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  • Sheriff's office safely locates missing woman

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office announced Monday they have safely located a woman last seen Nov. 8

    According to a Sunday Facebook post, Kaylyn Nicole Holler, 23, was last seen leaving her home on North Red Bug Road on Nov. 8.

  • Recounts set for Wednesday for Sunset Beach, three other elections

    One vote.

    That’s what separates two candidates vying to fill a third seat last week on Sunset Beach Town Council.

    Unofficial tallies following the Nov. 7 election show newcomer Jan Harris with a one-vote edge, 661 votes to former councilman Wilson Sherrill’s 660.

    Newcomer Charlie Nern was the top vote-getter in the municipal election with 713 votes, followed by appointed councilman John Corbett with 689 votes, winning them the first two seats. Fifth-place winner Duane Lewis received 541 votes, followed by 38 miscellaneous write-in votes.

  • Former Caswell Beach mayor pleads guilty to embezzlement

    BOLIVIA—Harry Simmons, the former Caswell Beach mayor and chairman of the Brunswick Beaches Consortium, was sentenced to serve at least six years in prison, with credit for time served, after he pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretense.

    Special Superior Court Judge Andrew Heath asked Simmons if he understood the plea agreement as explained by his lawyer, Mike Ramos of Shallotte, and if he agreed to plead guilty to the two class C felonies.

    “You are pleading guilty?” Heath said.

  • Gas leak fixed after closing LCAC, businesses Wednesday morning

    A damaged gas line caused a leak that closed several businesses near Gregory Road and U.S. 17 in Leland for a few hours Wednesday.

    Utilities contractors installing a new connection for a State Employee’s Credit Union building hit a gas line while digging in front of Logan Homes on Gregory Road

    Leland Cultural Arts Center manager Julianne Scott said the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office told LCAC staff members at 8:55 a.m. to close and evacuate the building.

  • A salute to our veterans

    By Mike O'Hare

    Guest Columnist

    It was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 when an agreement called an armistice was finalized to end the horrific fighting of World War I.

    A year later, President Woodrow Wilson made Nov. 11 a national holiday, called Armistice Day. In 1954, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day to celebrate all veterans who have fought for our country.

  • Investigators seek information on abduction, slaying of Leland man

    Investigators are looking for more information about the Nov. 5 abduction and slaying of a Leland man.

    Melquan Hicks-Bey, 22, of Night Harbor Drive SE was taken from a home in the 1500 block of South 12th Street about 4:15 a.m. His body was found about 10 a.m. in a wooded area in Castle Hayne.

    Hicks-Bey died of multiple gunshot wounds about his body, Wilmington police spokeswoman Jennifer Dandron said.

  • Leland Middle students study schematics of STEM on BHI

    BALD HEAD ISLAND — It’s the second day of November, but it’s warm and sunny as Leland Middle School sixth-graders stand shoulder-to-shoulder along the deck of the ferry, looking over the railing at the water below them, taking them ever closer to Bald Head Island just off the coast of Southport.

    The children, about 60 in all, are just some of the nearly 1,000 Brunswick County Schools sixth-graders who have or will make the trip to the island thanks to a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation worth $30,000.

  • Holden Beach looks into treating beach vitex

    HOLDEN BEACH — It’s a noxious weed, and it’s been invading parts of Holden Beach for at least two years.

    But Holden Beach town commissioner John Fletcher is hoping measures can be taken to help stop the spread of beach vitex for the sake of native plant species, animals on the island and the southeastern coast of the United States as a whole.

  • Shallotte woman faces elder exploitation charge

    A Shallotte woman is accused of defrauding another woman out of nearly $70,000.

    Tina Renee Hurley, 66, of Snead Court was arrested Nov. 3 and charged with felony exploit disable/elder trust.

    Warrants show Hurley deceptively obtained $67,827.90 from an older woman between June 1, 2011, and July 31, 2015.

    Hurley was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released the same day on $50,000 bail.

  • Wanted Bolivia man arrested after standoff

    Horry County, S.C., police arrested a Bolivia man wanted on a felony drug warrant after a standoff in Little River, S.C., on Nov. 1.

    Christopher John Clarida, 27, is charged with resisting arrest and being a fugitive, Horry County Government spokeswoman Krystal Dotson said.

    Someone called police to Lincoln Heights Drive where Clarida was believed to be at 5:41 p.m. Wednesday, Dotson said.

    “After many unsuccessful attempts to have Clarida exit the home,” members of the Horry County police SWAT went inside and apprehended him, Dotson said.