Today's News

  • Sex offender arrested at LMS

    A Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy arrested a convicted sex offender at Leland Middle School on Thursday morning, Feb. 26.

    A warrant shows 46-year-old Michael Pernell Wagner of Main Street, Navassa, is charged with felony sex offender on child premises. He was dropping off the child of a friend, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • Scorpions score five in 7th, beat Trojans 15-14 in softball

    LELAND — North Brunswick scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and beat West Brunswick 15-14 in a non-conference softball game Wednesday, March 4, at North.

  • Trojans lose in sectional title game

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick lost 66-28 in a sectional basketball title game Tuesday, March 3, to Wilson Hunt — a team that finished second at state last year.

    Josh Willingham, a 6-foot-5 center who scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the state title game, finished with 18 points against the Trojans. He scored 12 points in the first quarter as the Warriors took a 23-10 lead.

  • Trojans provided many thrills in 25-victory season

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick fell one victory short of returning to the NCHSAA Class 3A East Regional basketball tournament, but for Trojan coach Eric Davis, the 2014-15 season had many exciting moments. 

    “You have to rank it at the top of any season I’ve had,” he said. “It’s the second-most wins (25) I’ve had a coach. I had 28 wins one year at Hopewell. First time a conference championship since 1989. We lose in the conference tournament championship. We win two rounds in the state playoffs.”

  • Leland Police report

    Leland 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.

    Feb. 23

    Two-vehicle crash on U.S. 17 North and Village Road resulting in property damage.

    Single-vehicle crash on U.S. 74/76 East near Riegelwood Credit Union resulting in property damage.

    Two-vehicle crash on U.S. 17 South and Olde Waterford Way resulting in property damage.

    Kendra Taylea Hewett was arrested on outstanding warrants.

    Feb. 24

  • 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.

    Feb. 25

    Aaron Albert Munching, 54, arrested on a felony breaking and entering charge and a misdemeanor charge of larceny from a motor vehicle.

    Larceny of gas by someone driving off without paying after pumping $20 worth of gas at Go Gas on Main Street.

  • It’s easier to sleep when you’re living a dream


  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Feb. 16, 17, 18 and 19 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Feb. 16

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Courtney Sanford and courtroom clerk Kimberly Register:

  • A short microwave cooking lesson

     By Cheryle Jones Syracuse

    Microwave ovens are an essential part of most kitchens these days. Yet, for some, they are just expensive coffee warmers, leftover reheaters and popcorn poppers. When microwaves first came out in the 1970s a lot of folks were giving microwave cooking classes. I was one of them. Now they’re like coffee pots in every kitchen and no one ever thinks of taking a class on how to use them. Most people just push a couple of buttons and go. But are you using your microwave to it greatest potential?

  • What is this mystery plant?

     Picture yourself in Bavaria in the spring, in a friend’s backyard, admiring the view of the Alps in the distance. Your host, showing you around, spots this little weed, and exclaims, “Schau mal, Erdrauch!” (Translation is below.)