Local News

  • Assault charge against Winnabow man dismissed

    A Winnabow man has been cleared of a misdemeanor charge of assault inflicting serious injury.

    The charge against 26-year-old Stewart Michael Gillette was dismissed April 20 after Scott L. Ussery, judge for Judicial District 13, denied Assistant District Attorney Troy M. Cronk’s motion to continue the case, court records show.

    Ussery dismissed the charge because there was no plaintiff, records show.

  • Men sentenced for roles in slaying of Holden Beach woman

    The two Charlotte men have been sentenced in Horry County, S.C., for their roles in the death of a Holden Beach woman nearly two years ago.

    Nicholas McIver and Terrell Freeman were each arrested on a murder charge July 13, 2016, in Charlotte and extradited to South Carolina in the slaying of 29-year-old Amanda Fisher.

  • Supply man accused of throwing dog from bridge

    A Supply man is accused of throwing someone else’s dog off a bridge in Ash.

    Logan Melzer, 19, was arrested April 24 and charged with cruelty to animals, a felony.

    Warrants show Melzer threw the dog, 1-year-old terrier, off the bridge into a creek March 17, but the crime wasn’t reported to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office until 9:30 a.m. April 24, spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Flax said a local veterinarian examined the dog the morning after Melzer’s arrest to make sure the dog was OK.

  • Leland man accused of assaulting deputy

    A Leland man is accused of assaulting a Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy last week.

    Jemar Dominique Davis, 34, of Hunterstone Drive was arrested April 27 and charged with assault on a government official/employee, injury to personal property and resisting a public officer, all misdemeanors.

  • Sunset Beach man charged with kidnapping, credit card fraud

    A Sunset Beach man is charged with kidnapping, identity theft, financial credit card theft, financial card fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.

    Stephen Harold Curtsinger, 57, of Sea Bourne Way was arrested Friday, April 27.

    A Sunset Beach police report shows officers arrived at Curtsinger’s residence, identified themselves and knocked on doors for several minutes.

    After officers entered the home with a warrant, they performed a safety sweep and alerted occupants to show themselves.

  • Man accused of stealing musical equipment from church in Ash

    A Louisburg man is accused of stealing musical equipment from a church in Ash.

    Ronald Douglas Cowley, 39, of N.C. 561, was arrested April 23 and charged with breaking or entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking or entering and possession of stolen goods or property.

    Warrants and incident reports show Cowley broke into Little House of Prayer on Big Neck Road and stole its Behringer soundboard, a Yamaha keyboard, a Peavy amplifier bass amp and musical instruments worth a total of $3,800 sometime between April 19 and 20.

  • Bolivia man sought in shooting arrested

    A Bolivia man accused of firing into a house occupied by three people, including a 3-year-old, was arrested April 30. No one was injured.

    Malcolm Jeron Monroe, 24, of Midway Road is charged with discharging a weapon into occupied property, Brunswick County Detention Facility records show.

  • Supply woman accused of stealing then pawning items

    A Supply woman is accused of stealing then pawning items over a period of months.

    Patricia A. Batson, 49, of Barracuda Street was arrested April 26 and charged with safecracking, larceny and five counts of obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.

    Warrants show Batson got $20 from Pawn USA No. 6 by selling stolen items she said were hers Feb. 6, Feb. 14 and Feb. 26.

  • Wake Forest man wanted on drug charges accused of resisting officer

    A Wake Forest man wanted on drug and other charges is accused of resisting the officer who arrested him last week.

    Caleb Smith Adams, 25, of Mitchell Mill Road was arrested April 27 and charged with misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

    Warrants show Adams refused to obey Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy Timothy McNichol, who was arresting him on outstanding warrants.

  • Strawberry fields ripe for business

    Last year, hungry deer weren’t so dear to Indigo Farms’ strawberry crop.

    But this year, the Bellamy family’s Century Farm on Hickman Road is back in business with a field of strawberries ripe for picking.

    “The field’s really productive,” said Sam Bellamy, who continues to almost singlehandedly manage goings-on at his family’s six-generation farm straddling the Carolinas border.