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Today's News

  • OIB police seek man in business break-in

    Ocean Isle Beach police are asking for the public’s help to identify the man who broke in to Sheffield’s Seafood and Grocery on April 15

    The man removed cash from the safe and stole cigarettes from the business at 57 Causeway Drive SW early that morning, police said.

    The man, described as white and last seen wearing a blue shirt and black flip-flops, faces charges of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and injury to real property

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Rich Heycock at 274-1746 or 579-4221.

  • Wilmington man arrested in Leland burglary

    New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Wilmington man accused of breaking into a Leland residence and stealing jewelry.

    Michael Jimmy Pappas, 39, of Pleasant Dale Drive, is charged with breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

  • Leland woman accused of stealing drugs from employer

    A Leland woman is accused of stealing drugs from the Winnabow nursing home where she worked.

    Michelle Margaret Whitney Miller, 36, of Quail Hollow Road was arrested April 10 and charged with three counts of embezzling a controlled substance by an employee and two counts of trafficking opium or heroin.

  • Robber uses 2x4s to steal $140 from man in Leland

    Someone used 2x4s to rob a man of $140 in cash at Tommy’s Mini Mart in Leland on April 14.

    A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office incident report, which labels the case as an aggravated assault and robbery, shows it happened after 6 p.m. at the store, 3280 Mount Misery Road.

    The victim, a 59-year-old man, was not taken to a medical center for treatment, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    No description of the robber was available.

  • Leland, H2GO file joint charges against Belville in lawsuit

    By Brian Slattery

    Staff Writer

    Lawyers for Leland and Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO filed an amended complaint April 5 making them both plaintiffs fighting Belville’s ownership of H2GO’s assets.

    The new filing followed Superior Court Judge Thomas A. Lock’s March 9 decision to allow H2GO to join Leland in the lawsuit to stop Belville from receiving H2GO’s assets and moving to build a reverse osmosis plant.

  • U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 Grayson Parker

    Name: Grayson Parker

    Office sought: U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 seat

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 32

    Town of residence: Goldsboro

    Education: Bachelor of Science in management, North Carolina State University; MBA, East Carolina University

    Profession: Small businessman/entrepreneur

    Political and public service experience: Non-establishment political outsider and pragmatist involved in various volunteer and charitable endeavors within the Goldsboro/Wayne communities

  • U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 Dr. Kyle Horton

    Name: Dr. Kyle Horton

    Office sought: U.S. House of Representatives North Carolina District 7 seat

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 38

    Town of residence: Kure Beach

    Education: Summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington; MD and MBA in a combined five-year dual degree physician leadership program from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio; internal medicine residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

  • N.C. State Senate District 8 candidate Anthony H. Mascolo

    Name: Anthony H. Mascolo

    Office sought: N.C. State Senate District 8 seat

    Party affiliation: Libertarian

    Age: 59

    Town of residence: Shallotte

    Education: Bethpage High School; New York Institute of Technology, behavioral science/criminal justice major

    Profession: Retired police lieutenant; lay minister certified in parish business administration, Roman Catholic Church.

    Political and public service experience: Chairman, Libertarian Party of Brunswick County; National Libertarian Party member since 2003

  • N.C. State Senate District 8 candidate Randolph W. “Randy” Crow

    Name: Randolph W. “Randy” Crow

    Office sought: N.C. State Senate District 8 seat

    Party affiliation: Libertarian

    Age: 72

    Town of residence: Kelly

    Education: Bachelor of Business Administration, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, 1970; Studies of Advanced Real Estate Subjects, Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, 1980

    Profession: Self-employed small investor

  • N.C. House of Representatives District 17 candidate Patricia L. Sykes

    Name: Patricia L. Sykes

    Office sought: N.C. House of Representatives District 17 seat

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 65

    Town of residence: Southport

    Education: High school, some college and training with federal government

    Profession: Retired after 32 years with the federal government in various agencies; Brunswick County Schools, Brunswick County and town of Long Beach (now Oak Island); past owner of Sykes Portable Welding & Repair for more than 25 years