a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper off the road Sunday in Brunswick County.

    No one was injured.

    Corey Taylor Robinson, 28, was arrested March 4 and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, reckless driving, driving left of center and speeding.

  • Shallotte man accused of making, using counterfeit cash

    A Shallotte man is accused of making and using counterfeit money.

    Cody Addicus Hewett, 38, of Sasspan Drive was arrested Feb. 21 and charged with two counts each of possession of counterfeit currency and obtaining property by false pretense.

    Warrants show Hewett made counterfeit copies of a $100 bill with the same serial number and used the money to get food and money from Lowes Foods on Beach Drive SW in Little River, S.C., between Jan. 1 and Feb. 21.

    Hewett was released Feb. 21 from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $50,000 bail.

  • Two face cocaine-related charges in separate cases

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people last month on cocaine-related charged in separate cases.

    Pamala Dawn Johnson, 41, of Seawind Court in Supply was arrested Feb. 26 and charged with three counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, three counts of selling or delivering cocaine and three misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Johnson sold 1.2 grams of cocaine in a plastic baggy to an unnamed person Dec. 7 and sold one gram each to unnamed people Dec. 8.

  • Woman accused of stealing jewelry from Callahan’s

    A Supply woman is accused of stealing more than $1,000 in jewelry from Callahan’s Nautical Gifts in Calabash last month.

    A warrant shows 56-year-old Barbara Lynn Casey of Maiden Lane SW was arrested Feb. 20 and charged with felony larceny.

  • Trio of men accused of attacking man in Shallotte

    Three men are accused of attacking another man in Shallotte last month.

    Tristian Stone Kelly, 19, of Edna Way is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury while Jacob Kee, 20, of Talman Street in Shallotte and Cody Mooney, 19, of Maple Street in Warsaw are each charged with misdemeanor simple assault.

    Warrants show the trio attacked a man Feb. 20: Kelly cut him with a buck knife, Kee bit him in the forearm and finger and Mooney kicked him in the back of the head.

  • Public comment sought on LIHEAP waiver

    Public comment is being sought on North Carolina’s proposed Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) waiver, which will allow an increase in allotted funds available for the Weatherization Assistance Program and Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program from 15 to 25 percent for the current state fiscal year.

  • DEQ invites feedback on draft coal ash rules

    The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is inviting additional public feedback on rules drafted to better protect public health and the environment when coal ash wastes are disposed of and recycled.

    DEQ has extended its informal public comment period on the draft rules from March 22 until April 6. The state agency has also scheduled a fourth public meeting to enable people to provide additional comments on the rules at 6 p.m. March 27 in Ballroom A at the Gastonia Conference Center at 145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Gastonia.