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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Harrell to speak on judicial reform

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear will welcome Judge Kent Harrell on Monday, Feb. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Hanover County Main Library at 201 Chestnut St. in Wilmington.

    Harrell, who serves as Superior District Court judge for District 5B serving Pender and New Hanover counties, will discuss “The Courts: Judicial Reform and Redistricting.” He will be speaking on courts, judicial reform and redistricting efforts in North Carolina. The public is invited to attend.

  • Bolivia man faces dozens of felony charges

    A Bolivia man is accused of using his parents’ checkbook to make more than $800 in grocery store purchases three months ago.

    Danford G. Clemmons, 59, was arrested Feb. 8 and charged with 22 counts each of uttering a forged instrument, obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor counts of larceny, according to warrants released by Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.