Today's News

  • Oak Island fire victim identified

    A man who died in an Oak Island fire has been identified.

    Oak Island Police Chief W.L. Ingram said the victim of the April 24 fire at 217 NE 54th St. is 67-year-old James Edwin Carden.

    Oak Island Patrol Lt. Frankie Cooke previously said at 5:31 p.m. the Oak Island Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 217 NE 54th St. When officials arrived they discovered a house, shed and vehicle on the property were fully involved.

  • Shallotte teen found safely

    Shallotte Police Department has announced that 17-year-old Taylor Dale Thompson has been found safely.

    Thompson was last seen at West Brunswick High School at approximately 2:45 p.m. Friday, May 3.

  • Leland man faces murder charge after assault victim dies

    A Leland man initially facing an assault charge is now facing a murder charge after the victim in the case died.

    Edvinn Lopez, 31, of Walker Street NE, was initially charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

    Warrants show Lopez attacked a man by knocking the victim unconscious and then kicking him with his feet while Lopez was wearing boots. The victim in the case died April 30 around noon at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and Lopez was charged with felony second-degree murder.

  • Leland man arrested on robbery charges in Robeson County

    A Leland man has been arrested on robbery charges out of Robeson County.

    The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested Mario H. Hernandez, 33, on May 3 and charged him with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and misdemeanor assault.

    According to a Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, Robeson County deputies responded to the 100 block of Treasure Drive in Maxton on a robbery with a dangerous weapon call.

  • Leland man arrested in Wilmington hit-and-run case

    Wilmington police have arrested a man they say left the scene of an accident last month.

    According to a Wilmington Police Department news release, police were looking for Elisha Jason King, 29, of Leland after he rear-ended a pickup truck and left the scene on April 20.

  • Highway Patrol asking for public’s help in hit-and-run investigation

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a driver involved a in fatal hit-and-run crash in Brunswick County.

    According to a North Carolina Department of Public Safety news release, on Tuesday, April 30, Highway Patrol troopers responded to Marlowtown Road near Calabash to investigate a vehicle that hit a pedestrian.

    The victim, 49-year-old Wilber Green of Calabash, died at the scene, and the vehicle left the crash scene before officials arrived to investigate.

  • Leland woman charged with obstructing justice

    A Leland woman is accused of obstructing justice in a case.

    Monica Palacios, 20, of Walker Street was arrested April 30 and charged with felony obstructing justice.

    Warrants show Palacios gave false information to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives by telling them she only knew a person of interest in a case involving assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflict serious injury and that she didn’t have information or an idea where the person of interest lived.

  • Leland police seeking person of interest in counterfeit money case

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person they say is involved in a counterfeit money case.

    According to a Leland Police Department news release, the person is accused of passing counterfeit money at multiple businesses on May 3 between 2 and 4 p.m. The person is of medium build with brown hair.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Leland police at 371-1100 or call 911.

  • Supply residents face felony drug charges

    Two Supply residents have been charged with multiple drug offenses.

    Olin Chad Ivey, 24, and Christian Ryan Walkowiak, 32, both of Olin Drive South, were arrested April 30 and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Ivey and Walkowiak had an unspecified amount of heroin, .4 grams of heroin, digital scales, two spoons, one straw and plastic baggies on April 29.

  • Leland man facing theft charges

    A Leland man is accused of larceny.

    Matthew Wayne Cowan, 28, of Appleton Way was arrested May 1 and charged with felony larceny and two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

    Warrants show Cowan sold a 1-carat diamond ring, a man’s gold wedding ban, a gold signet ring with engraving, a yellow gold woman’s wedding band, a woman’s high school class ring and other assorted jewelry worth an estimated $4,500 from a woman between April 25 and 29.