Today's News

  • Woman gets 8 years in federal prison for fatal drug overdose

    A judge sentenced a Wilmington woman Thursday to eight years in federal prison for her role in a fatal drug overdose in 2016 that was investigated by a regional heroin task force.

    Senior U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt also sentenced 31-year-old Porsche Renee Dillard to three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr. said in a news release.

    Dillard pleaded guilty May 23 to a one-count criminal information, which charged her with distribution of a quantity of heroin and fentanyl.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 28

    Released at 9:25 a.m. Aug. 29, 2018, by Elizabeth Bynum, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office accreditation manager

  • Federal judge sentences Shallotte man to more than 5 years for drug conspiracy

    A judge sentenced a Shallotte man Wednesday to more than five years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.

    Senior U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced 53-year-old Delmas Carlyle “Trampus” Gause, 53, to serve 71 months, followed by five years of supervised release, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

  • County ranks in Top 10 for 2017 visitor spending

    Brunswick County remained in the Top 10 in most visitor spending for North Carolina counties in 2017.

    The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced last week spending hit nearly $24 billion statewide based on an annual study of visitor spending commissioned by Visit North Carolina and conducted by the U.S. Travel Association.

  • H2GO board votes down member’s proposal to drop Belville lawsuit

    LELAND — Following the first legal decision in the lawsuit over who will control the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO sanitary district by Superior Court Judge Charles Henry, an H2GO board member made an attempt at ending the utility’s involvement in the case.

    Board member Rodney McCoy asked for a discussion during the Aug. 27 meeting for a resolution to drop the lawsuit against Belville.

  • Belville fills two vacant commissioner seats

    Belville officials filled the empty half of their four-member board of commissioners Aug. 27, voting unanimously to appoint David Long and Morgan Mehler to serve out the terms of former commissioners Donna Schardien and Joe Breault.

    Belville’s July 16 town meeting was the last for Breault, who announced in June he would resign from the town board because of health issues. At that same meeting, town officials announced Schardien died July 13 after a three-year battle with cancer.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    Aug. 16

    Property damage by opening a car door and hitting a parked car at Zaxby’s.

    Aug. 21

    Theft by switching price tags on $95.74 in clothing at Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    Theft by pushing shopping cart with $500 in merchandise out of the Wal-Mart on Main Street.

    Aug. 22

  • Leland Police reports

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

    Aug. 17

    Obtaining property by false pretenses and communicating threats by tricking the victim into spending $700 and threatening him at a South Palm Drive, Winnabow, residence.

    Breaking and entering and larceny from a motor vehicle by taking $150 from the victim’s belongings at a Garden Club Way residence.

  • Leland board OKs parking rule change, introduces K9

    LELAND — An abbreviated Leland Town Council held an abbreviated meeting Aug. 23, as council members Pat Batleman and Michael Callahan were absent.

    Mayor Brenda Bozeman and councilmen Mike Campbell and Bob Corriston voted to excuse the absences, leaving the three-member board to vote on Thursday night’s issues.

  • Rouzer meets with officials on infrastructure needs

    BOLIVIA — Congressman David Rouzer told county officials last week sustaining recent nationwide economic growth would be the key to addressing local issues.

    Rouzer met with state Rep. Frank Iler, several Brunswick County mayors and county commissioner Marty Cooke during a visit to the county Aug. 23.

    He cited the Commerce Department’s second quarter report released in July that the Gross Domestic Product increased by 4.1 percent.