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  • VP candidate Pence campaigns in Leland

    LELAND — Brunswick County became a piece of the battleground for the presidential election Wednesday afternoon with a visit from Republican vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, stopping by Manufacturing Methods in Leland.

  • Belville appeals lawsuit arbitration ruling

    BELVILLE — Belville’s lawsuit with developer Urban Smart Growth will go to the Court of Appeals before it reaches Superior Court.

    Town Attorney Jim Eldridge reported at the Aug. 22 town meeting a motion to enter arbitration was recently denied, but the town will appeal the decision before the lawsuit moves forward.

    “If we win the appeal, we will arbitrate. If we lose, we will litigate,” Eldridge said.

  • Georgia man charged in three separate Aug. 19 assaults

     

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Palmetto, Ga., man accused of grabbing a woman’s breast, soliciting prostitution from another woman, and grabbing a third woman’s arms twice in an attempt to kidnap her all in the same day.

    Maynard Walker, 49, of Wild Cherry Court, was arrested Aug. 19 and charged with assault on a female, felony second-degree kidnapping, soliciting prostitution and sexual battery, warrants show.

  • Southeastern Christian Academy to offer high school option in 2017-18

    SHALLOTTE — Fourteen years ago, Kim Lancaster opened Southeastern Christian Academy, a private Christian school on Red Bug Road in Shallotte that provides education for preschoolers through eighth-graders.

    “We are reaching out to students and providing a place for Christian education, but also excellence in academics as well,” Kim, the school’s director, said.

  • Leland to presents development incentive program Thursday

    Leland officials will present an ambitious incentive program to residents at a public hearing during Thursday’s 6 p.m. town meeting that could advance a development dream five years in the making.

    The town approved the use of FlexCode zoning in 2011 to promote mixed-use development they want to encourage in Leland’s gateway district. downtown from the U.S.17 exit along Village Road and into the surrounding area.

  • Scorpions find new home in 19-room NBHS addition

    LELAND — North Brunswick High School students and teachers will see a new addition on campus this school year: a 19-room building. 

    North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce executive director Dana Fisher welcomed everyone to the official ribbon cutting for the new building Thursday, Aug. 18.

    The building will be the home for both the math and language arts. It will also have new science labs, including an allied health lab and a functional skills lab for the Exception Children Services program.

  • Tourism Development Authorities promote growth in Brunswick County

    August isn’t the peak month for tourism in Brunswick County, but it is proving to be a good month for local tourism development authorities.

    The Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority announced Aug. 18 visitor spending increased in the county for the sixth consecutive year to a high of more than $508 million.

    The Leland TDA is doing its part to keep the increases coming, announcing a new promotion kickoff to draw visitors here and get them to stick around.

  • Armed robbery at Calabash bank under investigation

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a weekend armed robbery at PNC Bank in Calabash.

    An incident report shows someone armed with a handgun robbed 40-year-old woman of $100 in cash Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10267 Beach Drive. It was not clear whether the woman was injured.

     Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said the case remains under investigation. She would not say if there was a description of the robber or surveillance footage of the crime.    

  • Wilmington man to serve more than eight years for selling heroin

    A Wilmington man will serve more than eight years in prison for selling heroin to an undercover agent last year.

    Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis convicted 27-year-old Milton Calonie Morris of selling and deliver heroin and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin Wednesday, Aug. 17, and sentenced him to 97 to 128 months in prison, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release.

  • Federal appeals court ruling changes voting schedule

    Changes imposed on North Carolina’s voting laws by a federal appeals court led the Brunswick County Board of Elections to make changes to the early voting schedule and voting sites.

    North Carolina election law changes made in 2014 added a requirement to the 2016 election that voters must present a photo ID to vote in North Carolina.

    Voters would not have been able to obtain a photo ID on Election Day in order to vote.