Today's News

  • Duo accused of stealing Belville store’s display phone

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two people who stole a Belville store’s display phone.

    A man and woman entered the Verizon Wireless store at 22 Waterford Business Center Drive and stole an Apple iPhone X worth $1,010 from the display rack during business hours April 11.

    The woman is described as black and was wearing a black Nike visor hat, a black The North Face jacket with a pink logo, black pants and black flip-flops. The man is described as black and was wearing a dark hat with stripes, a dark-colored shirt and blue jeans.

  • Wilmington man accused of selling Xanax illegally

    A Wilmington man is accused of selling Xanax illegally in Brunswick County.

    Darius Dandre Nelson, 27, of Walnut Street was arrested April 26 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, selling or delivering a schedule IV controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Nelson had 38 units of Xanax in a plastic bag and sold it to an unidentified woman April 20.

    Nelson remains at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $10,000 bail.

  • Three men face meth charges

    Two men are accused of conspiring together to deliver methamphetamine.

    Richard Cody Knight, 23, of Tobago Drive in Southport and Steven Michael Secrest, 28, of Burgaw Street in Supply were arrested April 20 and each charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, conspiring to deliver methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Missing Miami woman sighted in Shallotte

    A Miami woman missing since last year may have been seen in Shallotte.

    Maribel Torres, 33, has been missing since Nov. 30, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department Special Victims Bureau, which also said she doesn’t have mental or physical disabilities and hasn’t contacted any family or friends.

    Someone notified Shallotte police night the night of April 25 they might have seen Torres at the Dollar Tree on Shallotte Crossing Parkway about 2 p.m. that day.

  • Letters From Home delivers military tribute show May 6 at Carolina Opry

    Letters From Home, a military tribute duo launched in North Carolina, will perform a special show at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at The Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    In 2010, Erinn Diaz founded Letters From Home in Winston-Salem with a mission to tour the country honoring our nation’s veterans, active military heroes and their families, by reviving patriotism through music.

  • Assault charge against Winnabow man dismissed

    A Winnabow man has been cleared of a misdemeanor charge of assault inflicting serious injury.

    The charge against 26-year-old Stewart Michael Gillette was dismissed April 20 after Scott L. Ussery, judge for Judicial District 13, denied Assistant District Attorney Troy M. Cronk’s motion to continue the case, court records show.

    Ussery dismissed the charge because there was no plaintiff, records show.

  • Men sentenced for roles in slaying of Holden Beach woman

    The two Charlotte men have been sentenced in Horry County, S.C., for their roles in the death of a Holden Beach woman nearly two years ago.

    Nicholas McIver and Terrell Freeman were each arrested on a murder charge July 13, 2016, in Charlotte and extradited to South Carolina in the slaying of 29-year-old Amanda Fisher.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, committees were meeting virtually every day, discussions were beginning on the budget adjustments and new security measures were being installed.

    Interim and select committees were finishing their business, in preparation for the beginning of the short session May 16. Two committees on which I serve met April 25 and 26.

  • Supply man accused of throwing dog from bridge

    A Supply man is accused of throwing someone else’s dog off a bridge in Ash.

    Logan Melzer, 19, was arrested April 24 and charged with cruelty to animals, a felony.

    Warrants show Melzer threw the dog, 1-year-old terrier, off the bridge into a creek March 17, but the crime wasn’t reported to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office until 9:30 a.m. April 24, spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Flax said a local veterinarian examined the dog the morning after Melzer’s arrest to make sure the dog was OK.

  • Hospitals should do the right thing for their staff as well as their patients

    By Tom Siemers

    Guest Columnist

    All patients who enter the doors of Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport rightly expect to receive high-quality care in a safe, clean environment, but I’d wager that few patients in any hospital consider whether it is also safe and clean for the medical professionals who provide that care.