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Today's News

  • Man sentenced to more than three years for sex crimes involving children

    A Supply man will spend at least three years in prison after pleading guilty to five felony counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to a news release from the District Attorney’s Office.

    A Superior Court judge, whom the release did not name, sentenced 33-year-old Billy Joe Walton Jr. of Civietown Road to three consecutive sentences of 13 to 25 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction, followed by two consecutive suspended sentences of 13 to 25 months each.

  • Officials, agencies react to H2GO transfer

    The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District board’s Nov. 28 decision to hand the utility to Belville to keep its reverse osmosis water treatment plant project alive opened the floodgates of legal activity in the past week.

    After the surprise vote by H2GO chairman Bill Browning, vice chairman Ron Jenkins and secretary Carl Antos took the power out of commissioners Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley’s hands, the board members worked the letter of state law Monday to take the board majority by swearing in candidate-elect Bill Beer.

  • Key dates in the H2GO reverse osmosis plant timeline

    July 2011: The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District commissions a water supply feasibility study to gauge future needs based on anticipated service areas and customer growth over 20 years. The study evaluated obtaining surface water from the Cape Fear River with a new water treatment plant, developing groundwater supplies for treatment with a reverse osmosis (RO) treatment plant or continued purchase of finished water from Brunswick County Public Utilities (BCPU).

  • Man involved in 2013 checkpoint shooting arrested on marijuana charges

     

  • Mulberry Branch bridge remains under construction

    SHALLOTTE — The new Mulberry Branch bridge on Bridgers Road is not yet finished, and the road that connects Whiteville Road and Smith Avenue, used by many residents as an alternative to Main Street in Shallotte, remains closed to traffic.

    Town Administrator Albert Hughes told Shallotte aldermen during their Dec. 5 meeting he thought the issue involved guardrails and they might be waiting on parts to be delivered.

  • Leland OKs Lanvale Forest voluntary annexation

    LELAND — Leland officials reached a compromise Nov. 30 with Lanvale Forest residents to accept the voluntary annexation of a new phase of the development, which also started the process for the town-initiated annexation of the rest of Lanvale Forest.

    The town continued a public hearing from September to consider the voluntary annexation of phase three of the neighborhood and an associated zoning application submitted by the new developer, M&JM (NC) LLC, for 37.65 acres of undeveloped land off Old Forest Drive.

  • County to study water treatment options

    GenX and other contaminants in the Cape Fear River, Brunswick County Public Utilities’ source for drinking water, will be part of the department’s focus as it plans for the expansion of the Northwest Water Treatment Plant in 2018.

    County public utilities director John Nichols spoke to county commissioners at their Dec. 4 meeting about improvement options for the plant.

  • Leland’s ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ to benefit BFA, Salvation Army

    Leland police and Leland Wal-Mart are coming together to help Brunswick Family Assistance and the Salvation Army during the holidays with a series of fundraisers and a grand finale “Pack the Patrol Car” event.

    From now until Dec. 5, Leland Wal-Mart will host events in and around the store at 1112 New Pointe Blvd. to raise money for the two nonprofits.

    On Dec. 7, Leland police will open the doors of two police cars parked outside Wal-Mart for the public to pack with non-perishable foods between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • BTS offers free Dial-A-Ride for toy donations

    Donate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots through Dec. 15 and receive one free round-trip Dial-a-Ride from Brunswick Transit System.

    Round-trip ride must be scheduled within Brunswick County and scheduled 48 hours in advance. Free Dial-A-Ride has no cash value.

    Toys can be dropped off at the Brunswick Transit System office or given to one of its drivers.

  • NCBLC chapter turkey giveaway Dec. 14

    The Bolivia Brunswick County Chapter of the North Carolina Black Leadership Caucus (NCBLC) is partnering with Wal-Mart in Leland to give away more than 100 turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauces and yams to needy families with children and low-wealth seniors Dec. 14 at the store from 4 and 7 p.m.

    To place your name on the list, call 278-7245.