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  • Extra fees on horizon for recyclables in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — In another two years, Waste Industries can start charging extra fees for processing recyclables.

    The stipulation is included in the town of Carolina Shores’ renewal of a solid waste collection and disposal contract with Waste Industries approved last week by town commissioners.

    The three-and-a-half-year contract, effective Jan. 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020, states no processing fees for recyclables will be charged through Dec. 31, 2018.

  • Man reported missing arrested on kidnapping charge

    A Shallotte man who was reported missing Nov. 30 to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is accused of kidnapping someone Dec. 1, the day he was reported safe.

    Deputies arrested 18-year-old Jordan Saunders, of Sasspan Drive on Dec. 7 and charged him with felony second-degree kidnapping.

    Warrants show Saunders held a person against their will Nov. 30. The victim was not injured, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • 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.