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Today's News

  • Detectives seek S.C. man in jewelry theft

    Detectives are looking for an Horry County, S.C., man accused of stealing nearly $30,000 in jewelry from a residence in Bolivia last month.

    Douglas Wilson Branton, 30, of Nathan Drive in Loris is wanted on a charge of felony larceny, according to a news release from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to a warrant, he stole 48 pieces of jewelry, valued together at $29,263, from the home on Woody Trail sometime between Dec. 3 and Dec. 5, 2014.

  • Two men arrested in separate assaults

    Two men have been arrested in two separate assaults that happened Thursday, Jan. 8, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Forty-year-old Jason William Kelly of Ocean Isle Beach is accused of choking a woman and punching her in the face while holding her child, warrants show. He was arrested Friday, Jan. 9.

    The woman suffered bruises around her eyes and cuts on her neck. Kelly took her cell phone to prevent her from calling 911 after the altercation, warrants allege.

  • Lockwood Folly Dixie sign-ups

    Lockwood Folly Dixie sign-ups

    Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball sign-ups are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, at Cedar Grove Middle School.

    Sign-ups are also 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day at the Supply Fire Department.

    Fee is $55 for one player, $100 for two, $150 for three. Fee for Wee/Tee ball is $45.

  • Brunswick County unemployment rate up slightly in November

    After Brunswick County’s unemployment rate hit a two year low at 6.0 percent in October, the rate ticked back up to 6.1 percent for November.

    Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in November 2013.

    While the county unemployment rate increased from October to November the state unemployment rate decreased, from 5.5 percent to 5.3 percent.

  • Leland commissioner looking for options to change in Flexcode building alteration zoning

    Leland officials opened a public hearing Dec. 18 to discuss an ordinance change aimed at encouraging more development in downtown Leland.

    The public hearing was continued over to the Jan. 15 town meeting.

    Town staff intends to change the Flexcode ordinance definition of substantial modification of a building.

    Leland approved Flexcode zoning in 2011 to promote mixed-use development they want to encourage in Leland’s gateway district– downtown from the US-17 exit along Village Road and into the surrounding area.

  • Teachey named Leland’s 2014 Citizen of the Year

    Mayor Brenda Bozeman surprised Piggly Wiggly Manager Danny Teachey with the Mayor’s Citizen of the Year award at the Dec. 18 town meeting.

    “We can always depend on Danny,” Bozeman said.

    “I see him and his crew cooking food or doing whatever needs to be done whether it’s for the town, the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce or the Unity Group of North Brunswick.”

    Teachey has been in the grocery business for 36 years and has spent the last 14 years with Piggly Wiggly in Leland where he is a manager and a store owner.

  • BSRI plans Lockwood Folly Community Building as site for senior center

    Brunswick Senior Resources has found the next site for a full service senior center in the Lockwood Folly Community Building.

    BSRI took over management of the center from the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department on Jan. 1, BSRI President and CEO Jim Fish said.

    Lockwood Folly’s community building at 1691 Stanbury Road SW in Supply is currently one of the senior nutrition sites run by BSRI.

  • Holden Beach Police report

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

    December 7

    Larceny of a debit/credit card from Captain Pete’s.

    December 11

    Breaking and entering – forcible entry, vandalism and larceny from a building by someone breaking a rear window at a residence on Ocean Boulevard West and stealing a 42 inch flat screen television, valued at $500.

  • 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 police incident and arrest reports.

    December 23

    Ricky Devon Hill, 37, arrested on felony charge of breaking and entering a motor vehicle.

    Vandalism by someone backing a vehicle into a utility trailer, causing $6,000 worth of damage.

    Breaking and entering a motor vehicle by suspect entering a tow truck to lower his vehicle.

    December 24

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last three weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    December 22

    Traffic crash on Village Road, two vehicles were involved in a traffic crash resulting in property damage.

    Traffic crash on US 17 South, two vehicles were involved in a traffic crash resulting in property damage.

    Traffic crash on Village Road by someone backing their vehicle into the victim’s parked car, resulting in property damage.