Today's News

  • Oak Island police charge seven in break-ins

    Oak Island police charged five people, including two registered sex offenders, April 26 in a series of vehicle and residential break-ins that began in November 2015, according to a town news release issued Thursday, April 28

    · Joseph Ryan Crone, 34, of Akron, Ohio, is charged with first-degree burglary and incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $20,000 bail.

  • Teens charged in NBHS break-in

    Leland police charged three teens and are looking for a fourth person in a break-in at North Brunswick High School.

    School staff reported the break-in April 9 after they found a door at the school unsecured, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release Thursday, April 28. Among the items stolen were an X-Box 360 with games, a portable speaker and Oakley sunglasses.

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    Hed: Tennis players qualify for regional

    Staff Report

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — South Brunswick senior Dalton Adams and sophomore John Pratt and won the Mideastern Conference 3A championship tennis tournament April 28 at Ocean Isle Beach Park Tennis Center.

    The South doubles team beat West Brunswick’s Kevin Gore and Tyler Mayo in three sets.

    All four players also qualified for a North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A regional, which is a qualifier for the state tournament.

  • Expert: Vidal stunned at least once before fatally shot

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA— One witness took the stand Thursday morning, the eighth day of the trial of a former Southport police sergeant charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of a schizophrenic Boiling Spring Lakes teen more than two years ago.

  • Sheriff's office finds safe man reported missing

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has found safe a 32-year-old man who suffers from a cognitive impairment and was reported missing.

    William Tyler Wood was last seen Wednesday afternoon leaving a Pinecrest Drive residence in Southport, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

    Woods was found safe, the sheriff's office said Thursday evening.

  • Detectives arrest man, seek another robbery

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Longwood man and is looking for another in an April 26 robbery.

    Detectives said Shaquille Vereen and Senneca Lamar Flowers stole a 22-year-old Hispanic man’s iPhone 5S and wallet in Longwood about 10 p.m. before hitting him in the head with a black handgun, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Man charged in Leland burglary, assault case

    A 49-year-old man who was wanted in the robbery and assault of a Leland woman was arrested Monday, May 2.

    Sebastian John Catanzaro, of Horn Road in Wilmington, is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home on the 8000 block of Chestnut Drive about 2 a.m. April 27 and destroying property before attacking her with a metal object and threatening her life, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release issued that day.

  • Judge adjourns court early Wednesday in Vassey trial

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA— Scotland County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Richard T. Brown dismissed court early Wednesday, April 27 in the trial of a former Southport police sergeant charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of a schizophrenic Boiling Spring Lakes teen more than two years ago.

    The judge, not a jury, will determine 46-year-old Bryon Vassey’s guilt or innocence in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Keith Vidal.

  • Trojans beat Topsail, improve to 20-1

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Topsail 4-1 in a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference baseball game April 26 on Mike Alderson Field.

    The victory was West’s 19th straight this season, giving it an overall record of 20-1. The streak ended in a 3-2 loss April 28 at Ashley High School. (See summary below).

    Against Topsail, winning pitcher Johnathan Carlyle gave up four hits in seven innings. His record is 7-0. His ERA is 0.75. He leads the team in innings pitched (55.2).