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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Missing teen located

    Missing teen Antonio "A.J." Joseph Mills of Leland has returned home, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said Friday morning.

    Antonio "A.J." Joseph Mills, 15, of Leland was reported missing Thursday morning, April 16, at North Brunswick High School where he is a student.

     

  • Shot put titlist Derrick Wheeler signs with N.C. A&T

     LELAND — Coach Garry Bishop stood next to the table where North Brunswick senior Derrick Wheeler was seated and spoke about the traits that have made Wheeler a three-time state champion in the shot put.

    In North’s gym April 15 before many students and with family present, Wheeler was about to sign a letter of intent to attend N.C. A&T State University. Before Wheeler signed, Bishop read from two pages of notes about why Wheeler has succeeded. Among the traits: coachable, respectful, likable, dedicated.

  • Cook, St. Andrews finish regular season in softball

     Troy Baranik

    St. Andrews SID

    Kim Cook pitched St. Andrews to a 2-0 victory as it swept its final two games of the softball season against conference foe Truett-McConnell College (Ga.) April 13 in Laurinburg.

    With the victories, SAU finished fifth and 12-8 in the AAC. The 12 victories are SAU’s most conference victories since the 2004 team also had 12 (but in Division II).

  • Trojans defeat Ashley in baseball

    West Brunswick beat Ashley 7-2 Tuesday, April 14, in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game in Wilmington.

    West scored four runs in the second and two in the third on the way to the victory.

    Charlie Carcich had three RBIs. Austin Turner had two hits. Zachary Johnson hit a double. Hunter Ashburn hit a triple. Gray Cheers had a hit and one RBI.

    Brett Babson was the winning pitcher. In seven innings, he gave up five hits and had eight strikeouts.

    West is 5-3 in the conference, 14-3 overall.

  • Leland police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 3

    Theron Michael Johnson was arrested on larceny and possession of stolen property charges.

    Tamala McLamb was cited and released on charges of larceny and possession of stolen property.

  • Shallotte police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    April 8

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a 42-inch flat-screen television, fishing poles and a set of dumbbells, with a total value of $600, from a Country Club Drive residence.

    April 9

    Check fraud; someone cashed a fraudulent check for $9,633.40 at a bank on Whiteville Road.

    April 10

  • Magnolia Greens hosts first east coast MARSOC Foundation Golf Tournament

    Golfers have an opportunity to hits the links to support the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) April 17.

    The MARSOC Foundation is bringing its fundraising golf tournament to the east coast and chose Leland to host the first event.

    The MARSOC Foundation East Coast Golf Tournament will be held Friday at Magnolia Greens Golf Course.

    George Rogers, CEO of national sponsor RQ Construction, said they decided on golf tournaments for fundraising because it allows people to help the cause while doing something they already enjoy.

  • Tribute to John Denver hits (Rocky Mountain) high note April 18

    Fans of John Denver have a chance to hear his music performed live once again.

    Former New Christy Minstrels singer Tom Becker is bringing “Back Home Again: A Tribute to John Denver” to the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Brunswick Community College.

    The folk singer has proven to be a natural in his on-target tribute to late singer who was renowned for his earthy, soaring hits of the 1970s.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 27-April 10

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 27

    Melvin Martin Shepard, 51, 431 Sunset Blvd., was charged with failure to appear on a DWI charge.

    April 10

    Karen Mora Rodriquez, 29, 2292 Mill Drive, Ash, was charged with possession of stolen property.

    Larceny of leaf blower reported on Forest Drive.

  • GFWC Charity Gala April 18 at Sea Trail

    The Holden Beach chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs will have its seventh annual Blooming for a Cause Charity Gala from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Sea Trail Convention Center, 75A Clubhouse Road in Sunset Beach.

    For a $45 donation, guests are invited to enjoy the event with friends while dining on a delicious plated lunch and viewing the latest fashions presented by Island Breeze of Sunset Beach.