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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach gets set for summer firefighter apprentices

    SUNSET BEACH — This summer, the town’s fire and beach staff should be getting a staffing boost at a lower cost.

    Town council last week approved a 10-week summer firefighter apprentice program outlined by Sunset Beach Fire Chief Paul Hasenmeier.

    “College students gain experience not only with fire engines and in the firehouse but also on the beach strand with EMS and rescue-related tasks,” Hasenmeier said at council’s Feb. 4 meeting.

  • Delco man faces felony larceny charges

    A Delco man is facing multiple felony charges, including felony larceny.

    Eliot Nichols Watkins, 26, of Andrew Jackson Highway was arrested Jan. 31 and charged with felony attempting to break or enter a building, felony larceny of a motor vehicle and felony larceny.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.                  

  • AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax services

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return or give you paper copies to file yourself.

  • Mobile medical unit to visit Varnamtown on Feb. 6 and March 18

    The ECU/Goshen Medical and flu mobile medical unit will be at 100 Varnamtown Road in Supply from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 6 and March 18.

    The scope of service will include primary care, all ages; sliding fee scale for those without insurance or with poor insurance; and Goshen will bill insurance for patients who are insured.

    Goshen will provide the mobile medical unit staff and Debra Kosko will be present in the mornings.

    The plan is to return to Varnamtown every two, three or four weeks and needs community input.

  • Supply man accused of taking money for jobs, not doing them

    A Supply man is accused of taking money for jobs he didn’t follow through on.

    Richard Wayne Buffkin, 45, of B Street turned himself in to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Feb. 13.

    Warrants show Buffkin took $3,500 from a man and didn’t follow through with the work between July 1 and Dec. 21, 2018, took $4,500 from another victim and didn’t follow through with the work between Nov. 12, 2018, and Jan. 7, and took $3,500 from a third victim without following through on the work between Dec. 4 and Dec. 31, 2018.

  • Little River Lions serve pasta dinner Feb. 22

    The Little River Lions Club cooks up its annual pasta dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Little River United Methodist Church at 1629 U.S. 17 just south of the state line in Little River, S.C.

    The cost is $9 adults, $6 children. There will also be a silent auction.

    The fundraiser supports the visually impaired, handicapped ramps and other Lions causes.