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Today's News

  • 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.

  • God and recovery: can you have one without the other?

    By Joshua Torbich

    Guest Columnist

    Recently, I spoke with a select group of students and faculty at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, just a 30-minute presentation about the opioid epidemic and the impact it’s having in southeastern North Carolina.

    At the conclusion of my presentation, I went into the foyer where a number of organizations had resource tables set up offering information to those in attendance.

  • Leland man accused of assaulting deputy

    A Leland man is accused of assaulting a Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy last week.

    Jemar Dominique Davis, 34, of Hunterstone Drive was arrested April 27 and charged with assault on a government official/employee, injury to personal property and resisting a public officer, all misdemeanors.

  • A morning in Sunset Beach for a shellfish cause

    Confession time: I’ve never eaten an oyster.

    In season one of one my all-time favorite shows, “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe,” Mike went to South Carolina to harvest oysters with Ed Palmer in Folly Creek. “Now here’s the thing: some point in our history, some guy — like you — wandered around and opened something like this up, and looked in there and saw that and said, ‘Yeah, yeah, that’s what I want to eat,’” Mike told Ed, gesturing toward the oyster meat on a freshly opened shell.

  • Support county’s Relay for Life event

    October is well known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with November following as Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

    Although many cancers seem to have similar symptoms and risk factors, many may not realize that ovarian cancer (it shares its awareness month, September, with blood cancers like leukemia) is most common among women between 55 and 64, for example.

  • 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.