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Today's News

  • Man faces drug charges after SBI, Leland police investigation

    A Wilmington man accused of selling drugs in Brunswick County faces several charges following his Wednesday, April 15, arrest.

    An investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit and Leland police detectives led to the arrest of 36-year-old Anthony Antwan Mallette, which is charged with more than 30 counts of various drug violations, SBI spokeswoman Teresa West wrote in a news release.

    “Mallette was charged with conspiring to sell and selling heroin, oxycodone, morphine and crack cocaine,” West said.

  • UPDATE: Missing teen located

    Missing teen Antonio "A.J." Joseph Mills of Leland has returned home, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said Friday morning.

    Antonio "A.J." Joseph Mills, 15, of Leland was reported missing Thursday morning, April 16, at North Brunswick High School where he is a student.

     

  • Shot put titlist Derrick Wheeler signs with N.C. A&T

     LELAND — Coach Garry Bishop stood next to the table where North Brunswick senior Derrick Wheeler was seated and spoke about the traits that have made Wheeler a three-time state champion in the shot put.

    In North’s gym April 15 before many students and with family present, Wheeler was about to sign a letter of intent to attend N.C. A&T State University. Before Wheeler signed, Bishop read from two pages of notes about why Wheeler has succeeded. Among the traits: coachable, respectful, likable, dedicated.

  • Cook, St. Andrews finish regular season in softball

     Troy Baranik

    St. Andrews SID

    Kim Cook pitched St. Andrews to a 2-0 victory as it swept its final two games of the softball season against conference foe Truett-McConnell College (Ga.) April 13 in Laurinburg.

    With the victories, SAU finished fifth and 12-8 in the AAC. The 12 victories are SAU’s most conference victories since the 2004 team also had 12 (but in Division II).

  • Trojans defeat Ashley in baseball

    West Brunswick beat Ashley 7-2 Tuesday, April 14, in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game in Wilmington.

    West scored four runs in the second and two in the third on the way to the victory.

    Charlie Carcich had three RBIs. Austin Turner had two hits. Zachary Johnson hit a double. Hunter Ashburn hit a triple. Gray Cheers had a hit and one RBI.

    Brett Babson was the winning pitcher. In seven innings, he gave up five hits and had eight strikeouts.

    West is 5-3 in the conference, 14-3 overall.

  • Leland police report

    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.

    April 3

    Theron Michael Johnson was arrested on larceny and possession of stolen property charges.

    Tamala McLamb was cited and released on charges of larceny and possession of stolen property.

  • Shallotte police report

    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.

    April 8

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a 42-inch flat-screen television, fishing poles and a set of dumbbells, with a total value of $600, from a Country Club Drive residence.

    April 9

    Check fraud; someone cashed a fraudulent check for $9,633.40 at a bank on Whiteville Road.

    April 10

  • Magnolia Greens hosts first east coast MARSOC Foundation Golf Tournament

    Golfers have an opportunity to hits the links to support the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC) April 17.

    The MARSOC Foundation is bringing its fundraising golf tournament to the east coast and chose Leland to host the first event.

    The MARSOC Foundation East Coast Golf Tournament will be held Friday at Magnolia Greens Golf Course.

    George Rogers, CEO of national sponsor RQ Construction, said they decided on golf tournaments for fundraising because it allows people to help the cause while doing something they already enjoy.

  • Permit issues main topics of OIB town board meeting

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Town officials agreed Tuesday, April 14, to start the permitting process for running their own beach renourishment projects, just in case they ever need to go it alone.

    Ocean Isle Beach staff hired Coastal Planning and Engineering to create a 30-year Beach Management Plan to maintain their beach from Shallotte Inlet to Tubbs Inlet.

    The town is part of the federal coastal storm damage reduction project which added 600,000 cubic yards of sand to the east end of the beach in 2006, 509,000 cubic yards in 2010 and 800,000 cubic yards in 2014.

  • Leland considers raising tax rate to increase police numbers

    LELAND — Leland officials are considering whether it’s time to increase services, which would increase the town’s tax rate.

    Town council members and staff reviewed department needs and budget options during a workshop Monday, April 13.

    Town Manager David Hollis said the town will have a budget somewhere around $9 million.