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Today's News

  • Men accused of sex crimes involving child indicted on drug charges

    Two Southport men who were charged with sex crimes, including sexual exploitation of a minor, Jan. 21 have been indicted on drug charges.

    Willie Anderson Dock Jr., 70, and Travis LaShawn Siler, 27, both of Cherry Road, were initially arrested Dec. 30, 2015, as a result of tips and complaints from the community, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • OIB police arrest wanted Raleigh man

    Ocean Isle Beach police captured a Raleigh man who was wanted on kidnapping and three assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill charges in Wake County.

    Kristopher Alert Randall, 32, of Glenwood Avenue, was arrested on the charges Feb. 3, booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility, taken to Wake County and later released on $200,000 bail, records show.

  • Law enforcement executive among 21 arrested on prostitution charge

    A former deputy director of the North Carolina Justice Academy is one of 21 people charged last week with solicitation of prostitution in Brunswick County.

    Darrell Wayne Ayers, 55, of Crowell Avenue in Oak Island, was arrested on the misdemeanor charge Wednesday, Feb. 3, a warrant shows. It is unclear where the alleged crime took place.

  • North Brunswick boys win third straight indoor-track state title

    The North Brunswick boys’ indoor track-and-field team won its third straight North Carolina High School Athletic Association championship Saturday, Feb. 13.

    The Scorpions dominated the jumps in the 46-team meet for 2A and 1A teams at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, finishing with a victory, two seconds and a fourth. North also did well in the hurdles, finishing 3-5-6.

    This is the Scorpions’ fifth straight NCHSAA track and field state championship. North, coached by Garry Bishop, won outdoor track state titles in 2014 and 2015.

  • Courtney Turner third for N.C. State in gymnastics meet

    Staff Report

    The N.C. State gymnastics team won a tri-meet Friday, Feb. 12, at UNC Chapel Hill. N.C. State scored 194.050 points in defeating host UNC and William and Mary.

    The Tar Heels were second (193.000) and the Tribe third (192.400).

    Twelve top-five finishes highlighted the Wolfpack’s outing, with victories from Brittni Watkins on bars and Nicole Wild on beam and two career-high marks from Paris Phillips.

  • South Brunswick relay fourth in state swim meet

    South Brunswick’s boys finished tied for fourth with Concord in the 200-yard freestyle relay in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A state swimming meet Friday, Feb. 12, at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary.

    Owen Bell, Tyler Bowersox, Chris Anselmo and Matt Anselmo swam the race in 1 minute, 31.73 seconds. Bowersox swam the final lap 0.02 seconds quicker than Concord’s final swimmer, and that led to the dead heat.

    Three teams swam the race quicker than 1:30. Chapel Hill won in 1:28.42 and went on to win the state title.

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  • North Brunswick girls lose to Northside

    Taylor Perkins scored 14 points and Unique Hines 13 in North Brunswick’s 65-58 conference basketball loss Feb. 9 at Northside.

    Kayla Stephens scored 34 points for Northside, 8-1 and tied for first in the East Central Conference, 18-3 overall. North is 5-4 and third in the conference, 14-7.

    Northside led 36-31 at halftime and outscored the Scorpions 17-12 in the third quarter on the way to the victory.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte 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.

    Jan. 29

    Larceny of baby formula worth $61.79 from Lowes Food.

    Michael A. Clemmons, 28, of Trace Street, was cited on a charge of shoplifting baby formula from Lowes Food.

    Jan. 30

    Injury to personal property; someone slashed all four tires on a vehicle parked on Owendon Drive, causing $550 damage.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police reports

    Ocean Isle Beach 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.

    Jan. 22

    Breaking and entering, larceny of three flat-screen televisions and other items totaling $3,891 and $700 in property damage at an East Second Street residence.

    Jan. 29

    Breaking and entering and $1,800 in damage in property to an East First Street residence,

    Breaking and entering and $500 in property damage to an East First Street residence.