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Today's News

  • Winnabow weather radio sustains damage

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio transmitter in Winnabow recently sustained damage to the cable that connects to the transmitter.

    The Winnabow transmitter serves portions of southeastern North Carolina, including Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties, and the adjacent coastal waters.

    This station is not capable of broadcasting as a result of the cable damage, according to a NOAA news release. The installation of a new antennae cable may take a couple months to complete.

  • Shallotte traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Shallotte man after finding drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

    Tysean Ja’mar Pigott, 25, of McMilly Road NW was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 11, and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine and two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Leland lists top 20 capital projects

    LELAND — Leland officials began prioritizing capital improvement projects Jan. 11 during their first budget meeting of 2017.

    “It will be a tight budget year. We will not be able to do everything we hope,” Town Manager David Hollis said.

    Hollis estimated the 2017-18 general fund revenues could be about $10.1 million providing about $500,000 more than 2016-17 for budget planning.

    Town board members created a Top 20 list of projects.

  • H2GO permit hearing draws 100 people

    LELAND — The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality moved a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit hearing for public comments from Odell Williamson auditorium to the Leland Cultural Arts Center on Jan. 12.

    Seating capacity for events at the LCAC is about 200 people, but there was more than enough space for the turnout as only about 100 people attended the hearing.

    Only 20 comments were made for and against the permit with many elected officials and people with vested interests in the plant on the list.

  • Sheriff's office seeks missing Southport man

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing Southport man.

    Oscar Flores, 39, was last seen at his home on Mallard Duck Lane about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, driving a 2015 black Honda Accord with North Carolina license plate DKY-7998 and a Louisiana State University tag on the front.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tony Henson at 880-4878.

  • New Turkey Trot plans trotted out in Calabash

    CALABASH — The town board of commissioners has accepted an altered location and plans for this year’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk.

    Unanimous approval for the third annual holiday race for 2017 came at the board’s first meeting of the year last Tuesday, Jan. 10, after changes were outlined by David Hutnik and Johnna Terragna of Coastal Race Productions.

  • Leland police seek meat thief

    Leland police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman they say stole meat from Piggly Wiggly on Village Road on Jan. 2.

    The woman, who has a small build and was wearing a striped shirt at the time of the theft, took about $40 in meat from the store, Leland Police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said. She was the passenger in a Jeep Liberty parked outside the store.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Brian Hall at 332-5003.    

  • Rabon sworn in as state senator

    Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, was sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Raleigh for his fourth two-year term representing the 8th District in the state Senate.

    North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin administered the oath of office.

  • Man accused of stealing dog during Leland break-in

    A Little River, S.C., man is accused of stealing a dog during a break-in Jan. 8 in Leland.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Laquan Romalis Gore, 24, of Little River Road, on Jan. 11 and charged him with first-degree burglary, larceny of a dog and second-degree kidnapping, all felonies.

    Warrants show Gore broke into a home in the 4000 block of Grinders Way NE and stole a tan and white pit bull Jan. 8 while a man and woman were there. 

  • Brunswick County charges dropped against man in new construction theft case

    All 18 felony charges in Brunswick County against a man who was linked to a new construction theft case have been dismissed.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 31-year-old Jose Guillerno Leiva-Galvan and 45-year-old Elvis Abraham Lopez-Romero on Feb. 26, 2016.

    Leiva-Galvan was charged with nine counts each of breaking or entering and larceny after breaking or entering, while Lopez-Romero was charged with seven counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.