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  • Man wanted in Calabash break-in identified

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies have identified a man they say tried to break into a Calabash home last month.

    According to a sheriff’s office Facebook post, the man who attempted to break into a home in the 100 block of Beach Drive on Jan. 24 is 48-year-old Jamie Landis High of Riverview Drive in Calabash.

    High is being held on $5,000 bail at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C., on an unrelated shoplifting charge. Records show North Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Police arrested him Jan. 27.

  • Leland police seek two women in larceny case

    Leland police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two women they say stole various items from the Lowes Foods in Cutlers Crossing on Jan. 16.

    One woman, who has a small build, was last seen wearing a white shirt with black jacket and jeans. The other woman, who has a medium build, was last seen in a white shirt and camouflage jacket. Both have dark hair. 

    Lt. Jeremy Humphries said the two women were last seen in a red Chevrolet Impala with a Maine license plate.

  • Brunswick County has a new utilities director in 2017

    John Nichols didn’t expect becoming Brunswick County utilities director would involve fiber optic lines.

    Since taking over the role after former director Jerry Pierce retired at the end of 2016 the utilities department has dealt with two low water pressure/outages that required advisories for area residents to boil water or use bottled water.

    A Jan. 30 water line break along N.C 211 between Midway Road and Long Beach Road caused by construction work impacted the town of St. James, and The Regency, Arbor Creek, Abbington Oaks and West Trace neighborhoods.

  • Officials offer social media umbrella until damaged weather radio transmitter repaired

    Officials have advised residents to use social media as a backup for weather warnings after damage to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio transmitter took it offline.

    Steve Pfaff with the National Weather Service in Wilmington said an inspection of the radio tower found damage to a cable that connects to the antenna.

    Pfaff said Tuesday he thought the damage occurred a few weekends ago when Brunswick County received some actual winter weather.

  • Residents encouraged greenway, bike and paddle plan will blaze new trails

    BOLIVIA—About 100 residents dropped in on the Brunswick County Planning Department Greenway, Bikeway, & Paddle Trail Plan final draft open house Jan. 30.

    The planning department sought residents’ interest to help with creating plans for walking trails, bike routes, paddle trails and resource preservation.

    Kirstie Dixon, planning manager, presented visitors with two maps, one showing the county’s current bike, pedestrian and paddle trails and a conceptual map showing where areas trail, including greenways and blueways, could be developed.

  • Treatment Courts graduate 15 participants

    BOLIVIA— Courtroom 4 of the Brunswick County Courthouse boasted tears and cheers as 15 people graduated from Treatment Courts on Thursday, Jan. 26.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis, with support from local officials, established the local treatment court in 2008.

  • Fire damages Southport camper, no one injured

    A Southport camper home is considered a total loss after a late Monday night fire. Brunswick County E911 Dispatch records show a 911 call was placed at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 30 in regard to a camper on fire in the 5000 block of Cagney Lane SE.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said no one was at home at the time of the fire, and a cause of the fire has not been determined, but the fire began inside the camper and spread outside the home to a fence, causing smoke damage to a nearby house.

    He said foul play is not suspected.

  • Man wanted in Davie Co. arrested at sister’s home in Supply

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man wanted in a shooting in Davie County at his sister’s home in Supply.

    Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said Shanbrody Lee Pearce, 20, of Peak Road in Clemmons, was arrested at his sister’s home on Edgewood Road in Supply on Jan. 24 and charged with a felony count of discharging a weapon into occupied property and a misdemeanor count of simple assault. Flax said the sister’s name will not be released and she faces no charges.

  • ECHS students see history in action at inauguration

    BOLIVIA—Hundreds of thousands of people from all across the United States came together at the National Mall on Jan. 20 to see history being made, and 49 Early College High School students were among them.

  • Shallotte men to serve more than six years on drug charges

    Two Shallotte men will spend at least six years in prison after they were arrested separately for selling drugs on Tryon Road in Shallotte, the District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.