LELAND — Leland’s economic development committee finished the first town business survey in time to provide a brief overview of responses at its Oct. 13 meeting.
The LEDC sent the survey to 352 businesses in July in an effort to learn more about the business community, the hurdles business owners have faced and opportunities available and what is needed for the business environment to grow.
Three people are accused of depositing stolen checks to buy heroin between June and September.
Christian Orion Russ, 24, of Longwood Road in Longwood, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 12, and charged with two felony counts each of forgery of an instrument, uttering a forged instrument, receiving stolen goods, obtaining property by false pretense, identity theft, exploiting disabled/elderly, conspiracy, receiving money improperly from a bank machine and depositing money into a banking machine.
A Supply man is accused of committing sex crimes against a child.
Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested 32-year-old Billy Joe Walton Jr. of Civietown Road on Wednesday, Oct. 12, on 17 felony counts of indecent liberties with a child and a felony count of disseminating obscenity to a child younger than 13.
Warrants show Walton committed the crimes between July 12 and Oct. 12 against four victims, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.
Several Brunswick County Schools buildings sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
The Brunswick County Board of Education approved a request Oct. 4 to waive the requirement of three bids for work costing more than $10,000 if emergency repairs were needed at schools as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
Although schools reported damage totaling $18,906, school district spokeswoman Swencki said the request did not have to be enacted because each project was handled individually and none of the individual projects costs exceeded $10,000.
“Great-Grandma Susie Inman clowns around with good old Ronald McDonald on her 75th birthday,” wrote 11-year-old Hailee Townsend of Ash. After Townsend asked Inman to pose with the famous clown many times for a photograph, Inman relented on her birthday Oct. 4.
Study proves dogs understand our words and intonation
“It’s not only what you say, it’s how you say it” is equally true for both humans and dogs, according to new research. Hungarian scientists have proven something most dog lovers, including me, took for granted: Our dogs understand our words and tones. This exciting study holds many valuable lessons for how we can better study, train, and interact with our beloved canine companions.
Undoubtedly you’ve heard of the “Five-Second Rule.” This is a common belief in our culture that food and/or silverware dropped on the floor is “safe” if picked up within five seconds. I guess the line of thought is five seconds isn’t long enough for the food to pick up bacteria, dirt, dog hair or other pathogens.