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  • Girl Scouts hope to find dog a home

    WINNABOW — Girl Scouts with Troop 285 gathered ‘round this past weekend to greet John Boy, one of the homeless dogs at Paws Place Dog Rescue.

    The Leland-based troop came bearing dog food, bleach and laundry detergent.

    “We bought stuff at Wal-Mart,” said scout Ellie Doyle, one of the fourth- and fifth-graders in the troop who for the past four to six weeks have been trying to help John Boy, a rescued walker hound mix, find a new home as they work to earn their Bronze Award.

  • Deputies search for missing Leland woman

     Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies are asking for the public’s help locating a 26-year-old Leland woman who was reported missing Friday, May 1.

    Alicia Marie Deans of Old Lanvale Road is described as a 5-foot-7, 160-pound white woman with blue eyes and brown hair that was recently dyed black. She is driving a green, four-door 2005 Ford Taurus with a valid North Carolina license tag CLS-5844.

  • Carolina Shores to present budget Thursday

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town is poised to present a proposed $1,410,600 balanced budget for fiscal 2015-2016 at the town board of commissioners meeting at 2 p.m. this Thursday, May 7.

    The budget does not raise taxes or fees and in fact represents a 3 percent tax cut because of the drop in assessed values countywide, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall noted in his monthly report at commissioners’ monthly workshop this past Monday morning, May 4.

  • Lincoln Elementary students on fast track to healthier lives

     LELAND — Students at Lincoln Elementary School spent last Tuesday and Thursday on a fast track to learning various ways of keeping their bodies healthy.

    The Speedway to Healthy exhibit is a 1,200-square-foot walk-through exhibit designed by researchers and specialists at North Carolina A&T University to educate kindergarten through fifth-grade students about how the food they eat affects their bodies.

  • Neighboring districts team up to hold Veteran’s Amnesty Day

     WILMINGTON — For the first time in North Carolina history, court officials will hold a Veteran’s Amnesty Day afternoon session in New Hanover County where veterans, military members and their spouses can get a fresh start in the court system.

    Thanks to a collaborative effort between the Fifth and 13th judicial and prosecutorial districts in southeastern North Carolina, they will have a day when they can address all of their legal issues under one roof.

  • Leland man charged in two larcenies

    A Leland man accused of stealing more than $14,000 in property faces three felony charges after his arrest Thursday, April 30.

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division arrested 23-year-old Ryan Tyler Duffy, of Holly Hills Drive, and charged him with felony larceny, breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax wrote in a news release.

  • Agents find meth lab, arrest four in Supply

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested four people after finding a meth lab inside their Supply residence Friday morning, May 1.

  • Historic B-17 comes to Brunswick County

    The Experimental Aircraft Association is offering rides aboard one of the few remaining airworthy B-17s in the world –– EAA’s Aluminum Overcast –– May 1, 2 and 3 at Cape Fear Regional Jetport on Oak Island.

    Pre-book cost is $409 for EAA members and $449 for non-members, which includes a one-year EAA membership. Tickets purchased the day of the event are an additional $26.

  • Cumbie to serve as BCAR interim CEO after Candler’s resignation

    SUPPLY — Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR) Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Director Cynthia Cumbie will serve as the organization’s interim CEO following the resignation of Steve Candler.

    Candler resigned, effective May 28, to take a similar position in Bozeman, Mont. He has served as BCAR CEO since 2005.

  • Detectives seek Winnabow man in breaking and entering, larceny case

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to find a Winnabow man sought for questioning in a breaking and entering and larceny.

    Franklin Ray Lewis, 20, of Greenhill Road, is wanted for questioning in an incident that occurred at a residence on his street sometime during the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, April 28.  A safe containing cash, various titles and deeds, and old coins were taken.