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Today's News

  • Sheriff's office seeks missing Southport man

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing Southport man.

    Oscar Flores, 39, was last seen at his home on Mallard Duck Lane about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, driving a 2015 black Honda Accord with North Carolina license plate DKY-7998 and a Louisiana State University tag on the front.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tony Henson at 880-4878.

  • Leland police seek meat thief

    Leland police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman they say stole meat from Piggly Wiggly on Village Road on Jan. 2.

    The woman, who has a small build and was wearing a striped shirt at the time of the theft, took about $40 in meat from the store, Leland Police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said. She was the passenger in a Jeep Liberty parked outside the store.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Brian Hall at 332-5003.    

  • Man accused of stealing dog during Leland break-in

    A Little River, S.C., man is accused of stealing a dog during a break-in Jan. 8 in Leland.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Laquan Romalis Gore, 24, of Little River Road, on Jan. 11 and charged him with first-degree burglary, larceny of a dog and second-degree kidnapping, all felonies.

    Warrants show Gore broke into a home in the 4000 block of Grinders Way NE and stole a tan and white pit bull Jan. 8 while a man and woman were there. 

  • Storm, floodplain sessions scheduled in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Post-storms and post-flooding, the town has scheduled two public sessions later this month to address both issues that have inundated the town.

    A storm-ready community training session with the National Weather Service is set for next Thursday, Jan. 19. The 10 a.m. session at town hall will address weather events and severe weather events, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said.

  • Brunswick County charges dropped against man in new construction theft case

    All 18 felony charges in Brunswick County against a man who was linked to a new construction theft case have been dismissed.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 31-year-old Jose Guillerno Leiva-Galvan and 45-year-old Elvis Abraham Lopez-Romero on Feb. 26, 2016.

    Leiva-Galvan was charged with nine counts each of breaking or entering and larceny after breaking or entering, while Lopez-Romero was charged with seven counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

  • New Turkey Trot plans trotted out in Calabash

    CALABASH — The town board of commissioners has accepted an altered location and plans for this year’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk.

    Unanimous approval for the third annual holiday race for 2017 came at the board’s first meeting of the year last Tuesday, Jan. 10, after changes were outlined by David Hutnik and Johnna Terragna of Coastal Race Productions.

  • Winnabow woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    A Winnabow woman died in a single-vehicle crash on N.C. 133 on Thursday morning, Jan. 12.

    Kelly Latimer, 47, of Funston Road was driving a silver 2013 Hyundai four-door passenger car south near Little Mallory Creek three miles outside Belville city limits at 8 a.m. when she veered off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, hit a utility pole and overturned about 50 feet from a marsh, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan McDermott said.

  • Rabon sworn in as state senator

    Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, was sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Raleigh for his fourth two-year term representing the 8th District in the state Senate.

    North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin administered the oath of office.

  • NCDOT project may cause ATMC outages

    A North Carolina Department of Transportation upgrade and construction project on Bridger Road in Shallotte may affect some ATMC customers throughout Brunswick County.

    When the project is under way during the early morning hours Jan. 23 and 24, customers may experience disruptions in cable TV and/or Internet services that could last several hours. Phone service in most areas will not be affected.

  • Carolina Shores approves property buy for stormwater access

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have approved a contract to acquire property that will enable improved access to stormwater facilities.

    Approval of the $16,000 contract to buy a parcel at 64 Carolina Shores Parkway from F.B. Lee Development Co. came at the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Jan. 12.