Today's News

  • Sunset Beach man claims $2M lottery ticket sold in Calabash

    Staff Report


    For Carnell Marlowe of Sunset Beach, Thanksgiving turned out to be his lucky day after he bought a winning Powerball ticket worth $2 million.

    “I’m so grateful,” Marlowe said in a North Carolina Education Lottery news release. “I’ve actually won other games before on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving’s been good to me.”

    Marlowe beat the odds of 1 in 11.7 million to win the prize in Saturday’s drawing. 

  • Former Brunswick Community Hospital site resold

    It took a Raleigh-based company two years to buy the former Brunswick Community Hospital site from Brunswick County, but only a year and a half to sell it and double its money in the process.

    Centre Development Co. sold the 32-acre site, which includes the 75,000-square-foot hospital facility, to Centennial Financial Services of Lawrenceville, Ga., on Nov. 15.

    The property sold for about $1.6 million, Register of Deeds Brenda Clemmons said.

  • Neutral site set for H2GO water plant permit hearing

    If Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO customers want to voice an opinion on the reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant plans, they will have to go to Brunswick Community College on Dec. 7 to do it.

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a public hearing 6 p.m. Wednesday on H2GO’s request for a the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater discharge permit for the Belville-based RO plant.

  • Man gets three years of probation in motor vehicle death

    BOLIVIA — A Castle Hayne man must serve three years of supervised probation for killing his friend in a 2014 motorcycle crash resulting from impaired driving.

    James Joseph Robertson, 59, was indicted March 23, 2015, on charges of felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, no motorcycle endorsement and failure to maintain lane control.

    Robertson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge each of death by motor vehicle and driving while impaired, under the terms of a plea agreement, before he was sentenced Monday, Nov. 28.

  • Bolivia man accused of stealing from workplace

    A Bolivia man accused of stealing nearly $6,000 in items from the Dollar General where he worked.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 18-year-old Clifton Matthew Warner of Mosquito Branch Road on Friday, Nov. 25, and charged him with felony larceny by employee.

  • BCAR: Brunswick County market remains strong and consistent

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market demonstrated strength and consistency throughout the month of October. The number of units sold and the average sales price both increased while available inventory decreased, according to the most recent statistics from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    The average sales price was $247,136 for October of 2016, compared with $236,765 for October of 2015, a 4.4 percent increase.

  • Man accused of assaulting deputy cleared of charges

    A Supply man accused of punching a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy last summer was cleared of the charges against him.

    Terry D. Sossamon pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon, communicating threats, injury to personal property, interfering with emergency communication and false imprisonment charges Nov. 18 before Judge Jerry A. Jolly, court records show. He was found not guilty of the first four charges and prosecutor Shirley Smircic’s motion to dismiss the fifth charge was granted.

  • Riverwalk park electronic gate installation complete

    BELVILLE — Electronic card entry for fishing at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park could be ready to go on Christmas wish lists this week.

    At the Belville town meeting Nov. 21, commissioner Joe Breault said work to complete installation of an electronic gate could be completed before the end of November.

    Commissioners voted in July to fund the construction and selected Perimeter Access Solutions as the contractor for about $16,000 in total costs to install the electronic gate at the entrance to the park at 580 River Road SE.

  • Leland teen faces multiple card theft, fraud charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of stealing his grandmother’s debit card and using it to withdraw $1,200 in cash.

    Cody Lee Banks, 19, of Sandy Run Drive, was arrested Nov. 25 and charged with felony financial card fraud and seven counts of felony financial card theft.

    Warrants show Banks used the stolen debit card six times between Nov. 14 and 25. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said records do not indicate where Banks withdrew the money.

  • Oak Island police seek teen last seen Nov. 22

    Oak Island police are requesting assistance from the public to find 15-year-old Trevor Joe Freeman.

    Freeman is described as a 5-foot-5 white boy weighing 150 pounds with short light brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen at his home in the 2200 block of East Beach Drive on Oak Island at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, wearing camouflage shorts and white shoes.

    Anyone with information regarding Freeman’s whereabouts is asked to call the police department at 278-5595 or the Brunswick County Communications Center at 253-7490.