Local News

  • Leland man wins $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot

    For most people, their hair stands on end when they’re frightened, but for Patrick Davenport of Leland, when the hair on his arm stands on end, it’s a sign of good luck.

    That’s exactly what happened Wednesday before he won a $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot, according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release.

    Davenport, who owns his own painting business, said he knew he would win that afternoon.

  • North Carolina Disaster Assistance deadline extended

    At the request of the state of North Carolina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a 31-day extension for Hurricane Matthew survivors to apply for federal disaster assistance.

    The state has requested more time for registration because a number of counties, including Brunswick, were added for individual assistance several weeks after the original Oct. 10 presidential disaster declaration.

  • Bolivia man, son charged in Sunset Harbor break-ins

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged a Bolivia man and his son accused in a series of break-ins in Sunset Harbor.

    Sixty-six-year-old Joseph Lee Griffin, of Woodedge Way, was arrested Nov. 17 and charged with altering a motor vehicle serial number, three counts of felony possession of stolen property and felony conspiracy. 

  • NCDOT project may cause ATMC outages

    A North Carolina Department of Transportation upgrade and construction project on Bridger Road in Shallotte may affect some ATMC customers throughout Brunswick County.

    When the project is under way during the early morning hours Jan. 23 and 24, customers may experience disruptions in cable TV and/or Internet services that could last several hours. Phone service in most areas will not be affected.

  • NCDOT project may cause ATMC outages

    Because of an upcoming North Carolina Department of Transportation upgrade and construction project, some ATMC customers throughout Brunswick County may experience disruptions in cable TV and/or Internet services. Phone service in most areas will not be affected.

  • Man accused of robbing Calabash bank captured

    A man accused of robbing a Calabash bank Friday, Nov. 18, was arrested at his home on S.C. 544 in Conway, S.C., on Monday.

    Kevin Michael Riera, 21, was charged with felony common law robbery and second-degree kidnapping, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Detectives, with the assistance of South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agent Brian Truex and Coastal Carolina University Public Safety, identified Riera and took him into custody without incident, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Governor’s Volunteer Service Award nominations sought

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

  • Brunswick County begins accepting LIEAP applications Dec. 1

    Brunswick County will begin accepting applications for LIEAP, the annual energy assistance program, from adults who are at least 60 or disabled, Dec. 1.

    The LIEAP, or Low Income Energy Assistance Program, provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families offset winter heating expenses. The household’s total countable income for the base period must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the current poverty level, and the household’s total resources must be $2,250 or less.

  • Concert to benefit Hurricane Matthew victims

    Local McDonald’s owners/operators are sponsoring Craig Schulman’s “Three Phantoms: Waves of Hope” benefit concert coming to Wilmington on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the UNC-Wilmington Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

  • Leland police find teen reported missing safew

    Leland police have safely located a teen reported missing Nov. 15.

    Alida Simone Van Rooyen, 16, was found safe in Surf City on Nov. 18, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.