Today's News

  • Carolina Shores Town Administrator should have known better

    Seriously, Carolina Shores? Is this really happening again? Have town officials really let Carolina Shores’ citizens down once again?

    Unfortunately, yes.

    We understand people make mistakes, and when they do, we believe they should be given opportunities to correct them, learn from them and hopefully not make them again.

    However, we have a hard time understanding how someone as experienced and versed as Carolina Shores Town Administrator Linda Herncane could make a mistake by deleting town e-mails from her computer.

  • Grand jury returns indictments

    The Brunswick County Grand Jury under the direction of Judge Thomas Lock with prosecutor Rex Gore and courtroom clerk Michelle Warth returned the following indictments during a Superior Court session on April 12:

    Desmon Terrell Barnhill, 32, of 805 Queen St., Wilmington; felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, two counts felony trafficking opium or heroin.

  • District Court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on April 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Wednesday, April 14

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Lisa Quick:

    Isaac Anderson, PNG/G simple affray, prayer for judgment continued.

  • Trojans beat Whiteville 19-2, clinch conference title

     Sophomore outfielder Jesse Simmons hit a grand slam as the West Brunswick baseball team clinched the Waccamaw Conference baseball championship by routing Whiteville 19-2 in five innings Tuesday.

    Freshman outfielder Markel Jones also homered as every Trojan batter in the starting lineup got a hit. The 19 runs are the most West has scored this season.

    Winning pitcher Gavin Lane (6-1) threw a four-inning no-hitter. Gavin, a senior left-hander, walked four and struck out eight. Marquise Johnson pitched the last inning, giving up one hit and striking out two.

  • Census takers hit streets

    U.S. census takers have started going door-to-door to interview people who have not returned questionnaires for the 2010 count.

    “I’m putting 1,400 people on the street in my region,” Tony Osticco, local census manager based in Wilmington, said last week.

    Census takers or “enumerators” were scheduled to hit streets this past Saturday.

  • Voters to receive primary ballots based on party, house districts

    With one-stop voting underway in Brunswick County and the Primary Election May 4, Brunswick County Board of Elections Director Greg Bellamy, reminds people they will receive one of four partisan a ballots and one nonpartisan ballot for judicial races when they vote.

    Registered Democrats will receive ballot D-1 or D-2. D-1 ballots are for registered Democrats who vote in the District 17 State House race, and D-2 ballots are for those who vote in the District 20 State House race.

  • Convicted murdered to receive new trial

    Thomas Duncan, who was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, will receive another day in court.

    Assistant district attorney Lee Bollinger, who secured the guilty verdict against Duncan as prosecutor, said Duncan would receive a new trial as a result of a ruling that his former court-appointed defense attorney offered “ineffective assistance” in Duncan’s 2006 trial. It was during that trial that Duncan was convicted of killing his daughter-in-law Jonetta Duncan in 2005.

  • Second suspect in Realtor’s murder released on bond

    Lora Moultrie, one of two suspects charged with the April 2008 murder of Shallotte Realtor Adam Bradshaw, has been released on bond.

    District Attorney Rex Gore said Moultrie was released on a $200,000 bond Tuesday morning.

    Moultrie, along with Craig Bryant, were arrested and charged with Bradshaw’s murder on May 8, 2008. Bryant was released on house arrest on a $310,000 bond in November 2009.

    No trial date for either suspect has been set, Gore said, but he added a date might be set as early as next week during a case management session.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From April 19-25, K-9 deputies answered 15 calls, wrote 10 citations and made eight drug arrests. K-9 deputies patrolled the following communities: Sea Trail, St. James, Sunset Harbor and Ocean Ridge.

    The following suspects were charged:

    •Tamorris Lakenya Webster, 17, of 1640 Vera Road, Longs, S.C.; charged with possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach Police investigated the following incidents during the past three weeks, which are taken directly form police incident reports.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage at the East End public parking access was reported April 20.