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Today's News

  • Leland Police report

    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.

    April 20

    Larceny of several power tools from a tool shed at a Highland Hills residence.

    Larceny of 13 sheets of oriented strand board from a construction site on Cross Water Circle.

    April 21

    Lindsey Cordrey was arrested on an order for arrest from Brunswick County on a simple assault charge.

    April 22

  • Leland to pay full price for Brunswick Forest lights

    Leland officials agreed to pay the full cost for a set of streetlights in Brunswick Forest despite a recent change in town policy.

    Leland pays for streetlight service on public maintained roads, which is a major expense for the town, costing almost $500,000 a year.

    While roads become public properties maintained by the town, streetlights are actually leased from the power company that serves the area.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last month. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    March 1

    Breaking and entering – non-forced entry, larceny of a flat-screen television worth $500 from a Serenity Lane residence.

    March 5

    Aggravated assault on Marker 55 using a blunt object.

    March. 13

    Rape reported at an apartment on Ocean Boulevard West.

    March 16

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica coming to Oak Island

    For Brunswick County veterans and residents who have not seen the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, a traveling version is coming to the county for Independence Day.

    The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a 244-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., will be on display July 2-6 in E.F. Middleton Park on Oak Island.

  • West Brunswick second in MEC championship golf tournament

     

    LELAND — West Brunswick finished second in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship golf tournament April 28 at Magnolia Greens.

    West shot a 325 and finished 10 strokes behind Laney.

    The Trojans’ top golfer was junior Landon Patterson, who shot a 4-over-par 76 on the 6,200-yard course. He finished third overall.

    Sophomore Tucker Vaughan shot an 80, freshman Spencer Faircloth an 84, senior Drew Boyer an 87 and senior Cole Snyder an 85.

  • Sheriff’s office investigates rice bags, KKK fliers in Winnabow

     Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an incident in which fliers promoting a subgroup of the Ku Klux Klan were distributed last weekend in Winnabow.

    Concerned citizens in the Town Creek Road area reported finding bags of rice with fliers promoting the Karolina Knights, a subgroup of the Ku Klux Klan, on roadways.

    Deputies received the reports Saturday morning, April 25, and collected several bags, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • VIDEO: West golfers in conference tournament
  • Brunswick Community College Southport campus nearing completion

     SOUTHPORT — Brunswick Community College president Dr. Susanne Adams spoke with great pride recently about the final stages of construction at the college’s Southport campus.

    After college officials defaulted the initial general contracting company, the college hired Barnhill Contracting Co. and completion of the college’s Southport campus is expected in the coming months.

    Initially, the annex at the Southport campus was scheduled to open to January but the date was pushed back on at least two occasions.

  • Citizen’s novel challenge not eligible per revised district policy

     BOLIVIA — A challenge to a controversial novel for the second time in as many years is not eligible for consideration based on a revised policy by the Brunswick County Board of Education.

    Frankie Wood attempted to formally challenge Sherman Alexie’s “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” which is included in the library of West Brunswick High School.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man dies in motorcycle crash

     An Ocean Isle Beach man died after he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a tree along Bricklanding Road on April 17.

    Forty-four-year-old Al Porter of East Long Acres Road was pronounced dead on the scene after his motorcycle struck a tree around a sharp curve near Bricklanding Road and Goose Lane, deputy coroner Dave Crocker said.

    Crocker said the weather was a possible cause as the area experienced heavy rain throughout the day of Porter’s death.