Local News

  • Flu outbreak prompts Dosher to limit visits

    Because of the flu outbreak in this area, Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport has placed warning signs at its entrances, lobby and on its website and Facebook page urging families to restrict their visits to the hospital.

    No one younger than 12 may visit.

  • UPDATE: Three men arrested, one sought in Lumberton bank robbery

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office assisted other law enforcement agencies in looking for four Whiteville men who robbed a Lumberton bank Jan. 23. No one was injured.

    Three have been arrested and charged in the crime, while a fourth remains at large.

    Daquan Pridgen, 26, of Memory Twin Circle was taken into custody about 5 p.m. Sunday at the FBI office in Fayetteville and taken to the Columbus County Detention Center.

  • Waccamaw students show off skills at state robotics championships


    ASH — Waccamaw School students showed off their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills — and had a snowball fight or two — during the North Carolina First Lego League State Championship at A & T University in Greensboro on Saturday, Jan. 20.

  • Southport police seek Wal-Mart thieves

    Southport police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two women who stole miscellaneous items from Wal-Mart.

    The department’s Facebook post does not say when the thefts occurred, but said the women were seen in a green Dodge Durango.

    The women are described as white with medium builds and brown hair.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 457-7911.

  • Opioid task force prepares for 2017 data, determines 2018 focus areas

    SUPPLY — Despite the efforts of community groups, those in the medical field, health officials, law enforcement and elected leaders, both at a local level and beyond, the opioid death toll continues to rise.

    This is the first message Brunswick County Opioid Task Force member Don Flattery presented during its first meeting of 2018 on Jan. 16.

  • Northwest police chief mourns officer killed in accidental shooting

    For Northwest Police Chief Copelan Taylor, Michael Lynn Morgan, a part-time officer who died of an accidental gunshot wound Jan. 12, was family.

    “Mike was like a brother, actually, like a son,” Taylor said.  “I love him and I’m going to miss him. I couldn’t ask for a better character officer. Everyone loved him.”

  • Bolivia man arrested on attempted robbery charge

    A Bolivia man is accused of trying to rob the Dollar General in Bolivia over the weekend.

    Joshua Aaron Lynch, 23, of Clemmons Road was arrested Jan. 21 and charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, a felony.

    Warrants and a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office incident report show Lynch attempted to steal money from the store on Southport-Supply Road at 9:27 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, by holding his hand in his pocket as if he he had a weapon and threatening a female employee.

  • Sex offender accused of being at Charter Day School

    A registered sex offender is accused of being on school property.

    Corey Jason Lightbody, 31, of Foxgrape Drive in Riegelwood, was arrested Jan. 17 and charged with being a sex offender on a child premises.

    Warrants show Lightbody was at Charter Day School in Leland the day of his arrest.

    Lightbody was convicted Dec. 21, 2009, in Ocean County, N.J., of second-degree sexual assault and attempted endangering of the welfare of a child April 21, 2008, North Carolina Department of Correction records show.

  • Leland police seek Wal-Mart thief

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who they say stole items from Wal-Mart in Leland earlier this month.

    According to a department Facebook post, the man committed the crimes Jan. 13 and was seen leaving the store in a red or maroon Volkswagen Passat.

    The post does not specify what was stolen.

    The man is described as having a medium build with black hair and dark facial hair.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jonathan Berry at 332-5003.

  • Man facing drug charges held on more than $4M bail

    A Supply man accused of resisting an officer who arrested him on drug charges is being held on more than $4 million bail.

    Julian Ivory Johnson, 25, of Hillock Drive is charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin and trafficking heroin, along with misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and resisting a public officer.