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Today's News

  • Detectives seek woman who stole from church collection jar

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman who stole money from a collection jar last week.

    The woman, described as black with a heavy build and short black hair, took the money from a jar at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Charles Liles at 880-5756.

  • Leland man charged with hit-and-run in two crashes

    A Leland man is accused of crashing into two vehicles then trying to run from police.

    Harold Edward Rehfeldt III, 54, of Old Forest Drive was arrested Oct. 3 and charged with two counts of hit-and-run, leaving the scene with property damage, reckless driving with wanton disregard, exceeding posted speed, fictitious or altered title or registration card or tag, no operator’s license, failure to carry a valid driver’s license, fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle and misdemeanor charges of resisting a public officer and injury to real property.

  • Carolina Shores OKs $10,000 garage building

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have approved purchase of a garage building extension to store town equipment for a cost of $10,000.

    The standalone 30-by-30 building features a roll-up door and can withstand winds of up to 140 mph, Town Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said at the monthly town board meeting Thursday, Oct. 5.

    Commissioner Greg Davis said the purchase “sounds like a no-brainer. As we grow, our equipment grows.”

  • Man sentenced to more than seven years for burglary

    A Clarkton man will spend at least seven years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary in Brunswick County.

    Superior Court Judge Ebern “Tripp” Watson sentenced 39-year-old Jeffery Leon Collins to between 89 and 119 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction with credit for time served.

  • School district celebrates employees of the year

    BOILING SPRING LAKES — The Brunswick County Board of Education took its meeting on the road Oct. 3 to celebrate the district’s employees of the year.

  • Commission suspends OIB real estate agent

    The North Carolina Real Estate Commission suspended an Ocean Isle Beach real estate agent for failing to disclose a felony drug conviction promptly.

    The commission suspended 40-year-old Odell Frasier Bullington of Causeway Drive in Ocean Isle Beach for 12 months.

  • Leland mayor, council candidates share views at forum

    LELAND ¬— Leland’s two mayoral candidates and four of the five people competing for two town council seats took part in a League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear forum where they addressed the town’s progress, among other issues.

    Mayor Brenda Bozeman is running for re-election against Lee Kent, while incumbent council members Pat Batleman and Bob Corriston face Joy Faulk Cranidiotis, Sandra Ford and Shirley A. Lawler. Lawler did not participate in the forum Oct. 4 at Leland Town Hall.

  • Man arrested on robbery, kidnapping charges from August

    A Leland man was arrested last week on charges stemming an armed robbery.

    Navassa police arrested Ezra Tomar Sparkman, 24, of Magnolia Drive NE on Oct. 3 and charged him with aiding and abetting armed robbery and second-degree kidnapping.

    Warrants show Sparkman aided and abetted two others in stealing $90 from a woman during an Aug. 27 armed robbery.

    Sparkman remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $500,000 bail.

  • WBHS seeks career mentors for students

    West Brunswick High School is seeking career match mentors for students to help them with projects, questions and job shadowing. They are looking for architects, real estate agents, medical personnel, lawyers, social workers, veterinarians, hairdressers and barbers, government employees, electricians and more.

    If you work in an interesting profession and are willing to mentor a high school student, call assistant principal Caryl Fullwood at 754-4338, ext. 1313, for more information.

  • Matthews woman accused of assaulting deputy

    A Matthews woman is accused of assaulting a man, then assaulting the deputy who came to arrest her.

    Jamie Leigh Lancaster, 34, of Stone Down Lane was arrested Oct. 3 and charged with assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury, misdemeanor resisting a public officer and misdemeanor simple assault.

    Warrants show Lancaster pushing and slapped a man Oct. 3. When a deputy arrived to arrest her, she pushed him, pulled away from him and kicked him in the groin area.