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  • Three men charged boat motor theft

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three men on charges relating to the theft of boat motor.

    Jason Nathan Jones, 30 and Roy Allen Jones, 58, both of Lake Drive SW in Supply and Jeffery L. Hunt, 40, of Butters Cemetery Road in Bladenboro, were arrested Nov. 23. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said records do not indicate how the Joneses are related.

  • Leland teen faces multiple card theft, fraud charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of stealing his grandmother’s debit card and using it to withdraw $1,200 in cash.

    Cody Lee Banks, 19, of Sandy Run Drive, was arrested Nov. 25 and charged with felony financial card fraud and seven counts of felony financial card theft.

    Warrants show Banks used the stolen debit card six times between Nov. 14 and 25. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said records do not indicate where Banks withdrew the money.

  • Little River UMC brings community closer with Thanksgiving meal

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — In 1993, Calvin Saunders and his late wife, Tommie, noticed something about the women of Little River United Methodist Church: many were alone and might remain alone on Thanksgiving.

  • BCAR: Brunswick County market remains strong and consistent

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market demonstrated strength and consistency throughout the month of October. The number of units sold and the average sales price both increased while available inventory decreased, according to the most recent statistics from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    The average sales price was $247,136 for October of 2016, compared with $236,765 for October of 2015, a 4.4 percent increase.

  • Election protest withdrawn at hearing

    BOLIVIA — An election protest claiming a Southport man voted in November’s general election both in Brunswick County and another state was withdrawn at a Nov. 22 hearing.

    Brunswick County Republican Party Chairman Joe Agovino of Southport filed the protest Nov. 17, which delayed the completion of the Brunswick County Board of Elections’ canvass of the Nov. 8 general election results.

  • Man accused of assaulting deputy cleared of charges

    A Supply man accused of punching a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy last summer was cleared of the charges against him.

    Terry D. Sossamon pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon, communicating threats, injury to personal property, interfering with emergency communication and false imprisonment charges Nov. 18 before Judge Jerry A. Jolly, court records show. He was found not guilty of the first four charges and prosecutor Shirley Smircic’s motion to dismiss the fifth charge was granted.

  • Water line repair complete, voluntary water conservation ends

    Crews completed repairs Monday on a raw water main that broke in October, lifting all water restrictions that remained in place for Brunswick County Public Utilities customers.

    “We are back to normal operation,” public utilities director Jerry Pierce said.

    Customers and wholesale water purchasers had been under mandatory, then voluntary water restrictions since mid-October.

  • Fugitive extradited to Brunswick County

    A Myrtle Beach, S.C., man wanted in connection with an Oct. 28 officer assault at a pharmacy near Sunset Beach has been extradited back to Brunswick County.

    Keith Lee Sessoms, 36, of 7129 Clay Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, was booked into the Brunswick County Detention Center at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, after being extradited from New York City, where he was apprehended Nov. 8 by U.S. Marshals.

    Sessoms’ secured bond has been set at $1 million.

  • BSL police investigate shooting

    Boiling Spring Lakes police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured Friday, Nov. 25.

    The victim, who was not identified, suffered a single gunshot wound and was treated and released from New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, Chief Brad Shirley said.

    Police responded to the shooting at 10:05 p.m. in the area of Bet Lane and New Hanover Road, Shirley said.

    “The shooting is related to a dispute between several individuals who were in the road at the time the victim was shot,” he said in a news release.

  • Sunset Beach man claims $2M lottery ticket sold in Calabash

    Staff Report

     

    For Carnell Marlowe of Sunset Beach, Thanksgiving turned out to be his lucky day after he bought a winning Powerball ticket worth $2 million.

    “I’m so grateful,” Marlowe said in a North Carolina Education Lottery news release. “I’ve actually won other games before on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving’s been good to me.”

    Marlowe beat the odds of 1 in 11.7 million to win the prize in Saturday’s drawing.