Today's News

  • Man indicted in fatal chase that began in Brunswick County

    A new Hanover County Superior Court grand jury indicted a Liberty man Sept. 6 on charges stemming from a May 10 chase that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in Wilmington.

    Eduard Patrick, 27, was indicted on charges of felony second-degree murder, felony fleeing to elude arrest causing death, felony hit-and-run causing serious injury or death, misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and misdemeanor reckless driving to endanger.

  • Man charged in three-year break-in spree

    A Rocky Point man faces charges in four counties, including Brunswick, after a series of break-ins that began in 2013.

    Jimmie Willetts, 50, of By the Brook Lane, has been charged in Brunswick County with four felony counts of breaking and/or entering, four counts of larceny after breaking and entering, three counts of felony safe cracking and misdemeanor injury to personal property. He also faces charges in Columbus, Pender and New Hanover counties.

  • BSL police seek information on man who stole cash

    Boiling Spring Lakes police are seeking information about a man who stole cash from the Olde Brunswick Store on Fifty Lakes Drive just after midnight Sept. 7.

    The man is described as black, between 35 and 45 and about 6 feet tall with a medium build, according to a news release. He was seen driving a 1999 to 2004 model white Ford full size van.

     Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 363-0011 or 911.    

  • Emergency crews respond to Ash structure fire

    A fire damaged an Ash home Tuesday, Sept. 13. No injuries were reported.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said the call for the fire on Whiteville Road NW came in at 11 a.m. from a passing Waccamaw Volunteer Fire Department firefighter, who reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the home.

    Personnel from Waccamaw Volunteer Fire Department, Calabash Fire Department, Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue, Supply Fire Department and Old Dock-Cypress Creek Fire in Columbus County responded, Garner said.

  • Beyond the surface: No two stories the same

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    What is your story? No two stories are the same — out of 7 billion people in the world — no one is me and no one is you.

    What a wonderful library of stories and life lessons we could access if we dug deep into the lives of those who cross our paths.

  • Zaxby’s Restaurant planned for Shallotte

     SHALLOTTE — Site and landscape plans for a Zaxby’s Restaurant were on the agenda for Shallotte’s Sept. 13 planning board meeting.

    Shallotte Properties LLC submitted the request for a 90-seat restaurant at 4736 Main St., the site of the former Hardee’s and The Grille restaurants.

    The property is zoned central business and the existing building on the property will be demolished.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 29, 30, 31 and Sept. 1, 2 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Aug. 29

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy Cronk and courtroom clerks Kimberly Gonzalez and Courtney Graham:

  • Your dog loves you more than food

     Good news doting dog owners: New research proves you’re more than a treat dispenser to your pooch. Given the choice, chances are your dog would prefer your praise over food. This surprisingly unsurprising revelation was the conclusion of a small scientific study conducted by neuroscientists from Emory University. These results have important implications for how we train and treat our canines.

  • Look beyond the image you see and view the person in plain sight
  • Green graduates from basic training

     U.S. Air Force Airman Daveion R. Green graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.