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Today's News

  • Time to move on following Simmons plea and sentence

    The story of an embezzlement scheme that began more than 17 years ago has finally ended in a court of law.

    Harry Simmons, former Caswell Beach mayor and chairman of the Brunswick Beaches Consortium, was sentenced to serve at least six years in prison, with credit for time served, after pleading guilty Nov. 8 to embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretense.

  • Leland woman accused of trying to hit man with vehicle

    A Leland woman is accused of damaging two vehicles while trying to hit a man last month.

    Aon’dajua Swain, 18, of Brooklyn Street was arrested Oct. 31 and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of injury to personal property, all misdemeanors.

    Warrants show Swain tried to run the man over with her vehicle, causing more than $200 in damage to his car and $200 in damage to another woman’s car, Oct. 16.

    Swain was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released Nov. 1 on $20,000 bail.

  • Operation Clean Slate to help veterans, spouses resolve misdemeanor cases

    Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Columbus and New Hanover counties are participating in Operation Clean Slate on Friday, Nov. 17, to help veterans with misdemeanor cases.

    According to a news release, veterans and their spouses who are have traffic citations and pending non-violent misdemeanors are invited to address their cases during the event, which will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the New Hanover County Courthouse, 316 Princess St., Suite 543 in Wilmington.

  • Sex offender accused of being on middle school property

    A registered sex offender is accused of being on middle school property.

    Christopher Jason Long, 33, of Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland was arrested Nov. 7 and charged with being a sex offender on a child premises.

    Warrants show Long was at Leland Middle School on Nov. 6.

    Long was convicted Feb. 23, 2009of attempted indecent liberties with a child Jan. 1, 2007, North Carolina Department of Correction records show.

    Long remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $250,000 bail.

  • Winnabow woman faces fraud charges

    A Winnabow woman faces fraud charges in Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 37-year-old Arthea Lanee Jacobs of Egret Nest Circle on embezzlement, obtaining property by false pretense, possession of five or more counterfeit instruments and uttering forged endorsement charges Oct. 31.

    Warrants show Jacobs embezzled 13 checks from her employer valued at a total of $16,250 and forging the owner’s name when she deposited them into her personal bank account between April 1 and Sept. 25.

  • Man hospitalized after single-vehicle DWI crash

    A man remained at an area hospital Monday afternoon after crashing his vehicle while impaired, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

    No one else was injured in the single-vehicle crash.

    Dennis James Lynch, 49, of Carolina Beach was driving his Nissan Quest south on N.C. 87, 1.7 miles south of Northwest, rounded a curve and ran off the right side of the road at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, Trooper John King said. The vehicle went airborne before hitting a large tree, landing upright and pinning Lynch inside.

  • PHOTOS: Tournament of Champions

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from the golf action at the Beacon's Tournament of Champions last weekend at The Lakes in Boiling Spring Lakes. 

  • Two-month investigation nets two drug arrests

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit agents arrested two people on drug charges following a two-month multi-agency investigation.  

    Deonte Xavier Bigelow, 27, of Manning Way in Elon and Courtnae Shantae Wiley, 27, of Chestnut Street in Burlington were arrested Nov. 8 and each charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine.

  • Couple charged in rash of Bolivia break-ins

    Investigators charged a Robeson County couple in a rash of break-ins in Bolivia.

    Cody Shenny Locklear, 24, of Shannon Drive in Shannon and his wife, Kameron Jessica Locklear, 24, of Annease Drive in Fairmont, were both arrested Nov. 9.

  • Colder temperatures haven’t cooled off red-hot fishing, yet