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  • Door-to-door salesman arrested on attempted murder warrants

     A community complaint led to the arrest of a man wanted on two counts of attempted murder in South Carolina.

    Leland police responded to a call Dec. 6 about a “suspicious person selling carpet-cleaning supplies,” Lt. Joe Pierce said in a news release.

    “Sgt. Clint Smith and (Officer) Keisha Bowden received a call about a suspicious person,” Chief Mike James said. “They did exactly what they were supposed to do and checked for warrants. It came back a hit. They did an excellent job.”

  • BSL couple accused of selling ‘molly’

     Two Boiling Spring Lakes residents face a slew of drug charges after investigators seized nearly $50,000 in narcotics from their home.

    Thirty-four-year-old Christy Joyce Anderson and 31-year-old Scott Eldred Anderson have each been charged with felony trafficking MDA/MDMA, a form of Ecstasy, after agents searched their Elm Street home Thursday night, Dec. 4.

  • Duo charged in break-ins, November shooting

     A couple facing felony breaking and entering charges face additional felony charges in New Hanover County related to a November shooting in Wilmington.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Kimberly Marie Mayhew, of Quail Hollow Road in Leland, and 33-year-old James Edison Smallwood Jr., of Rutledge Drive in Wilmington, have been charged in the Nov. 12 shooting on the 4900 block on Lord Tennyson Road, New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon said in a Dec. 4 news release.

  • Residents seek answers about Sunset Beach development

    SUNSET BEACH — Residents continue to question plans for oceanfront development west of Mad Inlet.

    Continued town staff review of proposed plans for Sunset Beach West was scheduled for another technical review committee (TRC) meeting Dec. 18, but the meeting was cancelled by the town on Dec. 9.

  • BLT presents 'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' Dec. 12-14

    Brunswick Little Theatre is presenting four performances this weekend of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at its new River Road site in Southport.

    Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, and 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, with a final matinee at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the theater relocated to a former church building at 8068 River Road.

  • Sunset Beach turning toward paid parking

    Sunset Beach will take a closer look at implementing paid parking at a monthly town council work session scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at town hall.

    Lanier Parking Solutions of Charlotte has prepared a proposal to be outlined during the session, which also on its agenda has a town park update, annual planning session agenda and closed segment to discuss Jaguar’s Lair with a lawyer.

  • Recycle center permits questioned in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Several residents, including a former mayor, are questioning the town of Carolina Shores’ new policy about permits to use the town recycle center.

    Former Carolina Shores Mayor Dan Mann, speaking at the town board of commissioners monthly meeting Dec. 4, noted one sticker per residential household is free, while the town is charging $10 for a second one. He wondered about residents who have three cars being “out of luck” to get a third sticker.

  • Authorities seek Supply man accused of raping girl

    Investigators are asking for the public’s help to find a 21-year-old Supply man accused of raping a girl in July.

    Detectives are searching for Kody Devin Medford, of Tanglewood Drive SW, who faces charges of statutory rape and crime against nature, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Medford is accused of having sex with the 13-year-old July 21, warrants show.

    Anyone with information regarding Medford’s whereabouts should call Detective Tony Henson at 253-2777 or 911.

  • Park and Ride program to aid U.S. 17 traffic congestion starts in January

    LELAND–A park and ride program proposed by the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization to attempt to cut down on traffic congestion along U.S. 17/74/76 will have three stops instead of one.

    The WMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) created a Transportation Demand Management subcommittee to look at how public transportation could improve traffic during the NCDOT’s construction project on U.S. 17 between Leland and Wilmington, with the intent of planning for the long term.

  • Brunswick County commissioners fete outgoing, incoming officials

    BOLIVIA–During Monday night’s Brunswick County commissioner meeting, outgoing board chairman Phil Norris not only received a warm sendoff – he received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award.

    The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is awarded by the governor to individuals for their extraordinary service to the state of North Carolina through their work in their community, their career or for service to the state.