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  • 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.

  • Veterans Day recognized every day in Brunswick County military family

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Four generations of the late Francis Joseph Malinchalk and Myrna Geraldine (Clemmons) Malinchalk family, spouses and in-laws have served their country in the armed forces, service they’re proud to celebrate on Veterans Day and any other day.

    F.J. and Myrna met in Washington, D.C., early in his naval career while she had a job working for the FBI.

  • Harlow hired as Leland’s first tourism and marketing coordinator

    Anticipating more people moving to northern Brunswick County and more visitors coming to see them at the coast, Leland has hired its first tourism and marketing coordinator.

    Jackie Harlow was hired in October from Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage in Wilmington. She worked as a communications liaison for Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, marketing the real estate agents and management, working on company branding and handling internal communication.

    Harlow said she pursued the role in Leland because it offered a new opportunity.

  • Carolina Shores delays work schedule proposal

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town board of commissioners has delayed consideration of a proposed work schedule alternative following debate and a split vote at their workshop Monday morning, Nov. 6.

    Commissioner Mary Timothy requested the delay after objecting to the details as well as the absence of Mayor Joyce Dunn and commissioner Gere Dale at the monthly session.