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Today's News

  • Navassa man charged with attempted rape

     A Navassa man is accused of attempted rape after authorities say he hid inside the apartment of a woman who was walking her dog before attacking her.

    Clarence Jacobs Jr., 29, of 709 Park Ave., is charged with breaking and entering, two counts of resisting and delaying officers, larceny, attempted second-degree rape and kidnapping, Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Linda Rawley said.

    Jacobs was arrested after police were called to the victim's home on Racine Drive about 7 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, Rawley said.

  • Hewett family reunion

     The 24th annual Joseph Hewett Sr. and Hanna Leonard Hewett family reunion will be Saturday, June 21, at Trinity Baptist Church, 883 Holden Beach Road SW. Presentations and updates will start at 9 a.m.

    Brunswick County Commissioner Marty Cooke will discuss the Brunswick County Comprehensive Historical Survey. David Holden, president of the Brunswick County Historical Society, will discuss “Historical and Environmental Factors Affecting our Ancestors.”

  • Former deputy convicted of sex-related crimes

     A former Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy was convicted of sex-related crimes June 3.

    Timothy Caulder, 36, of Shallotte, was found guilty on two counts of soliciting crimes against nature and two counts of soliciting for prostitution.

    District Court Judge Jerry Jolly found Caulder not guilty on a count of willful failure to discharge duties.

    Caulder was given a 45-day suspended jail sentence and ordered to serve 18 months of probation.

  • Additional seats available for high schools graduation

     Space issues have limited the number of tickets the school district can allot to graduating seniors in the past, but this year 200 additional seats have been made available for Saturday, June 14, commencement ceremonies.

  • Navy commissions Williams

     Navy Ensign Kenyon L. Williams, son of George L. and Alicia B. Williams of Leland, graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to his current rank.

  • No date set for trial of man accused of killing Shallotte toddler

     A trial date has not been set for a Wilmington man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy in February 2012.

    Montey Andrea Murray was indicted in August on first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

    The grand jury’s indictment came more than a year after McAllister died of injuries he suffered while in Murray’s care.

  • Shallotte Junior Woman’s Club celebrates 40 years

     SHALLOTTE — The Shallotte Junior Woman’s Club helped launch Rourk Library, so it was fitting when the organization held its 40th anniversary celebration there.

    On Saturday, June 7, past and current members of the woman’s club gathered at the library on Main Street in Shallotte to remember 40 years of existence.

    Katie Mae Garner, vice president of the club, said it was a perfect hosting place for the celebration.

    “We were intricate in founding the library, so it works,” she said.

  • Wheeler-Evans to wed

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Julie Wheeler of Shallotte and Ian Evans of Supply.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Don and Laura Wheeler of Shallotte. She is a student at East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. The prospective groom is the son of Steve and Ida Evans of Supply. He is employed by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    A Dec. 5, 2014, wedding is planned in Asheville.

  • Board rescinds May vote, returns schools to staggered schedule

    BOLIVIA — Less than a month after voting to return to a traditional calendar, the Brunswick County Board of Education rescinded the vote at a Tuesday, June 10, budget workshop and elected to keep the staggered bell schedule, with a slight change.

    Charlie Miller, who initially voted to return to a traditional school schedule at a May 14 meeting, made a motion to rescind the vote at Tuesday’s meeting.

    “I do not see how we can go to a traditional schedule, maintain our rating and not affect many employees’ livelihoods,” he said.

  • Detectives seek Supply larceny suspect

    Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify a man suspected of larceny.

    The man is believed to have stolen various items from the Minute Man Food Mart at 106 Southport-Supply Road in Supply about 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Fennell at 880-4895 or the sheriff’s office at 253-2777.