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Brunswick County News

ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Deputies can't find man charged with strangling woman after ADA lets him out of jail

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video Last week, Brunswick County Assistant District Attorney Erin Holden dismissed strangling charges against Gary Ray Jones during a probable cause hearing. A woman told police she met Jones on the beach a few days earlier and that later he tried to strangle her. Full story...
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Ex-cop to jury: "I was put through the wringer"

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videoA former Holden Beach Police Officer says she lost her job because she's a woman. Now Terri Oxford is suing the Town of Holden Beach, and today she took the stand. Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett has been subpoenaed for the trial. Full story...
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Flag flap continues after Leland council's decision

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video According to the Leland town ordinance, a flag pole can't be more than 40 feet high, but the one at the Buy and Go gas station is 60 feet high, and even with the additional height council members are worried, when flown at half staff, this flag won't fly properly. Full story...
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Flag flap finished?

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Leland Town Council decided a giant American flag must come down. Full story...
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Suspects in jail for Leland shotgun theft

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Jeremiah Tumblin and Elliot Watkins are charged with breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm. Full story...
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UPDATE: Missing teenager found, returned home

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Kaitlyn Victoria Seaver is a 16-year-old white female. She's 5'4", 125 pounds. She has blonde hair that is dyed black and blue eyes. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Workers say they've never been paid for construction job

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video It's not easy to find a job in this economy, but two local men finally found work doing construction on the renovations at the Leland Food Lion. They've done the work. The problem is, about six weeks have passed, and they're still waiting on a pay check. Full story...
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Brunswick vendors fighting roadside restrictions

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video Many Brunswick County farmers and fishermen remain up in arms over restrictions on roadside vendors. They feel like the county commission is sending mixed messages by cracking down on local produce stands while also telling consumers to buy local. Full story...
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Speed, alcohol suspected in fatal crash

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A young man is dead after a single car accident in Brunswick County. State Troopers responded to the crash on US 74 just west of Leland about 1 a.m. Full story...
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CAMS agent charged with embezzlement had years of experience

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video Brunswick County detectives are digging deeper into embezzlement allegations. They continue to check out Linda Dodson after busting her for allegedly stealing money from the St. James Property Owner's Association. Full story...
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UPDATE: Brunswick deputies arrest rape suspect

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a Supply man wanted for rape and kidnapping. Full story...
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Former management group worker charged with stealing from St. James POA

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Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman for allegedly stealing money from the St. James Property Owners Association. Investigators arrested 59-year-old Linda Dodson July 6. Full story...
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Iler disappointed House didn't vote on terminal groins

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The state legislature worked into Saturday morning before it finally ended session for this year. Representatives will not meet again in Raleigh until next year unless a special session is called. Full story...
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Drug bust finds 24 pot plants, guns

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Officers found 24 marijuana plants, and indoor grow tent, three rifles, a shotgun and semiautomatic pistol. Full story...
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Leland man sentenced to 10 years on federal drug conviction

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United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced Louis Alberto Becerra, 27, an illegal alien residing in Leland to 120 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. Full story...
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