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Brunswick County

Jul 30, 2018

Entire police force suspended after NC chief charged

SOUTHPORT (AP) All police operations have been suspended in a North Carolina town in the aftermath of public corruption charges levied against its chief and an officer. Southport Mayor Jerry Dove tells WECT-TV that he and the city board last week asked the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office to assume all law enforcement functions until further notice. Brunswick […]

Jul 26, 2018

Southport police chief arrested after investigation

SOUTHPORT (AP) The police chief of a coastal North Carolina city has been arrested following what authorities say was a “long-term investigation” by the FBI and State Bureau of Investigation. The Brunswick County District Attorney’s office announced Southport Police Chief Gary Smith’s arrest in a brief press release July 26. The press release said the […]

Apr 12, 2018

North Carolina couple charged in death of man beaten as baby

BOLIVIA (AP) A North Carolina man who was beaten so badly as a toddler that he became deaf and blind has died, and prosecutors have charged a couple who already served more than a decade in prison for the crime with murder. Robyn Lynn Noffsinger, 41, and her former boyfriend, David Raeford Tripp Jr., 45, […]

Aug 23, 2013

Wife’s loan guarantee wrongfully demanded, court rules

In early 2006, Lionel Yow and two business partners borrowed $4.28 million from Regions Bank to develop a residential subdivision in Brunswick County to be known as Lighthouse Cove. Like so many dreams of that era, however, Lighthouse Cove wound up a victim of the financial crisis.

Jun 6, 2013

Feds refuse to give Brunswick County back to NC

As far as the federal government is concerned, Brunswick County remains part of South Carolina.

Jan 30, 2013

NC high court: Property tax values illegally hiked

The North Carolina Supreme Court says Brunswick County illegally increased the tax value of lots owned by a coastal development company in 2008.

Apr 21, 2011

Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody & Visitation – Grandparents – Standing

Rodriguez v. Rodriguez. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0409, 25 pp.) (Donna S. Stroud, J.) (Wanda G. Bryant, J., concurring in part & dissenting in part) Appealed from Brunswick County District Court. (Napoleon B. Barefoot Jr., J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: While the trial court properly considered the juvenile […]

Apr 19, 2011

Wilmington Bypass taking nets $3.2M for landowners

The Department of Transportation took 23 acres of the Sellerses’ family farm, which was located on U.S. 17 (the Ocean Highway) near Leland, for the construction of the Wilmington Bypass. As a part of the project, an elevated, controlled-access ramp would be built through the center of the Sellerses’ property, leaving remainders on either side […]

Feb 23, 2011

Criminal Practice – Evidence – Prior Conviction – More Than 10 Years Old – Plain-Error Review

State v. Bortone. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-16-0188, 16 pp.) (Martha A. Geer, J.) Appealed from Brunswick County Superior Court. (Ola M. Lewis, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Even though more than 10 years had elapsed since defendant’s conviction of felony forgery of deeds or wills when […]

Feb 11, 2011

Contract – Municipal – Sewer Services – Expansion – Rates – Anticipatory Breach

Southeast Brunswick Sanitary District v. City of Southport. Where plaintiff notified the defendant-city several times that plaintiff could not move forward on the parties' contract to expand plaintiff's sewage . . .

Dec 23, 2010

Real Property – Non-Exclusive Easement – Res Judicata – Attorney’s Fees – Sanctions – Rule 11 – Administrative

Barris v. Town of Long Beach. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-1211, 9 pp.) (Barbara Jackson, J.) Appealed from Brunswick County Superior Court. (Ola M. Lewis, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The plaintiffs failed to exhaust their administrative remedies in challenging the town’s permit application; therefore, the trial court […]

Dec 23, 2010

Civil Practice – Action to Recover Principal – Rule 36(b) – Credibility

J.M. Parker & Sons Inc. v. William Barber Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-1219) (Wanda G. Bryant, J.) Appealed from Brunswick County District Court. (William F. Fairley, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Where a trial court’s denial of a motion for withdrawal of admissions under Rule 36 was […]

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