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Today's News

  • Legislature approves Brunswick County fire fee rate increase

    Several Brunswick County fire departments will see six-figure increases in the fire fees they receive after the General Assembly passed N.C. House Bill 445, approving Brunswick County’s plan for a 25-percent increase in fire fees, on Friday.

    Leland will see an increase of more than $500,000 for a $2.47 million budget when the Leland Volunteer/Fire Rescue Department merger with the town is completed.

    Tri-Beach will receive $1.42 million for the 2018 budget with $275,000 more collected from fire fees.

  • Leland police arrest two men accused of stealing car

    Leland police arrested two men June 28 who are accused of operating a vehicle stolen from Kinston.

    Wilton Jones, 43, of Red Springs is charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, speeding, fictitious registration plate and driving while license revoked, according to a Leland police news release.

    Leroy Hunt, 45, of Roland was arrested with Jones and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle by Leland police and a parole violation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Brunswick County Detention Facility records show.

  • Police seek man who tried to rob gas station

    Police are asking for the public’s help to find the man who tried to rob a Little River, S.C., gas station June 18.

    A man came into the Circle K at 13 S.C. 90 E., approached the counter, pulled out a knife and demanded money from the clerk at 12:56 a.m.

  • Sheriff’s offices hold news conference on drug arrests

    The Brunswick County and New Hanover County sheriff’s offices held a news press conference June 28 to discuss the June 20 arrest of Nathaniel Josey and the June 7 arrest of Anthony Lamont Williams.

  • Man considered ‘armed and dangerous’ turns self in

     

  • Shallotte police seeking woman in Friday Wal-Mart thefts

    Shallotte police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a woman they say stole an estimated $500 worth of items from Wal-Mart last week.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we passed hundreds of bills as the session wound down to adjournment, we overrode the governor’s veto of the consensus budget, we passed several bills of local interest and we adjourned the long session of 2017.

  • My summertime playlist for the rest of the season

    A holiday means an abbreviated work week for many people. For others, like those of us in the news business, it means having to cram a week’s worth of work into fewer days and probably not getting the holiday off.

  • Credit citizens’ effort for Navassa cleanup progress

    As Navassa prepares to celebrate its 36th annual Homecoming this weekend, residents continue to cope with the environmental aftermath of a former creosote plant in their community since it closed just a year before the event was established.

    Creosote, which is made by distilling coal tar at extremely high heat, is used to preserve wood and commonly used on utility poles. It was produced on a 250-acre site by the Brunswick River and Sturgeon Creek for more than 40 years before the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. shuttered it in 1980.

  • Man charged in Brunswick County fraud spree

    A California man is accused of using skimmers and counterfeit ATM cards to steal more than $100,000 from people in Brunswick County during a week-long spree last December.

    Gerry Agopian, 31, of East Walnut Avenue in Burbank, was arrested June 30 and charged with accessing government computers to defraud, card theft with a scanning device, obtaining property by false pretense greater than or equal to $100,000 and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense.