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Today's News

  • Third teen charged in Leland home invasion

    A third teen has been charged in a Leland home invasion.

    Raekwon Damar Chestnut, 18, of Cornwallis Road, Turkey, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 15, and is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $50,000 bail, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Tijuan Terrill Campbell, 17, of Scronce Road, Harrells, and Jaleel Mekiah Spearman, 16, of North Bladen Avenue, Garland, were arrested Oct. 11 in Sampson County. Campbell is being held on $1 million bail and Spearman on $50,000 bail.

  • Carolina Shores introduces new code compliance officer

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town of Carolina Shores has a new part-time code compliance officer.

    Gail Treglia, who started work with the town Sept. 30, introduced herself at the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Oct. 9.

    Originally from Maryland, Treglia said she worked with the state police there for 25 years before retiring in 2005.

    Clubview paving contract approved

  • First presentation of Westgate Nature Park second phase receives public support

    LELAND–Restrooms, sidewalks and parking were some of the issues Leland residents want to ensure go into the next phase of Westgate Nature Park.

    But the small group that came to Leland town hall Oct. 9 was encouraging of the proposed plan the Parks and Recreation department has envisioned.

    The Parks and Rec staff presented a second phase site plan for an additional trail that would extend the current trail.

  • Contractor chosen to start Riverwalk Park project’s first phase

    Belville selected Coastal Marine Construction to begin clearing the way for the Riverwalk Park project off River Road (NC 133).

    Commissioner Joe Breault said Coastal Marine provided Belville a low bid of $4,800 to clear the trail, space for a classroom pavilion site and areas for two picnic tables.

    Breault announced at the Riverwalk groundbreaking on Oct. 4 that work would begin in 10 days. Finalizing a contractor delayed that start date.

    He anticipated work to clear the path for the phase I walking trail would begin Monday.

  • 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.

    Oct. 10

    James Lester Simmons, 39, 7257 Loula St., Ocean Isle Beach, arrested on an order for arrest on a charge of failure to appear in court.

    Oct. 11

    Structure fire at 4910 Bridger Road, Apt. 14, by stove catching fire, causing smoke and fire damage.

    Larceny by someone taking buffet table from behind Old Shally Restaurant on Main Street.

    Oct. 12

  • 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.

    Oct. 9

    Nicholas John Mateer, 29, 1565 Morgan Road, Supply, arrested on a warrant from New Hanover County for assault with a deadly weapon.

    Oct. 10

    Assault reported by a juvenile who was assaulted at Hunterstone Apartments on Oct. 9.

    Traffic crash, vehicle versus deer on U.S. 74/76 resulting in property damage only.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach Police Department event summary for Sept. 1-30

    Total number of events: 125

    911 hang up/open line: 1

    Alarm activation: 7

    Animal complaint: 3

    Assist motorist: 2

    Assist other agency: 13

    Attempt to locate: 5

    Business check: 43

    EMS/medical call: 5

    Fire call: 1

    Fireworks: 1

    Found property: 3

    Incident report: 5

    Keep check: 14

    Maintenance/water leaks: 2

    Meet with complainant: 2

  • Parks and recreation director steps down

     Brunswick County is searching for a new parks and recreation director after Jim Pryor announced his resignation, effective Oct. 8.

    Pryor submitted his resignation letter Sept. 17 to County Manager Ann Hardy. He accepted a job as the director of parks and recreation in Forsyth County, Ga.

    “With a lot of projects in queue, I will work diligently to keep those efforts moving forward and in good working order,” he wrote in the letter.

    Pryor was hired in August 2008 as the county’s director of parks and recreation.

  • Keep Halloween safe and fun for all

    Halloween is a holiday meant to be equal parts fun and frightening for all who observe it, but celebrations have the potential to turn tragic. Whether participating in traditional trick-or-treating with children or costumed revelry with adults, it is important to be safe and responsible.

  • Football fanaticism feels like home

    I suppose it had to happen eventually: Until this past Sunday, all of this season’s losses for my beloved Cleveland Browns, the pro football team for my hometown, were by fewer than five points. Until the previous Sunday, they’d won all their games this season by five or fewer points, too.