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Today's News

  • Bolivia man accused of sexually assaulting child

    A Bolivia man is accused of sexually assaulting a child since 2014.

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Michael Lee Denton Jr., of Summerlea Circle, on charges of first-degree rape, statutory rape of a child older than 6 and four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, all felonies, Thursday, April 6.

    All crimes involved the same 15-year-old, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Two men sought in firearm theft caught in S.C.

    Myrtle Beach, S.C., police captured two men wanted in a Brunswick County firearm theft.

    Thirty-five-year-old Jeffrey Wayne Barnes of Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach was wanted on a possession of a stolen firearm charge, while 28-year-old James Edward Kohler of Hampton Oaks Drive in Fayetteville was wanted on a larceny of a firearm charge, according to a sheriff’s office Facebook post.

    Both men were arrested April 3, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway, S.C., where they are being held as fugitives.

  • Weather improves, spring fishing is here

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As I stated in my column last week, all our fishery needed was light winds and a little warm weather, and last week gave us just that.

    The near shore bite has improved with the arrival of Atlantic bonito and big chopper bluefish. Farther offshore, the Gulf Stream bite has picked up significantly as well. The telltale signs of spring are finally among us, and with spring break and Easter upon us it couldn’t have come at a better time.

  • Amen! Garcia surges to Masters victory

    By Thomas Ryan Paul

    Up here in the Northeast Kingdom, Palm Sunday finds thick patches of unmelted "corn" snow and muddy roads around my house. Sap buckets hang from the maple trees, which won't leaf out for another three-four weeks. My cross-country skis stand next to my golf bag. Can't use either of them today. So today, after Palm Sunday Mass, there is only one thing to do: roast a chicken, mash potatoes and watch the final round of the Masters.

  • Exciting finish to the Masters

    By Darren deMaille

  • Scorpions defeat New Hanover 12-2

    Photos of North Brunswick’s 12-2 victory against New Hanover.

  • Leland man arrested in September shooting

    Leland police arrested a man Wednesday, April 5, who they say shot into a residence last September.

    No one was injured in the shooting.

    Joshua Delynn Dial, 24, of Green Loop Road in Leland, is charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

    Police were called to a home on Manchester Lane about the Sept. 2 shooting, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release issued Thursday, April 6.

    During the course of the investigation, he said, detectives were able to obtain enough information for a warrant.

  • Spring free dump week April 10-15

    Brunswick County will host its spring free dump week April 10-15 at the Brunswick County Landfill.

    Brunswick County residents and property owners may dispose of all materials, except for regular household trash or new construction debris, free of charge. Proof of Brunswick County residency or property ownership is required and will be checked at the landfill entrance.

    The landfill’s hours of operation are Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • UPDATE: Shallotte bridge work postponed

    Scheduled closure of the Bridgers Road bridge over Mulberry Branch in Shallotte has been postponed because of utility conflicts, the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Friday, April 7.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation previously planned to close the bridge beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, April 10, through 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, for a bridge replacement.

  • Five men charged in county drug investigations

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested five men as part of an ongoing series of drug investigations prompted by community complaints.

    Rodney Wayne Suggs Jr., 48, of Jolly Roger Drive SW in Supply, was arrested March 28 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, three counts of trafficking heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.