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Today's News

  • Teachers ‘Rally for Respect’ in Raleigh

    RALEIGH — An estimated 26,000 teachers from across North Carolina, including Brunswick County, traveled to the state capital May 16 for the “March for Students and Rally for Respect” organized by the nonpartisan North Carolina Association of Educators.

    Two charter buses with teachers from all over the county left from Shallotte and Leland on Wednesday morning in time for the planned 10 a.m. March for Students. Teachers then made their way into the legislative building at 10:45 a.m. before the General Assembly convened at noon.

  • Elections board finalizes primary vote

    The Brunswick County Board of Elections finalized the results of the May 8 primary election May 18.

    Knotts said no outcomes changed after including the remaining votes.

    The board approved nine supplemental absentee ballots during a pre-canvass meeting in the elections board office that were either received on Election Day or were postmarked by Election Day and received by the end of the week, May 11.

    Board members also considered 73 provisional ballots and approved 45 of those ballots, which were added to the final results.

  • Men arrested on drug charges after near-fatal overdose

    Two South Carolina men remain jailed each on $1 million bail on drug charges related to a near-fatal overdose in Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit agents responded to a near-fatal overdose May 15 that led to the arrest of Dashon Cortez Grate and Marqivies Sedale Crawford after a traffic stop May 16. 

    No details about the condition of near-overdose victim are available because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

  • Big Earl freed from Holden Beach shoreline

    HOLDEN BEACH — A week after washing ashore, Big Earl made its way back out to sea last Thursday.

    Capt. Virgil Coleman was shrimping from the boat May 10 when winds blew a net into the boat’s propeller and got stuck, causing the boat to drift into the sand.

    Michael Staley of Browns Summit, a Holden Beach homeowner who was among those trying to free the boat, shared Big Earl updates on The Friends of Holden Beach Facebook group May 17, when the boat made it offshore about 11 a.m.

  • Leland takes next step toward development partnership

    Leland officials took legal steps May 17 to prepare to pursue a public-private partnership with Brunswick Forest to start a new phase of development.

    Town council members agreed at their Feb. 15 meeting to accept a petition to establish a Brunswick Forest Special Assessment District (BFSAD) to help Jeff Earp’s Funston Land & Timber LLC, developer of Brunswick Forest, build the infrastructure for new homes and businesses sooner than later.

  • Man pleads guilty to shooting at coworker after argument

    A man accused of shooting at his coworker at a construction site last year pleaded guilty to the crime. No one was injured.

    Dadrian Earl Todd, 27, was arrested July 17 and charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, according to a Leland Police Department news release. 

    Court records show Todd pleaded guilty to the charge May 7 .

    Assistant District Attorney Troy Cronk said Judge C. Ashley Gore sentenced Todd to a 60-day suspended sentence.

    Gore also placed Todd on 12 months of supervised probation.

  • BCC invites community ‘Back to the Classroom’

    On May 30 from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Brunswick Community College will welcome community members “Back to the Classroom” to celebrate the joy of learning and engage with the campus community.

    The BCC Foundation, in partnership with friends from Brunswick County and beyond, are pleased to offer the opportunity to sample two courses followed by a brief reception.

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  • Shallotte police seek man for fraudulent purchases

    Shallotte police are looking for a man who made fraudulent buys at Lowes Home Improvement earlier this year, as well as other locations in North Carolina and South Carolina.

    The purchases were made Feb. 26, but police were only recently notified about it, Detective Sgt. John Holman said

    The man is described as white with a medium build and a brown mustache.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Shallotte police at 754-6008 or private message Shallotte police through their Facebook page and ask to speak with Holman.

  • BCC president Adams receives positive evaluation

    BOLIVIA— After a closed session following their regular meeting May 17, Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees announced they’d given a positive evaluation of college president Dr. Susanne Adams.

    “In general, the evaluation of the president, the average score was between exceeding expectations and meeting expectations,” chairman Alan Holden said. “The score was extremely positive, exemplifying the satisfaction of … the president.”

  • South Carolina man accused of stealing golf carts

    A Galivants Ferry, S.C., man is accused of stealing six golf carts from Brunswick County.

    Joseph Molok, 39, of Rosa Mae Lane was arrested May 16 and charged with six counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, two counts of breaking or entering, larceny after breaking and entering and two misdemeanor counts of injury to personal property.