Today's News

  • Family escapes Leland house fire

    A family safely escaped a house fire in the Magnolia Greens community in Leland on Saturday night.

    Leland Fire/Rescue Chief John Grimes said none of the family members nor firefighters who responded to the scene were injured, but the family’s cat is missing as of Monday.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a call came in about the fire at 9:36 p.m. Saturday.

    The cause and origin of the fire have not yet been released, Grimes said.

  • Yadkinville woman accused of stealing from Calabash store

    A Yadkinville woman is accused of stealing from Callahan’s of Calabash.

    Leah Brooke Ireland, 35, of Miller Road was arrested Jan. 24 and charged with misdemeanor shoplifting concealment of goods.

    Warrants show Ireland took two key chains, a glass wall hanging and four screen door savers from Callahan’s on Thursday without paying for them. Warrants do not provide an estimated total for the items.

    Ireland was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Jan. 24 and released the same day on $5,000 bail.

  • Duo steals from other people in their household

    A duo is accused of stealing items from another duo living in the same home.

    Shannon M. Bland, 35, and Joshua Salyers, 34, both of 2922 Indian Street in Supply, were both arrested Jan. 22 and charged with one count of felony larceny each, one felony count of larceny of a firearm each and one count of possession of firearm by a felon each.

  • Duo faces drug, resisting arrest charges

    Two men are facing drug charges and are accused of resisting arrest.

    Travis Wayne Whitlock, 32, of Catflish Lane in Bolivia and Chance Dean Curry, 32, of Old Mill Creek Road SE in Winnabow were arrested Jan. 24.

    Whitlock was charged with two felony counts of conspiring to sell methamphetamine and misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

  • Three face drug conspiracy charge

    Three people face felony conspiracy drug charges in connection with an early January case.

    Brittney Elizabeth Thomas, 25, of Sweet Bay Drive, Southport, was arrested Jan. 19 and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a schedule III controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance on a prison/jail premises, felony conspiring to sell/deliver a schedule III controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man leads deputies on chase

    An Ocean Isle Beach man faces multiple charges after leading deputies on a short chase last week.

    Billy Benjamin Suggs, 27, of Atkinson Street in Ocean Isle Beach, was arrested Jan. 25 and charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony flee/elude with a motor vehicle, misdemeanor injury to personal property, reckless driving/wanton disregard and driving with an expired registration card/tag.

  • Coast Guard medevacs man from Bald Head Island

    The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering from severe abdominal pains from Bald Head Island on Monday.

    Coast Guard Station Oak Island watchstanders received a report of the 49-year-old man’s condition and received a medevac request from medical personnel with the Bald Head Island Department of Public Safety, according to a Coast Guard news release.

    Station Oak Island launched a 29-foot response small boat crew, who got the man and two medical personnel on board at Bald Head Island and transported them to EMS personnel at Deep Point Marina in Southport.

  • Leland man accused of assaulting officer

    A Leland man is accused of assaulting an officer.

    Alfredo Gutierrez, 20, of Walker Street NE was arrested Jan. 24 and charged with misdemeanor assault on a government official/employee.

    Warrants show Gutierrez assaulted an officer by grabbing the officer by the throat as the officer was investigating a noise ordinance on Jan. 24.

    Gutierrez was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility Jan. 24 and released the same day on $5,000 bail.

  • New BCC president arrives on campus

    BOLIVIA— At the start of 2019 Brunswick Community College welcomed a new year and a new college president to campus.

    Dr. Gene Smith officially joined campus staff Jan. 2 after a career spanning more than 25 years at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, starting as an instructor in the math and science department in 1993 before becoming a department chair in the college’s math and science department in 2005.

  • Board of Education meeting Feb. 5

    The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Brunswick County Board of Education will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the County Commissioners’ Chambers at the David R. Sandifer Administration Building, 30 Courthouse Drive in Bolivia.