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Today's News

  • Bolivia forest fire 70 percent contained

    By Laura Lewis and Brian Slattery

    Staff Writers

    BOLIVIA — A 1,600-acre woods blaze that broke out Tuesday afternoon between Clemmons and Midway roads off N.C. 211 is 70 percent contained, a forestry official said Wednesday.

    A power outage attributed to the fire and affecting approximately 50,800 meter locations also occurred shortly after midnight. 

  • Ash man accused of killing woman in Horry County, S.C.

    A 24-year-old Ash man has refused extradition to face a murder charge in Horry County, S.C., where he is accused of killing of a woman and dumping her body.

    Christopher Francis Kalb, who is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on an assault on a female charge in a separate case, refused extradition at a hearing Friday, April 15, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

  • Leland couple face child abuse charges

    A Leland couple is accused of abusing three children in their care.

    Twenty-four-year-old Kellie Earle Hill and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Alexander Austin Dean, both of Sandy Hills Drive, were captured Monday, April 18, in Leland, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Hill is charged with six counts of misdemeanor child abuse and Dean faces three counts of the same crime.

  • Two motions stipulated in Vassey pre-trial hearing

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA — Two motions were stipulated Monday during a pre-trial hearing in the case against a former Southport police sergeant who shot a schizophrenic teen in his Boiling Spring Lakes home more than two years ago.

  • Teacher accused of sex crimes involving Va. boy

    A Shallotte Middle School math teacher is accused of sex crimes involving a boy she met while teaching in Virginia.

    Kathleen Antonina Capitano, 24, of Shallotte, was arrested Saturday, April 16, and charged with four felony counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children younger than 15, according to the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department.

  • Shallotte Dixie Youth Baseball Opening Day
  • West beats Hoggard 10-2; Trojans now 17-1

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Hoggard 10-2 Friday in a Mideaastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game on Mike Alderson Field.

    West’s 16th straight victory this season improved the Trojans to 6-0 in the conference, 17-1 overall.

    Johnathan Carlyle was the winning pitcher. He gave up four hits in six innings and two runs (one earned). He walked two and struck out six. Reliever Greg Noll struck out two batters. West made two errors.

    The Trojans scored in the first on a home run to right field by Tristan Lewis.

  • Laughter, tears as two North softball players sign

    LELAND — North Brunswick seniors Tasia Bolling and Jade D’Louhy signed letters of intent Friday to attend Johnson C. Smith University and play softball.

    “Great girls, probably two of the hardest-working kids I’ve had,” North coach Brittney Lehrschall said. “Probably two of the most coachable kids I’ve had.

    “We put them all over the field, and they have done quite a bit — successfully.”

  • Morse throws no-hitter in victory against North Brunswick

    SHALLOTTE — Myah Morse threw a no-hitter as West Brunswick beat North Brunswick 10-0 in five innings April 14.

    Morse walked three batters, hit two batters and struck out eight.

    “That’s by far the best game she’s thrown all year,” West coach Joe Noble said. “I’m proud of her. It comes at the right time. Topsail lost last night in the conference, so that means if we win out, we win the conference. It’s good time for her to start throwing (like that).

  • BCC scores nine in 8th, beats Louisburg 17-12

    Staff Report

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team rallied from deficits of 10-1 and 12-4 to beat 17-12 Louisburg in a non-region baseball game April 13 at Founders Field.

    BCC scored nine runs in the bottom of the eighth inning in taking the 17-12 lead.

    A three-run double to right field by Nolan Clenney cut the lead to 12-11.