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Today's News

  • New coach, familiar name, for West Brunswick’s girls’ basketball team

    SHALLOTTE — He sounded like his dad.

    “I’m not afraid to play anybody,” West Brunswick girls’ basketball coach Dylan Johnson said after a 68-49 season-opening loss Nov. 21 to Clinton.

    The non-conference game was added to the schedule Nov. 18.

    “Coach called me on Friday and said, “Coach, can you play?’”

    Johnson, eager for a game, agreed.

    Clinton was 23-6 last year.

  • Shallotte man indicted on felony charges in January incident

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man indicted on allegations he forced a woman to drive him around Shallotte in January.

    Demitrius Isiah Warren, 20, of Maple Hill Road, was indicted Nov. 1 and arrested Nov. 15. He was charged with felonious restraint, two counts of felony probation violation and misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

    Warrants show Warren tried to run from a deputy twice before being arrested Nov. 15.

  • Officers seek Leland Wal-Mart thief

    Leland police are looking for a man they said skimmed credit card information and used it to make purchases at Wal-Mart.

    The skimmer, described only as a black man, purchased items between Oct. 26 and Nov. 8.

     Anyone with information about his identity is asked to call Detective Jonathan Kazee at 371-0274.    

  • Ash man arrested on heroin charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an Ash man accused of selling heroin.

    Robert Jefferson Collins II, 34, of School House Road, was arrested Thursday, Nov. 17, and charged with four felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin and four misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show deputies found multiple wax bindles of heroin, empty wax bindles and multiple digital scales during a search of Collins’ home. It was not clear what prompted the search.

  • Off-duty deputy rescues WBHS teens from flooded SUV

    It began as a ride back to Brunswick County from Hillsboro following a successful hunting trip.

    It ended as the successful rescue of four teens from a submerged SUV.

  • Families come together to remember victims of violent crimes

    WILMINGTON — Neighbors Carol Benino and Tanya Hart of Bolivia have found solace in each other through a terrible bond: the death of a loved one at the hands of another.

    Friday, Nov. 18, Hart, Benino and her husband Gus, and other family members attended the 21st Annual Candlelight Memorial Service to honor their loved ones’ memories during a time of year when family means so much.

  • Give many thanks for generosity

    As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we need to recognize how many of our neighbors are struggling here and across the state.

    The Brunswick County Homeless Coalition’s recent fifth annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet called attention to the number of people in our community, including children, who have no stable residence.

  • Gratefulness offered in advance for driving safely

    Most of our newsroom and many of our other coworkers will be among the estimated 2 million Carolinians AAA estimated will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. The nonprofit motorists’ group defines the travel period as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27.

  • Leland Causeway Bridge project completed ahead of schedule

    By Karen Eason Collette

    Guest Columnist

    Performing road construction on a heavily traveled highway is like remodeling a house while you’re still living in it. Although the process can be stressful and inconvenient at times, the final product is rewarding.

    This sentiment is now being shared by thousands of Wilmington and Leland area commuters who navigated through the Leland Causeway Bridge project, one of the biggest and most ambitious projects in the history of our region.

  • Support your local retailers

    By Andy Ellen

    Guest Columnist

    Hurricane Matthew hit North Carolina harder than anyone could have imagined.

    Millions of North Carolinians were affected either by wind damage, power outages or flooding.

    While none of us ever want any disaster to occur, fortunately, when they do happen, they seem to bring out the best in people.