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Today's News

  • Old Fayetteville Road multi-use path design changes plans again

    LELAND — The road to a multi-use path along Old Fayetteville continues to be long and winding for Leland officials.

    Town board members decided at their Thursday, Nov. 17, meeting if the project was a path they wanted to continue following.

    The Old Fayetteville Road multi-use path was submitted to the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) in 2013. The WMPO received federal funding for pedestrian projects, which would be funded with approval of the project design by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

  • Shallotte starts meetings with NCDOT on street realignments

    SHALLOTTE — Planning for realigning Wall Street and Shallotte Avenue where they intersect with Main Street began the three-year process to construction with a North Carolina Department of Transportation meeting with Shallotte officials Nov. 14.

    The project has a let date, to go out to contractor bid, in August 2019.

    “It’s still in the preliminary stages,” Shallotte Mayor Walt Eccard said of the meeting, adding town officials first met with NCDOT representatives earlier this year to select an engineer to design the realignment.

  • Election protest delays ballot canvass

    A protest delayed the completion of the Brunswick County Board of Elections’ canvass of the Nov. 8 general election results.

    Brunswick County Republican Party chairman Joe Agovino of Southport filed the protest Thursday afternoon, Nov. 17, saying state General Statute 163-82.1 was violated.

  • Man arrested in 2001 Oak Island sex crimes involving child

    A Burlington man is accused of sex crimes involving a child that happened 16 years ago in Oak Island.

    Alamance County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 45-year-old James Floyd Cameron at his Baptist Church Loop Road home Nov. 18 on two felony charges: indecent liberties with a child and committing a crime against nature.

    According to warrants issued by Oak Island police June 6, 2004, Cameron committed the sex crimes when he was 30 against a victim younger than 16 between June 1, 2001, and Aug. 1, 2001.

  • Video of Matthew Smith wrestling

    At 106 pounds, West Brunswick freshman Matthew Smith wins by fall in 32 seconds Nov. 22 against South View.

  • Video of Harrison Campbell wrestling

    Wests Brunswick senior Harrison Campbell wins by fall in 1 minute, 24 seconds at 126 pounds Nov. 22 against South View.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers split two home matches

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team split two matches against Purnell Swett and South View Nov. 22 at West.

    These were the first wrestling matches this season at West. The Trojans beat South View 47-36 and lost 41-39 to Purnell Swett.

    Against South View, the Trojan lost the opening match at 120 pounds but senior Harrison Campbell won by fall in 1 minute, 24 seconds at 126 pounds and junior Brandon Reisen won by fall in 1:13 at 132 pounds against South View, giving West a 12-6 lead.

  • VIDEO: Matthew Tippett wrestling

    West Brunswick senior Matthew Tippett clinches victory against South View. He wins by fall in second period in 120-pound match Nov. 22. Last part of match shown.

  • VIDEO: Lincoln Simpson wrestling

    West Brunswick junior Lincoln Simpson wins by fall in 17 seconds against South View in 285-pound match Nov. 22.

  • VIDEO: Matthew Smith wrestling

    West Brunswick freshman Matthew Smith wins by fall in 32 seconds against South View in 106-pound match Nov. 22. Last part of match shown.