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Today's News

  • Judge denies motion to dismiss entire jury pool

     BOLIVIA — A judge denied a motion to dismiss an entire jury pool in the trial of a 29-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    Thursday marked the third consecutive day of jury selection in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • Accused child murderer’s lawyer moves to dismiss jury pool

    BOLIVIA — The lawyer for a man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy filed an oral motion to dismiss an entire jury pool after multiple potential jurors discussed the case outside the Brunswick County Superior Court courtroom with a television reporter Wednesday, March 25.

  • New Hanover beats West in boys’ lacrosse

     SHALLOTTE — New Hanover beat West Brunswick 17-3 in a boys’ conference lacrosse game March 24 at West.

    For West, freshman William Britt scored in the first quarter, junior Austin Mokma scored in the second period and senior Daniel McRainey scored in the third quarter.

    West trailed 6-1 after the first quarter and 9-2 at the half. The score was 12-3 after three quarters.

    The game was the third for West in its first year of lacrosse.

  • New Hanover beats West in girls’ lacrosse

     West Brunswick lost 14-0 to Class 4A New Hanover in a girls’ conference lacrosse game March 24 at West.

    The Trojans, in the third game of the first-year program, trailed 10-0 at the half. With some changes in the lineup in the second half, West got more shots on goal and allowed four goals the rest of the game.

    Sarah Poulin was the goalkeeper in the first half, and she made several saves through the half, including three straight saves before New Hanover scored its final goal of the half. Freshman Tatum Jennings was the goalkeeper in the second half.

  • New Hanover beats West 5-3 in baseball

     Staff Report

    New Hanover scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and went on to beat West Brunswick 5-3 in a conference baseball game Tuesday, March 24, at Legion Stadium.

    In the bottom of the sixth, New Hanover loaded the bases with a single, a walk and a one-out single. A sacrifice fly scored a run, giving New Hanover a 2-0 lead. Two singles and a double drove in three more runs for a 5-0 lead.

  • Jury selection begins in murder trial for man accused of killing 3-year-old

     BOLIVIA — Jury selection is under way in the murder trial of a Wilmington man accused of killing his then-girlfriend’s 3-year-old son more than three years ago.

    A day after Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis ruled on several motions during pretrial hearings, jury selection began in the trial of 29-year-old Montey Andrea Murray, who is charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we filed many new bills, as we were catching up from the February weeks we lost to weather; we had visits from many towns and cities, as well as agriculture groups and electric membership corporations; and we continued to work on transportation funding and economic incentives.

  • Economic, environmental impact on the half-shell

    By Eric Johnson

    Guest Columnist

  • Deputies issue 121 citations during Booze It and Lose It campaign

     The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Booze It and Lose It campaign and issued more than 120 citations Friday, March 13, and into early Saturday morning, March 14, on U.S. 17 just south of Waterford Way in Leland.

    The checking station was in collaboration wit the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program St. Patrick’s Day weekend campaign, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax wrote on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.

  • Springtime should bring better moods

    Thank goodness spring is here! I may be from Cleveland, but I’m not immune to the winter blues. It seemed as though the gloomy, bitter cold would never leave and the occasional warm, sunny days we experienced — just long enough to trigger sinus pressure and body aches — were cruel teases. While dreary, miserable conditions are the norm for the season back in my hometown, I didn’t expect them to linger in Brunswick County for so long.