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Today's News

  • New Leland EDC members plan for second survey

    LELAND — The Leland Economic Development Committee reached its one-year milestone at its July 13 meeting by introducing a new group of members.

    Richard Allison and Paul Stiegler did not reapply to serve on the board after their terms ended and Leland Town Council did not renew P.J. Doherty’s term.

    So new members Doug Cushing and Joseph “Chris” Stevenson joined returning board members, chairman David Sink, Michael Braddock, Gene Merritt and Bruce Mancinelli.

    One other new member, Stephen Bon, could not attend the July meeting.

  • Leland man missing since March 15

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man last seen March 15 on Village Road.

    The last correspondence the family of Seth Dallas Thomas received from him was a text message sent March 23. The details of the text message didn’t cause the family any concern, according to a police department news release.

    Thomas, 35, is described as a 6-foot-2 white man weighing about 200 pounds with brown hair and blue yes. He was last seen driving a 1998 burgundy Ford F-150.

  • Shallotte man faces charge of indecent liberties with a child

    A Shallotte man is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child last year.

    Alfredo Brigade Quevedo, 48, of Old Shallotte Road was arrested July 17 on the felony charge.

    Warrants show the crime happened between June 1, 2016, and October 30, 2016, with a child younger than 16.

    Quevedo is in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $25,000 bail.

  • Sheriff’s son arrested following collision

    John William Ingram VI, son of Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram, was arrested Saturday, July 15, on a charge of driving left of center, Brunswick County Detention Facility records show.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. P.M. Sanders confirmed Ingram, 26, of Conway, S.C., was involved in a collision before his arrest, but could not provide more details by press time.

    Ingram was released from jail Sunday, July 16, but his bail amount was not available.

  • Next Brunswick County Teen Court session scheduled for July 25

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Two injured in Leland two-vehicle collision

    A two-vehicle collision that caused a rollover in Leland injured two people July 20.

    Shelia Waddell, 59, of Leland turned her Honda passenger vehicle left from U.S. 74 onto Sandy Creek Drive at 7:23 p.m., striking the driver’s side of a four-door Jeep, causing it to roll over and land upside down, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. P.M. Sanders said.

    Waddell, the driver of the Jeep, 61-year-old Brenda Butler of Carolina Beach, and her passenger, 15-year-old Donavan Wells of Broadway, all were wearing seat belts.

  • Supply man accused of child sex crime charges

    A Supply man is accused of committing sex crimes against a minor.

    Jeff Allen Smith, 39, of Morgan Road was arrested Wednesday, July 12, and charged statutory rape with a child younger than or equal to 15, sexual activity by a substitute parent or custodian and 16 counts of indecent liberties with a child.

    Warrants show the crimes happened Nov. 1, 2016, and April 20.

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

  • Brunswick County Schools bestow 2016-17 recognitions

    Brunswick County Schools recently released their list of teachers of the year, instructional assistants of the year, rookies of the year and finalists for special district awards. Schools are listed alphabetically.

    Belville Elementary School

    Teacher of the Year: Christopher Shepard

    Rookie of the Year: Amber Colon

    Instructional Assistant of the Year: Debra Watson

    Bolivia Elementary School

    Teacher of the Year: Kristen Scott

    Rookie of the Year: David King

  • Man pulled from Holden Beach swimming pool

    A 76-year-old man was pulled from a Holden Beach swimming pool Thursday morning.

    His name and condition were not released.

    Emergency responders were dispatched to a home in the 1200 block of Ocean Boulevard West at 11:50 a.m. regarding an “unknown problem,” according to a Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad news release. They found bystanders performing CPR on the man, who had been pulled from the pool.

    It was reported the man was found facedown in the water, Holden Beach Police Chief Wally Layne said.  

  • Marshals arrest man in Southport wanted in Davie County rape case

    U.S. Marshals arrested a man in Southport who was wanted in Davie County on a rape charge.

    U.S. Marshals Task Force-Wilmington Division agents apprehended 32-year-old Kristopher Kraig Jacobson at Abbington Oaks Apartments on Abbington Oaks Way about 6:30 p.m. July 11, Deputy U.S. Marshal Russ Fields said.

    Jacobson was wanted in Davie County on a second-degree rape charge and on state parole violations. Fields said six warrants were issued June 29.