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Today's News

  • Bolivia man reported missing

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Bolivia man.

    John Michael Dreelin, 68, was last seen July 1 in the 1600 block of Midway Road. He is described as a white man with brown eyes and salt-and-pepper hair who may suffer from dementia. He may be driving a silver 2005 Ford Escape SUV with the North Carolina license plate DEL6353.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brandon Fuller 398-5335 or 911.

  • OIB accepts land donation to add to beach

    Ocean Isle Beach officials accepted a donation of almost 19 acres of beachfront property following a closed session discussion at the July 10 town meeting.

    The five donated parcels stretch 2.4 miles along the coast but are only about 30 yards wide.

    They sit between oceanfront lots and the beach strand and are mostly plant-covered sand dunes with numerous wooden decks and beach access walkways built overtop.

  • Southport police seek missing woman

    Southport police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a woman missing since July 3.

    Kayla Alley Griffin was last seen leaving Dosher Memorial Hospital at 924 N. Howe St. She was under observation for “suicidal issues,” according to a police department Facebook post.

    Griffin is described as a 22-year-old white woman with blondish brown hair and green eyes and a pierced lip.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. Kevin Long at 457-7911.

  • Leland man missing since March 15

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man last seen March 15 on Village Road.

    The last correspondence the family of Seth Dallas Thomas received from him was a text message sent March 23. The details of the text message didn’t cause the family any concern, according to a police department news release.

    Thomas, 35, is described as a 6-foot-2 white man weighing about 200 pounds with brown hair and blue yes. He was last seen driving a 1998 burgundy Ford F-150.

  • Sheriff’s son arrested following collision

    John William Ingram VI, son of Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram, was arrested Saturday, July 15, on a charge of driving left of center and driving while impaired after a single-vehicle accident.

    No one was injured.

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper R.M. McDermott said he received a call about 9:50 p.m. about a single-vehicle crash on Ash-Little River just south of Etheridge Road.  

  • Purple Feet Festival scheduled for Sept. 9

    Silver Coast Winery, in partnership with Special Kids Sponsor Foundation, which benefits children in foster care, will host the Purple Feet Festival on Sept. 9 as they celebrate the grape.

    Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children younger than 12 and Lucy look-alikes are admitted free.

    Come enjoy live music by the Imitations, along with MC Tony Resse. There will be a variety of arts and craft vendors, with a Lucy Look-A-Like contest at 3:30 p.m., grape stomping all day and food vendors. The winemaker will also give a winery tour.

  • Juice, Jazz & Java tickets to go on sale

    The North Brunswick Kiwanis Club will present its fifth annual Juice Jazz and Java Gala on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Leland Cultural Arts Center in Leland.

    The evening will include a buffet dinner catered by Art Catering & Events of Shallotte and dancing to music by DJ Dennis M. Shockley. Savor an array of wines for tasting and participate in the enticing baskets at the auction.

  • Family rescued from overturned boat in Shallotte Inlet

    Sea Tow Ocean Isle, the Coast Guard and the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department helped rescue a family Saturday after their boat overturned in Shallotte inlet.

    According to a Sea Tow Facebook post, the family lost power in their cabin cruiser Saturday, July 22, in Shallotte Inlet. After they drifted into the breakers, the family put a call out to let the Coast Guard know they were taking on water.

  • Supply man accused of selling pills out of his home

    A man is accused of selling pills out of his Supply home in May.

    Ronnie Earl Steen, 67, of Cedar Landing Road was arrested July 18 and charged with felony sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, two felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin and one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

  • Man accused of shooting at coworker after argument

    A man is accused of shooting at his coworker after an argument at construction site Monday, July 17.

    No one was injured.  

    Dadrian Earl Todd, 27, was arrested Monday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, according to a Leland Police Department news release.