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Today's News

  • Southport man charged in December shooting

    A Southport man is accused of shooting into a residence occupied by an infant and two adults last December. No one was injured.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 18-year-old Deandre Trevon Williams, of Bluewater Street, on March 22 and charged him with felony discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

    Warrants show Williams fired a .25-caliber ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) into a home in the 3500 block of Reichway SE in Southport on Dec. 11.

    Williams remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1 million bail.

  • Leland man accused of strangling son

    A Leland man is accused of strangling his 14-year-old son last week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 39-year-old Richard Leslie Piner II, of Sandy Hills Drive, on Thursday, March 23, and charged him with intentional child abuse causing serious physical injury and assault by strangulation, both felonies.

  • Calabash remits more than $11K for summer concerts

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved issuing $11,219.50 back to this year’s organizers of the summertime Calabash Concert Series.

    The remittance to the Calabash Merchants Association OKed at the monthly board meeting March 14 is the amount returned to the town after last year’s concert series, including an $8,500 contribution from the town plus proceeds from a 50/50 raffle and concessions.

  • Man charged in series of Southport break-ins

    A 34-year-old man is accused of committing a series of break-ins in Southport.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested James Miller Eason II, of Treeline Drive in Southport, on March 21 and charged him with breaking or entering, attempting to break or enter a building, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, three counts of first-degree burglary and five counts of breaking or entering a motor vehicle. He also is charged with misdemeanor injury to real property and three counts of misdemeanor larceny.

  • County funding cuts prompt Brunswick Guarantee

    A Brunswick County-funded scholarship program that provides free tuition and no fees for qualified students to attend Brunswick Community College is intended to restore funding and recruit more of the county’s high school graduates to the college.

    The three-year funding agreement county commissioners approved March 6 provides the BCC Foundation with $200,000 each year to pay for eligible students’ courses through the program, called Brunswick Guarantee.

  • Board supports NBHS athletes, Harrington Village detention pond

    LELAND — High school students don’t often make an appearance at Leland town board meetings, so when they do it usually means they have done something good.

    In the case of the North Brunswick High School boys’ track team, its members have done no wrong.

    NBHS track coach Gary Bishop brought almost the entire team to the town meeting March 16 to recognize their undefeated streak.

  • Navassa Superfund site project still testing for creosote impact

    NAVASSA — The Environmental Protection Agency is still poking holes in the Kerr-McGee wood treatment Superfund site in Navassa.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), and the Multistate Environmental Response Trust (Multistate Trust), three groups heading up the cleanup process, updated Navassa residents on their progress at a March 14 meeting.

  • Supply man accused of pointing pistol at neighbor

    A Supply man accused of pointing a pistol at his neighbor remains jailed on $1 million bail.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 35-year-old Matthew Ryan Beach, of Deer Drive, on March 17 and charged him with assault by pointing a gun, a misdemeanor, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

    Warrants show Beach pointed a Lorcin .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol at a woman living on Maple Hill Drive in Supply on March 17 “without legal justification.”

  • Belville budget talks set sights on tax rate

    BELVILLE — Belville commissioners increased the town tax rate to 9 cents last year. At a budget retreat Saturday, March 18, they called for cuts in expenses to avoid touching the tax rate again.

    The early estimate of the budget is $947,000. Town Administrator Athina Williams said staying at 9 cents per $100 of valuation would maintain ad valorem revenues at $156,600.

    Sales and use taxes are anticipated about $440,000.

    And the town anticipates receiving $145,000 in revenues from the ABC board.

  • Veterans Benefits Action Center scheduled

    American Legion District 9, with 19 posts in Brunswick, New Hanover, Johnson and Pender counties, in cooperation with Congressman David Rouzer and the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Winston-Salem are sponsoring a Veterans Benefits Action Center for all veterans and family members March 30, 31 and April 1.