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Today's News

  • Leland board approves town manager performance bonus

    Leland commissioners agreed to give Town Manager David Hollis a $15,000 bonus as part of his performance evaluation.

    The town council completed Hollis’ evaluation at a March 5 workshop, after discussions at meetings throughout the first three months of 2015.

    After finalizing their decision in closed session, the board members took action when they returned to open session voting unanimously, 4-0, to award the bonus.

    “We all agree he’s done an excellent job for the town,” Mayor Brenda Bozeman said following the vote.

  • North Brunswick service group plans three-tiered community service day March 28

    North Brunswick County Services Coordinating Council will host a community service day March 28.

    A number of civic organizations in North Brunswick, including the North Brunswick Kiwanis Club, E.G. Dale, Crosswinds Church, the Lions Club of North Brunswick, The Bridge Presbyterian Church, Manna Ministries and the Leland Area Rotary Club have partnered to assist local residents in need.

  • Ocean Isle Beach hosting April 4 terminal groin workshop

    Ocean Isle Beach officials will host a public workshop April 4 on the plan to build a terminal groin.

    The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month at the OIB town hall at 3 W. Third St.

    Ocean Isle Beach board members voted March 20, 2014 to endorse a 750-foot terminal groin as the town recommendation to the Army Corps of Engineers based on the draft Environment Impact Study (EIS) developed by Ken Willson and Tom Jarrett of Coastal Planning and Engineering of North Carolina.

  • 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.

    March 10

    Jerry Lee Walston, 43, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of hit and run, larceny, driving while license revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    March 11

    Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle reported on Forest Drive.

    March 12

    Jaime de la Morales, 37, was arrested on four counts of misdemeanor failure to appear in court.

  • 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.

    March 9

    Shamel Roberts was arrested on an order for arrest from New Hanover County on felony probation violation, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

    Vincent Moore was arrested on five orders for arrest on charges of failure to appear in court on traffic related charges from Brunswick County.

  • Bark in the Park returns in Leland

    Leland’s town park goes to the dogs Saturday.

    The town hosts its fifth annual Bark in the Park, an event centered on visitors and their dogs, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 at Leland Municipal Park, 102 Town Hall Drive.

    The event features a free rabies clinic presented by Furever Friends Animal Rescue of Brunswick County.

    The clinic can provide a one-year rabies vaccine shot or, with proof of a dog’s first rabies shot, provide a follow-up vaccine shot good for three years.

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases March 2 during a grand jury session:

    Scott Eldred Anderson, trafficking in MDA/MDMA, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver MDA/MDMA, maintaining vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, drug paraphernalia possession.

  • Growing better tomatoes

     By Patti Schleig

    Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

     

    There is nothing better than a freshly picked tomato from your garden. A method called trench planting piqued my interest last year, so I decided to test the method and do a comparative study of the traditional method (vertical planting) and trench planting.

     

    What is trench planting?

  • Coroner reacts to Rabon’s legislation aimed to abolish position

     The state legislature is considering terminating an elected position that’s been in existence in Brunswick County for about a half-century.

    Sen. Bill Rabon filed a bill March 10 that would abolish Brunswick County’s coroner office, one of only nine such positions left in the state.

    Senate Bill 215, which lists Rabon as the bill’s primary sponsor, calls for the state “to abolish the office of coroner in Brunswick County.”

  • County using new Crossroads system for WIC rollout

     The Brunswick County Health Department is using a new statewide system to roll out its Women, Infants and Children food and nutrition service.

    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has implemented its Crossroads WIC System, a model information system that is replacing the 30-year old NC WIC Automated Data Processing (ADP) system.