Today's News

  • 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 10

    Jerry Lee Walston, 43, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of hit and run, larceny, driving while license revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    March 11

    Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle reported on Forest Drive.

    March 12

    Jaime de la Morales, 37, was arrested on four counts of misdemeanor failure to appear in court.

  • Leland Police report

    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.

    March 9

    Shamel Roberts was arrested on an order for arrest from New Hanover County on felony probation violation, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

    Vincent Moore was arrested on five orders for arrest on charges of failure to appear in court on traffic related charges from Brunswick County.

  • Bark in the Park returns in Leland

    Leland’s town park goes to the dogs Saturday.

    The town hosts its fifth annual Bark in the Park, an event centered on visitors and their dogs, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 at Leland Municipal Park, 102 Town Hall Drive.

    The event features a free rabies clinic presented by Furever Friends Animal Rescue of Brunswick County.

    The clinic can provide a one-year rabies vaccine shot or, with proof of a dog’s first rabies shot, provide a follow-up vaccine shot good for three years.

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases March 2 during a grand jury session:

    Scott Eldred Anderson, trafficking in MDA/MDMA, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver MDA/MDMA, maintaining vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, drug paraphernalia possession.

  • Growing better tomatoes

     By Patti Schleig

    Extension Master Gardener Volunteer


    There is nothing better than a freshly picked tomato from your garden. A method called trench planting piqued my interest last year, so I decided to test the method and do a comparative study of the traditional method (vertical planting) and trench planting.


    What is trench planting?

  • Coroner reacts to Rabon’s legislation aimed to abolish position

     The state legislature is considering terminating an elected position that’s been in existence in Brunswick County for about a half-century.

    Sen. Bill Rabon filed a bill March 10 that would abolish Brunswick County’s coroner office, one of only nine such positions left in the state.

    Senate Bill 215, which lists Rabon as the bill’s primary sponsor, calls for the state “to abolish the office of coroner in Brunswick County.”

  • County using new Crossroads system for WIC rollout

     The Brunswick County Health Department is using a new statewide system to roll out its Women, Infants and Children food and nutrition service.

    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has implemented its Crossroads WIC System, a model information system that is replacing the 30-year old NC WIC Automated Data Processing (ADP) system.

  • School officials address potential of day treatment program

     BOLIVIA — A spike in behavioral problems in Brunswick County elementary schools has forced district staff to search for a strategy to address the problem.

    Assistant Superintendent Deanne Meadows suggested implementing a day treatment program, a coalition of Brunswick County Schools and a local mental health provider, to board members and school officials during a budget work session Tuesday, March 10.

  • Trial for man accused of killing 3-year-old boy begins Monday

     The trial for a man accused of first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the 2012 death of 3-year-old Jaronn Ladale McAllister will begin Monday, March 23.

    Montey Andrea Murray has been incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility since March 2012, awaiting trial in the February 2012 death of his then-girlfriend’s son.

    Murray was indicted on charges of first-degree murder and felony child abuse in August 2013, more than a year after the Shallotte boy died of injuries he suffered while in Murray’s care.

  • Rouzer visits two Leland businesses

     LELAND — After a lengthy legislative session in the nation’s capitol to begin his career as a congressman, David Rouzer used his first recess week to travel around the 7th Congressional District to get to know his constituents.

    Rouzer spent Wednesday morning, March 11, at Victaulic, a pipe company off Enterprise Boulevard, and Ramco Machine & Pump Service off Old Fayetteville Road.

    “I want to talk to the everyday worker,” he said. “I want to hear what these folks have to say.”