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Today's News

  • Highway patrol investigates crash involving deputy

     A May 19 crash involving a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy and a large truck briefly closed N.C. 211 between Midway and Clemmons roads.

    Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Scott Garner it happened at 7:21 a.m. near the N.C. 211 and Woodside Trail intersection.

    Two people inside the 1,000-gallon tank water truck that overturned were taken to Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries, Garner said.

    Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said the deputy was not injured.

  • Appeals court upholds convictions in separate cases

    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld the convictions of two people who were charged with murder in separate Brunswick County cases, according to a news release issued by the District Attorney’s Office.

    Richard Hugh Grissett, 54, was sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of 86-year-old Linnie Mae Ward of Longwood.

    A jury took less than an hour to find Grissett guilty of first-degree murder April 10, 2014.

    He also was convicted of first-degree burglary, common law robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon in the slaying.

  • Riverfront Arts Festival returns to Belville’s Riverwalk park May 30

    The Second Annual Riverfront Arts Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville.

    Presented by the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, the goal of the Riverfront Arts Festival is to celebrate the arts, music and history of the area.

    “The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce is pleased to celebrate the local history, arts and culture of our region in one event for the community to enjoy,” says Executive Director Dana Fisher.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    May 17

    Omar Gutierrez was arrested on a charge of resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.

    Mark Antonio Gutierrez was arrested on a charge of resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer.

    Vandalism; graffiti on the entrance signs and other signs at Grayson Park.

    Two-vehicle crash on U.S. 17 North resulting in property damage.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    May 18

    Call for service; someone failed to follow contract by not paying rent due.

    May 20

    Larceny of a purse containing items valued at $62 from a shopping cart at Wal-Mart.

    May 21

    Tell Tenant Curry, 25, was arrested on an order for arrest.

    Fraud; someone tried to take out a loan in the victim’s name.

  • You Decide: Are there timeless rules for investing?

    Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    There’s rarely a meeting at which I’m speaking where someone doesn’t ask me about investing. Often it’s about the stock market, but sometimes there’s a question about gold, foreign currencies or even options.

    Economics is a discipline that changes as new theories and research alter the way we look at economic issues. But not so with investing — at least that’s my opinion. Many argue the principles most people should use to guide their investments are timeless.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    The word on everyone’s mind in the North Carolina House last week was budget. Budget meetings occupied every waking moment. May 19 saw an all day House Appropriations meeting and May 21’s House session lasted all night and into Friday morning, May 22.

  • The more things change, the more the best ones stay the same
  • Congrats to high school sports teams

    Nearly two weeks ago, North Brunswick High School won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A boys’ track-and-field state championship for a second straight year. Including indoor titles, the Scorpions, coached by Garry Bishop, have won four straight track state championships.

    North sophomore Jayhlen Washington, who won the long jump and the triple jump and finished second in the 110-meter hurdles race, was the Most Valuable Athlete.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on May 11, 12, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, May 11