Today's News

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina House of Representatives, we had “crossover week,” which meant double committee meetings and long floor sessions, we passed more than 150 bills, including two overrides of the governor’s veto, and we still spent time with important visitors from home.

  • Fire/rescue department acquisition makes most sense for citizenry

    Leland officials announced the town intends to acquire the Leland Volunteer/Fire Rescue Department by July 1.

    LVFRD has not been operating under the auspices of the town of Leland; rather, it has been its own entity, operating as a volunteer nonprofit since 1958 to provide fire protection, rescue services and emergency medical care.

  • Leland man to serve more than 140 years for rapes, torture of two girls

    BOLIVIA — A judge sentenced a Leland man Tuesday afternoon to more than 140 years in prison for dating, abusing and raping two girls.

    Moments earlier, a jury convicted 25-year-old Denzel Jamal Hill of 70 out of 71 charges he faced in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Jurors found Hill guilty of statutory sex offense, two counts each of kidnapping and forcible sex offense, 11 counts of felony assault, 17 counts of indecent liberties with a child and 33 counts of statutory rape.

  • Soak up Juleps & Jazz on Saturday

    Members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of the South Brunswick Islands will once again be posted at the starting gate of their Fourth Annual “Juleps & Jazz” Kentucky Derby-style Fund Racer from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.

    A $30 per person ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, a raffle and silent auction, a cash bar serving beer, wine and signature drink the “Jazzy Julep,” door prizes and live streaming of the world-famous 143rd Kentucky Derby horse race from Louisville.

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    April 24

    Larceny by taking $900 worth of household items from a Lincoln Place Circle residence.

    April 26

    Alexa Drew Causey, 26, 9218 Cypress Court, arrested on charges of felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while impaired and failing to heed lights and siren.

  • Shallotte Police Reports

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

    April 25

    Tyler Dwight Gales, 21, arrested on charges of felony possession of heroin, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and no operator’s license.

    Call for service for playing loud music on Birch Pond.

    Larceny by an employee taking Oxycodone tablets from a drug cart at Autumn Care on Mulberry Street.

    April 26

  • St. Brendan’s fourth Fiesta Mexicana on Cinco de Seis (May 6)

    Just a day after Cinco de Mayo comes Seis de Mayo.

    Saturday, May 6, in fact, is when St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church at 5101 U.S. 17 in Shallotte is having its fourth Fiesta Mexicana, and everyone is invited.

    On the menu is a variety of Mexican gastronomía (cuisine) including tacos, quesadillas and tortas, described by event organizer Sister Mary Teresa, coordinator of St. Brendan’s Hispanic ministry, as an enorme Mexican sandwich.

  • County agrees to match $2.8 million for BCC facility expansion

    County commissioners made an agreement with the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees Monday to pay half the cost, $2,857,000, for a building to expand nursing and medical assisting program classrooms.

    Brunswick Community College offers six allied health study programs including Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Practical Nursing (PN), a PN to ADN bridge program, Phlebotomy, Medical Assisting, and Physical Therapy Assisting. 

  • Belville celebrates 40th birthday at Founders Day on May 6

    The town of Belville observes its 40th birthday and rich history in northern Brunswick County during the annual Belville Founders’ Day Celebration on Saturday, May 6, at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park, 580 River Road (N.C. 133, across from Belville Elementary School).

    Gates open to the public from 11:30 a.m. until closing at 7:30 p.m. Highlights include assorted vendors and food, plus enjoying the beautiful scenery of the expanding park.

  • Sunset Beach sales revenue loss estimated at $58,000

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach stands to lose $58,000 in sales tax revenue if the state legislature approves Senate Bill 126 sales tax redistribution.

    That’s what Sunset Beach Mayor Robert Forrester said at Monday night’s town council meeting, adding he had signed a letter generated by mayors to send to state legislators voicing their opposition.

    Another measure to raise the fire fee limit could also affect the town and create better neutrality so Sunset Beach would no longer be subsidizing properties that aren’t in the town, Forrester said.