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Today's News

  • Leland Police reports

    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.

    July 29

    Improper backing and hit and run after colliding with another vehicle on Village Road.

    Larceny of $79.98 in of Red Bull energy drinks from Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard.

    Trespassing at Best Western motel on Town Lake Drive.

    July 31

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle, causing $200 in damage to the door.

  • District Court docket for Aug. 1, 3 and 4

    The following cases were adjudicated over three days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 1, 3 and 4 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Tuesday, Aug. 1

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Jones:

  • Matthew 25 Center to hold groundbreaking Aug. 20

    Nine years ago, Christ’s words resonated with a group of people who came together to create a temporary housing environment for families visiting loved ones at detention centers in Brunswick, Robeson, Bladen and Columbus counties and Horry County, S.C.

    The center, called Matthew 25 Center at Tabor City Inc., was inspired by Matthew 25:40, when Jesus said, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

  • Get ready for the total solar eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

    By Will Snyder

    Guest Columnist

    On Monday, Aug. 21, all eyes will look to the sky across the United States as the sun and moon perform an enchanting dance. Slowly, the sun seems to be consumed by darkness. Onlookers will gasp in awe as more and more of the sun seems to disappear until, finally, the sun ceases to shine.

  • Matters of the heart weigh heavily on the mind

    It’s Sunday evening, and I’m watching the “Harry Potter” movie marathon on Freeform (they seem to air one at least once a month, but I’m not complaining) to take my mind off recent troubles near and far.

  • A new school year is almost upon us

    The first day of classes for Brunswick County Schools students is not until Aug. 28, which means it is not too late to prepare for the start of the 2017-18 school year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram provides important safety tips for motorists to follow all year round, not just when school is in session, in his Sheriff’s Corner column this week. Following is a compendium of other helpful back-to-school hints we found.

    For parents, from the U.S. Department of Education:

  • Richard Marx launches BCCOWA Performing Arts Series on Sept. 6

    Tickets went on sale Aug. 16 for a Sept. 6 performance by Richard Marx that opens the new Performing Arts Series for 2017-18 at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

  • Annual Leland Under the Lights Car Show returns Aug. 19

    The hottest cars and trucks will be on display at the 14th Annual Leland Under the Lights Car Show from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Lowes Foods in Brunswick Forest.

    This rain-or-shine event staged by the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce last year showcased 200 participating cars and trucks.

    Attendees are invited to visit car show vendors, dine in one of the restaurants or browse the shops at the Villages in Brunswick Forest.

    Brian White with Jammin 99.9 will be on hand with music.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Aug. 7-11 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests.

    Aug. 7

    Breaking and entering and felony larceny of several TVs and other items on West Main Street.

    Aug. 9

    Breaking and entering of motor vehicle reported at Food Lion. Subject pulled up in what appeared to be a small pickup and took a Stihl weed trimmer and blower out of the back of victim’s truck.

    Aug. 11

    Employee theft reported at Food Lion.

  • Cape Fear Crossing still undecided on proposed route

    There are still 12 possible routes for the Cape Fear Crossing to add another bridge across the Cape Fear River into northern Brunswick County.

    Leland Mayor Pro Tem Pat Batleman, the town representative on the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization transportation committee, said she anticipated the WMPO would eliminate some of the 12 alternatives at a May meeting, but didn’t, in her report to Leland’s transportation oversight committee at its quarterly meeting Aug. 3.