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Today's News

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 26

    Larceny of a jacket and hat worth $39.77 from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard.

    Dec. 29

    Forgery and counterfeiting of instrument and uttering forged instrument by forging a check for $1,890.41.

    Jannie Sue Nan Deans, 26, of Blue Banks Loop Road, was arrested on a felony charge of larceny from a merchant and a misdemeanor larceny charge.

  • Senators seek EPA audit of water contaminant testing

    GenX tests taken in the last two weeks of 2017 showed contaminants dropped to levels reported before The Chemours Co. reported an Oct. 6 spill to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

    Chemours was first found discharging GenX from its Fayetteville Works facility into the Cape Fear River, from which Brunswick County draws its drinking water, in June 2017

  • Three men arrested, one sought in Lumberton bank robbery

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office assisted other law enforcement agencies in looking for four Whiteville men who robbed a Lumberton bank Jan. 23. No one was injured.

    Three have been arrested and charged in the crime, while a fourth remains at large.

    Daquan Pridgen, 26, of Memory Twin Circle was taken into custody about 5 p.m. Sunday at the FBI office in Fayetteville and taken to the Columbus County Detention Center.

  • Supply man accused of stealing copper wire from BEMC

    A Supply man is accused of stealing more than $2,000 in copper wire from Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.  

    Dustin Brent Hair, 24, of Lake Paula Drive was arrested Jan. 24 and charged with felony larceny, receiving stolen goods, obtaining property by false pretense and breaking or entering a motor vehicle, as well as misdemeanor first-degree trespassing and injury to real property.

    Warrants show Hair jumped over a chain-link fence and broke into a BEMC truck at 795 Ocean Highway in Supply between Jan. 17 and 18 to steal $2,172.11 in copper wire.

  • H2GO board reduces water contaminant testing

    The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District H2GO board returned to H2GO offices for its Jan. 25 meeting after two months of meeting in the Leland Middle School cafeteria.

    Superior Court Judge Thomas A. Lock ruled Dec. 13 to uphold a temporary restraining order freezing the conveyance of the water and sewer system and its real and personal property to Belville and any action on building the reverse osmosis plant at least through January, so the new board handled day to day business during its first meeting of 2018.

  • Club Profile: Shallotte Moose Lodge 710/Women of the Moose 1932

    Driving along Holden Beach Road in Shallotte, you may find yourself passing a sign advertising Bingo and meals. The group offering? Shallotte Moose Lodge.

    Shallotte Moose Lodge is just one of thousands of The Loyal Order of Moose locations in the United States, with the original order forming in 1888.

  • Leland Industrial Park owner seeks voluntary annexation

    LELAND — Leland officials received another voluntary annexation request at the Jan. 25 town meeting.

    Kingfish Investment Properties LLC submitted an application to annex a vacant 3.02-acre parcel at 9244 Industrial Blvd. NE in Leland Industrial Park into the town.

    State statute 160A-58.1 requires the town to investigate the petition and provide board members with a Certificate of Sufficiency to ensure the voluntary annexation petition was signed by all the property owners to be able to set a public hearing on the annexation.

  • BCSO helps search for Lumberton bank robbers

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is helping other law enforcement agencies look for four people who robbed a Lumberton bank Jan. 23. No one was injured.

    According to a FBI news release, four heavily armed people robbed the PNC bank at 707 N. Chestnut St. of an undisclosed amount of money at 3:30 p.m.

    Immediately after the robbery, Lumberton police saw the robbers leaving the area in a gray Saturn car and followed them out of city limits, with the robbers firing at them. No officers were injured.

  • Focus groups, public comments begin Leland’s parks and rec plan update

    LELAND — Leland began its Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan update last week by hosting representatives from Greenplay LLC, the contractor that will develop the plan.

    The contractor met Jan. 23-24 with focus groups that Leland operation services director Niel Brooks said were made up of 45 residents and stakeholders, including business owners, who answered questions about the local needs.

    The Greenplay group then hosted a public meeting during the Jan. 24 parks and recreation board meeting to allow residents to elaborate on parks and rec needs.

  • Leland man accused of beating puppy to death

    Animal advocates are calling for justice to be served in the case of a Leland man who investigators said beat a puppy to death on Christmas Day.

    New Hanover County sheriff’s Lt. Jerry Brewer said Christopher Anthony Simpson, 21, was arrested Jan. 22, charged with felony cruelty to animals and misdemeanor cruelty to animals and released the same day on $2,500 bail.

    Jail records show Simpson was re-arrested Jan. 23 and his bail increased to $100,000.