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Today's News

  • Sheriff's office seeks Southport gas station robber

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for the man who robbed the B.P. gas station at 5053 Southport-Supply Road in Southport.

    No weapon was brandished and no one was injured.

    According to a sheriff's office Facebook post, the robbery happened at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

    The man is described as a 6 feet tall and white with facial hair. He was last seen wearing a short sleeved dark-blue T-shirt, tan pants and a camouflage beanie.

    Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

  • Calabash VFW launches annual Lenten fish fry dinners

    VFW Calabash Post 7288 packs the hall for its fish fry dinners each Friday during Lent and this year will be no exception.

    Beginning  Friday, Feb. 16, and continuing each Friday through March 30, the Post offers up a generous serving of haddock along with french fries and coleslaw from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The cost of the feast is $11 per plate with chowder for another $2.  These dinners are prepared after the order is submitted so freshness is assured.

  • Southport fisherman’s body found at Lake Waccamaw

    The body of a Southport fisherman who went missing Thursday morning at Lake Waccamaw in Columbus County was found Friday morning.

    North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Katie Hall identified the victim as 72-year-old Charles Gambino.

  • Duo to spend decades in prison for Leland woman’s slaying

    WHITEVILLE — Two of the three people charged in the 2015 killing of a Leland woman in a plot to steal her money and car each were sentenced to decades in prison Wednesday.

    Robeson County Superior Court Judge Robert Floyd sentenced Michael Jesse Williams, 33, and Kayla Turner, 21, separately for their roles in the death of Alicia Deans, a 26-year old mother of two, on April 28, 2015.

  • Sunset Beach announces planned road projects

    Several road and right-of-way projects in Sunset Beach may result in single lane closures and intermittent traffic delays during construction, according to a town news release. All start dates and completion dates are weather dependent. Permitted project plans will online at sunsetbeach.nc.gov.

  • Sheriff’s office accreditation assessment team seeks public comment

    Sheriff John W. Ingram V announced a team of assessors from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Brunswick County on Monday, March 5. The team will examine all aspects of the sheriff’s office’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services to verify it meets the commission’s standards.

  • Four people face drug charges in separate cases

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested four people on drug charges in separate cases.

    ·      Jenna Lynn Cerniglia, 25, of Gores Landing Road SW in Ocean Isle Beach was arrested Feb. 15 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Cerniglia had 4.8 grams of cocaine and a plastic baggie Feb. 14.

  • Free AARP Tax-Aide available in county

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • Former Navassa officer’s lawyer blames stress, PTSD for shooting report

    A former Navassa cop accused of staging a shooting in April did so because of work and personal stressors, his attorney said in court Feb. 9.

    Thomas Moshe Cutler, 25, of Oak Island, was arrested May 1 and charged with filing a false report to a police station. Assistant District Attorney Jacob Ward said Cutler now also faces a charge of obstructing justice.

    Cutler was booked and released May 1 on $5,000 bail, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said previously.

  • State announces $1 million to improve public beach access

    The state Division of Coastal Management recently announced the availability of about $1 million in funding to local help governments in 20 coastal counties improve public access to coastal beaches and waters for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access program provides matching funds to local governments in those counties.