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Today's News

  • County to add ‘In God We Trust’ to vehicles

    Brunswick County commissioners will add “In God We Trust” to all county vehicles.

    A one-and-a-half-inch sticker will be placed under the county seal, which is on the driver and passenger doors, of each county vehicle.

    Commissioner Marty Cooke requested a discussion to add the national motto to all county vehicles at the Oct. 16 county board meeting.

    The issue was tabled until November for county operation services director Stephanie Lewis to determine a design and cost for the addition.

  • Leland police seek power tools thief

    Leland police are looking for the man who stole power tools from vehicles owned by Vance Johnson Plumbing.

    The man entered several vehicles soon after 1:20 a.m. Nov. 6 and took the tools worth an estimated $6,200, according to a news release issued Nov. 17.
    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jennings Reid at 332-5018.

  • WBHS honors veterans in Nov. 9 ceremony

    SHALLOTTE—Remembrance, not only for past and present veterans but for their families as well, is what United States Navy Captain Doug Elznic hoped attendees of Nov. 9’s West Brunswick High School Veterans Day Remembrance ceremony would take to heart. And not just remembrance, he said, but proper care for all veterans, no matter their situation.

  • Man hospitalized after single-vehicle DWI crash

    A man remained at an area hospital Monday afternoon after crashing his vehicle while impaired, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

    No one else was injured in the single-vehicle crash.

    Dennis James Lynch, 49, of Carolina Beach was driving his Nissan Quest south on N.C. 87, 1.7 miles south of Northwest, rounded a curve and ran off the right side of the road at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, Trooper John King said. The vehicle went airborne before hitting a large tree, landing upright and pinning Lynch inside.

  • Investigators seek information on abduction, slaying of Leland man

    Investigators are looking for more information about the Nov. 5 abduction and slaying of a Leland man.

    Melquan Hicks-Bey, 22, of Night Harbor Drive SE was taken from a home in the 1500 block of South 12th Street about 4:15 a.m. His body was found about 10 a.m. in a wooded area in Castle Hayne.

    Hicks-Bey died of multiple gunshot wounds about his body, Wilmington police spokeswoman Jennifer Dandron said.

  • Leland TDA OKs partnership with town

    LELAND — The Leland Tourism Development Authority agreed to a $25,000 administrative services contract with Leland town staff at its Nov. 8 meeting.

    Town Manager David Hollis and staff have participated in the TDA meetings since the board reorganized in the spring to discuss the town providing administrative services instead of the TDA hiring an executive director.

    Leland’s town council re-chartered the TDA in May, increasing the membership to include nine seats on the board and voting to have a town commissioner Michael Callahan serve as chairman.

  • Couple charged in rash of Bolivia break-ins

    Investigators charged a Robeson County couple in a rash of break-ins in Bolivia.

    Cody Shenny Locklear, 24, of Shannon Drive in Shannon and his wife, Kameron Jessica Locklear, 24, of Annease Drive in Fairmont, were both arrested Nov. 9.

  • Nov. 7 unofficial Brunswick County municipal election results

    Bald Head Island mayor (one precinct)

    Andy Sayre (incumbent)         91

    Mary Kathryn Adcock (write-in) 74

    Write-in (miscellaneous)           5

    Bald Head Island Village Council (one seat; one precinct)

    James P. Bonica          74

    Betsi Stephen  98

    Write-in (miscellaneous)           0

  • Leland woman accused of trying to hit man with vehicle

    A Leland woman is accused of damaging two vehicles while trying to hit a man last month.

    Aon’dajua Swain, 18, of Brooklyn Street was arrested Oct. 31 and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of injury to personal property, all misdemeanors.

    Warrants show Swain tried to run the man over with her vehicle, causing more than $200 in damage to his car and $200 in damage to another woman’s car, Oct. 16.

    Swain was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released Nov. 1 on $20,000 bail.

  • Operation Safe Ride to target those who pass stopped school buses

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Brunswick County Schools are teaming again for Operation Safe Ride.

    According to a joint news release, a similar campaign has been conducted for the past two years, with the efforts resulting in a “reduction of infractions on some of the district’s most vulnerable routes.”

    Operation Safe Ride has been set to take place Nov. 13, Nov. 15 Nov. 27 and Nov. 29.