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Today's News

  • 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.

    April 1

    Leslianne Paolilli, 35, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court.

    Larceny; someone took $71 from a wallet in a nightstand at a Mulberry Street residence.

    April 2

    Judith Short Thacker, 57, was arrested on a charge of larceny by an employee.

  • Leland Police report

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

    March 21

    Sandra Artis was arrested on speeding and DWI charges on U.S. 74/76 at Enterprise Drive.

    Missing person found; victim’s girlfriend reported his disappearance from Leland.

    Property damage on Village Road.

    Identity theft; victim’s Social Security card was used to file a tax return on Watersfield Road.

  • 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 24

    Jacqueline Nicole Brown, 27, 3058 Shell Point Road, cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    March 28

    Larceny of jewelry valued at $11,695 from a Brooks Court apartment.

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle and property damage; someone used a rock to shatter a window, causing $400 damage to a vehicle at Affordable Cars on Main Street.

  • Leland Police report

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

    March 13

    William French Lewis was arrested on charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony removal of anti-theft device, possession of fictitious registration, possession of stolen property, simple possession of schedule II narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked and misdemeanor larceny.

  • School district staff, board members consider bond for construction projects

     BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Schools officials and Brunswick County Board of Education members are mulling the possibility of asking voters to approve a multimillion-dollar bond to fund capital projects.

    Board member John Thompson, who serves on the district’s operations committee, said the district has reached a stage at which a bond is the only option.

  • Car crashes into Cape Fear Farm Credit in Shallotte

     SHALLOTTE — A car crashed into the front of the Cape Fear Farm Credit building just after 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, April 7.

    Gail Lee, who was working the front desk at the office Tuesday afternoon, said she heard a loud, screeching noise and saw a white Mercedes speeding across traffic on Main Street and into the parking lot.

    The car plowed into the front of the building and into an office space that was unoccupied at the time, Lee said.

    “He never woke up after the car crashed into the building,” Lee said of the driver.

  • Leland wildfire damages 475 acres, forces evacuations

     LELAND — A wildfire off Mount Misery Road in Leland engulfed 475 wooded acres, damaged five homes and forced evacuations in three neighborhoods near Northwest on Monday afternoon, April 7.

    No one was injured during the fire or evacuation and no homes were destroyed.

    The fire started about 2 p.m. in the woods in between Mount Misery Road and Compass Pointe , forcing Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner to order the evacuations for residents on Heirloom Drive, Butler Drive and the Barrington neighborhood.

  • Leland man indicted on first-degree murder charge in baby’s death

     BOLIVIA — A Brunswick County grand jury indicted a Leland man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 15-month-old-son in January.

    Albert David Morgan, 35, and the baby’s mother, 33-year-old Angel Marie Ray, were arrested Jan. 15, the day Brayden Christopher Ray was injured, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. Brayden died Jan. 17.

    Morgan was indicted on first-degree murder and intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury charges, court documents show.

  • Castle Hayne man indicted in fatal motorcycle crash

     A Brunswick County grand jury indicted a Castle Hayne man March 23 on a felony death by motor vehicle charge in a July motorcycle crash that killed a passenger on his bike.

    Fifty-eight-year-old James Joseph Robertson was indicted March 23 on charges of felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, no motorcycle endorsement and failure to maintain lane control.

    He is charged in the death of Robert George Gallagher III, who died from injuries suffered in the wreck on U.S. 17 near Leland on July 27, court documents show.

  • End gerrymandering in North Carolina

    By Rep. Ken Goodman

    Guest Columnist

    Every two years, North Carolinians go to their polling places to cast votes for the people who will represent them in Congress and the North Carolina House and Senate. On Election Day, we want our voices to be heard, but our voices are not being heard.

    The way Congressional and legislative districts have been created has guaranteed the party in control will remain in control and the people in office will remain in office.