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Today's News

  • Judge denies motion to dismiss charge against Vassey

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    BOLIVIA — Scotland County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Richard T. Brown denied a motion Tuesday afternoon to dismiss the voluntary manslaughter charge against a former Southport police sergeant who shot and killed a schizophrenic Boiling Spring Lakes teen more than two years ago.

    Bryon Vassey, 46, was the last of three law enforcement officers to arrive at the President Drive residence of 18-year-old Keith Vidal on Jan. 5, 2014.

  • Man charged in Bolivia woods fire

    A Virginia man has been charged with accidentally starting a brush fire that was allowed to spread, leading to last week’s 1,578-acre woods fire in Bolivia.

    Phillip Jenkins has been charged with a Class 3 misdemeanor charge of setting fire to grassland, brushland or woodland. He faces a fine of no less than $10 and up to $50 plus court costs, said Mike Malcolm, North Carolina Forest Service District 8 ranger and law enforcement officer.

  • Sunset Beach board votes against requiring proof of land ownership

    SUNSET BEACH — The Sunset Beach Planning Board has advised the town not to require proof of property ownership before it issues permits for new construction.

    The board’s 3-1 majority decision at its April 21 meeting is an advisory one that will be forwarded to Sunset Beach Town Council for consideration.

    The measure not to require ownership proof was approved by board members Len Steiner, Noelle Kehrberg and Greg Jensen, with Bob Tone casting a dissenting vote after Town Attorney Grady Richardson advised requiring proof could make the town liable.

  • Strawberry fields yield seasonal fruit

    ASH — People driving out to Waccamaw River Farm & Nursery at this time of the year are in for a seasonal treat.

    The annual strawberry harvest launched early this year at the scenic farm where Billy and Katherine Ingram and their team have once again been toiling and nurturing the delectable red fruit.

    “They’re just the sweetest berries in the county,” said a buyer who drove out to the farm on Kingtown Road on Earth Day last Friday, April 22, to buy a few flats and carry them back to Supply in his truck.

  • It’s wine time and more with local festivities

    Two area events are serving up wine and an array of accompanying accoutrements and festivities in coming days.

    The Ocean Isle Museum Foundation has scheduled its annual biggest Wine Fest fundraiser from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the museum at 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    This year’s Wine Fest theme is inspired by Tuscany.

  • Sunset Beach Waterfront Market launches first full season May 5

    It was a sell-out last fall, and it’s back again for a full season this year.

    The Sunset Beach Waterfront Market kicks off its second season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in Sunset Beach Town Park, 206 Sunset Blvd N.

    This year’s market, orchestrated by the nonprofit Sunset Beach Business and Merchants Association (SBBMA), will continue every Thursday during these hours through Oct. 27.

    Highlights include fresh produce and farm eggs, jams, jellies and honey, original art, homemade products and works by local authors.

  • Gather for a Spring Fling at The Gathering Place

    It’s the season to celebrate spring and have a fling in the process.

    The new Gathering Place Farm Tables and Furniture shop at 9501 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) in Carolina Shores is having its first Spring Fling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

    The public is invited to gather to greet neighbors, make new friends and visit the new store featuring handmade furnishings and décor as well as items from around the world and furnishings shows in Atlanta.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 23

    Obtaining property by false pretense reported on Park Road.

    April 17

    Warrant issued for Devante Malik Pugh, 18, of 2610 Evans Road, Bolivia, for simple possession of schedule IV, drug paraphernalia and resist, delay, obstruct.

    April 20

  • Holden Beach Police Department

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

    April 22

    Breaking and entering of motor vehicle, larceny of a dollar bill, $2 in change and center console tray reported on Shrimp Street.

    Breaking and entering of motor vehicle, larceny of iPhone car charger reported on Serenity Lane.

    Breaking and entering of motor vehicle reported on Ocean Boulevard East.

    April 23

    Vandalism to Jeeps reported on Yacht Watch Road.

  • 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 April 18 during a grand jury session:

    Anthony Junior Bell, habitual felon.

    Jermaine W. Bland, five counts of possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, five counts of sell/deliver heroin, five counts of drug paraphernalia possession.

    Andrew Elmer Boling, first-degree burglary.