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Public Safety

  • Leland police seek information on woman’s 1995 disappearance

    Leland police are looking for information on the disappearance of Tammy Kay Ferguson 23 years ago.

    Ferguson was 37, lived in the old Leland Mobile Home Park at 114 Old Fayetteville Road and worked as a housekeeper at the old Town and Country Motel in Belville when she vanished in July 1995.

    She had followed her husband Benny from Alabama to Leland for his job as a construction worker, although a Leland police news release does not say when.

  • Sheriff’s deputies arrest three men in separate county sex crime cases

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested three men charged with felony sex crimes in separate cases.

    Earn Vern Williams, 57, of Randolphville Road NE in Bolivia is charged with indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offense with a child by adult.

    Warrants show the crimes involving an 11-year-old happened July 6 and 7.

    Williams was arrested July 8 and remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $100,000 bail.

  • South Carolina motorcyclist arrested after chase and crash in Supply

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Myrtle Beach, S.C., motorcyclist after he led them on a chase in Supply.

    Tristan Blunier, 22, of Hickory Oak Court was arrested July 7 and charged with felony fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, failure to heed a light or siren, resisting a public officer and reckless driving to endanger.

  • Deputies arrest men in separate heroin cases

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men July 2 in two separate heroin cases.

    Charles Lamon Brown, 27, of Jenrette Way NW in Sunset Beach is charged with conspiring to sell or deliver heroin and two counts each of conspiring to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Brown conspired with an unnamed person to sell and deliver 1.2 grams of heroin and had a wax bindle Feb. 7.

    Brown remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $20,000 bail.

  • Supply man gets two life sentences for raping child

    BOLIVIA — A Supply man will spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting to impregnating a 9-year-old girl in his care in 2016.

  • Calabash Fire Department June 2018

    During the month of June, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 182 calls: 14 structure fires, three woods/brush fires, a vehicle fire, six fire alarms, six motor vehicle accidents, a rescue, a gas leak, two mutual aid, six other, 22 public assistance and 120 EMS first-response calls.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 22-July 1 2018

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident reports. 

    June 22

    Damaged mailbox reported on Canal Street.

    June 25

    Larceny of jewelry reported at a home on Shoreline Drive.

    July 1

    Stolen bike reported on Sunset Boulevard. Victim said bike was taken while parked in a lot.

  • Missing diver’s body found near Flying Pan Shoals

    The body of a 51-year-old diver who went missing Monday afternoon was found Tuesday afternoon near Flying Pan Shoals off the Brunswick County coastline.

    His identity has not been released because members of his dive team found his body, the Coast Guard said.

    The man went for a half-hour dive off the boat Jet Lag on Monday afternoon. When he did not resurface, Jet Lag divers searched the area, the Coast Guard said.

  • Leland Police reports

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    June 18

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a commercial trailer and tools worth $1,810 from a construction site on Batik Court.

    Trespassing at a building on Village Road.

    Breaking and entering storage building at a King Moore Road residence and larceny of a pistol worth $500.

  • Fireman’s Freedom Competition June 30

    The Southport Fire Department will present the 35th annual Fireman’s Freedom Competition from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the Southport Fire Substation, 111 E. Nash St. in Southport.

    Since 1984, The city of Southport Fire Department has invited area fire departments to Southport to compete in the N.C. 4th of July Festival Fire Fighter Freedom Competition.