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Today's News

  • Leland woman accused of attacking woman with knife

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland woman accused of attacking another woman with a knife in mid-November.

    Lakisha Catrice Don Johnson, 41, of Brandon Way was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

    Warrants show Johnson jumped at a woman while armed a knife Nov. 15.

     Johnson was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released Dec. 6 on $6,000 bail.     

  • Shallotte man accused of attacking couple

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man accused of attacking a couple in November.

    Hasheem T. Hill, 27, of Mulberry Road was arrested Thursday, Dec. 8, and charged with simple assault, assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a female, all misdemeanors.

    Warrants show Hill struck a woman’s face, body and hand with a 30-inch-long piece of lumber and a metal pipe and grabbing a man, pushing him against a wooden porch and to the ground, Nov. 19.

    Hill remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1 million bail.

  • Supply man accused of stealing hay from barn

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Supply man accused of stealing hay from a barn.

    Jason Ryan Hewett, 39, of Lucian Fulford Road SW was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with three felony counts each of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. 

    Warrants show Hewett took 24 bales worth an estimated $140 on Dec. 2, two bales worth an estimated at $8 on Dec. 5 and two more bales worth an estimated $8 on Dec. 6 from a barn in the 900 block of B-Var Road in Supply.

  • Detectives investigate Calabash body shop theft case

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of items from a Calabash body shop.

  • A Nomad’s Notes: As requested, two ways to make things better

    A few weeks ago I wrote a column “Love Trumps Hate” to try to lift spirits after Nov. 8, which concluded a bitter presidential election that disgusted so many people.

    Not long after that, both my editor and I received the exact same letter from a man urging me not to lump all Donald Trump supporters together (I didn’t, and don’t) and asked what I would recommend he do to make it better for me.

    I’ll tell him and I’ll tell you: nothing extraordinary.

  • Cabana use comes down to awareness

    It seems all who visit the Sunset Beach island want to call a piece of it their own, even if only for a few hours.

    Beach goers typically stake their claim with towels, chairs, umbrellas and, in Sunset Beach, cabanas or large tent-like canvas-and-metal canopies.

    More often than not, the strand has room for them all, even on a first-come, first served basis on holidays like July 4.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Nov. 27

    Damage to property when a shopping cart rolled into a car in the Home Depot parking lot.

    Dec. 1

    Damage to property when someone lifted a shopping cart onto the roof of a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

    Dec. 2

    Larceny of a cell phone worth $50 from a motor vehicle.

    Dog bite on Owenden Drive.

    Dec. 3

  • Leland Police reports

    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.

    Dec. 4

    Anthony Martinez, 19, of Shasta Lane, arrested on charges of larceny, shoplifting and price changing.

    Rosie Torres, 19, of Shasta Lane, arrested on charges of larceny, shoplifting and price changing.

    Larceny of items worth $57 from the New Pointe Boulevard Wal-Mart.

    Aggravated assault and simple physical assault inside Halftime Sports Bar & Grill.

  • Leland’s 2017-18 budget talks under way

    LELAND — Leland officials didn’t wait for 2016 to end before beginning to review budget goals for fiscal year 2017-18.

    Town council members received project updates from town staff Monday, Dec. 12.

    “We want to know if these should be the upcoming year’s projects or if we should push them off to later years,” Town Manager David Hollis said.

  • New businesses open doors, break ground in northern Brunswick County

    LELAND — Uptown Leland has its own local coffee and donut place now that JonDough has opened its doors at 113 Village Road.

    After a soft opening in late November, the shop hosted a grand opening to display its unique menu Dec. 12.

    JonDough is collaboration between Jon Connette and his son, Tucker Connette.

    Jon Connette owned a Belville coffee shop, Riverside House of Brews, and Francesco’s Café in Wilmington before leaving the businesses about eight years ago.