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Today's News

  • Cop’s trial in teen’s fatal shooting continued until April 18

    The trial of a former Southport police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a schizophrenic teen in his Boiling Spring Lakes home more than two years ago has been continued until April 18.

    Bryon Vassey was scheduled to be tried beginning Monday, Feb. 15, on a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Keith Vidal, who died of a single gunshot wound to his chest Jan. 5, 2014.

  • Internet assessment under way in county

    Brunswick County formed a task team of community representatives to assess the availability and demand for Internet service throughout the county in view of the growing importance of Internet service for business and for residential use

    A key element of the assessment effort is a community survey being conducted through March 18, according to a county news release.

  • Leland man charged with killing child in updated indictment

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury handed down an updated indictment Feb. 1 for a Leland man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 15-month-old-son last year.

    Albert David Morgan, 36, and the baby’s mother, 34-year-old Angel Marie Ray, were arrested Jan. 15, 2015, the day Brayden Christopher Ray was injured, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. Brayden died Jan. 17, 2015.

  • Sewer assessment set up for Palm Cove subdivision

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners approved extending sewer lines to the Palm Cove development on Sunset Beach and creating a special sewer assessment for the property owners to pay for it.

    Palm Cove includes nine parcels at the east end of Sunset Beach where Jinks Creek meets Tubbs Inlet.

    Commissioners, who adopted a preliminary assessment resolution for the Palm Cove subdivision at the Jan. 12 agenda meeting, set a public hearing for the Monday, Feb. 1, regular meeting.

  • Leland woman, 5-year-old child recover from dog attack

    A Leland woman and her 5-year-old child are recovering from injuries they suffered in a dog attack Feb. 1.

    The dog, a Lab mix, is in 10-day quarantine at Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Services.

    A neighbor was helping the woman change a flat tire on her vehicle at her Provincial Drive residence when the attack happened at 8:50 a.m., Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release issued Friday, Feb. 5.

  • Construction climbs in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — After a recession lull, development is picking up in four residential communities in the town of Carolina Shores.

    Carolina Shores Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall, speaking at the town board of commissioners’ first workshop of the year Jan. 4, said a lot of new development is going on in subdivisions Calabash Lakes, The Farm at Brunswick, Lighthouse Cove and Beacon Townes at Carolina Shores.

  • NBHS teacher, fiancé accused of assaulting two boys

    A math teacher at North Brunswick High School has been placed on leave amid accusations she and her fiancé assaulted two boys younger than 12.

    Two Elizabeth City women took out warrants for the arrest of 24-year-old Victoria Leigh Jeffries of Leland, whom they say injured their sons sometime between Jan. 26 and 28.

    The two women also took out warrants for the arrest 24-year-old Brian Louis Wilson of Leland, whom they also accuse of hurting their sons.

  • County approves funds for SBMS coal ash disposal, SBHS drainage improvements

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners approved the use of school capital reserve funds to resolve the coal ash issue at South Brunswick Middle School and make drainage improvements to South Brunswick High School.

    Brunswick County holds funds collected in excess of amounts budgeted for Brunswick County Schools in a capital reserve fund.

  • Leland police seek information in road rage investigation

    Leland police investigators are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a man they say was involved in a road rage altercation Thursday, Jan. 28.

    The man approached a customer at the Murphy USA gas station on New Point Boulevard in the Wal-Mart shopping center off U.S. 17 at 11:08 p.m., Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.

    The man started an argument with the customer over a traffic incident where the other driver had not used his turn signal, then pushed him, Humphries said. When the victim fought back, the man assaulted him then left.

  • Work progressing on schools day treatment facility

    BOLIVIA — Work is moving along on a new day treatment facility that Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Les Tubb hopes will be ready to open in just a few more months.

    “The goal right now is to move in as soon as possible, and we hope that will be April — probably will be May,” said Tubb, speaking at the board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 2.

    The program at Bolivia Elementary School is going through building permitting and health department and fire inspection, Tubb said.