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Today's News

  • 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.

  • BBQ Cook-Off on BBQ Road cooks up Friday-Saturday, April 26-27, at Silver Coast Winery

    Silver Coast Winery and Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue are once again collaborating for the third annual "Wine and Swine" BBQ Cook-Off on BBQ Road this Friday and Saturday, April 26-27.

    From 6-8 Friday night there will be a wing competition between cook-off teams and Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue will be selling wings. Admission is free.

  • Woodsong Porch & Art Stroll April 27 in Shallotte

    The fourth annual Woodsong Porch & Art Stroll is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Village of Woodsong at 529 Sylvan St. in Shallotte.

  • Days at the Dock Festival set for April 27-28 in Holden Beach

    Holden Beach is gearing up for its annual Days at the Dock Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 on Jordan Boulevard in Holden Beach.

    Highlights include arts and crafts, food vendors,, entertainment, cardboard box paddle and hermit crab races Saturday and the world-famous bopple race and family fun run on Sunday, a children's area, free admission and parking.