.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Ash man pleads guilty to assaulting officer, rape and kidnapping charges dismissed

     Rape and kidnapping charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement that will send an Ash man to state prison for at least three years.

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis sentenced 32-year-old Richard Tremaine Gore to 41 to 77 months in the N.C. Department of Correction after he pleaded guilty April 23 to assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, possession of firearm by a felon and fleeing to elude arrest.

  • Neighboring districts team up to hold Veteran’s Amnesty Day

     WILMINGTON — For the first time in North Carolina history, court officials will hold a Veteran’s Amnesty Day afternoon session in New Hanover County where veterans, military members and their spouses can get a fresh start in the court system.

    Thanks to a collaborative effort between the Fifth and 13th judicial and prosecutorial districts in southeastern North Carolina, they will have a day when they can address all of their legal issues under one roof.

  • Carolina Shores to present budget Thursday

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town is poised to present a proposed $1,410,600 balanced budget for fiscal 2015-2016 at the town board of commissioners meeting at 2 p.m. this Thursday, May 7.

    The budget does not raise taxes or fees and in fact represents a 3 percent tax cut because of the drop in assessed values countywide, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall noted in his monthly report at commissioners’ monthly workshop this past Monday morning, May 4.

  • Deputies search for missing Leland woman

     Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies are asking for the public’s help locating a 26-year-old Leland woman who was reported missing Friday, May 1.

    Alicia Marie Deans of Old Lanvale Road is described as a 5-foot-7, 160-pound white woman with blue eyes and brown hair that was recently dyed black. She is driving a green, four-door 2005 Ford Taurus with a valid North Carolina license tag CLS-5844.

  • Crews repair broken water main in Holden Beach

     Some Holden Beach residents were without water for nearly two hours Tuesday, May 5, as public works crews repaired a broken water main.

    The water main in the area of Ocean Boulevard West and Salisbury Street broke sometime before noon Tuesday and was repaired just after 1 p.m., town officials confirmed.

    The break affected 409-427 Ocean Blvd. W. and all properties on Salisbury Street, town manager David Hewett said.

  • Agents find meth lab, arrest four in Supply

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested four people after finding a meth lab inside their Supply residence Friday morning, May 1.

  • Lincoln Elementary students on fast track to healthier lives

     LELAND — Students at Lincoln Elementary School spent last Tuesday and Thursday on a fast track to learning various ways of keeping their bodies healthy.

    The Speedway to Healthy exhibit is a 1,200-square-foot walk-through exhibit designed by researchers and specialists at North Carolina A&T University to educate kindergarten through fifth-grade students about how the food they eat affects their bodies.

  • Leland man charged in two larcenies

    A Leland man accused of stealing more than $14,000 in property faces three felony charges after his arrest Thursday, April 30.

    Deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division arrested 23-year-old Ryan Tyler Duffy, of Holly Hills Drive, and charged him with felony larceny, breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax wrote in a news release.

  • Detectives seek Winnabow man in breaking and entering, larceny case

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s assistance to find a Winnabow man sought for questioning in a breaking and entering and larceny.

    Franklin Ray Lewis, 20, of Greenhill Road, is wanted for questioning in an incident that occurred at a residence on his street sometime during the afternoon or evening of Tuesday, April 28.  A safe containing cash, various titles and deeds, and old coins were taken.

  • Girl Scouts hope to find dog a home

    WINNABOW — Girl Scouts with Troop 285 gathered ‘round this past weekend to greet John Boy, one of the homeless dogs at Paws Place Dog Rescue.

    The Leland-based troop came bearing dog food, bleach and laundry detergent.

    “We bought stuff at Wal-Mart,” said scout Ellie Doyle, one of the fourth- and fifth-graders in the troop who for the past four to six weeks have been trying to help John Boy, a rescued walker hound mix, find a new home as they work to earn their Bronze Award.