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Today's News

  • Leland courts young adults of all ages with 21-and-up adult egg hunt Thursday

    The adults will no longer have to sit on the sidelines during Leland’s Easter egg hunt.

    While the annual Leland Egg Hunt for children will run Saturday, April 4, an egg hunt for those 21-and-up is coming Thursday, April 2.

    The first ever Adult Egg Hunt at Leland Municipal Park, an adults-only flashlight egg hunt takes place at 7:30 p.m.

    “This is our first crack at something like this,” Leland Parks and Recreation Director Niel Brooks said.

  • Leland and Belville aren’t just split by a highway

    There’s a lot going on in North Brunswick these days in both Leland and Belville and especially in between with construction on U.S. 17/74/76 at the Brunswick River.

    I recently saw a new aerial map that shows how the landscape will change once the highway is widened, the diverging diamond is criss-crossing under the overpass and Blackwell Road is relocated.

  • 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 incident and arrest reports.

    March 24

    Jacqueline Nicole Brown, 27, 3058 Shell Point Road, cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    March 28

    Larceny of jewelry valued at $11,695 from a Brooks Court apartment.

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle and property damage; someone used a rock to shatter a window, causing $400 damage to a vehicle at Affordable Cars on Main Street.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last three weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 13

    William French Lewis was arrested on charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony removal of anti-theft device, possession of fictitious registration, possession of stolen property, simple possession of schedule II narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked and misdemeanor larceny.

  • Sing along with movie musicals at Frank Theaters

    SHALLOTTE — Frank Theaters Coastal Stadium 10 is about to burst into song.

    A four month-long series will bring a different sing-along movie to the Shallotte theater every Tuesday night.

    “It is something for spring and summer,” manager Patrice Stanley said.

    Sing-alongs were planned to begin in March, but a delay in film delivery canceled the presentation of “Mama Mia.”

    Shows will run the first Tuesday of each month April through July.

  • School officials, detectives address system network hack

     BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Schools officials and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an unknown hacker who has disrupted the school district’s Internet connectivity.

    In a news release issued March 25, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said members of the school district’s technology department are working to identify and mitigate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) issues impacting the system’s network since schools began the spring semester in January.

  • Testimony begins in trial of man accused of killing Shallotte 3-year-old

     BOLIVIA — After more than a week of jury selection, testimony began Tuesday, March 31, in the first-degree murder trial of a 29-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    A 14-person jury was seated after a selection process that began March 23 in Brunswick County Superior Court for the trial of Montey Andrea Murray of Wilmington, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.

  • OIB museum celebrates Family Day on April 4

    Saturday, April 4, is Family Day at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach.

    That means it’s free admission day for residents of Brunswick County presenting IDs and $2 admission for all others.

    It’s a way for the museum, which turns 24 next month, to give back to those who have supported the museum in its mission through the years since its inception and launch in May 1991.

    Family Day festivities are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on March 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 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, March 16

    Judge Jerry A. Jolly presided over the following cases with prosecutor Courtney Sanford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Easter events

    Easter means egg hunts and other festivities. Here’s a roundup of area events this week for kids and adults of all ages.

    Leland egg hunts

    The town of Leland is having its first adult Easter egg hunt at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Leland Municipal Park, 102 Town Hall Drive.