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  • Wilmington man sentenced in high-speed motorcycle chase

    A judge sentenced a Wilmington man to between 10 months and 21 months in state prison for leading officers on a high-speed motorcycle chase while impaired last winter, the District Attorney’s Office said.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis sentenced 37-year-old Curtiss Franklin Nance Jr. of North Second Street after he pleaded guilty to fleeing to the elude arrest and DWI on Tuesday, Dec. 13. He received credit for time served.

  • Shallotte lotto winner gives back with toy giveaway

    SHALLOTTE — The parking lot of the Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.’s Shallotte Senior Center was filled with the sights and sounds of excited local children Saturday, Dec. 10, who waited for their turn to get a gift from Santa — or rather, from the Marie Holmes Foundation in conjunction with the Kids Connect Charitable Fund.

  • Leland man faces felony tax charges

    A Leland man faces felony tax charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

    Daniel Bruce Leggett, 31, of 1810 Olive Pine Way was arrested in Wake County on Dec. 7 and charged with three counts of attempting to evade or defeat tax and two counts of willful failure to return, supply information or pay tax.

  • Leland woman accused of attacking woman with knife

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland woman accused of attacking another woman with a knife in mid-November.

    Lakisha Catrice Don Johnson, 41, of Brandon Way was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

    Warrants show Johnson jumped at a woman while armed a knife Nov. 15.

     Johnson was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released Dec. 6 on $6,000 bail.     

  • Shallotte man accused of attacking couple

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man accused of attacking a couple in November.

    Hasheem T. Hill, 27, of Mulberry Road was arrested Thursday, Dec. 8, and charged with simple assault, assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a female, all misdemeanors.

    Warrants show Hill struck a woman’s face, body and hand with a 30-inch-long piece of lumber and a metal pipe and grabbing a man, pushing him against a wooden porch and to the ground, Nov. 19.

    Hill remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1 million bail.

  • Supply man accused of stealing hay from barn

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of stealing hay from a barn.

    Jason Ryan Hewett, 39, of Lucian Fulford Road SW was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with three felony counts each of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. 

    Warrants show Hewett took 24 bales worth an estimated $140 on Dec. 2, two bales worth an estimated at $8 on Dec. 5 and two more bales worth an estimated $8 on Dec. 6 from a barn in the 900 block of B-Var Road in Supply.

  • Leland’s 2017-18 budget talks under way

    LELAND — Leland officials didn’t wait for 2016 to end before beginning to review budget goals for fiscal year 2017-18.

    Town council members received project updates from town staff Monday, Dec. 12.

    “We want to know if these should be the upcoming year’s projects or if we should push them off to later years,” Town Manager David Hollis said.

  • New businesses open doors, break ground in northern Brunswick County

    LELAND — Uptown Leland has its own local coffee and donut place now that JonDough has opened its doors at 113 Village Road.

    After a soft opening in late November, the shop hosted a grand opening to display its unique menu Dec. 12.

    JonDough is collaboration between Jon Connette and his son, Tucker Connette.

    Jon Connette owned a Belville coffee shop, Riverside House of Brews, and Francesco’s Café in Wilmington before leaving the businesses about eight years ago.

  • Summer market will come to OIB

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Commissioners approved a summer artisan market on the town lot next to the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

    The board considered the idea at its November meeting, but tabled the decision to review the logistics after Mayor Pro Tem Dean Walters and commissioner Wayne Rowell expressed concerns about traffic and visitors parking in the museum parking lot.

    Mayor Debbie Smith said she and Town Administrator Daisy Ivey met with all the neighbors around the property to ensure everyone supported the market.

  • Snowfield residents worry about 90-lot development

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Planning Board approved a 90-lot subdivision conceptual plan Monday, Dec. 12, which has longtime residents of the Snowfield community concerned they will be overwhelmed.

    The Brunswick County Planning and Community Development Department’s 2010 list of unincorporated communities described Snowfield as small, rural African-American community in the area around Snowfield Road and Old Ocean Highway (U.S. 17). The area south of the town of Leland has been referred to as Snowfield since as early as 1807.