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Today's News

  • No one injured after pickup strikes school bus

     

  • Wilmington man accused of trafficking opiates

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Wilmington man accused of trafficking opiates.

    Paul Andrew Frick, 41, of Crosswinds Drive was arrested Sept. 15 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of heroin, two counts of trafficking opium or heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • School board approves Town Creek schools’ designs

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education approved the schematic designs for the addition to Town Creek Elementary School and the new Town Creek Middle School during its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

  • Belville opens new town hall on River Road

    BELVILLE — Belville pushed the limit of the new town hall’s 156-person occupancy as visitors filled commissioners’ meeting room for the opening of the new building at 63 River Road on Saturday.

    Mayor Mike Allen told the audience that in 1977, the causeway connecting Belville to Wilmington opened and had the unfortunate effect of causing a number of businesses that were located just across River Road (N.C. 133) to close.

  • Town board OKs brunch bill, beer garden for Run OIB

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach town officials heard from enough local businesses in the past month to vote for the “brunch bill.”

    North Carolina passed the Senate Bill 155 that allows alcohol sales by businesses beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays, subject to local government approval.

    In August, commissioners discussed approving an ordinance allowing the brunch bill legislation in town, but none of the board members had heard of any interest in changing the alcohol sales hours in town.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    Sept. 11

    Lost pocket book containing $260 in cash, credit cards and a driver’s license in the parking lot of Scotchman gas station on Whiteville Road.

    Sept. 12

    Ernest Nmileo Netecia Edyang, 29, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.

    Brian Scott Cooke, 36, was arrested on charges of violating a domestic violence protective order and driving while impaired.

  • Jack Jack 180 brings pop and rock covers back to Leland for Sept 21 concert at town park

    Jack Jack 180 returns to Leland Municipal Park play to the first Concerts on the Coast fall show Thursday, Sept. 21.

    It is a return to Leland for the group that was one of the headlining bands of Leland’s summer concert series at the Municipal Park in 2016.

    The four piece band includes Sara McDaris of Kenly on lead vocals and keyboard; Jim Price of Hickory, lead guitar, keyboards and vocals; Eric Hickman of Wilmington, bass guitar, keyboard and vocals; and Don Spiers of Bogalusa, La. on drums and vocals.

  • Leland Police reports

    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.

    Sept. 9

    Debra Pearce McCoy, 57, of Blake Circle, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired.

    Lawrence Ronald Burns, 33, of South 16th Street, Wilmington, was arrested on simple affray and disorderly conduct warrants.

    Daniel James Blake, 31, of Glendale Street, was arrested on charges of simple affray and disorderly conduct by fighting.

  • How was your hurricane weekend?

    A little more than a week ago, I had the chance to break out on a long weekend and bounce up and down the East Coast on a four-day trip that took me to two of the biggest cities in the U.S.: New York City and Clemson, S.C., on a football weekend.

    A couple years ago, I lived out a childhood dream of going to New York to catch David Letterman’s show before he finally closed up shop and grew a giant, white beard.

    On this trip, I was again reliving my youth by going to see guitar legend Eric Clapton at Madison Square Garden.

  • GenX manufacturer agrees to share information with DEQ

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and The Chemours Co. came to a court-assisted agreement to open the lines of communication in the GenX water contamination investigation.

    Chemours manufactures GenX for use in making Teflon and other products under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit with the Environmental Protection Agency that was managed by the DEQ. The permit governs Chemours’ discharge of wastewater from its Fayetteville facility.