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Today's News

  • Shallotte man reported missing

    Detectives are looking for a 68-year-old Shallotte man reported missing Wednesday, May 27.

    John Wesley Williams is a 5-foot-9 white man about 220 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a mole on his right cheek, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. He was last seen wearing plaid button-down shirt, blue denim jeans and brown cowboy boots about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 4646 Maple Hill Road.

  • Detectives seek man who robbed Leland Supermarket

    Detectives are looking for the man who robbed Leland Supermarket on Tuesday, May 26. No one was injured during the crime.

    The man, brandishing a handgun, came into the store at 1393 Lanvale Road about 9:30 p.m., according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. Only the clerk was in the store and there were no customers.

  • Residents go 'round on another roundabout

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — A roomful of residents turned out to hear proposed plans to build another traffic-circle roundabout, this time at N.C. 179 and N.C. 904/Ocean Isle Beach Road.

    Several had concerns at the May 21 public meeting at Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall, along with complaints about the newly opened roundabout at Old Georgetown Road and N.C. 904/Four Mile Road.

  • Supply teen pleads guilty to misdemeanor in former schoolmate’s death

     A Supply teen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor death by motor vehicle last week in a September 2014 crash that killed a schoolmate and injured six others.

    Seventeen-year-old Joshua Coleman also pleaded guilty to driving left of center and failure to comply with license restrictions Wednesday, May 20, in Brunswick County District Court, Assistant District Attorney Jamie Turnage said. 

  • Leland considers one-cent tax increase for police

    LELAND — Leland’s proposed budget will not require a tax increase, but officials will consider adding one cent to address police department needs.

    Because of a slight increase in property values from the 2015 revaluation, Town Manager David Hollis said commissioners can hold the tax rate at $.1515 per $100 valuation.

    “We’ve grown 5 percent in the revaluation” while Brunswick County-wide values dropped about 10 percent, Hollis said. Leland has real estate valued at $2 billion.

  • Sheriff's office finds missing Southport man safe

    Detectives found a 32-year-old Southport man reported missing Wednesday morning.

    William Tyler Wood was found safe Wednesday evening, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • County commissioners agree on 2015-16 park priorities

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners have settled on the top park priorities to pursue in the 2015-16 budget.

    The county board members have reviewed their park options, including a review of the county pay-as-you-go policy (only using money available from the fund balance year to year), considering debt service to build several park projects at once and revising the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that prioritizes the order in which parks and other projects will be completed.

  • Environmental impact study proposed to move NC-SC connector highway forward

    CAROLINA SHORES — The next step to extend a highway from South Carolina into North Carolina could start with the states sharing the cost of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

    The Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) put the Carolina Bays Parkway project, an extension of S.C. 31 into North Carolina to U.S. 17, in the top five of priority projects waiting state funding in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) list completed in January.

  • Navassa teen accused of property damage arrested after two-day search

     A Navassa teen reported missing last week was found in a wooded area near Leland and charged with damaging property.

    Navassa police issued a Silver Alert for 16-year-old Michael Arthur Hook early last week after the teen broke a window and escaped from his parents’ home, Sgt. Scott Perez said.

    Officers began a search of the Navassa community before requesting a Silver Alert.

    On Tuesday, May 19, officers visited a wooded area in Leland that Hook was known to frequent.

  • Belville budget keeps tax rate steady

    Belville continued shaping its 2015-16 budget during the town commissioners’ May 18 meeting.

    Town Administrator Athina Williams proposed the board keep Belville’s tax rate at the same level for the next fiscal year unless it receives a change in revaluation numbers from Brunswick County.

    The property tax rate is proposed to remain at $0.0683 per $100 valuation.

    The rate is based on current estimates for Belville’s total assessed property value of $182,705,750.