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Today's News

  • Former Caswell Beach mayor pleads guilty to embezzlement

    BOLIVIA—Harry Simmons, the former Caswell Beach mayor and chairman of the Brunswick Beaches Consortium, was sentenced to serve at least six years in prison, with credit for time served, after he pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretense.

    Special Superior Court Judge Andrew Heath asked Simmons if he understood the plea agreement as explained by his lawyer, Mike Ramos of Shallotte, and if he agreed to plead guilty to the two class C felonies.

    “You are pleading guilty?” Heath said.

  • Leland woman accused of trying to hit man with vehicle

    A Leland woman is accused of damaging two vehicles while trying to hit a man last month.

    Aon’dajua Swain, 18, of Brooklyn Street was arrested Oct. 31 and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of injury to personal property, all misdemeanors.

    Warrants show Swain tried to run the man over with her vehicle, causing more than $200 in damage to his car and $200 in damage to another woman’s car, Oct. 16.

    Swain was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released Nov. 1 on $20,000 bail.

  • Operation Safe Ride to target those who pass stopped school buses

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Brunswick County Schools are teaming again for Operation Safe Ride.

    According to a joint news release, a similar campaign has been conducted for the past two years, with the efforts resulting in a “reduction of infractions on some of the district’s most vulnerable routes.”

    Operation Safe Ride has been set to take place Nov. 13, Nov. 15 Nov. 27 and Nov. 29.

  • Sex offender accused of being on middle school property

    A registered sex offender is accused of being on middle school property.

    Christopher Jason Long, 33, of Blue Banks Loop Road in Leland was arrested Nov. 7 and charged with being a sex offender on a child premises.

    Warrants show Long was at Leland Middle School on Nov. 6.

    Long was convicted Feb. 23, 2009of attempted indecent liberties with a child Jan. 1, 2007, North Carolina Department of Correction records show.

    Long remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $250,000 bail.

  • Winnabow woman faces fraud charges

    A Winnabow woman faces fraud charges in Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 37-year-old Arthea Lanee Jacobs of Egret Nest Circle on embezzlement, obtaining property by false pretense, possession of five or more counterfeit instruments and uttering forged endorsement charges Oct. 31.

    Warrants show Jacobs embezzled 13 checks from her employer valued at a total of $16,250 and forging the owner’s name when she deposited them into her personal bank account between April 1 and Sept. 25.

  • Cahoon to speak on water safety Dec. 18

    The Brunswick Environmental Action Team (BEAT) will host an informational discussion with Dr. Larry Cahoon of UNCW on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.in Supply.

  • AARP tax program seeks volunteers

    The AARP Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers to prepare and electronically file federal and state returns for both North Carolina and South Carolina taxpayers. Adult volunteers of all ages are welcome.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:54 a.m. Nov. 17, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 3:51 p.m. Nov. 16, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • UPDATE: Missing woman safely located

    Missing woman Deena Delfosse has been located and was returned home safely Thursday night.

    Delfosse was located in Wilmington on Third Street, according to Lt. Jeremy Humphries with the Leland Police Department.  

    Delfosse, 40, was reported missing Nov. 14.