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  • Man from Supply faces felony burglary charge

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of stealing a cell phone from a woman’s home Aug. 2.

    Joey Shaun Beresoff, 29, of Trace Street, was arrested Saturday, Aug. 6, and charged with felony first-degree burglary.

    Warrants show Beresoff broke into a Supply woman’s home between 4:50 and 5 a.m. and stole from her an Eclipse Straight Talk cell phone while she was there.

    Beresoff was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released the same day on $20,000 bail.

  • Southport man accused of assaulting hospital nurses

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Southport man accused of hitting two nurses and throwing a computer at a third nurse.

    Kevin Randall Burks, 29, of Edgewood Road, was arrested Saturday, Aug. 6, and charged with three felony counts of assault causing physical injury to emergency personnel and injury to personal property.

    Warrants show Burks hit a male nurse in the head, bruising his left ear, hit a female nurse twice in the face, leaving a bruise above her left eye, and threw a computer monitor at a third nurse, bruising her arm.

  • Police: Medical problem led to Sunset Beach bridge wreck

    A medical problem is to blame for a three-vehicle wreck that occurred July 26 on the Mannon C. Gore high-rise bridge in Sunset Beach, sending four people to the hospital.

    The wreck occurred about 11:15 a.m. when a Chevrolet Impala headed from the island crossed the center line and sideswiped a Ford truck headed to the island, Sunset Beach Assistant Police Chief Joe Smith said. The Impala then collided head-on with a BMW.

    The bridge was shut down in both directions for about an hour-and-a-half, according to town officials.

  • Leland police offer citizens academy

    The Leland Police Department is offering a citizens academy showing an inside look into police duties on Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 6 through Oct. 25. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Aug. 19.

    The application is on the town website, townofleland.com under Police Resources. Complete the form and mail or deliver to Lt. Jeremy Humphries, Leland Police Department, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451.

  • Little progress for retired government employees

    By Richard Rogers

    Guest Columnist

    The General Assembly’s recent session adjourned with several accomplishments; however, it fell short in addressing the needs of government retirees.

    The North Carolina Retired Governmental Employees’ Association (NCRGEA) appreciates the 1.6 percent one-time cost of living bonus for teachers and state government retirees, but knows it will not meet the needs of government retirees.

  • Leland Police offers citizens academy

    The Leland Police Department is offering a citizens academy showing an inside look into police duties on Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 6 through Oct. 25. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Aug.19.

    The application is on the town website, townofleland.com under Police Resources. Complete the form and mail or deliver to Lt. Jeremy Humphries, Leland Police Department, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451.

  • Boiling Spring Lakes police to host meeting

    The Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department will host its next community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Boiling Spring Lakes City Hall.

    John and Lisa McNeill from Alligator Alliance will make a presentation on alligators and what the community should know about these animals that are native to this area.

    Residents can also communicate directly with Police Chief Brad Shirley and other members of the department about any issues or concerns they may have.

  • NCDOT continues nightly closures on ramp at battleship

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will continue nightly closures on the ramp at the Battleship North Carolina for Carolina Beach, South U.S. 421, East U.S. 76 and North Business U.S. 17, weather permitting.

    These closures will continue each week Sundays through Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Sept. 30 until the work is completed. There will be no ramp closures permitted Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Holden Beach commissioners approve easements resolution

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Monday night authorizing the filing of condemnation actions to acquire perpetual easements for the town’s Central Reach Project.

    The beach project would place up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, stretching from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

  • BSL teen returns home, police seek her companion

    A Boiling Spring Lakes teen reported missing Aug. 3 returned home to family members Friday, Aug. 12.

    Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Brad Shirley said his office received a call Friday at 10:45 p.m. from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office that 16-year-old Angel Walker had turned herself in at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.