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Today's News

  • State trooper involved in OIB wreck

    A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a two-vehicle collision Monday night in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Trooper R.M. McDermott was driving north on N.C. 179 and turned on his emergency lights to stop a vehicle for an infraction in front of Robertos Ristorante, Sgt. P.M. Sanders said. Two vehicles were in the center lane attempting to turn left into the restaurant.

    The driver of the second vehicle, a Jeep, decided to turn without being able to see any vehicles traveling north and was hit in the right rear by McDermott’s 2014 Dodge Charger.

  • Southport police seek missing woman

    Southport police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a woman missing since July 3.

    Kayla Alley Griffin was last seen leaving Dosher Memorial Hospital at 924 N. Howe St. She was under observation for “suicidal issues,” according to a police department Facebook post.

    Griffin is described as a 22-year-old white woman with blondish brown hair and green eyes and a pierced lip.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Kevin Long at 457-7911.

  • Coast Guard rescues woman, daughter near Oak Island

    The Coast Guard rescued a woman and her 10-year-old daughter Saturday after rip currents pulled both out to sea near Oak Island and Bald Head Island.

    A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from the Coast Guard's station in Oak Island received a phone call from the North Carolina Marine Patrol about two people reported missing near Cape Fear River Inlet Buoy 11 at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic news release.

  • Two dead, two injured in two-vehicle Supply crash

    A two-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Supply killed two people, including an infant, and injured two others.

    Johnny Paul Garnett, 23, of Holden Beach and the 6-month-old, who has not been named, died of their injuries, North Carolina State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. M.W. King said.

    They died after two vehicles collided at Holden Beach Road and Stanbury Road SW about 9:30 p.m., said Dave Robinson of Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad.

  • New Leland EDC members plan for second survey

    LELAND — The Leland Economic Development Committee reached its one-year milestone at its July 13 meeting by introducing a new group of members.

    Richard Allison and Paul Stiegler did not reapply to serve on the board after their terms ended and Leland Town Council did not renew P.J. Doherty’s term.

    So new members Doug Cushing and Joseph “Chris” Stevenson joined returning board members, chairman David Sink, Michael Braddock, Gene Merritt and Bruce Mancinelli.

    One other new member, Stephen Bon, could not attend the July meeting.

  • Leland man missing since March 15

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man last seen March 15 on Village Road.

    The last correspondence the family of Seth Dallas Thomas received from him was a text message sent March 23. The details of the text message didn’t cause the family any concern, according to a police department news release.

    Thomas, 35, is described as a 6-foot-2 white man weighing about 200 pounds with brown hair and blue yes. He was last seen driving a 1998 burgundy Ford F-150.

  • Shallotte man faces charge of indecent liberties with a child

    A Shallotte man is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child last year.

    Alfredo Brigade Quevedo, 48, of Old Shallotte Road was arrested July 17 on the felony charge.

    Warrants show the crime happened between June 1, 2016, and October 30, 2016, with a child younger than 16.

    Quevedo is in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $25,000 bail.

  • Sheriff’s son arrested following collision

    John William Ingram VI, son of Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram, was arrested Saturday, July 15, on a charge of driving left of center and driving while impaired after a single-vehicle accident.

    No one was injured.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper R.M. McDermott said he received a call about 9:50 p.m. about a single-vehicle crash on Ash-Little River just south of Etheridge Road.  

  • Next Brunswick County Teen Court session scheduled for July 25

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Two injured in Leland two-vehicle collision

    A two-vehicle collision that caused a rollover in Leland injured two people July 20.

    Shelia Waddell, 59, of Leland turned her Honda passenger vehicle left from U.S. 74 onto Sandy Creek Drive at 7:23 p.m., striking the driver’s side of a four-door Jeep, causing it to roll over and land upside down, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. P.M. Sanders said.

    Waddell, the driver of the Jeep, 61-year-old Brenda Butler of Carolina Beach, and her passenger, 15-year-old Donavan Wells of Broadway, all were wearing seat belts.