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Today's News

  • Men indicted in sexual assault cases

    Two Leland men accused of sexually assaulting children in separate cases were indicted by a Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury May 4.

    Scott Kenneth Aubrey, 36, of Macklin Street, was indicted on a sell/deliver schedule III controlled substance charge and two counts of statutory rape.

  • Officials say railroad track likely sparked wildfire

    The probable cause of a wildfire that burned nearly 500 acres damaged five homes and forced evacuations in three neighborhoods near Northwest last month is a nearby railroad track.

    No one was injured during the fire or evacuation and no homes were destroyed, but the N.C. Forest Service report estimated the damage at $980,000.

  • Revenue neutral tax hike on Holden Beach likely

    HOLDEN BEACH — Town Manager David Hewett intimated Holden Beach taxes will go up half a percent in the budget he will propose to commissioners June 1.

    At the end of their regular meeting Tuesday, May 12, in town hall, resident Lou Cutajar asked if town taxes are going to increase by half a percent.

    “Tax values (of property) on the island are down 3 percent,” Hewett said. “To get the same revenue, you’ve got to charge 13.2. It was 12.7.”

  • Detectives seek information about Southport trailer theft

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's assistance regarding the larceny of a trailer in Southport.

    Deputies were called to Sykes Welding at 8168 River Road at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, May 14, about the theft, which happened sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, and 6 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release. The trailer is homemade (no manufacturer), 4 feet by 8 feet and red with black diamond plate flooring. It contained a blue Miller Trail Blazer welding machine and a stainless steel diamond plate toolbox.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office report

    Deputies investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    May 12

    Simple physical assault on Darnell Road, Bolivia.

    Assault on a female, assault on a handicapped person on Cardinal Avenue, Longwood.

    Fraud reported on Malmo Loop Road, Leland.

    Burglary with forcible entry on Bluewater Street, Southport.

    Larceny on Scorpion Drive, Leland.

    Vandalism on Southport-Supply Road, Southport.

  • Flounder bite rebounds after storm
  • Gulf Stream fishing in full swing

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    As I sat on the dock enduring what seemed to be a never-ending tropical storm, I thought of the familiar saying “this too shall pass.” Meaning, if I was patient enough, the storm will pass, the seas would become calm and the fish would begin to bite again.

    Well, thankfully, last weekend, the storm passed and the fish were definitely hungry.

  • 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.

    May 11

    Two-vehicle crash at U.S. 74/76 and Enterprise Drive resulting in property damage.

    Obtaining property by false pretense; someone defrauding a cab driver of a fare.

    Hit and run on Brunswick Forest Parkway and East Cutlar Crossing resulting in property damage.

    Single-vehicle crash on U.S. 74/76 westbound ramp resulting in property damage.

  • The golfers among us: Ted Lide, Vietnam hero

    A few weeks ago, I began the series “The Golfers Among Us.” We have a fabulous, fantastic, fascinating mix of people here in Brunswick County and I wanted to feature some of our local citizen/golfers.

    This week, we honor one of our military heroes: Ted Lide. He is a gentle, humble man, yet he is also the most decorated Vietnam veteran hailing from South Carolina.

  • 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.

    May 7

    Larceny; someone took two fishing reels worth $21.92 from Wal-Mart without paying for them.

    May 8

    Identity theft; someone used victim’s personal information to obtain services from Verizon wireless.

    May 11