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Today's News

  • Leland man faces murder charge after assault victim dies

    A Leland man initially facing an assault charge is now facing a murder charge after the victim in the case died.

    Edvinn Lopez, 31, of Walker Street NE, was initially charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

    Warrants show Lopez attacked a man by knocking the victim unconscious and then kicking him with his feet while Lopez was wearing boots. The victim in the case died April 30 around noon at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and Lopez was charged with felony second-degree murder.

  • Leland man arrested in Wilmington hit-and-run case

    Wilmington police have arrested a man they say left the scene of an accident last month.

    According to a Wilmington Police Department news release, police were looking for Elisha Jason King, 29, of Leland after he rear-ended a pickup truck and left the scene on April 20.

  • Leland police seeking person of interest in counterfeit money case

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person they say is involved in a counterfeit money case.

    According to a Leland Police Department news release, the person is accused of passing counterfeit money at multiple businesses on May 3 between 2 and 4 p.m. The person is of medium build with brown hair.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Leland police at 371-1100 or call 911.

  • Highway Patrol asking for public’s help in hit-and-run investigation

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a driver involved a in fatal hit-and-run crash in Brunswick County.

    According to a North Carolina Department of Public Safety news release, on Tuesday, April 30, Highway Patrol troopers responded to Marlowtown Road near Calabash to investigate a vehicle that hit a pedestrian.

    The victim, 49-year-old Wilber Green of Calabash, died at the scene, and the vehicle left the crash scene before officials arrived to investigate.

  • Supply residents face felony drug charges

    Two Supply residents have been charged with multiple drug offenses.

    Olin Chad Ivey, 24, and Christian Ryan Walkowiak, 32, both of Olin Drive South, were arrested April 30 and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Ivey and Walkowiak had an unspecified amount of heroin, .4 grams of heroin, digital scales, two spoons, one straw and plastic baggies on April 29.

  • Shallotte teen found safely

    Shallotte Police Department has announced that 17-year-old Taylor Dale Thompson has been found safely.

    Thompson was last seen at West Brunswick High School at approximately 2:45 p.m. Friday, May 3.

  • BLT apprentices present ‘That’s Entertainment V’ May 3 and 5

    Brunswick Little Theatre’s 2019 class of Musical Theatre Apprentices present their annual revue, “That’s Entertainment V.”

    Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the BLT theater at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    The revue will feature comedic sketches and musical numbers from “Damn Yankees,” “Sweet Charity” and “Crazy for You,” among others.

  • Senior job fair draws a crowd

    Job-seekers in the 50-plus age bracket were feted with opportunities last week compliments of Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.

    BSRI’s second annual job fair April 26 drew employers as well as event-goers checking out a variety of offerings, from part-time and temporary to full-time positions paying significantly more than minimum wage.

  • Two mayoral candidates speak at Sunset Beach forum

    SUNSET BEACH — Two residents vying to become the next mayor of Sunset Beach spoke at an hour-long forum last Tuesday night, April 23.

    David Marsland and Paul VanWormer responded to citizen questions as well as those from Sunset Beach Town Council, which has been without an official mayor since the Feb. 5 resignation of Greg Weiss after five months on the job. Weiss’ resignation was preceded by that of former Mayor Robert Forrester, who left the job in March 2018 following the firing of former town administrator Susan Parker.

  • Sunset Beach consensus OKs draft budget

    SUNSET BEACH —  A council consensus approved moving forward with the town draft budget for fiscal 2019-2020 at a special called meeting and final budget workshop April 23.

    Town Administrator Hiram Marziano said changes included an update in fire fees, spurring town councilman Richard Cerrato to ask why they are being raised.