Today's News

  • Sunset Beach Mayor Greg Weiss resigns

    SUNSET BEACH — Mayor Greg Weiss abruptly announced at the end of Monday night's meeting he is resigning effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, after just five months on the job.

    “Sometimes in working together, honest people see things differently,” Weiss said at the start of his brief statement at the Feb. 4 bimonthly meeting.

  • Bobby Long reflects on 80 years of life so far

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH— Bobby Long will turn 80 years old this Sunday, and he doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon.

    Long, owner of Bobby Long & Associates in Ocean Isle Beach, was born in 1939 to J. Earl and Athalia Hewett Long in Brunswick County. He attended Shallotte High School in the mid-to-late 1950s, which is where he met the love of his life, Carolyn S. Long, who was a freshman when he was a senior in 1957.

  • Son of man accused of hindering Wilmington police investigation turns self in

    Wilmington police say a man who is the son of a man who has been accused of hindering a hit-and-run investigation has turned himself in.

    Carlos Alberto Santos, 63, owns a 2004 gold GMC involved in the Jan. 9 crash but refused to tell investigators who was driving the vehicle when it hit motorcyclist Alexander Hogan, Wilmington police said.

  • Woman accused of keeping heroin in Gillette can

    An Ocean Isle Beach woman is accused of keeping heroin in a Gillette shaving cream can last year.

    Sandra Renee Gore, 46, of Westbrook Avenue was arrested Jan. 24 and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver heroin, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Warrants show Gore had 58 units of heroin in a Gillette shaving cream false-bottom can at her home in the 7000 block of Westbrook Avenue on June 14, 2018.

  • Leland man accused of stealing evidence

    A Leland man is accused of stealing evidence late last year.

    Robert Bisco Patrick, 43, of Quail Hollow Road NE, was arrested Jan. 22 and charged with felony altering/stealing/destroying criminal evidence.

    Warrants show Patrick stole a glass jar containing marijuana and a red zip-up wallet containing miscellaneous items and an unknown amount of cash on Nov. 23.

    Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said the items had been bagged up on scene and Patrick moved the bag and tampered with it.

  • Leland police ask for assistance in locating Wal-Mart thief

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a woman they say stole multiple items from Wal-Mart earlier this month.

    According to a Leland Police Department Facebook post, the woman came to the store on New Pointe Boulevard on Jan. 12 and stole miscellaneous household goods and a television totaling an estimated $400.

    She is a white woman of medium build with dark hair. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jonathan Berry at 332-5003.

  • 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.