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Today's News

  • District court docket for May 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

     

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on May 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 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.

     

    Monday, May 1

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

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  • Shallotte woman found safely; Silver Alert canceled

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled a Silver Alert for a missing Shallotte woman.

    Margaret Ward, 81, was last seen at 5291 King Fisher Drive Drive in Shallotte. The alert does not provide the time Ward was last seen, but the alert was released at 2:52 a.m. May 17.

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said Ward was found safely in Virginia.

  • 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.

    May 1

    Breaking and entering a Poe Street residence and larceny of prescription medications worth $1,000.

    Breaking and entering a Pickett Road residence, larceny of miscellaneous items worth $720 and $60 in cash and injury to real property.

    Breaking and entering an Old Fayetteville Road residence, larceny of a $300 Xbox and injury to real property by damaging a door.

  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    May 8

    Bradley David Lea, 26, was arrested on a charge of simple assault on a female.

    Lost ring possibly misplaced by the victim.

    Suspicious person making unusual statements and raising concerns of employees at the North Carolina Division of Employment Security office on Main Street.

  • Leland proposes tax increase to offset funding cuts

    LELAND — Leland Town Manager David Hollis will make a budget presentation at the May 18 town meeting proposing a 26-cent tax rate.

    The town board reviewed the budget again at the May 15 agenda meeting where Hollis said it is likely the General Assembly will pass Senate Bill 126 allowing collection and redistribution of sales tax money to counties other than where the tax is originally collected.

    As a result, Leland would lose about $511,000 in sales tax revenue.

  • Brunswick opioid task force seeks support from Gov. Cooper

    The Brunswick County Opioid Addiction Task Force hopes to bring solutions to the opioid epidemic, and last week they let their concerns be known statewide.

    According to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release, members signed a letter sent to Gov. Roy Cooper last week requesting he declare the opioid addiction crises in North Carolina a public health emergency.

  • Novant Flip Flop Ball May 19

    Wear your flip-flops and have a ball while helping community health at the same time.

    That’s what Novant Health Foundation Brunswick Medical Center’s sixth annual Flip Flop Ball is all about.

    Festivities launch at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, with cocktails at 101 Stone Chimney Place at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply. Dinner is served at 7:45 p.m.

    Tickets for the Flip Flop Ball are $100 and include island cuisine and dancing. Cocktails will also be available for purchase.

  • Brunswick County Summer Concerts tune up for season

    It’s that time of year again — free Brunswick County Summer Concerts and Movies time, that is.

    The season already kicked off with a concert and movie in April and early May in Leland.

    More is in store in coming weeks and months in seven other Brunswick County towns.

  • 36th Little River Blue Crab Festival set for May 20-21 in South Carolina

    The weekend after Mother’s Day means only one thing in Little River, S.C.: It’s time once again for the Blue Crab Festival.

    This year’s annual two-day festival unfolds from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, on the Little River Waterfront.

    What began in 1981 as a small waterfront gathering, the World Famous Blue Crab Festival has grown into a premier event that draws visitors from all over the country and even overseas.