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Today's News

  • Ash man facing felony drug charges

    An Ash man faces multiple drug charges, including cocaine charges.

    Rishaud James Bellamy, 31, of Pea Landing Road NW was arrested April 25 and charged with two felony counts of trafficking in cocaine, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Bellamy had 33 grams of cocaine in two Ziploc bags in a 2002 white Grand Marquis on April 25.

  • Supply woman accused of assaulting multiple men

    A Supply woman is accused of assaulting multiple men, including a Brunswick County Sheriff’s officer.

    Rachel Michelle Alley, 25, of Willow Street was arrested April 21 and charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official/employee and two counts of misdemeanor assault.

  • Wilmington police, Crime Stoppers offering reward for person of interest in homicide case

    Wilmington police and Crime Stoppers of the Lower Cape Fear are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a person of interest in a homicide case.

    Michael Mitchell, 19, of Castle Hayne is wanted in connection with the death of Willie Sellers Jr., who was shot and killed April 5 at 10:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Emory Street in Wilmington.

    According to a Wilmington Police Department news release, Mitchell is a validated gang member who could be anywhere in the southeastern United States.

  • Burgaw man accused of pointing gun at fellow driver

    A Burgaw man has been accused of pointing a gun at a fellow driver in Brunswick County.

    Louis Brandon Hesse, 28, of Cypress Street was arrested April 18 and charged with misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun, driving while license revoked impaired revocation, misdemeanor resisting a public officer, misdemeanor child abuse, felony altering/removing a gun serial number and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon.

  • Bolivia woman faces animal cruelty charge

    A Bolivia woman faces a charge of cruelty to animals.

    Jerry Smith Johnson, 56, of Neck Road SE was arrested April 26 and charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals.

    Warrants show Johnson deprived a female pit bull of food on April 26.

    Johnson was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on April 26 and released the same day on $3,000 bail.

  • Shallotte man accused of beating pregnant woman

    A Shallotte man is accused of beating a pregnant woman in his home.

    Dillon Thomas Wood, 26, of Village Point Road was arrested April 21 and charged with felony second-degree kidnapping, felony assault by strangulation, misdemeanor assault of an unborn child, misdemeanor interfering with an emergency communication, misdemeanor resisting a public officer, misdemeanor assault on a female, misdemeanor resisting a public officer and misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun.

  • Wilmington man facing felony drug charges

    A Wilmington man faces multiple felony drug charges in Brunswick County, including a trafficking charge.

    David Weston Russell III, 27, of Chancellorsville Drive was arrested April 26 and charged with felony trafficking opium or heroin, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, misdemeanor possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Russell had 23 bindles of heroin, an unspecified amount of alprazolam, glass pipes, straws and plastic bags on April 26.

  • Myrtle Beach, S.C., man arrested on child sex crimes charges

    A Myrtle Beach, S.C., man faces child sex crimes charges in Brunswick County.

    Blair Desmond Fleming, 26, of Scarlet Lane, Myrtle Beach, was arrested on felony statutory sex offense with a child younger or equal to the age of 15 and felony indecent liberties with a child.

    Warrants show the incidents took place between Aug. 1, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2018.

    Fleming remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $250,000 bail.

  • Matthew 25 Center celebrates opening with ribbon cutting, open house

    TABOR CITY— Community members came together on Saturday to celebrate the official opening of the Matthew 25 Center at Tabor City Inc.

    The facility provides a temporary housing environment for families visiting loved ones at detention centers in Brunswick, Robeson, Bladen and Columbus counties and Horry County, S.C.

    The center was inspired by Matthew 25:40: “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

  • School board approves AstroTurf for artificial turf design, installation

    After a slight hiccup in plans, the Brunswick County Board of Education has hired a Georgia company to complete artificial turf projects at West, South and North Brunswick high schools, which was unanimously approved by the board in February.

    The board awarded AstroTurf, a company based out of Dalton, Ga., the contract for the field design and complete field installation, including all labor, materials and training for split-bend artificial turf with a shock pad and rubber infill for a total cost of more than $2.9 million.