Local News

  • Connect NC lacks for our county

    Gov. Pat McCrory’s Connect NC bond proposal is away to “connect North Carolina to the 21st century through statewide investments in education, parks, safety, recreation, and water and sewer infrastructure,” according to connect.nc.gov, the website promoting it.

  • South Brunswick Islands Center new precinct and partner in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Voters in the Shingletree 2 precinct 19 will be voting at Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center in the March 15 primary.

    Carolina Shores town commissioners have also approved a “memorandum of understanding” to partner with Brunswick Community College on future visioning for the South Brunswick Islands Center.

  • Split board approves jetter buy in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — A split town board has narrowly approved acquiring a sewer jetter to clean driveway culverts.

    The board voted 3-2 at its monthly meeting last Thursday, Feb. 4, to pursue purchase of a high-pressure drain-cleaning machine to help offset flooding issues in the town.

    Town commissioner John Manning favored holding off on a purchase until the board can review prices as well as a machine in action.

    Fellow commissioner Greg Davis said the town needs to start working on culverts now.

  • Brunswick County fugitive arrested in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    An Horry County, S.C., man was detained last week in Myrtle Beach on a fugitive warrant out of Brunswick County.

    Robert Lucas, 38, was arrested following a traffic stop Friday night, Feb. 5, in the vicinity of 67th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach.

    Lucas’ tags came back suspended, and police found he was wanted in Brunswick County on a charge of obtaining property by false pretense.

    Lucas was booked at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C., on Feb. 6 and will be extradited back to Brunswick County.

  • Pedestrian killed on U.S. 17 near Shallotte

    A Little River, S.C., woman was hit and killed by a car last Friday night while trying to cross U.S. 17.

    Brunswick County Coroner Greg White said Virginia Hinson, 59, of Little River and previously of Bolivia died at the scene after being struck while trying to walk across the southbound lanes around 7 p.m. in the Feb. 5 incident.

    The incident occurred just north of the Four Mile Road/ U.S. 17 intersection south of Shallotte, White said.

  • OIB police arrest wanted Raleigh man

    Ocean Isle Beach police captured a Raleigh man who was wanted on kidnapping and three assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill charges in Wake County.

    Kristopher Alert Randall, 32, of Glenwood Avenue, was arrested on the charges Feb. 3, booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility, taken to Wake County and later released on $200,000 bail, records show.

  • Leland man charged with killing child in updated indictment

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury handed down an updated indictment Feb. 1 for a Leland man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 15-month-old son last year.

    Albert David Morgan, 36, and the baby’s mother, 34-year-old Angel Marie Ray, were arrested Jan. 15, 2015, the day Brayden Christopher Ray was injured, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. Brayden died Jan. 17, 2015.

  • Cop’s trial in teen’s fatal shooting continued until April 18

    The trial of a former Southport police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a schizophrenic teen in his Boiling Spring Lakes home more than two years ago has been continued until April 18.

    Bryon Vassey was scheduled to be tried beginning Monday, Feb. 15, on a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Keith Vidal, who died of a single gunshot wound to his chest Jan. 5, 2014.

  • Internet assessment under way in county

    Brunswick County formed a task team of community representatives to assess the availability and demand for Internet service throughout the county in view of the growing importance of Internet service for business and for residential use

    A key element of the assessment effort is a community survey being conducted through March 18, according to a county news release.

  • Law enforcement executive among 21 arrested on prostitution charge

    A former deputy director of the North Carolina Justice Academy is one of 21 people charged last week with solicitation of prostitution in Brunswick County.

    Darrell Wayne Ayers, 55, of Crowell Avenue in Oak Island, was arrested on the misdemeanor charge Wednesday, Feb. 3, a warrant shows. It is unclear where the alleged crime took place.