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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 21-28

    Aug. 21

    Amanda Benton Long, 41, of 1930 Pinehurst Road, Southport, was arrested on possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

    Aug. 26

    Identity theft reported on Oyster Bay Drive.

    Aug. 27

    Svetlana Shkinder, 20, of 20 Uncle Drive, Asheville, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

    Denise Locklear, 52, of 709 Live Oak Drive, was arrested on a larceny charge.

    Aug. 28

    Elizabeth Campbell, 41, of 206 Prospect Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested on a DWI charge.

     

  • Trojans dominate second half, defeat Stallions

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    TABOR CITY — West Brunswick scored on all three of its second-half possessions and beat South Columbus 28-15 Friday, Aug. 26, in a non-conference football game.

    “All in all, we played great in the second half,” West coach Kelly Williamson said.

    West (2-0) rushed the ball 45 times and scored its touchdowns on runs. Senior Maliek King scored two touchdowns. Junior Bryson Allen and senior Anthony McCray each scored a touchdown. Unofficially, the Trojans gained 226 yards rushing.

  • Motorcyclist crashes following Thursday, Aug. 25 chase

    A crash involving a motorcycle sent one man to an area hospital Thursday, Aug. 25 following a chase with law enforcement.

  • Crash on Makatoka Road leaves one injured

    A collision involving a pickup truck and a log truck sent one man to an area hospital Friday, Aug. 26.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper T. Chavis said it happened at 6 a.m. when 67-year-old William Jordan of Chadbourn was turning his log truck off a dirt road onto Makatoka Road, unaware that 29-year-old Michael Simmons of Ash was already driving his black 2011 GMC Canyon on Makatoka Road heading towards the log truck.

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  • VIDEO: Girls cross country, season-opening race at Hugh MacRae Park

    Video of South Brunswick’s Gabrielle Hitchcock, Bailey Rudd, Danielle Hitchcock and West Brunswick’s Bailey Lawson and Lora Kinlaw finishing in season-opening cross-country race at Hugh MacRae Park.

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    WILMINGTON — South Brunswick sophomore Jaxon Hudson finished eighth in a season-opening cross-country race Thursday at Hugh MacRae Park.

    Hudson ran the 3.2-mile race in 18 minutes, 25.14 seconds.

    Hoggard junior Jamie Witmer won the race in 16:40.59.

  • Belville appeals lawsuit arbitration ruling

    BELVILLE — Belville’s lawsuit with developer Urban Smart Growth will go to the Court of Appeals before it reaches Superior Court.

    Town Attorney Jim Eldridge reported at the Aug. 22 town meeting a motion to enter arbitration was recently denied, but the town will appeal the decision before the lawsuit moves forward.

    “If we win the appeal, we will arbitrate. If we lose, we will litigate,” Eldridge said.

  • Georgia man charged in three separate Aug. 19 assaults

     

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Palmetto, Ga., man accused of grabbing a woman’s breast, soliciting prostitution from another woman, and grabbing a third woman’s arms twice in an attempt to kidnap her all in the same day.

    Maynard Walker, 49, of Wild Cherry Court, was arrested Aug. 19 and charged with assault on a female, felony second-degree kidnapping, soliciting prostitution and sexual battery, warrants show.

  • Southeastern Christian Academy to offer high school option in 2017-18

    SHALLOTTE — Fourteen years ago, Kim Lancaster opened Southeastern Christian Academy, a private Christian school on Red Bug Road in Shallotte that provides education for preschoolers through eighth-graders.

    “We are reaching out to students and providing a place for Christian education, but also excellence in academics as well,” Kim, the school’s director, said.

  • Leland to presents development incentive program Thursday

    Leland officials will present an ambitious incentive program to residents at a public hearing during Thursday’s 6 p.m. town meeting that could advance a development dream five years in the making.

    The town approved the use of FlexCode zoning in 2011 to promote mixed-use development they want to encourage in Leland’s gateway district. downtown from the U.S.17 exit along Village Road and into the surrounding area.