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Today's News

  • Courthouse reopens Monday after water damage

    Brunswick County staff and contractors worked through the weekend to reopen the Brunswick County Courthouse on Monday after a sprinkler malfunction.

    The sprinkler leak occurred at around 11 a.m. Thursday in Courtroom 4 on the second floor of the building, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said. Water from the sprinklers then affected Courtroom 2, which is below Courtroom 4 on the first floor.

    Repairs continued in Courtrooms 2 and 4 this week while the rest of the building reopened.

  • H2GO calls Leland resolution unconstitutional

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO sanitary district officials have responded to Leland’s legislative request to take over the water and sewer service, calling it unconstitutional.

    H2GO board members John Crowder, William Browning, Carl Antos, Ronnie Jenkins and Byron Poe Butler sent letters to Sen. Bill Rabon and Reps. Susi Hamilton and Frank Iler stating the Leland resolution to the legislature has failed before and will fail again.

  • County updates town officials at annual breakfast meeting

    BOLIVIA — Officials and staff from Brunswick County and several municipalities got together March 12 when the county hosted its annual municipal breakfast at the county complex cafeteria.

    County commission chairman Scott Phillips welcomed the various representatives by speaking of the importance of finding ways to work together on behalf of “the citizens we work for.”

  • Leland board approves town manager performance bonus

    Leland commissioners agreed to give Town Manager David Hollis a $15,000 bonus as part of his performance evaluation.

    The town council completed Hollis’ evaluation at a March 5 workshop, after discussions at meetings throughout the first three months of 2015.

    After finalizing their decision in closed session, the board members took action when they returned to open session voting unanimously, 4-0, to award the bonus.

    “We all agree he’s done an excellent job for the town,” Mayor Brenda Bozeman said following the vote.

  • North Brunswick service group plans three-tiered community service day March 28

    North Brunswick County Services Coordinating Council will host a community service day March 28.

    A number of civic organizations in North Brunswick, including the North Brunswick Kiwanis Club, E.G. Dale, Crosswinds Church, the Lions Club of North Brunswick, The Bridge Presbyterian Church, Manna Ministries and the Leland Area Rotary Club have partnered to assist local residents in need.

  • Ocean Isle Beach hosting April 4 terminal groin workshop

    Ocean Isle Beach officials will host a public workshop April 4 on the plan to build a terminal groin.

    The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month at the OIB town hall at 3 W. Third St.

    Ocean Isle Beach board members voted March 20, 2014 to endorse a 750-foot terminal groin as the town recommendation to the Army Corps of Engineers based on the draft Environment Impact Study (EIS) developed by Ken Willson and Tom Jarrett of Coastal Planning and Engineering of North Carolina.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte 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.

    March 10

    Jerry Lee Walston, 43, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of hit and run, larceny, driving while license revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    March 11

    Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle reported on Forest Drive.

    March 12

    Jaime de la Morales, 37, was arrested on four counts of misdemeanor failure to appear in court.

  • 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.

    March 9

    Shamel Roberts was arrested on an order for arrest from New Hanover County on felony probation violation, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

    Vincent Moore was arrested on five orders for arrest on charges of failure to appear in court on traffic related charges from Brunswick County.

  • Bark in the Park returns in Leland

    Leland’s town park goes to the dogs Saturday.

    The town hosts its fifth annual Bark in the Park, an event centered on visitors and their dogs, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 at Leland Municipal Park, 102 Town Hall Drive.

    The event features a free rabies clinic presented by Furever Friends Animal Rescue of Brunswick County.

    The clinic can provide a one-year rabies vaccine shot or, with proof of a dog’s first rabies shot, provide a follow-up vaccine shot good for three years.

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases March 2 during a grand jury session:

    Scott Eldred Anderson, trafficking in MDA/MDMA, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver MDA/MDMA, maintaining vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, drug paraphernalia possession.