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Today's News

  • BCC officials prepare to open Southport campus

     SOUTHPORT — When Dr. Susanne Adams began her stint as Brunswick Community College president in July 2011, the college’s board of trustees hadn’t decided how it would move forward with its plans for a Southport campus.

    Eventually, trustees approved renovating the old alternative school on Lord Street and transforming it into a continuing education center with more classroom space and art studios.

    Four years later, college staff and trustees are two weeks away from officially opening the Southport campus.

  • Shallotte man sentenced on kidnapping, related charges

    A Shallotte man will spend four to six years in state prison after pleading guilty to multiple felony charges in Brunswick County Superior Court.

    Judge Ebern T. Watson sentenced 42-year-old Alex Ohara King to 49 to 81 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction after King pleaded guilty to second-degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, communicating threats and injury to personal property, according to a District Attorney’s Office news release issued Wednesday, July 29.

  • 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.

    July 20

    Pedro Sosa-Campos, 25, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of no operator’s license, careless and reckless driving, no insurance and unsafe movement.

    Larceny of a Samsung Galaxy 6 phone worth $685 from the ATMC Wireless store.

    July 21

    Kevin Davis Nixon, 38, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

    July 22

  • 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.

    July 20

    Eddie Lee Wood was cited and released after taking merchandise from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard without paying for it.

    Breaking and entering, larceny of an iPod from an unsecured motor vehicle parked on Night Harbor Drive.

    Possession of stolen property and obtaining property by false pretense; someone tried to pawn stolen property at a Village Road business.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last month. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 21

    Breaking and entering and larceny of $30 in cash and items worth $150 from a motor vehicle parked at an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle parked at an Ocean Boulevard West residence.

    Larceny of a Yeti cooler worth $400 from a Brunswick Avenue West residence.

  • Belville files full breach of contract lawsuit against USG

    Belville filed a full complaint July 27 in its lawsuit against Urban Smart Growth (USG), including more details in the breakdown of the partnership that was intended to create a downtown development on the Brunswick River.

    Belville officials filed the lawsuit July 7 with an extension allowing the town to file its full complaint by July 27.

    Belville and USG developer Lance Robbins signed a resolution in 2007 for a 20-year agreement to work together on a master redevelopment plan of large-scale mixed-use development constructed in multiple phases over two decades.

  • Belville considers cost to hire full-time engineer

    BELVILLE — Belville plans to research whether there is a benefit to hiring an in-house engineer rather than paying more to the town engineering consultant, Cavanaugh and Associates.

    Commissioners initially discussed the town’s contract with the engineering firm during the budget talks in June.

    The town has worked with the consultant on an annual contract for the past five years to handle planning, stormwater issues and most recently the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park project, Town Administrator Athina Williams said.

  • Adults invited to Leland’s 21-and-up field day Aug. 1

    Leland Parks and Recreation invites you to act like a kid for a day Saturday, Aug. 1 at its first Adult Field Day.

    The adults-only field day offers anyone 21 and older the opportunity to go back to the best day of school growing up.

    The events will be at Leland Municipal Park, 102 Town Hall Drive, between the old and new town halls. Activities will begin at 4 p.m. and are expected to last until 7 p.m.

    Russell Grose, a recreation, sports leadership and tourism management major at UNC-Wilmington, created the adult field day.

  • Leland town, planning boards address transportation

    Leland brought its town commissioners and planning board members together July 20 for a joint meeting to address transportation issues as more development comes into the town.

    “It was held to try to get everyone on the same page,” Leland Town Manager David Hollis said.

    Each board will soon review ordinance changes that propose including a Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA) as part of some development planning and adjusting town requirements for connecting streets in the town developments.

  • County commissioners hold special meeting but don’t explain why

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday night, July 28, talking for 90 minutes in closed session.

    When they finished and returned to open session, County Manager Ann Hardy announced a personnel decision was made, but said “state law doesn’t allow me to report (the decision).”