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  • Leland man accused of neglecting, stealing from grandmother

    A Leland man is accused of neglecting and stealing from his grandmother.
    Edward Conner Gore Jr., 24, of Lincoln Road NE was arrested May 8 and charged with obtaining property by false pretense, first-degree trespassing, neglecting a disabled/elder resulting in serious injury, five counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and three counts of larceny of a firearm.

  • Leland felon arrested after May 8 robbery

    A Leland felon is accused of robbing a man at gunpoint May 8. No one was injured.
    Steven Anthony Dumas, 33, was arrested May 8 and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and a probation violation, Leland Police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.
    Humphries said Dumas pulled a gun on a man in a parking lot in the 100 block of Village Road near KFC and took an undisclosed amount of money before running away about 6:45 p.m.

  • Man pleads guilty to robbing Leland credit union

    A Riegelwood man who admitted robbing a credit union in Leland in December faces at least 32 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release. No one was injured during the crime.
    Borenzo Cortez Patrick, 26, pleaded guilty Friday, May 12, to armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

  • Current wears Special Olympics Athlete of the Year crown

    BOLIVIA— Nineteen-year-old Edan Current of Supply stands on the field at Cedar Grove District Park, ready to make his mark at the Special Olympics Brunswick County Spring Games on April 28.

    He’s eager to begin his events as he waits for officials announce the Athlete of the Year, when suddenly he hears his own name called.

    Shocked, Edan walks to the field to accept the title and then to officially declare the games open.

  • Weather Ready Nation Ambassador Program

    The National Weather Service is sponsoring an initiative, Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, to connect weather people with people in the community to create a greater awareness of weather education and preparedness. It’s free, easy to sign up and participants determine their level of commitment.

  • Summer blood donations needed

    Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need. Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving cancer treatment.

    As a thank you, those who come out to donate May 26-30 will receive a Red Cross-branded visor while supplies last.

  • State health officials advise residents to ‘fight the bite’ during warm weather

    The North Carolina Division of Public Health is advising North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” and take important precautions to protect against tick and mosquito bites during warm weather months.

  • State reaches $131K settlement over claims allegations

    North Carolina reached a settlement with TeamHealth Holdings, as successor in interest to IPC Healthcare Inc., formerly known as IPC The Hospitalists Inc. (IPC).

    The agreement resolves allegations that IPC violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare, Medicaid, the Defense Health Agency and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program for higher and more expensive levels of medical service than were actually performed (a practice known as “up-coding”).

  • Shallotte woman found safely; Silver Alert canceled

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Shallotte woman.

    Margaret Ward, 81, was last seen at 5291 King Fisher Drive Drive in Shallotte. The alert does not provide the time Ward was last seen, but the alert was released at 2:52 a.m. May 17.

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said Ward was found safely in Virginia.

  • H2GO receives state agency permit for reverse osmosis plant

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO met another requirement to build its reverse osmosis (RO) water plant.

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit May 8 to discharge brine wastewater into the Brunswick River from the plant.

    The DEQ hosted a NPDES permit hearing for public comments at the Leland Cultural Arts Center on Jan. 12, which was attended by about 100 people, with 21 speaking for and against the project.