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Today's News

  • Teen injured in boating accident near Ocean Isle

     A teenage girl was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center after suffering head injuries during a boating accident last week near Ocean Isle Beach.

    The teen was injured July 28 while she was on the boat in the Intracoastal Waterway.

    Brunswick County emergency response personnel took the girl from the scene of the accident to a landing area adjacent to Odell Williamson Municipal Airport before she was airlifted to the hospital in Wilmington.

  • Leland man pleads guilty to felony charge six years after his arrest

     A former Leland church pastor accused of sexually assaulting a child six years ago pleaded guilty to one count of crimes against nature, a felony, in Brunswick County Superior Court last week.

    Superior Court Judge Ebern T. Watson sentenced 51-year-old James Tyrus Johnson of Leland to serve five to six months in prison, which was suspended, and a year of unsupervised probation.

  • Two Shallotte men face felony sex charges

     Two Shallotte men have been charged with multiple felony sex charges in separate cases.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 49-year-old Thomas Nicholas Tribble of Salem Lane on Saturday, Aug. 1, and charged him with 22 counts of second-degree sexual offense.

    He is accused of “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously” engaging in a sex offense with a victim “who was at the time mentally disabled” between May 2014 and March 2015, warrants show.

  • New traffic signal at Leland/Belville intersection

    Motorists will see a new flashing signal at N.C. 133 and Blackwell Road in Leland/Belville beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4, as the North Carolina Department of Transportation prepares to fully activate the new traffic signal.
    As part of what is often referred to as the Leland Causeway Bridge Project, the new signal is expected to improve safety by controlling traffic at the N.C. 133 and Blackwell Road intersection. Currently, traffic on Blackwell Road has to stop, while traffic on N.C. 133 continues through the intersection.

  • Grand jury indicts Shallotte man accused of sexually assaulting child

    A Shallotte man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old last year has been indicted by a Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury.

    Murton Harold Hyde, 56, of Turkey Street, was arrested Jan. 21 charged with six counts of first-degree sexual offense involving a child, three counts of crimes against nature and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. He was indicted on those charges July 20, court records show.

  • Fishing under pressure with repeat clients
  • Match play – The best kind of golf

     

    We’re all used to watching the PGA Tour on weekends. Almost all PGA events are contested in medal (stroke) play. That means the score accumulates hole-by-hole until four days of play are completed. The lowest score at the end of 72 holes wins.

  • Warm temperatures bring tough fishing

    As we enter the first week of August, most Brunswick County residents are more concerned about staying cool instead of their next fishing trip. This time of year brings unbearably hot temperatures to our region that give most of our predatory fish a bad case of lockjaw. These species, such as king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and mahi mahi, refuse to eat. Every year different bait presentations are tried, yet the fish do not bite as well as they do in the fall and spring. This leaves charter fishermen like myself with the question, “Will they decide to bite today?”

  • Brunswick West wins Dixie Debs Softball World Series

    Brunswick West rallied from a 7-3 deficit and beat host East Ouachita (La.) South 12-7 in winning the Dixie Softball Debs World Series Aug. 5 in Monroe, La.

  • Brunswick County claims its eighth lottery winner in 2015

    Brunswick County’s incredible lottery streak continues with an Ocean Isle Beach man winning $10,000 this week.

    John Croake won $10,000 in the $200 Million Blowout scratch-off game, North Carolina Education Lottery officials said Friday.

    In early July, Kevin Beauchamp of Leland won $10,000 in the $2,500 a Week for Life! instant game.

    Sean Watson of Columbus Countywon the $227,196 jackpot in the July 2 Cash 5 drawing via Play at the Pump at a gas pump at Middle River C Store on Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia.