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Today's News

  • Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue members save kitten from storm drain

    A meow from a storm grate resulted in the rescue of a kitten in Leland on Monday night.

    Leland Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department personnel were dispatched to Fat Tony’s Italian Pub at Waterford at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 after the assistant general manager, Brook Carpenter, called to report a kitten stuck in a storm drain in the parking lot.

    She’d tried to rescue the animal herself, to no avail.

    Carpenter said she talked to an off-duty police officer in her restaurant about what to do, and he told her she would need to call 911.

  • Man arrested in 2001 Oak Island sex crimes involving child

    A Burlington man is accused of sex crimes involving a child that happened 16 years ago in Oak Island.

    Alamance County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 45-year-old James Floyd Cameron at his Baptist Church Loop Road home Nov. 18 on two felony charges: indecent liberties with a child and committing a crime against nature.

    According to warrants issued by Oak Island police June 6, 2004, Cameron committed the sex crimes when he was 30 against a victim younger than 16 between June 1, 2001, and Aug. 1, 2001.

  • Three men charged boat motor theft

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three men on charges relating to the theft of boat motor.

    Jason Nathan Jones, 30 and Roy Allen Jones, 58, both of Lake Drive SW in Supply and Jeffery L. Hunt, 40, of Butters Cemetery Road in Bladenboro, were arrested Nov. 23. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said records do not indicate how the Joneses are related.

  • Leland teen faces multiple card theft, fraud charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of stealing his grandmother’s debit card and using it to withdraw $1,200 in cash.

    Cody Lee Banks, 19, of Sandy Run Drive, was arrested Nov. 25 and charged with felony financial card fraud and seven counts of felony financial card theft.

    Warrants show Banks used the stolen debit card six times between Nov. 14 and 25. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said records do not indicate where Banks withdrew the money.

  • Little River UMC brings community closer with Thanksgiving meal

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C. — In 1993, Calvin Saunders and his late wife, Tommie, noticed something about the women of Little River United Methodist Church: many were alone and might remain alone on Thanksgiving.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Nov. 18-23 2016

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident reports.

    Nov. 18

    Larceny of bicycle reported on Seaside Road.

    Nov. 20

    Larceny of $152 in cash reported on Magnolia Drive.

    Nov. 21

    Larceny of kayak reported on 40th Street.

    Nov. 23

    Larceny of motor vehicle reported on Shoreline Drive West. Vehicle was recovered in Horry County, S.C.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over six days of District Criminal Court on Nov. 9, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 9

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Unemployment stays below 6 percent for September

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate remained below 6 percent for September at 5.9 percent.

    The rate change continued a monthly fluctuation, rising from 5.7 percent in August and 5.6 percent in July. The unemployment rate for June jumped up to 5.8 percent after hitting a year low of 5.5 percent in May. The unemployment rate last reached 6 percent in April.

    The rates dropped significantly compared with early 2016, when Brunswick County had 6.7 percent unemployment for March, 7.8 percent in February and 8.1 percent in January.

  • BCAR: Brunswick County market remains strong and consistent

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market demonstrated strength and consistency throughout the month of October. The number of units sold and the average sales price both increased while available inventory decreased, according to the most recent statistics from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    The average sales price was $247,136 for October of 2016, compared with $236,765 for October of 2015, a 4.4 percent increase.

  • You decide: Will Trump economic policies work?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    The voting is over, and we now know Donald J. Trump will take office next year as the 45th President of the United States in January.

    A big part of the presidential political campaigns centered on the economy, with candidates talking about boosting economic growth, creating jobs and improving pay.

    With Mr. Trump the winner, all eyes will be on the policies he will promote to achieve these goals.