Today's News

  • Two arrested after mobile meth lab found in Supply

    A man and a woman accused of operating a mobile meth lab in Supply were arrested Friday.

    Lisa Nicole Hood, 29, of Elon Street SW in Supply and Bobby Lee Barrier, 26, of Nance Farm Road in Troy were arrested by Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies and both charged with felony manufacturing methamphetamine, felony possession/distribution of meth precursor chemicals, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Calabash woman accused of trying to bite deputy

    A Calabash woman is accused of trying to bite a deputy who tried to arrest her on an assault charge.

    Gloria Thomas, 76, of Wampee Street was arrested April 27 and charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of resisting a public officer.
    Warrants show Thomas tried to bite the deputy who tried to arrest her for hitting a man in the back and torso with a wooden cane April 27.

    Thomas was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released April 28 on $2,000 bail.

  • Woman accused of conspiring with juveniles to traffic drugs, steal lawnmowers

    A Leland woman is accused of conspiring with three juveniles to traffic painkillers and steal lawnmowers.

    Jessica Lynn Figueroa, 31, of Dogwood Road NE was arrested April 25 and charged with conspiring to traffic opium/heroin, four counts of conspiracy, three counts of conspiring to commit misdemeanor larceny and two misdemeanor counts each of possession of stolen goods and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

  • State agents arrest Navassa police officer

    North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a Navassa police officer Monday who claimed he was fired upon while on duty last month.

    Thomas Moshe Cutler, 24, of Oak Island was charged with filing a false report to a police station, Brunswick County Detention Facility records show.

    Cutler was booked and released May 1 on $5,000 bail, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Jon David, District Attorney for the 13th District, said Cutler claimed to be the victim of a shooting April 16.

  • National Day of Prayer to be observed May 4

    The Greater Shallotte Ministerial Association invites all to a personal time of prayer in observance of National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Shallotte Presbyterian Church at 5070 Main St. in Shallotte.

  • North Brunswick girls, boys win ECC championships

    LELAND — The North Brunswick girls’ and boys’ track and field teams won the East Central Conference track and field championships May 2 at Garry Bishop Stadium.

    North’s girls scored 176 points. Croatan was second (121.5) in the seven-team meet.

    North’s boys scored 224 points. Croatan was second (103) in the seven-team meet.

    In the girls’ meet, North won five individual events and used its depth to win the championship.

  • District court docket for April 17, 20 and 21.

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on April 17, 20 and 21 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, April 17

    Judge Jason Disbrow presided over the following cases with prosecutor Jamie Darroch and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

    Miguel Garcia Jr., PG DWI.

  • The fresh crunch of spring onions will complement any salad

    With the arrival of our warm weather, the fresh crunch of spring onions will complement any salad.

    Though spring and green onions are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between them. Spring onions have larger leaves and are harvested after a small bulb has formed. Green onions are harvested before any bulb has formed. If you leave them in longer, you’ll end up with a nice, round regular cooking onion.


    Cooking with spring onions

  • How a gene defect in dogs could help treat epilepsy in humans
  • Blue space: A way to recharge your batteries

    By Linda Arnold


    We’re all aware of the healing powers of nature.

    Green space. Walking in the woods. Taking in the flora and fauna.

    Now scientists have given a name to the restorative health effects of being around wate: blue space.

    This research, cited by author Alexandrea Becker, deals specifically with the ocean. I’ve learned, though, that similar calming effects can be derived from other bodies of water — lakes, rivers, creeks … and even office fountains.