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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 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.

  • Leland wildfire damages 475 acres, forces evacuations

     LELAND — A wildfire off Mount Misery Road in Leland engulfed 475 wooded acres, damaged five homes and forced evacuations in three neighborhoods near Northwest on Monday afternoon, April 7.

    No one was injured during the fire or evacuation and no homes were destroyed.

    The fire started about 2 p.m. in the woods in between Mount Misery Road and Compass Pointe , forcing Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner to order the evacuations for residents on Heirloom Drive, Butler Drive and the Barrington neighborhood.

  • Leland man indicted on first-degree murder charge in baby’s death

     BOLIVIA — A Brunswick County grand jury indicted a Leland man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 15-month-old-son in January.

    Albert David Morgan, 35, and the baby’s mother, 33-year-old Angel Marie Ray, were arrested Jan. 15, the day Brayden Christopher Ray was injured, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. Brayden died Jan. 17.

    Morgan was indicted on first-degree murder and intentional child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury charges, court documents show.

  • Castle Hayne man indicted in fatal motorcycle crash

     A Brunswick County grand jury indicted a Castle Hayne man March 23 on a felony death by motor vehicle charge in a July motorcycle crash that killed a passenger on his bike.

    Fifty-eight-year-old James Joseph Robertson was indicted March 23 on charges of felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, no motorcycle endorsement and failure to maintain lane control.

    He is charged in the death of Robert George Gallagher III, who died from injuries suffered in the wreck on U.S. 17 near Leland on July 27, court documents show.

  • Mount Misery Road water outage rescheduled

    Residents along a portion of Mount Misery Road, just north of Industrial Boulevard near Leland, will be without water Wednesday night, April 22, and will need to boil water for at least 24 hours after water is back in service, according to a Brunswick County news release. The outage was originally planned for Thursday, April 10, but was postponed until April 16 and postponed again because of inclement weather.

  • End gerrymandering in North Carolina

    By Rep. Ken Goodman

    Guest Columnist

    Every two years, North Carolinians go to their polling places to cast votes for the people who will represent them in Congress and the North Carolina House and Senate. On Election Day, we want our voices to be heard, but our voices are not being heard.

    The way Congressional and legislative districts have been created has guaranteed the party in control will remain in control and the people in office will remain in office.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we introduced a flurry of bills because of the deadline for local bills, we gave final approval to the gas tax bill and we honored an icon from the stock car racing world.