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Today's News

  • West Brunswick teams reach title games

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as it rallied to beat Winslow Township (N.J.) 8-7 in a second-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Tuesday, April 7, on Mike Alderson Field.

    The Trojans will play in the title game at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    West trailed 5-2 in the fifth. Tyler Stanley led off the inning with a walk. With one out, Zachary Johnson singled. Brett Babson singled home a run and Johnson advanced to third. He then scored on a steal of home, cutting the lead to 5-4.

  • Hunter Allen has three hits in ECU victory

     GREENVILLE —Hunter Allen and Jackson Mims each recoded three hits, while Charlie Yorgen drove in a pair helping East Carolina (20-13) to a 7-5 win over Campbell (24-8) Tuesday night at Jim Perry Stadium.

    Jacob Wolfe (2-1) notched the win working five-plus frames allowing three runs (all earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and a walk. Reid Love recorded his fourth save of the season surrendering a run (earned) on three hits in the ninth inning.

  • County board responds to legislative bills with slew of resolutions

    BOLIVIA — County officials have made their stand clear on local legislative items.

    Members of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously during their meeting Monday, April 6, for a series of resolutions to notify legislators of the county’s stance on proposed legislation that, if approved, could greatly impact Brunswick County.

  • Residents bring H2GO fight to county

    BOLIVIA — Residents of northern Brunswick County who have called for an end to the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO sanitary district filled the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners room Monday, April 6, to seek the board’s support.

    The residents of Magnolia Greens and Waterford subdivisions in Leland, among other H2GO customers, learned that property in Belville, which sits between the neighborhoods, has been zoned for H2GO to build a $40 million reverse osmosis water plant.

  • 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.

    April 1

    Leslianne Paolilli, 35, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court.

    Larceny; someone took $71 from a wallet in a nightstand at a Mulberry Street residence.

    April 2

    Judith Short Thacker, 57, was arrested on a charge of larceny by an employee.

  • Leland Police report

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

    March 21

    Sandra Artis was arrested on speeding and DWI charges on U.S. 74/76 at Enterprise Drive.

    Missing person found; victim’s girlfriend reported his disappearance from Leland.

    Property damage on Village Road.

    Identity theft; victim’s Social Security card was used to file a tax return on Watersfield Road.

  • 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.

  • Leland Police report

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

    March 13

    William French Lewis was arrested on charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony removal of anti-theft device, possession of fictitious registration, possession of stolen property, simple possession of schedule II narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked and misdemeanor larceny.

  • School district staff, board members consider bond for construction projects

     BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Schools officials and Brunswick County Board of Education members are mulling the possibility of asking voters to approve a multimillion-dollar bond to fund capital projects.

    Board member John Thompson, who serves on the district’s operations committee, said the district has reached a stage at which a bond is the only option.

  • Car crashes into Cape Fear Farm Credit in Shallotte

     SHALLOTTE — A car crashed into the front of the Cape Fear Farm Credit building just after 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, April 7.

    Gail Lee, who was working the front desk at the office Tuesday afternoon, said she heard a loud, screeching noise and saw a white Mercedes speeding across traffic on Main Street and into the parking lot.

    The car plowed into the front of the building and into an office space that was unoccupied at the time, Lee said.

    “He never woke up after the car crashed into the building,” Lee said of the driver.