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Today's News

  • Bolivia felon accused of shooting into occupied car

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Bolivia man last week accused of shooting at two women in a car on Galloway Road in Bolivia.

    Nathan Rudolph Smith, 36, of Randolphville Road was arrested Feb. 13 and charged with felony discharging a weapon into an occupied moving vehicle and felony possession of a firearm by a felon.

    Warrants show Smith used a 9mm handgun to shoot into a black Toyota Corolla with two women inside Feb. 4.

  • Child abuse charges against Leland couple dismissed

    All misdemeanor child abuse charges filed against a Leland couple last April have been dismissed.

    Twenty-five-year-old Kellie Earle Hill and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Alexander Austin Dean, both of Sandy Hills Drive, were arrested April 18.

    Hill was charged with six counts of misdemeanor child abuse and Dean faced three counts of the same crime.

  • Annual controlled burns at Orton Plantation begin March 6

    Orton Plantation is starting its annual controlled burns to improve forest health, bring back longleaf pines and restore habitats.

    Controlled burns at Orton will take place between March 6 and May 1, as weather allows and permits are available.

    Area residents should be aware smoke may be visible in the vicinity of Orton, and may at times reduce visibility on N.C. 133. Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington residents will be able to see and smell smoke at times.

  • Community gardening workshops offered

    A series of free workshops about community gardening will be offered beginning March 8 by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Brunswick County Center, in Bolivia.

    All workshops are free and open to the public at Sunnyside School, 221 Village Road (N.C. 179), from 10 a.m. to noon. Sunnyside School is in front of Shallotte Middle School and adjacent to the Filling Station Donut and Coffee Shop in Shallotte.

  • Leland sex offender faces new charges

    A convicted sex offender is accused of having been on the campus of Lincoln Elementary School.

    Marcus Deandread Gore, 25, of Blake Circle NE in Leland was arrested Feb. 13. He is charged with being a felony sex offender on a child premises and felony failure to register a new address as a sex offender.

    Warrants show Gore was not only on the campus of the school in Leland on Feb. 8, but also failed to notify the last registering sheriff of his change of address Feb. 16.

  • AARP Tax-Aide available locally

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • Man sentenced in fatal chase that began in county

    A Liberty man will spend more than 11 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court to a high-speed chase that began in Brunswick County and left a motorcyclist dead in Wilmington, according to a New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office news release.

  • Vehicle property tax receipts available on NCDMV website

    Taxpayers across North Carolina no longer have to scramble to find paper copies of vehicle property tax receipts when preparing their tax returns. The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has initiated an online service that allows drivers across the state to view and print copies of their individual vehicle property tax receipts.

  • County rabies clinics to be offered April 1

    County rabies clinics

    to be offered April 1

    Brunswick Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services and the Brunswick County Health Department are sponsoring rabies clinics Saturday, April 1. Rabies vaccinations are $6 per pet. State statute 130A-85 requires all dogs and cats age 4 months or older to be vaccinated against rabies. The penalty is a $100 citation.

    For more information, call BCSAPS at 754-8204.

    Clinic locations

  • Learn.Shop.LOCAL Business Expo set for March 4

    The inaugural Live.Learn.Shop.LOCAL Business Expo, presented by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at 925 Seaside Road SW, at the corner of N.C. 94 and Old Georgetown Road, in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The free event will feature 70 vendors, goody bags for the first 150 people (one per family) and the option to register for a door prize. Some vendors also will have giveaways, raffles or other prizes.