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Today's News

  • Mother of slain Shallotte boy testifies in Murray trial

     BOLIVIA — The mother of a slain Shallotte boy outlined the events that led to her son’s death more than three years ago during the second day of testimony in Brunswick County Superior Court for the trial of a 29-year-old Wilmington man accused of killing him.

    Jurors heard testimony from three witnesses during proceedings Wednesday, April 1, in the trial of Montey Andrea Murray, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • Parent rep, former teacher criticize superintendent process

    BOLIVIA — Shortly after new Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Les Tubb was sworn in Tuesday night, two people expressed concern about the way the school board went about selecting him.

    Parent Advisory Council president Erin Cimino, reading from a prepared statement at the March 31 school board meeting, said she has no issue with Tubb having the job as superintendent, his capability or working with him in the future but is disappointed with the board’s selection process.

  • Leland police issue scam alert

    Police are warning residents about a scam after a Leland business received a suspicious call Tuesday.

    Someone claiming to represent Duke Energy called the business, which was not identified, and said the company had not received payment for services in the past three months, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

  • Leland courts young adults of all ages with 21-and-up adult egg hunt Thursday

    The adults will no longer have to sit on the sidelines during Leland’s Easter egg hunt.

    While the annual Leland Egg Hunt for children will run Saturday, April 4, an egg hunt for those 21-and-up is coming Thursday, April 2.

    The first ever Adult Egg Hunt at Leland Municipal Park, an adults-only flashlight egg hunt takes place at 7:30 p.m.

    “This is our first crack at something like this,” Leland Parks and Recreation Director Niel Brooks said.

  • Development plans and projects take shape along highways

    New businesses, or the potential for them to come to Brunswick County, have created activity in several locations on or near N.C. 211 and U.S. 17.

    211 Midway Commons

    Developer Wakefield Associates of Raleigh is clearing a lot at N.C. 211 and Midway Road for Alex Lee Inc., parent company of Lowes Foods.

    The 39-acre site, which is near St. James Plantation, will be called 211 Midway Commons.

  • Leland and Belville aren’t just split by a highway

    There’s a lot going on in North Brunswick these days in both Leland and Belville and especially in between with construction on U.S. 17/74/76 at the Brunswick River.

    I recently saw a new aerial map that shows how the landscape will change once the highway is widened, the diverging diamond is criss-crossing under the overpass and Blackwell Road is relocated.

  • Avalon lots see new life from utilities bond agreement

    One of the developments that was left for dead in the economic recession has seen a second chance over the past few months.

    Avalon of the Carolinas off N.C. 211 near Clemmons Road SE is seeing some activity with a new owner and a bond called by the county.

    County Attorney Huey Marshall said prior to the housing bubble burst in 2007, Avalon of the Carolinas developers were planning to ring the subdivision around a 2.5 acre pond.

  • County commissioners endorse Convention of the States

    Brunswick County Commissioners recently approved a resolution supporting a Convention of the States.

    County Attorney Huey Marshall said the resolution tells the General Assembly it has the county’s support to call on Congress to hold a Convention of the States.

    House Joint Resolution 48 was filed Feb. 4 applying to Congress for a Convention of the States with the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution.

  • Belville commissioner matches funds raised at Founder’s Day

    BELVILLE¬ — Belville Commissioner Joe Breault has a challenge for visitors to the town’s Founder’s Day, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 2 at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park.

    Last May, the town organized its first Founder’s Day event in seven years. It brought in an old West chuck wagon to prepare full meals, provided by The Easy Does It Ranch of Wilmington.

  • Shallotte police report

    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.

    March 24

    Jacqueline Nicole Brown, 27, 3058 Shell Point Road, cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    March 28

    Larceny of jewelry valued at $11,695 from a Brooks Court apartment.

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle and property damage; someone used a rock to shatter a window, causing $400 damage to a vehicle at Affordable Cars on Main Street.