Today's News

  • Brunswick fire departments seeking volunteers to aid communities

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    The volunteer fire departments of Brunswick County are witnessing a critical shortage of able-bodied men and women to provide aid assistance when an alarm sounds. More than 90 percent of fire departments in North Carolina are all or mostly volunteer and 72 percent of firefighters are volunteers, according to information provided by Battalion Chief Amy Burton of the Leland Fire/Rescue Department.

  • Arrest made in homicide investigation after body found in Brunswick County last year

    An arrest has been made in a homicide investigation after a body was discovered in Brunswick County late last year.

    According to a Greensboro Police Department news release, officers on Tuesday arrested 25-year-old Gary Terrell Everette in connection with the death of 22-year-old Darace Xavier Bolton.

  • Shallotte man accused of taking money for jobs he didn’t do

    A Shallotte man is accused of requesting money from victims to do jobs for them without actually doing the work.

    Zachary Spotts, 28, of Creek Drive was arrested April 26 and charged with four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

    Warrants show that Spotts got money from victims to repair their homes without having done the work.

    Spotts remains jailed in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $38,500 bail.

  • Shallotte man accused of leading officials on a chase

    A Shallotte man is accused of leading officers on a chase in the southern end of the county.

  • Shallotte man accused of pointing a gun at another man

    A Shallotte man is accused of pointing a gun at another Shallotte man.
    Tristan Stone Kelly, 20, of Edna Way SW was arrested April 25 and charged with misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun, misdemeanor possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule IV controlled substance.
    Warrants show Kelly had 21 Valium tablets on him and pointed a .22 Remington rifle at another Shallotte man on April 25.
    Kelly remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $9,500 bail.

  • Seven graduate from county treatment courts

    BOLIVIA— It was something she couldn’t see happening but it did, Deborah Hockett, Brunswick County Mental Health Treatment Court graduate, told those who came to celebrate her graduation as well as those of six others finishing county treatment programs at Brunswick County Courthouse Thursday, April 25.  

    “Then I saw all of these people just like me,” she said. “They were addicts who struggled to be more than just addicts.”

  • Leland man accused of giving narcotic to child

    A Leland man is accused of giving a 9-year-old a narcotic earlier this month.

    Thomas John Williams, 42, of Patrick Lane was arrested April 24 and charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.

    Warrants show Williams gave a 9-year-old alprazolam on April 15.

    Williams was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on April 24 and released the same day on $50,000 bail.

  • Ash man facing felony drug charges

    An Ash man faces multiple drug charges, including cocaine charges.

    Rishaud James Bellamy, 31, of Pea Landing Road NW was arrested April 25 and charged with two felony counts of trafficking in cocaine, felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Bellamy had 33 grams of cocaine in two Ziploc bags in a 2002 white Grand Marquis on April 25.

  • Supply woman accused of assaulting multiple men

    A Supply woman is accused of assaulting multiple men, including a Brunswick County Sheriff’s officer.

    Rachel Michelle Alley, 25, of Willow Street was arrested April 21 and charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official/employee and two counts of misdemeanor assault.

  • Wilmington police, Crime Stoppers offering reward for person of interest in homicide case

    Wilmington police and Crime Stoppers of the Lower Cape Fear are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a person of interest in a homicide case.

    Michael Mitchell, 19, of Castle Hayne is wanted in connection with the death of Willie Sellers Jr., who was shot and killed April 5 at 10:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Emory Street in Wilmington.

    According to a Wilmington Police Department news release, Mitchell is a validated gang member who could be anywhere in the southeastern United States.