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Today's News

  • Leland Crime report

    Leland Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from patrol activity reports:

    •False pretense on Village Road.

    •Larceny by an employee and forgery on New Pointe Boulevard.

    •Larceny on Lanvale Hills Circle; suspect removed registration plate from victim’s vehicle.

    •Missing/endangered person on Hickory Hill Drive. The subject returned home.

  • Habitual felon pleads guilty

    A habitual felon pleaded guilty last week to felony drug charges.

    Knovell Hankins, of Supply, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, on Feb. 20.

    Hankins was also charged with habitual felon.

    Assistant district attorney Chris Thomas said Hankins was sentenced to 70-93 months, or 5-7 years in prison.

  • Shallotte crime report

    Shallotte Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week.

    •Officers arrested Tambi Leigh Martin, 26, of Bay Village Street, on charges of driving while impaired, after stopping her on Whiteville Road.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents last week, which are taken directly from sheriff’s office incident reports:

    •Larceny on Stone Chimney Road in Supply; suspect stole a golf cart from victim’s driveway.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on B-Var Road in Holden Beach; suspects damaged a window to gain entry to a business.

    •Breaking and entering, property damage and assault on Birch Creek Drive in Leland; suspect entered victims’ home and assaulted the victims.

  • Holden Beach crime report

    Holden Beach police officers have arrested two men in connection with copper larceny on the island.

    Olin Chad Ivey, 23, of 1620 Olin Drive SW in Supply, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, obtaining property by false pretenses, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and possession/concealing stolen property.

    Charles Rutherford Abercrombie, 22, of 73 Southport-Supply Road in Southport, was charged with larceny after breaking and entering, breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit breaking and entering.

  • Sunset Beach crime report

    Sunset Beach police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week.

    According to Det. Steve Smith, Sunset Beach police arrested Jamie High of Dogwood Drive for larceny of alcohol from the Sunset Beach ABC Store and driving while impaired.

    Smith said police also arrested Marcus Hopkins, a fugitive who was wanted in Rockingham and was living in the Landing II. Hopkins was wanted for stealing jewelry cases at Wal-Mart. Police officers kept him in the jail until Rockingham authorities could get there, Smith said.

  • Sheriff asks commissioners for more deputies and detectives

    LELAND—With 850 square miles to cover, Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett says he needs more deputies to patrol roads, more resource officers in the schools and more detectives to investigate cases.

    Hewett presented the sheriff’s office budget requests to county commissioners at the board’s retreat Tuesday.

    “I understand this might be a tight year,” Hewett said.

  • 'Grease' is the word at South Brunswick

    Sock hop, doo-wop and the hand jive will fill the Odell Williamson Auditorium this weekend as South Brunswick High School presents the musical “Grease.”

    The musical—which was brought to popularity by a ’70s movie version—centers around the teenage romance of Danny Zucko and Sandy Dumbrowski. The two met in the summer and are surprised to meet again on the first day of school at Rydell High, as Sandy is a new student to the area.

  • Barber speaks at BCC

    Brunswick Community College continues to celebrate Black History Month.

    Dr. William J. Barber, president of North Carolina NAACP State Conference spoke last Wednesday at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    Barber spoke about the origin of Black History Month and of many influential African Americans in history. His message was about re-educating ourselves with the complete, accurate history of America.

  • Union Elementary School celebrates Black History Month

    From famous figures in history to influences in pop culture, African-American contributions to today’s society were honored by Union Elementary School at its Black History Program Friday.

    The program began with the singing of The Black National Anthem and an invocation by Rev. Leo Stevenson.

    The students then took over the program. First grader Deiona Stanley performed an interpretive dance to “Father Can You Hear Me?”