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  • Two men face felony assault charges

    Two men are accused of choking two women in separate Brunswick County cases.

    Eric Lynn Garner, 22, of Black Chestnut Drive in Leland was arrested Dec. 17 and charged with felony assault by strangulation.

    Warrants show Garner scratched and bruised a woman and choked her for 30 seconds Dec. 16.

    Garner remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility without bail.

    In an unrelated case, 21-year-old Aaron Tyler Benton, of Page Meadow Lane in Riegelwood, was arrested Dec. 17 and charged with felony assault by strangulation.

  • Leland police seek identity of Wal-Mart thief

     

  • Dog euthanized after attacking BCSO K9

    A dog that attacked a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K9 was euthanized after the K9’s partner shot it Monday.

    Deputy Duane Eddie Galloway of warrants division tried to serve a warrant for a failure to appear in Robeson County Court at 2960 Shell Pointe Road in Shallotte when it happened at4:30 p.m., according to a sheriff’s office news release issued Tuesday afternoon.

    The wanted man, 32-year-old Jamil Correa-Rosario of Felts Street in Supply, ran from Galloway.

  • Leland man accused of stabbing two people

    A Leland man is accused of stabbing two people with household objects Dec. 16.

    Norman Marshall Gore, 55, of Malmo Loop Road was arrested Dec. 16 and charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

    Warrants show Gore stabbed a woman with a pencil three times, puncturing her skin, and stabbed a man with a butter knife, puncturing his skin.

    The condition of the victims was not available by press time.

    Gore remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $2,000 bail.

  • Duo faces drug charges

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested two people, including one charged in a robbery last year, on drug charges Dec. 11.

    Jennifer Nicole Bartley, 28, of Shallotte Point Loop Road in Shallotte and Daquan Delonte Price, 24, of Taft Road in Supply are each charged with possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Bartley and Price had an unspecified amount of cocaine and an unspecified amount of alprazolam in plastic baggies Dec. 11.

  • Deputies arrest man on false imprisonment, other misdemeanors

     

  • Sand added to Ocean Isle Beach holds up long term

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Beach sand replacement projects benefit long-term sustainability but major storms have a big impact on erosion.

    Brad Rosov of Coastal Planning and Engineering/APTIM presented the results of beach sand monitoring since 2012 to Ocean Isle Beach officials during the town board of commissioners meeting Dec. 12.

    Rosov said the report he presented didn’t cover the entire 5.5 miles of beach on the island.

  • Commissioners OK funding Lockwood Folly dredging

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners approved Dec. 18 spending $168,000 for the North Carolina Division of Water Resources to dredge the Lockwood Folly Inlet navigation channel.

    Commissioners unanimously approved Nov. 20 hiring Aptim Coastal Planning and Engineering of North Carolina Inc. (APTIM) for engineering services for the project after the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) awarded a contract to Weeks Marine to perform beach restoration projects at Ocean Isle Beach and Wrightsville Beach.

  • La Niña brings dry, mild winter forecast

    For a second consecutive year, winter weather in the Carolinas will be determined by a La Niña providing dry, mild days punctuated by occasional cold arctic outbreaks.

    “The overall pattern of La Niña has been exactly as expected. The only surprise has been a bit more rain than anticipated,” said Tim Armstrong, senior meteorologist and climate program leader for the National Weather Service in Wilmington. “We had one good rain event and another is expected Wednesday (Dec. 20), which is a little remarkable.”

  • Sunset Beach opposes proposed insurance hike

    SUNSET BEACH — The newly seated Sunset Beach Town Council took unanimous action Tuesday to join in opposition to a proposed 25 percent insurance increase for residents in coastal communities.

    The measure has to do with a letter circulating among Brunswick County mayors to oppose the rate jump, said Mayor Robert Forrester, citing a recent mayors’ meeting where a county fire service committee and GenX were among other issues broached.