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Today's News

  • Leland man accused of selling marijuana to minors

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of selling marijuana to teens.

    Douglas Howard Secor, 43, of Huckabee Drive NE was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with three counts of felony selling/delivering marijuana to a minor, three felony counts of selling/delivering marijuana to a minor younger than 16 but older than 13 and maintaining a dwelling for selling marijuana.

    Warrants show Secor sold marijuana to a 13-year-old, a 14-year-old and twice to 15-year-olds from his home between June 5 and July 22.

  • S.C. man arrested, charged after manhunt in Shallotte

    A Georgetown, S.C., man is accused of leading Shallotte police and Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies on a two-hour search after they pulled over his vehicle on Main Street in Shallotte on Friday, Aug. 12.

    Charles Dylan Wayne Lowrimore, 19, of Pickens Street,was arrested and charged with felony possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, breaking and entering and carrying a concealed weapon, police Detective Sgt. John Holman said.

  • Charges consolidated for man convicted of murder, sentence remains

    A Wilmington man who won a successful resentencing for a 2014 Brunswick County murder conviction had his charges consolidated Monday, Aug. 15, but he will still serve a life sentence in prison without parole, according to the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office.

    James Ketchum, 46, was convicted of first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and felon in possession of a firearm in the shooting death of 33-year-old Jason Anderson of Leland.

  • Ash man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend extradited

    An Ash man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend was extradited to Horry County, S.C. early Thursday morning, Aug. 11.

    Chris Kalb, 25, of Ash-Little River Road, was picked up by South Carolina officials on a governor’s warrant, which was issued May 17. He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway on charges of possession of a weapon during a violent crime and murder, according to jail records. No bail has been set.

  • Ash man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend extradited

    An Ash man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend was extradited to Horry County, S.C. early Thursday morning, Aug. 11.

    Chris Kalb, 25, of Ash-Little River Road, was picked up by South Carolina officials on a governor’s warrant, which was issued May 17. He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway on charges of possession of a weapon during a violent crime and murder, according to jail records. No bail has been set.

  • HB police: Resident detained burglar in home

    Holden Beach police said they arrested a Greensboro man who was detained by the resident of the home he broke into Tuesday, Aug. 16.

    Police charged 22-year-old Nicholas Charles Scerbo, of West Cornwallis Drive, with first-degree burglary.

    Police said a resident in the 200 block of West Brunswick Street woke up about 1 a.m. to find Scerbo in his home, confronted him and detained him until officers arrived.

  • Supply man faces multiple obscenity, battery charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of forcing sexual contact on a victim and sending him multiple pornographic photos of women engaged in sexually explicit acts.

    Alvin Eugene Eddy Jr., 46, was arrested Friday, Aug. 12 and charged with nine counts of felony dissemination of obscenity and two counts of sexual battery.

    Warrants show the crimes took place between June 23 and July 6 at Eddy’s home.

  • Supply centenarian lives stone’s throw from birthplace

    SUPPLY — On Aug. 13, 1916, Sheula “Big Momma” Lott was born in the woods of Supply to Raleigh T. Lewis and Bessie Bellamy Lewis, courtesy of the local midwife, Miss Ellie Gray, right along the Shallotte River. She would eventually be the second oldest of 14 children by her father, Bessie, and his second wife, Celeste Lewis, whom he married after Bessie died.

    Today, Sheula lives with her own daughter, Shirley Lott, in a home not more than a few hundred yards from where she first entered the world 100 years ago on what is now aptly named Lott Street.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    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. 1

    Larceny of items from Wal-Mart.

    Embezzlement, larceny of $100 from a register by a Burger King employee.

    Larceny of a cell phone worth $350 from Alex’s Wireless store on Holden Beach Road.

    Aug. 2

    Larceny of a package worth $120 taken from the front porch of a Brooks Court residence.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last four weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 25

    Breaking and entering and larceny on Old Fayetteville Road.

    July 26

    Shannon Mulvaney was arrested and charged with driving while license revoked.

    Larceny of medication from a mailbox on Bellmark Court.