Today's News

  • Leland neighborhood HOA asks town to help with storm drainage clearing

    LELAND–Heavy rains on Christmas Eve brought a Leland neighborhood’s flooding concerns to a head and brought a dozen residents to the town board meeting Jan. 15.

    Patrick Cummings of the Hearthstone subdivision off Lanvale Road spoke for about a dozen people who attended the Leland town board meeting.

    According to Cummings the neighborhood received five- to six-inches of rain on Christmas Eve.

    “Every street in the community had up to one foot of water in every single road,” Cummings said.

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 27

    Larceny by someone taking items from Walmart without paying.

    Larceny by someone taking items, valued at $1,125, from Walmart by throwing objects over the garden center fence.

    Jan. 28

    Animal cruelty by someone keeping animals in unfit conditions on Pine Street.

  • Trojans’ McRainey signs with Wingate University

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick senior football player Daniel McRainey has signed a letter of intent to attend Wingate University.

    “I visited it, I really liked the campus, the academics are good — and I wanted to play football,” he said.

    McRainey said three other colleges showed interest in him, but Wingate became his top choice.

  • BCC men lose to D-2 No. 4 Richard Bland

     BOLIVIA —  Richard Bland College, ranked No. 4 in NJCAA Division II men’s basketball, beat Brunswick Community College 88-65 in a non-region game Wednesday, Feb. 4.

    The Statesmen improved to 21-3. BCC dropped to 10-14.

    For BCC, JacQues Chambers scored 13 points and Robin Moore 12.

    Other BCC scorers: Jaquan Grissett seven, Carson Smith seven, Kevin Rowell seven,

    Cortell Busby four, Taylor Buffkin seven, Najee Pritchett eight.

  • Shooting near North Brunswick High leaves student injured

    LELAND — A North Brunswick High School student is being treated for injuries at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington after being shot just yards away from the school’s campus in Leland.

    Officials with the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington contacted the Leland Police Department just before noon Wednesday to report someone was being treated there for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, school district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said in a news release.

  • Trojans can clinch basketball title Friday, Feb. 6


    West Brunswick beat host Topsail 52-29 in a Mideastern Conference boys’ basketball game Feb. 3.

    West, 9-0 in the conference, can clinch its first regular-season conference title since 1989 with a home victory Friday, Feb. 6, against New Hanover (6-3, 13-7). Three conference games are left in the season. Every team behind West has at least two losses.

    Against Topsail (1-9, 6-14), Tyquan Hill scored 14 points, hitting nine of 12 free throws. Alex Clarida scored 10 points.

  • Fish named Jefferson Award winner

     SHALLOTTE — During the past three years, Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. president and CEO Jim Fish has worked long, hard hours to ensure the seniors of the region have the means to live long, healthy lives.

    Now, thanks to an award established more than 45 years ago, Fish is being recognized for those efforts.

    Wilmington television station WECT-TV6 announced Fish was the recipient of the Jefferson Award, the first of 12 such awards WECT will hand out in 2015.

  • Shallotte woman faces cruelty charges in apparent hoarding case

     A 73-year-old Shallotte woman was charged last week with misdemeanor cruelty to animals after 27 animals were rescued from her home in an apparent hoarding situation.

    Twelve dogs of assorted breeds and 15 cats were surrendered to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services from the home of Elizabeth Wright at 159 Pine St. on Jan. 28.

    Shallotte police charged Wright with misdemeanor cruelty to animals. She was released on bail, but the amount was not available.


  • Leland woman faces drug trafficking charges

     A Leland woman faces several drug charges after her arrest Wednesday, Jan. 28.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested 61-year-old Dorothy Ann Jefferson and charged her with eight drug-related crimes, including trafficking opium or heroin, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Leland man accused of assaulting skateboarding teen

    A 65-year-old Leland man is accused of assaulting a skateboarding teen during an incident initially investigated as a possible attempted kidnapping.

    Deputies arrested Gerald Anthony Novarro, of Jackey’s Creek Lane, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, on a charge of simple assault, according to a news release from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax. He is accused of grabbing a 15-year-old boy who was skateboarding in his neighborhood “by the arm and sweatshirt” at 3:45 p.m. Feb. 3.