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Today's News

  • Car crashes into Cape Fear Farm Credit in Shallotte

     SHALLOTTE — A car crashed into the front of the Cape Fear Farm Credit building just after 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, April 7.

    Gail Lee, who was working the front desk at the office Tuesday afternoon, said she heard a loud, screeching noise and saw a white Mercedes speeding across traffic on Main Street and into the parking lot.

    The car plowed into the front of the building and into an office space that was unoccupied at the time, Lee said.

    “He never woke up after the car crashed into the building,” Lee said of the driver.

  • Leland wildfire damages 475 acres, forces evacuations

     LELAND — A wildfire off Mount Misery Road in Leland engulfed 475 wooded acres, damaged five homes and forced evacuations in three neighborhoods near Northwest on Monday afternoon, April 7.

    No one was injured during the fire or evacuation and no homes were destroyed.

    The fire started about 2 p.m. in the woods in between Mount Misery Road and Compass Pointe , forcing Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner to order the evacuations for residents on Heirloom Drive, Butler Drive and the Barrington neighborhood.

  • Leland man indicted on first-degree murder charge in baby’s death

     BOLIVIA — A Brunswick County grand jury indicted a Leland man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 15-month-old-son in January.

    Albert David Morgan, 35, and the baby’s mother, 33-year-old Angel Marie Ray, were arrested Jan. 15, the day Brayden Christopher Ray was injured, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. Brayden died Jan. 17.

    Morgan was indicted on first-degree murder and intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury charges, court documents show.

  • Castle Hayne man indicted in fatal motorcycle crash

     A Brunswick County grand jury indicted a Castle Hayne man March 23 on a felony death by motor vehicle charge in a July motorcycle crash that killed a passenger on his bike.

    Fifty-eight-year-old James Joseph Robertson was indicted March 23 on charges of felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, no motorcycle endorsement and failure to maintain lane control.

    He is charged in the death of Robert George Gallagher III, who died from injuries suffered in the wreck on U.S. 17 near Leland on July 27, court documents show.

  • Mount Misery Road water outage rescheduled

    Residents along a portion of Mount Misery Road, just north of Industrial Boulevard near Leland, will be without water Wednesday night, April 22, and will need to boil water for at least 24 hours after water is back in service, according to a Brunswick County news release. The outage was originally planned for Thursday, April 10, but was postponed until April 16 and postponed again because of inclement weather.

  • End gerrymandering in North Carolina

    By Rep. Ken Goodman

    Guest Columnist

    Every two years, North Carolinians go to their polling places to cast votes for the people who will represent them in Congress and the North Carolina House and Senate. On Election Day, we want our voices to be heard, but our voices are not being heard.

    The way Congressional and legislative districts have been created has guaranteed the party in control will remain in control and the people in office will remain in office.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we introduced a flurry of bills because of the deadline for local bills, we gave final approval to the gas tax bill and we honored an icon from the stock car racing world.

  • District 8 Senate update

    By Sen. Bill Rabon

    Guest Columnist

  • Discouragement can come from all directions

    People are still talking, either face to face or on social media, about the front page of The Indianapolis Star on March 31. The editors of the paper used its prime real estate above the fold — the part seen in newsstands — to stack three words against a dark background in huge white type below “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”: FIX. THIS. NOW. It was the headline for the paper’s editorial, running below the fold, about the state’s new law.

  • Senate Bill 369 bad for Brunswick County

    Maybe the loss of privilege licenses will not affect the bottom line of Brunswick County’s municipalities much, but Senate Bill 369 certainly will if it should become law.