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Today's News

  • Shallotte ripe for second Mater Fest on July 22

    The town of Shallotte presents its second annual Mater Fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, in Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry St.

    The festival celebrates Brunswick County for being one of the top tomato producers in North Carolina.

    So Shallotte has partnered with Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Brunswick County Cooperative Extension to offer the community event.

    “It’s all about getting the community together,” said Melinda Johnson of Brunswick County Parks and Recreation.

  • Driver accused of hitting, killing bicyclist Wednesday back in jail

    A Supply man facing two charges in a fatal crash that killed a bicyclist on Civietown Road Wednesday is back in jail Friday after his bail amount was raised to $250,000.

    Ricky Colin Pruett, 42, of Supply, was charged with misdemeanor DWI and felony death by motor vehicle.

    He was originally booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Wednesday and was released on $50,000 bail later that day.

  • Missing dog reunited with family in Holden Beach

    On Saturday, July 1, Nick Bazzle, Kim Jenkins Bazzle and their dogs Macy and Marley arrived in Holden Beach to soak up some sun and sand and spend some time with Nick’s mother, Dolly Kennerly.

    On Monday, July 3, the family was forced to return to their Taylorsville home because of work obligations without Macy.

    Nick said he and his wife arrived at his mother’s house in the early morning hours July 1 and later put the dogs in Dolly’s fenced backyard.

  • Hickmans Crossroads Library to move to SBIC

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners have decided to turn the South Brunswick Islands Center into the new Hickmans Crossroads Library.

    Deputy County Manager Steve Stone told commissioners the SBIC, which the county takes possession of in January 2018, would meet the needs of the community that is outgrowing the library building at 1040 Calabash Road in Calabash.

    During the board’s meeting Monday night, Stone said Hickmans Crossroads Library has 15,000 square feet, but it’s on two floors and has only 30 parking spaces.

  • Woman faces federal charges in fatal drug overdose

    A task force formed last year to target heroin distribution is investigating the case of a Wilmington woman who was arrested Monday on federal charges related to a fatal drug overdose.

    Porsche Renee Dillard, 31, was named in an April 27 indictment charging her with distribution of a quantity of heroin and fentanyl resulting in death.

    U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Don Connelly said the identity of the deceased is not being released at this time.

  • Meeting in Leland details county transportation plans

    LELAND — Brunswick County Board of Commissioners chairman Frank Williams hosted a meeting at the Leland senior center Tuesday to share information about transportation plans in District 5.

    Those who attended instead learned about transportation projects throughout all of Brunswick County from N.C. Department of Transportation Division engineer Karen Collette.

    Collette described the similarities in projects on opposite ends of the county: the Carolina Crossing in northern Brunswick County and Carolina Bays at the North Carolina/South Carolina state line.

  • Crowd rallies in Sunset Beach against offshore drilling

    SUNSET BEACH — An estimated crowd of 200 turned out for a rally Monday to protest offshore drilling and seismic blasting.

  • Man accused of shooting at coworker after argument

    A man is accused of shooting at his coworker after an argument at construction site Monday, July 17.

    No one was injured.  

    Dadrian Earl Todd, 27, was arrested Monday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

  • Supply man accused of selling pills out of his home

    A man is accused of selling pills out of his Supply home in May.

    Ronnie Earl Steen, 67, of Cedar Landing Road was arrested July 18 and charged with felony sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, two felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin and one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

  • Investigation clears officer in March fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office has officially cleared an officer involved in a fatal shooting in March of any wrongdoing.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations was gathering evidence involving a child pornography investigation about 6 a.m. March 7 at the home of 28-year-old Bradley Barrett Lewis in the 9000 block of Ash Little River Road NW when the shooting happened.