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  • WBHS event celebrates all those continuing education beyond high school

    SHALLOTTE — The loud music, balloons and enthusiastic students on the stage of West Brunswick High School’s cafeteria initially caused some confusion Friday.

    That was, until assistant principal Jonathan Paschal explained what was up: College Signing Day, a time of celebration not just for athletes, but for anyone who plans on continuing their education after high school.

  • Duo accused of stealing Belville store’s display phone

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two people who stole a Belville store’s display phone.

    A man and woman entered the Verizon Wireless store at 22 Waterford Business Center Drive and stole an Apple iPhone X worth $1,010 from the display rack during business hours April 11.

    The woman is described as black and was wearing a black Nike visor hat, a black The North Face jacket with a pink logo, black pants and black flip-flops. The man is described as black and was wearing a dark hat with stripes, a dark-colored shirt and blue jeans.

  • Wilmington man accused of selling Xanax illegally

    A Wilmington man is accused of selling Xanax illegally in Brunswick County.

    Darius Dandre Nelson, 27, of Walnut Street was arrested April 26 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, selling or delivering a schedule IV controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Nelson had 38 units of Xanax in a plastic bag and sold it to an unidentified woman April 20.

    Nelson remains at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $10,000 bail.

  • Three men face meth charges

    Two men are accused of conspiring together to deliver methamphetamine.

    Richard Cody Knight, 23, of Tobago Drive in Southport and Steven Michael Secrest, 28, of Burgaw Street in Supply were arrested April 20 and each charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, conspiring to deliver methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Missing Miami woman sighted in Shallotte

    A Miami woman missing since last year may have been seen in Shallotte.

    Maribel Torres, 33, has been missing since Nov. 30, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department Special Victims Bureau, which also said she doesn’t have mental or physical disabilities and hasn’t contacted any family or friends.

    Someone notified Shallotte police night the night of April 25 they might have seen Torres at the Dollar Tree on Shallotte Crossing Parkway about 2 p.m. that day.

  • 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.