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  • Two sought in assault, robbery

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are looking for two who robbed and assaulted a man in the early hours of Saturday morning, September 14.

  • Deputies seek couple who robbed, assaulted man in Ash

    Deputies are looking for the couple who robbed and assaulted a man early Saturday morning in Ash.

    The victim met the man and woman at Jay’s Bar and Restaurant in Little River, S.C., where they were seen leaving together at 2:46 a.m., according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release. The victim told deputies he remembers going to his residence on Bay Tree Drive in Little River, then leaving in the couple’s vehicle about 3 a.m.

  • Bolivia man accused of stealing scrap metal from landfill

    A Bolivia man is accused of stealing scrap metal from the Brunswick County landfill.

    James Lindsay Arthur, 36, of 490 Bypass Way, is charged with obtaining property by false pretenses and first-degree trespassing, Brunswick County Detention Facility reports show.

    Arthur also faces a misdemeanor larceny charge, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Bolivia man arrested for stealing metals from landfill

    A Bolivia man has been arrested for stealing scrap metals from the Brunswick County Landfill.

    James Lindsay Arthur, 36, of Bypass Way in Bolivia, was charged Thursday with obtaining property by false pretense, first-degree trespassing and misdemeanor larceny.

    Arthur allegedly entered the Brunswick County Landfill at 172 Landfill Road in Bolivia between Sept. 16 and Sept. 19 and took assorted scrap metals including copper and steel, BCSO spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    He then sold the items to AIC Recycling in Wilmington for $300. 

  • Sunset Beach mayor consults county official about Jaguar's Lair

    Sunset Beach Mayor Richard Cerrato says he has consulted a county official about Jaguar's Lair.

    At a specially called town council meeting Sept. 11, Cerrato said he has talked to Brunswick County Commissioners Chairman Phil Norris about the unfinished development.

    “Since (property owners) are Brunswick County taxpayers, why are we in this business?” Cerrato asked. “Shouldn’t this be something the county is doing and not us? Phil advised me he is not a legal expert, nor am I.”

  • Sept. 11 memorials observed throughout Brunswick County

     Retired New York City firefighter Bob Gustavson fought his emotions the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 11, as he spoke to honor his fallen brothers and sisters who lost their lives 12 years ago in the terrorist attacks in New York City.

    “These people did not set out to be heroes that morning,” Gustavson said. “It was in their DNA.”

  • Brunswick County specialty courts receive $200,000 grant

     Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis recently announced the Brunswick County Drug Treatment Program has been awarded a $200,000 grant by the Department of Justice.

    The Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded the Brunswick County Drug Treatment Program with the grant Sept. 6. The budget period is to begin Oct. 1, 2013, and end Sept. 30, 2015.

    “This is a true expansion grant,” Lewis said. “This will have an incredible impact on our community. We can offer more services now, and we’re very proud of that.”

  • Brunswick County man helps in Colorado flood relief effort

     A Brunswick County man has traveled west to help with the ongoing response to the disastrous flooding in parts of central and northeastern Colorado that began last week.

    Chuck Thurlow, former chairman of the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross Board of Directors, has been working as a disaster volunteer since completing his term on the board in 2011.

  • Happy Birthday, Mae Belle: Family fetes 90-year-old with trip to Dominican Republic

    “Planes, trams, helicopters, limos, and a Dominican villa. That’s the way Mae Belle Stanley celebrated her 90th birthday this year,” said Stanley’s son, Glyn.

    Glyn Stanley was among family members who joined the Shallotte woman in celebrating the milestone when they accompanied her on a trip to the Dominican Republic on Labor Day weekend.

    He also shot photos commemorating his mother’s trip to the Caribbean country.

  • Hospital to dedicate healing and respite courtyard

    As workers add finishing touches, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center is getting ready to dedicate a new healing and respite courtyard.

    The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. this Thursday, Sept. 19, at the courtyard on the campus of the two-year-old medical facility on the southbound side of U.S. 17, at 240 Hospital Drive NE in Bolivia.

    The public is invited to the event that will include a ribbon cutting and light refreshments.