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Today's News

  • NBHS teacher accused of assaulting two children

    A math teacher at North Brunswick High School has been placed on leave amid accusations she assaulted two children younger than 12 last week.

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

    One woman claimed Jeffries kicked her 7-year-old son into a wall, causing bruises to his buttocks and right thigh, a warrant shows.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Grand jury indicts three in sex crimes against children

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted three people Jan. 19 accused of committing sex crimes against children, including a Leland man who is charged with 40 counts of first-degree sex offense against a child.

    Navassa police arrested 54-year-old Owen William Ludlow Jr., of Cedar Hill Road, on Sept. 1, 2015, and charged him with statutory rape of a 13-year-old child and indecent liberties with a child younger than 13 in incidents that happened between Aug. 1, 2013, and Aug. 1, 2014, warrants show.

  • 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.

  • Mosquitoes a biting topic in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — With mosquito season just around the bend, how to control them was more than small talk Monday in Carolina Shores.

    With moist conditions and standing water, town administrator Jon Mendenhall said at the Feb. 1 town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop that March typically marks the start of mosquito season and the town needs to plan in accordance.

  • Leland board approves changes to LCAC rates, programs

    LELAND — Leland intends to add more classes and more activities at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, with a new manager, in 2016.

    Former manager Jill Brown resigned at the end of 2015. Town Manager David Hollis said the staff has already begun receiving applications and will begin interviews this month.

    “We are trying to find the right person, so there is no deadline (for hiring),” he said. “If I had to guess, we will probably decide in the next month.”