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Today's News

  • District court docket

     The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 5, 6, 7, and 8 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, Jan. 5

    Judge Scott L. Ussery presided over the following cases with prosecutor Quintin McGee and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Grand jury

     The Brunswick County Superior Court under the direction of the Judge Ola M. Lewis with prosecutor Jon David and courtroom clerk Amanda Kidd adjudicated the following cases Jan. 5 during a grand jury session:

    Timothy Michael Brennick, two counts of obtain property by false pretense.

    Sherri Maria Brooks, 10 counts of larceny by employee.

    Peter Stuart Brown, two counts of failure to register as sex offender.

  • Fish data collection has useful purpose
  • UPDATE: 15-year-old girl from Ash found safe

    A 15-year-old girl who was last seen between 8 and 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16, on Babson Road in Ash has been found safe.

    Sarah Alexis Evans of Ash was located Monday night, Jan. 19, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Ash man arrested in November nightclub shooting

    A 26-year-old Ash man accused of shooting a Supply man at a Shallotte nightclub in November 2014 has been arrested.

    Deontray Tremel Bryant, of Plainview Drive, was wanted on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said in a previous news release.

    Bryant is accused of shooting 26-year-old Nikko Hankins at Remedy’s Lounge, a nightclub off N.C. 130/Holden Beach Road, about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30.

  • Cape Fear defeats BCC in men’s basketball

     BOLIVIA — Cape Fear Community College beat Brunswick Community College 70-70 in a NJCAA Division I Region 10 men’s basketball game Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center gym.

    For BCC (0-3, 9-11), Carson Smith scored 18 points, Jaquan Grissett 17 and Taylor Buffkin 10. JacQues Chambers scored eight points, Robin Moore six, Cortell Busby five, Natjee Pritchett four and Kevin Rowell two. 

    The Dolphins trailed 38-30 at the half, but after a technical foul four straight free throws by Smith gave BCC a 40-38 lead.

  • West Brunswick’s boys’ basketball, wrestling teams stay unbeaten

     

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team improved to 16-0 by beating host Ashley 60-54 in a conference game Friday, Jan. 16.

    For West, 6-0 in the conference, Gray Cheers scored 20 points and Saadiq Johnson 13.

    Nasir Murray scored seven points, Josh Woodard four, Jon Jordan four, Tyquan Hill four, Shermonde Fulwood three, Alex Clarida two, Da’Quane Burgess two and Tyler Stanley one.

    Ashley led 15-14 after the first quarter and 29-27 at the half.

  • UPDATE: Leland man charged with murder in baby's death

    A Leland man is charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s 15-month-old son.

    Albert David Morgan, 35, and the baby’s mother, 33-year-old Angel Marie Ray, were arrested Thursday, Jan. 15, the day Brayden Christopher Ray was injured, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. Brayden died Saturday, Jan. 17.

  • BCC women lose to Cape Fear

     BOLIVIA — Cape Fear beat host BCC 76-64 in a women’s NJCAA Division II Region 10 basketball game Thursday, Jan. 15.

    For BCC (1-5, 5-9), freshman D’Asya Wilson scored 18 points, sophomore Monica Smalls 15 and freshman Brianna Baham 13. Anshonee Addison scored six points and Courtney Pearsall, Baylee Simpson and Asha Graham scored four points each.

    The Dolphins led 11-10 with 11 minutes, 40 seconds left in the first half but the Sea Devils rallied and outscored BCC 16-2 in taking a 26-13 lead with 4:14 left.

  • 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.

    Jan. 5

    Two-vehicle crash on Village Road resulting in minor injuries.

    Hit and run by an unknown driver who struck a vehicle on U.S. 17.

    Jan. 6

    Anthony Walker arrested during a traffic stop on Village Road for driving while his license was suspended.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of heavy equipment batteries from a Village Road site.