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Today's News

  • County settles 2019 revaluation schedule, 2007 lawsuits

    Brunswick County commissioners have settled the revaluation schedule for 2019, as well as some revaluation lawsuits from 2007.

    The board adopted the 2019 reappraisal schedule of values to reassess tax property values at a special meeting Aug. 30.

    The tax assessor's office has a copy of the schedule of values available via the county website, https://bit.ly/2LHzlUA. Hard copies are also available in the tax assessor’s office.

  • HB commissioners OK repeal, replacement of fee schedule

    HOLDEN BEACH— Holden Beach commissioners at a special Aug. 30 meeting voted to repeal and replace a resolution dealing with the town’s fee schedule.

  • Second September Saturday sees Leland Founders’ Day celebration

    Leland celebrates another birthday Saturday when Founders’ Day returns to Town Hall Drive.

    What started as town-sponsored barbecue lunch is now an annual community carnival at the town hall complex and Leland Municipal Park.

    Founders’ Day activities run from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at 102 Town Hall Drive.

    The celebration is free to the public. Leland officials ask visitors to bring canned goods or non-perishable food to donate to the local food bank.

  • NBHS student faces disciplinary action after making threat as joke

    A North Brunswick High School student faces disciplinary action after making a threat as a joke.

    Brunswick County Schools spokesman Daniel Seamans said three students, whose names were not provided, overheard another student during lunch make an inappropriate comment. An incident report lists the offender as a 14-year-old boy.

    The three students immediately told school administrators, who talked to the student who made the comment. Seamans said the threat was meant to be a joke but was “highly inappropriate.”

  • Man accused of buying oxycodone with forged prescriptions

    A South Carolina man is accused of using forged prescriptions to buy oxycodone in Shallotte in 2016.

    Gregory Brown, 31, of Willow Springs Road in Conway was arrested Aug. 21 and charged with five counts each of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery trafficking opium or heroin.

    Warrants show Brown gave Rite-Aid Pharmacy a forged prescription from John Madison, D.D.S. of Shallotte for 60 15-mg tablets of oxycodone July 15, 2016, Aug. 15, 2016, Sept. 29, 2016, Nov. 3, 2016, and Nov. 15, 2016.

  • Police seek Leland man accused of hitting cyclist

    Wilmington police obtained warrants for a Leland man accused of hitting a cyclist with his vehicle Wednesday, Aug. 29.

    The victim, identified as a Wilmington woman, suffered minor injuries.

    According to a police department news release, 25-year-old Daquan Dailey was trying to turn south from the parking lot of a business in the 100 block of South Kerr Avenue when he hit the woman, who was pedaling north on the sidewalk against traffic just before 4 p.m.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    Aug. 27

    Burglary, breaking and entering by entering the garage of a Village Road residence and stealing $450 in tools.

    Larceny of a case of water from the Circle K convenience store on Main Street.

    Candice Elaine White, 38, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of stolen goods.

  • Governor visits BCC to announce college grant program

    BOLIVIA — Gov. Roy Cooper visited to Brunswick Community College on Aug. 30 to discuss his office’s grant program that helps community college students stay in school.

    Finish Line Grants allow community college students to apply for money that can pay for personal expenses so they can remain in school to complete their degree or credential.

  • New merchant association supports smallest of small businesses

    The North Brunswick Merchant Association has grown from a Facebook group into a nonprofit supporting small business owners in under a year and a half.

    Executive director Lara Bair has big plans for small business events throughout the fall.

    Bair started a Leland/Belville Small Business Facebook page in April 2017. A year later she had more than 1,350 followers and received a push from Leland officials to go bigger.

  • Vigil honors victims of opioid crisis

    SHALLOTTE — Since the Oct. 10, 2012, opioid overdose death of his 33-year-old son, Patrick Atkinson, Rocky Atkinson of Supply said his sobbing has been reduced to occasional crying — but the pain of the loss never, ever leaves him or his wife Dulce.