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Today's News

  • Southport man sentenced for trafficking cocaine

    A Southport man has been sentenced to serve at least three years in prison for trafficking in cocaine, the District Attorney’s Office said.

    John Wesley Bines, 36, of Jabbertown Road was indicted June 27 on two felony counts of trafficking between 28 and 200 grams of cocaine.

    Superior Court Judge Ebern T. Watson III sentenced Bines on Sept. 6 to serve 35 to 51 months in the N.C. Department of Correction immediately after Bins pleaded guilty to the charges.

    Warrants showed Bines trafficked in cocaine Feb. 26, 2015, and was arrested the next day.

  • Greenlands Farm Tapas & Tour set for Saturday

    Greenlands Farm’s next farm-to-table Tapas & Tour promises an afternoon of good food, great conversation, and homestead living.

    The event from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, featuring Chef Melon Corsini begins with delicious tapas with ingredients grown right on the farm. It takes place as the only event ever planned in Greenlands’ farmhouse.

    Fine wine chosen by a local connoisseur will also be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Sept. 12-18 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrest.

    Sept. 12

    Larceny reported on Fifth Street.

    Sept. 13

    Larceny reported on Seaside Road.

    Sept. 16

    Attempted breaking and entering on 29th Street.

    Sept. 18

    Breaking and entering, larceny reported on 29th Street.

    Miranda Carole Williams, 40, of 303 Shoreline Drive E., arrested on a DWI charge.

  • One of three people charged in illegal video gaming bust pleads

    One of three people accused of operating an illegal video gaming site pleaded guilty to the charges she faced.

    Tiffany Teal Ard, 33, of Supply, pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to a misdemeanor charge of operating/possessing a slot machine, misdemeanor gambling and misdemeanor probation violation, which was put in place until she paid her court fee of $568. Court records show Ard paid the fee the day of her plea.

  • Sixth-graders will not play middle school sports, despite state policy change

    BOLIVIA — Sixth-graders at Brunswick County Schools will not be allowed to play middle school sports despite a change in state policy.

    This was the message Rhonda Benton, executive director of elementary and middle school education, had for superintendent Les Tubb, school board members and attendees of Tuesday’s operations/curriculum/policy committees meeting.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 6, 7, 8 and 9 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Sept. 6

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Leland man to serve up to 19 years in child sexual assault case

    A 20-year-old Leland man was sentenced to a maximum of 19 years in state prison after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree sex offense on a child younger than 13.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis sentenced Kymond Juantorey Auther to serve between 12 and 19 years in the North Carolina Department of Correction after he pleaded guilty to the crime, District Attorney Jon David said in a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20.

    The release did not say when Auther pleaded or was sentenced.

  • Leland man convicted of drug trafficking

    A Leland man will spend up to 12 years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges in Brunswick County Superior Court on Monday, Sept. 19.

    Korey Lee Beatty, 37, pleaded guilty to trafficking opium or heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon, District Attorney Jon David announced in a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 20.

  • Community baby shower Sept. 24

    For the second year in a row, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center will partner with several Brunswick County businesses to co-host a community baby shower Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mulberry Park, 123 Mulberry St. in Shallotte. Vendors will give out gently used items for babies and small children, including clothing, toys, diapers and toiletries. Attendees will also be entered in a contest to win a new car seat.

  • Goodwin announces $3.6 M BCBSNC fine

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin fined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina $3.6 million as part of a voluntary settlement agreement he signed Sept. 15.