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Today's News

  • Four women cited in Mulberry Park fire

    Four women are accused of starting a fire in Shallotte’s Mulberry Park last month.

    Belinda Tyree, 29, of Holden Beach Road in Supply, Tonya DeRouin, 30, of Ocean Forest Drive in Calabash, Jamie Robinson, 35, and Katharine Moro, 36, both of Varnamtown Road in Supply were each cited on misdemeanor charges of injury to personal property, setting fire to personal property, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and littering.

  • Two accused of taking tools from workshop

    Two men are accused of taking tools from a workshop in Leland they broke into Christmas Eve.

    Ryan Tyler Duffy, 25, of Holly Hills Drive in Shallotte and Johnnie Ray Ison, 23, of Judy Ray Lane in Leland were each charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering and felony conspiracy to break or enter a building.

  • Supply man to serve nine years for sexually assaulting girls

    BOLIVIA — A judge sentenced a Supply man to serve at least nine years in state prison for committing sex crimes with two girls, the District Attorney’s Office said.

    Robeson County Superior Court Judge James Gregory Bell sentenced 35-year-old Michael Charles Jacobs of Seashore Road to two consecutive sentences of 58 to 130 months in prison, with credit for time served, after he pleaded guilty to two felony counts of second-degree sexual offense Wednesday, Jan. 4.

  • Southport man accused of cutting, terrorizing woman

    Oak Island police arrested a Southport man accused of breaking into a residence Dec. 27 and cutting a woman who was there.

    Charles Dean Holden, 53, of Frink Street was arrested Jan. 6 and charged with felony breaking and entering with intent to terrorize or injure, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor communicating threats.

    Warrants issued Dec. 28 show Holden broke into the home in the 100 block of Northwest First Street and used a steak knife to slash the woman’s hand, saying he would kill her. 

  • School board forgives two makeup days for staff

    SHALLOTTE — The Brunswick County Board of Education forgave two makeup days for employees of Brunswick County Schools as a result of Hurricane Matthew, as allowed by the state General Assembly.

  • Trojans defeat Topsail in basketball

    SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick beat Topsail 63-52 in a boys’ basketball game Monday night between 3A teams. West is 3-1 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference, 11-3 overall. Topsail is 0-5, 8-7.

    Senior guard Brandyn Parker hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 26 points.

    Bryce Ahrens scored 10 points, Khalil Bland eight and Rasheed Daniels and Josh Woodard six each. Kaleb Hewett, Caleb Gilbert and Tariq Thomas each scored two points. J’vian McCray scored one point.

  • Brunswick County escapes weekend snowfall

    Despite some slight precipitation and bitterly cold temperatures, Brunswick County was spared from last weekend’s snowfall over the Carolinas.

    “Farther inland, mainly Charlotte and north of Raleigh, 8 to 12 inches fell in some places,” said Steven Pfaff, warning coordinator meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. “That’s why we were concerned people traveling out of the area might be getting impacts. Impacts were expected to be elsewhere for the most part.”

  • County escapes weekend snowfall

    Despite some slight precipitation and bitterly cold temperatures, Brunswick County was spared from last weekend’s snowfall over the Carolinas.

    “Farther inland, mainly Charlotte and north of Raleigh, 8 to 12 inches fell in some places,” said Steven Pfaff, warning coordinator meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. “That’s why we were concerned people traveling out of the area might be getting impacts. Impacts were expected to be elsewhere for the most part.”

  • SBHS seniors honor Judge Hankins for mentoring

    BOLIVIA — Five years ago, she gave them a trip to the nation’s Capital. What she didn’t realize is that her gift to them had more influence than she knew.

    And to show their appreciation, two of the students Brunswick County District Court Judge Pauline Hankins took to Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2011 through her Jubilee Outreach program thanked her by holding a luncheon for her Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the Brunswick County Courthouse. 

  • OIB residents complain about eminent domain settlement

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Residents complained during Tuesday’s town board meeting about a mediated settlement in the town’s eminent domain lawsuit with OIP Beach NC LLC development company.

    The agreement allows the developer to have a 20,000-square-foot lot along Causeway Drive between Gatha Lane and East Second Street and retain a $1.25 million payment for the property, while the town keeps the rest of the property between Gatha Lane and East Second Street next to the Museum of Coastal Carolina.