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Today's News

  • Leland felon arrested after May 8 robbery

    A Leland felon is accused of robbing a man at gunpoint May 8. No one was injured.
    Steven Anthony Dumas, 33, was arrested May 8 and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and a probation violation, Leland Police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.
    Humphries said Dumas pulled a gun on a man in a parking lot in the 100 block of Village Road near KFC and took an undisclosed amount of money before running away about 6:45 p.m.

  • Leland proposes tax increase to offset funding cuts

    LELAND — Leland Town Manager David Hollis will make a budget presentation at the May 18 town meeting proposing a 26-cent tax rate.

    The town board reviewed the budget again at the May 15 agenda meeting where Hollis said it is likely the General Assembly will pass Senate Bill 126 allowing collection and redistribution of sales tax money to counties other than where the tax is originally collected.

    As a result, Leland would lose about $511,000 in sales tax revenue.

  • Supply man faces statutory rape charge

    A Supply man is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl.
    Gabriel David Trotter, 34, of King Street SW was arrested Thursday, May 11, and charged with statuary rape where the defendant is six or more years older than the victim and indecent liberties with a child, among other charges.
    Warrants show the crimes were committed between Nov. 1, 2016, and March 30.
    Trotter remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $300,000 bail.
     

  • Noose found at campground, two men banned

    Two men were banned from the Holden Beach RV Campground at 2650 Liberty Lane SW in Supply for hanging a noose from a structure on the playground.

    Property owner Jeremy Timco said the noose was discovered Thursday morning after it had been up for a short period of time and immediately removed.

    Timco said the two men were leaving Thursday evening. He did not identify them except to say they were two separate guests.

     “They unfortunately took it too far with a prank,” he said. “They thought it was funny.

  • Real estate market continues to heat up

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate demonstrated continued strength through April, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    “Brunswick County’s real estate market continues to trend in all the right directions,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release. “The number of units sold, average sales price and total sales volume all rose while new listings are down.

  • Sex offender accused of being at Winnabow school

    A registered sex offender is accused of being on the campus of Town Creek Elementary School in Winnabow on May 8.

    Tonya Anne Green, 33, of Green Loop Road was arrested May 9 and charged with being a sex offender on child premises.

    Warrants show Greene knowingly went to the campus, but do not say why.

    North Carolina Department of Correction records show Greene was convicted of two attempted child abuse sexual acts in August 2016 for incidents in 2008 and 2013. She was sentenced to 36 months of probation and required to register as a sex offender.

  • Man pleads guilty to robbing Leland credit union

    A Riegelwood man who admitted robbing a credit union in Leland in December faces at least 32 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release. No one was injured during the crime.
    Borenzo Cortez Patrick, 26, pleaded guilty Friday, May 12, to armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

  • Brunswick opioid task force seeks support from Gov. Cooper

    The Brunswick County Opioid Addiction Task Force hopes to bring solutions to the opioid epidemic, and last week they let their concerns be known statewide.

    According to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release, members signed a letter sent to Gov. Roy Cooper last week requesting he declare the opioid addiction crises in North Carolina a public health emergency.

  • Leland man accused of neglecting, stealing from grandmother

    A Leland man is accused of neglecting and stealing from his grandmother.
    Edward Conner Gore Jr., 24, of Lincoln Road NE was arrested May 8 and charged with obtaining property by false pretense, first-degree trespassing, neglecting a disabled/elder resulting in serious injury, five counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and three counts of larceny of a firearm.

  • Weather Ready Nation Ambassador Program

    The National Weather Service is sponsoring an initiative, Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, to connect weather people with people in the community to create a greater awareness of weather education and preparedness. It’s free, easy to sign up and participants determine their level of commitment.