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Today's News

  • Men accused of sex crimes involving child indicted on drug charges

    Two Southport men who were charged with sex crimes, including sexual exploitation of a minor, Jan. 21 have been indicted on drug charges.

    Willie Anderson Dock Jr., 70, and Travis LaShawn Siler, 27, both of Cherry Road, were initially arrested Dec. 30, 2015, as a result of tips and complaints from the community, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Art matters: Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary’s Reiter nominated for national award

    Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School’s Theresa Reiter doesn’t teach because she’s seeking recognition or awards.

    Yet that’s exactly what’s been happening to the art teacher within the last 12 months.

    Reiter, one of three finalists for Brunswick County Teacher of the Year, has now been nominated for a national award that recognizes teachers who make a positive impact on their students.

  • Law enforcement executive faces prostitution charge

    A former deputy director of the North Carolina Justice Academy is charged with solicitation of prostitution in Brunswick County.

    Darrell Wayne Ayers, 55, of Crowell Avenue in Oak Island, was arrested on the misdemeanor charge Wednesday, Feb. 3, a warrant shows. It is unclear where the incident took place.

  • UPDATE: Larkin new Sunset Beach councilman

    SUNSET BEACH — Pete Larkin will fill the remaining two-year term of a vacant town council seat after being chosen in a split vote by Sunset Beach Town Council on Monday night.

    Larkin, a retired civil engineer who has served on the town board of adjustment and as a volunteer firefighter in Sunset Beach, received votes from council members Carol Scott and Lou De Vita, plus a tie-breaking vote from Mayor Ron Watts, at the Feb. 1 meeting.

  • OIB woman accused of posing as cancer patient for money

    An Ocean Isle Beach woman is accused of posing as a cancer patient to secure nearly $4,000 in donations last year.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s detectives arrested 46-year-oldf Lisa Carol Yates, of Seagull Way, on Friday night, Jan. 29, on charges of solicitation to obtain property by false pretense and obtaining property by false pretense Nov. 15, 2015, according to a news release.

  • Stormwater, retaining tax rate top goals in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Stormwater and retaining the current tax rate are among top topics for the upcoming fiscal year for the town board of commissioners.

    They were among issues addressed at the board’s annual retreat Thursday, Jan. 28, at town hall. The session was led by Mayor Pro Tem John Manning because Mayor Joyce Dunn was out sick.

  • Grand jury indicts three Supply men

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted three Supply men Feb. 1 in separate  cases.

    Jamar Levon Bellamy, 22, was among 35 people arrested July 31, 2015, during Operation Summer Heat, a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office roundup of those accused of being involved in the county’s drug trade. He was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, sell or deliver heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • OIB man sought in theft arrested in Little River, S.C.

     

  • West Brunswick’s Ruppart wins 200 freestyle in regional

    West Brunswick senior Dustin Ruppart won the 200-yard freestyle Saturday, Feb. 6, in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A Eastern Regional swimming championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center.

    The event was a qualifier for the state meet, set to begin 1:45 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Pullen Aquatic Center in Raleigh. The top eight times qualify for state.

    Ruppart won the race in 1 minute, 48.45 seconds. His winning margin was 1.03 seconds. 

  • Trojan wrestlers reach regional, finish 22-3

    The West Brunswick wrestling team lost 34-33 to unbeaten and eventual state champion Morehead in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional duals tournament Feb. 4 in Asheboro.

    West, coached by Jimmy Caraway, finishes the team season 22-3. (The NCHSAA individual regional is next weekend at Corinth Holders High School and the individual state tournament is the following weekend.)