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Today's News

  • Sunset Beach man charged with kidnapping, credit card fraud

    A Sunset Beach man is charged with kidnapping, identity theft, financial credit card theft, financial card fraud and obtaining property by false pretense.

    Stephen Harold Curtsinger, 57, of Sea Bourne Way was arrested Friday, April 27.

    A Sunset Beach police report shows officers arrived at Curtsinger’s residence, identified themselves and knocked on doors for several minutes.

    After officers entered the home with a warrant, they performed a safety sweep and alerted occupants to show themselves.

  • Man accused of stealing musical equipment from church in Ash

    A Louisburg man is accused of stealing musical equipment from a church in Ash.

    Ronald Douglas Cowley, 39, of N.C. 561, was arrested April 23 and charged with breaking or entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny after breaking or entering and possession of stolen goods or property.

    Warrants and incident reports show Cowley broke into Little House of Prayer on Big Neck Road and stole its Behringer soundboard, a Yamaha keyboard, a Peavy amplifier bass amp and musical instruments worth a total of $3,800 sometime between April 19 and 20.

  • Bolivia man sought in shooting arrested

    A Bolivia man accused of firing into a house occupied by three people, including a 3-year-old, was arrested April 30. No one was injured.

    Malcolm Jeron Monroe, 24, of Midway Road is charged with discharging a weapon into occupied property, Brunswick County Detention Facility records show.

  • Supply woman accused of stealing then pawning items

    A Supply woman is accused of stealing then pawning items over a period of months.

    Patricia A. Batson, 49, of Barracuda Street was arrested April 26 and charged with safecracking, larceny and five counts of obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.

    Warrants show Batson got $20 from Pawn USA No. 6 by selling stolen items she said were hers Feb. 6, Feb. 14 and Feb. 26.

  • Wake Forest man wanted on drug charges accused of resisting officer

    A Wake Forest man wanted on drug and other charges is accused of resisting the officer who arrested him last week.

    Caleb Smith Adams, 25, of Mitchell Mill Road was arrested April 27 and charged with misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

    Warrants show Adams refused to obey Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy Timothy McNichol, who was arresting him on outstanding warrants.

  • Strawberry fields ripe for business

    Last year, hungry deer weren’t so dear to Indigo Farms’ strawberry crop.

    But this year, the Bellamy family’s Century Farm on Hickman Road is back in business with a field of strawberries ripe for picking.

    “The field’s really productive,” said Sam Bellamy, who continues to almost singlehandedly manage goings-on at his family’s six-generation farm straddling the Carolinas border.

  • Hickmans Crossroads Library checks out for new move, name and chapter

    It seemed like business as usual Monday at Hickmans Crossroads Library, but the staff and most of their customers knew better.

    The 13½-year-old library at 1040 Calabash Road was scheduled to close for good at 6 p.m. April 30 to get ready for a move to the former South Brunswick Islands Center two-and-a-half miles to the east, at 9400 Ocean Highway in Carolina Shores.

    Packing and moving day were to start Tuesday morning with help from a team of volunteers. Branch manager Christi Iffergan estimated it will take about a month to totally vacate the building.

  • BCCC launches first Brunsco Spring Fling, Battlefield on May 4-6

    In keeping with the seasonal spirit of fun coupled with a little competition, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce initiates the first Brunsco Spring Fling and Brunsco Battlefield from Friday, May 4, until Sunday, May 6, on a vacant field in front of Planet Fun at 349 Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

    Festivities begin 5 to 10 p.m. Friday with Family Night, featuring fair rides, games and a food, beer and wine garden.

  • Fund Racer: SBI Woman’s Club’s fifth Juleps & Jazz tips hats to Kentucky Derby

    It’s all about the headwear, the bourbon and the music.

    For the fifth year, the South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club serves up Juleps & Jazz, a Kentucky Derby-style “fund racer” from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Brunswick Center at Supply at 101 Stone Chimney Road.

    With presenting sponsor Novant Health, highlights include Most Glamorous and Most Outrageous hat contests for the ladies and “most dashing derbster” for the men, prizes included.

  • !Ole! Fiesta Mexicana on tap for Cinco de Mayo at St. Brendan’s

    Colorful dancing and foods once again highlight Fiesta Mexicana, which falls on Cinco de Mayo this Saturday, May 5, on the grounds of St. Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church at 5101 Ocean Highway in Shallotte.

    Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and admission and parking are free.

    This year’s fifth annual event features fancy footwork (baile folklorico, salsa and Zumba), food and fun, said Sister Mary Teresa, coordinator of St. Brendan’s Hispanic ministry.