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Today's News

  • Wilmington police looking for two men who struck same person, fled scene

    Wilmington police are looking for two men who struck the same victim’s car within minutes of each other.

    Both men fled the scene.

    According to a Wilmington Police Department news release, officers responded to a Dollar General store in the 400 block of Dawson Street at 4 p.m. Jan 20, where a woman who was shopping was told by a witness that her car had been backed into by two different men, both of whom immediately left the scene despite causing damage to the victim’s car, which was parked legally and properly within the lines of the parking spot.

  • Little River man arrested in connection with December death of Shallotte man

    A Little River, S.C. man has been charged in connection with the December shooting death of a Shallotte man.

    Kevin Ronette Stanley, 37, was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and obstructing justice in connection with the death of 42-year-old Brian Nunn, according to a Horry County Police Department news release.  

  • Two convicted felons accused of having firearm

    Two convicted felons are accused of having a firearm in their possession.

    Joey Lavon Williams, 35, of Freedom Star Road in Longwood and Barry Dewayne Reaves, 47, of Little River Road NW in Ash were arrested Feb. 9. Williams was charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and Reaves was charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and felony possession of cocaine.

  • Duo walks down East Coast for opioid awareness

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C.— Jessie Grieb and Mike Plante didn’t give much thought to the phone case on the ground next to their feet in New York State.

    The two were waiting for a video to load in the latter half of 2018, when Plante said something made him bend down to pick up the phone case and turn it over to see what was on the back.

    It was a Dragon Ball Z phone case — the kind of phone case Grieb’s late brother Brian Grieb would’ve loved and what they considered a sign from him.

  • Ash man accused of fleeing from deputy

    An Ash man faces two felony charges, including a felony charge of fleeing a Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy.

    Jody Dewayne Riley, 43, of Project Road NW was arrested Feb. 8 and charged with felony fleeing/eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Riley attempted to drive away from a deputy on Longwood Road on Feb. 7. Warrants also show at the time of his arrest he had an unspecified amount of cocaine in a plastic container.

  • Four face cocaine charges

    Four people have been arrested in Brunswick County on multiple drug charges.

    Alexander Dwayne Lacewell, 29, of Greentree Road in Wilmington was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with felony conspiring to sell/deliver cocaine.

    Warrants show Lacewell conspired with Joshua Strickland, Emanuella Pollard and Anthony Parker to sell cocaine on Feb. 1.

  • Three arrested, one sought in stolen items case

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit detectives have recovered more than $600,000 worth of stolen goods/equipment, and have charged four men in connection to the thefts.

  • Multiple people charged in separate drug cases

    Multiple people face charges in separate drug cases in Brunswick County.

    Nikki Marie Yates, 28, of Sanders Forest Drive NW in Shallotte was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Yates had an unspecified amount of cocaine in a plastic baggie on Jan. 2.

    Yates remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $5,000 bail.                  

  • Belville considers industry road annexation, improvement

    BELVILLE — Town officials will begin discussions with business owners in the Poole Road area off U.S. 17 to consider road repairs.

    Gray Styers, an attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP in Raleigh, spoke during the public comment section of the Jan. 28 Belville meeting, to represent Gregory Poole of Gregory Poole Equipment Company, which is located at 151 Backhoe Road NE in Belville’s town limits.

  • Convicted felon accused of stealing handgun

    A convicted felon is accused of stealing a handgun last year.

    Gary Shawn Cox, 29, of Division Drive in Wilmington was arrested Jan. 31 and charged with felony larceny of a firearm and felony possession of a firearm by a felon.

    Warrants show Cox stole a Derringer .22 caliber handgun and a semi-automatic handgun from another person between July 21 and July 27, 2018. Warrants also show Cox was convicted Oct. 8, 2009, in Columbus County Superior Court on a charge of felony larceny for an April 20, 2008, incident.