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Today's News

  • Men accused of sex crimes involving child indicted on drug charges

    Two Southport men who were charged with sex crimes, including sexual exploitation of a minor, Jan. 21 have been indicted on drug charges.

    Willie Anderson Dock Jr., 70, and Travis LaShawn Siler, 27, both of Cherry Road, were initially arrested Dec. 30, 2015, as a result of tips and complaints from the community, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Art matters: Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary’s Reiter nominated for national award

    Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School’s Theresa Reiter doesn’t teach because she’s seeking recognition or awards.

    Yet that’s exactly what’s been happening to the art teacher within the last 12 months.

    Reiter, one of three finalists for Brunswick County Teacher of the Year, has now been nominated for a national award that recognizes teachers who make a positive impact on their students.

  • UPDATE: Larkin new Sunset Beach councilman

    SUNSET BEACH — Pete Larkin will fill the remaining two-year term of a vacant town council seat after being chosen in a split vote by Sunset Beach Town Council on Monday night.

    Larkin, a retired civil engineer who has served on the town board of adjustment and as a volunteer firefighter in Sunset Beach, received votes from council members Carol Scott and Lou De Vita, plus a tie-breaking vote from Mayor Ron Watts, at the Feb. 1 meeting.

  • OIB woman accused of posing as cancer patient for money

    An Ocean Isle Beach woman is accused of posing as a cancer patient to secure nearly $4,000 in donations last year.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s detectives arrested 46-year-oldf Lisa Carol Yates, of Seagull Way, on Friday night, Jan. 29, on charges of solicitation to obtain property by false pretense and obtaining property by false pretense Nov. 15, 2015, according to a news release.

  • Stormwater, retaining tax rate top goals in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Stormwater and retaining the current tax rate are among top topics for the upcoming fiscal year for the town board of commissioners.

    They were among issues addressed at the board’s annual retreat Thursday, Jan. 28, at town hall. The session was led by Mayor Pro Tem John Manning because Mayor Joyce Dunn was out sick.

  • Grand jury indicts three Supply men

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted three Supply men Feb. 1 in separate  cases.

    Jamar Levon Bellamy, 22, was among 35 people arrested July 31, 2015, during Operation Summer Heat, a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office roundup of those accused of being involved in the county’s drug trade. He was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, sell or deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • OIB man sought in theft arrested in Little River, S.C.

     

  • Taylor Perkins scores 29 points in North Brunswick victory

    North Brunswick junior Taylor Perkins scored 29 points in the Scorpions’ 48-27 East Central Conference basketball victory Feb. 2 at Southwest Onslow.

    North led 17-4 after the first quarter and 25-12 at the half. It outscored SW Onslow 23-15 in the second half.

    Perkins also had seven steals, four rebounds and three assists, according to statistics at MaxPreps.com. Just two of her 29 points were free throws.

  • Gray Cheers scores 16 points in loss

    Lynchburg College held off a late rally from Hampden-Sydney for a 79-72 men’s basketball victory Feb. 3.

    Hampden-Sydney freshman Gray Cheers, a West Brunswick graduate, came off the bench for a career-high 16 points in 19 minutes. He added five rebounds and blocked two shots.

    With the Tigers trailing by 10 points with 1 minute, 21 seconds left in the first half, Cheers ended the half on a 5-0 spurt, cutting the lead to 40-35. He blocked an Austen Arnold 3-pointer just before the buzzer.

  • Three North Brunswick athletes make college decisions

    LELAND — Three North Brunswick High School athletes signed letters of intent Feb. 3.

    Latrell Hill signed with Louisburg College and Jordan Howard signed with UNC Pembroke. Both will play football. Mitch Layton signed with North Carolina Wesleyan to play basketball.

     

    Latrell Hill

    Hill, North’s Lineman of the Year, is recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee. The surgery was in December.