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Today's News

  • West golfer Smith second in tourney

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — West Brunswick senior Cameryn Smith finished second in a conference golf meet Thursday, Sept. 4, at The Lakes Golf Club.

    Smith shot 43-39 — 82 on the 5,526-yard course. Laney’s Caroline Cahill finished first, shooting a 40-36 — 76.

    In the team competition, Ashley High School was first (269), beating Laney by 20 strokes. Hoggard and South Brunswick tied for third (299). West was fifth (302) in the seven-team tournament. Only four golfers broke 90.

  • South beats West 3-1 in volleyball
  • Reward offered in Sunset Beach home theft

    A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of parties responsible for the theft of items from a Sunset Beach residence.

    According to the Sunset Beach Police Department, in the early morning hours of Aug. 14, one or more unknown subjects entered an unoccupied residence at 819 Shoreline Drive West.

  • Supply man accused of sex crimes located

    A Supply man accused of multiple sex crimes has been located and arrested in Lexington, according to a press release issued early Friday morning by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

    Timothy Wayne Willard, 34, of Corbin Lane, was wanted on three counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count each of second-degree sexual offense and crimes against nature.

    The incidents involving victims younger than 16 took place between July 1 and Sept. 1, warrants show.

  • Local feline to get famous on 'America's Funniest Home Videos'

    SUPPLY — It was just an ordinary day when one of Tammy Jo Bellamy’s cats climbed a tree and needed to be coaxed down.

    The difference is what happened when the gray kitty, named Edward J. or “Eddie” for short, went out on a limb that broke, dropping him unexpectedly to the ground.

    Bellamy also happened to have her video rolling to record the event, which has now been accepted for a future airing on ABC-TV’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”

  • Leland looks at buying H2GO water tower to meet future needs

    Leland officials weren’t interested in a new H2GO water plant, but agreed to make an offer to buy its existing water tower.

    The town board voted 3-2 on Aug. 21 to deny a rezoning request which was needed for Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO to move forward with plans to build a water treatment plant.

    Later in the same meeting the board members reviewed a presentation to consider buying the company’s water tower near Brunswick Forest as an alternative to building on of their own to meet future needs.

  • Brunswick Habitat begins work on 50th house

    SOUTHPORT — Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity hit a milestone last month when work began on its 50th house.

    On Aug. 27, the nonprofit organization hosted an official kickoff to construction on the first Habitat house in Southport.

    The house is being built for single mother Kelli Rhyne and her daughter, Shea Campbell.

  • Leland hosts 14th Founder’s Day event Sept. 13

    Leland’s 14th Founder’s Day event on Saturday, Sept. 13 will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the town.

    The event will run from 3-9 p.m. at the Brunswick Forest Commercial Area, 1090 Brunswick Village Blvd.

    “Come out and make a day of it,” Niel Brooks, Director of Parks, Recreation and Environmental Programs, said.

    “We hope people will be happy with it. There is a lot more variety than we’ve ever had before. I think it will be a really nice event.”

  • 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.

    Aug. 22

    Communicating threats, subject called The Brunswick Beacon and made threats.

    Aug. 23

    Heather Carol Watts, 29, 1494 Gurganus Road, arrested on a misdemeanor larceny charge for pushing a cart of unpaid items out of Walmart.

    Mary Kathryn Welch, 33, 122 Wood Ridge Drive, Dunn, cited for stealing items from Walmart valued at $7.88.

  • 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.

    Aug. 27

    James Thomas Batten Jr., 64, 3015 Mt. Misery Road, arrested on an order for arrest on a larceny charge from Brunswick County.

    Damage to real property by someone who threw a rock at the rear glass door of a house on Mill Creek Loop and shattered it.

    Aug. 28