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Brunswick County News

Sunset Beach death raises safety questions

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videoIt's a question that comes up this time of year. How safe are our beaches? After several drownings at Brunswick County beaches in 2013, lifeguards became a hot topic. But, the town never implemented them. Full story...
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UPDATE: Woman who died in ocean off Sunset Beach identified

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Sunset Beach Police say Patricia Marie Rene, of Carolina Shores, died in the ocean Tuesday. Deputy Chief Joseph Smith says a distress call came in around 11:30 a.m. for a woman who was unresponsive in the water near the 1st Street access near the fishing pier. Full story...
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Feral cats cause controversy in Southport

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videoFolks in Southport say feral cats are a citywide issue. But after one neighborhood raised some concerns about the cats, a resident pushed back. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board flip-flops back to staggered schedule

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videoIt's back to the staggered schedule for Brunswick County students. Less than a month after voting to return to a traditional schedule, school board members changed their minds once again today. Full story...
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Charter Day School information response leaves many questions

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video More than six weeks after WWAY requested information regarding faculty and staff salaries, the non-profit behind a group of area charter schools has responded to public information requests from WWAY and other area media outlets, but the response still leaves questions about how money is spent. Full story...
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Detectives need help identifying suspect

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Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are asking for the community's help in identifying a suspect. Full story...
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Woman charged with attacking roommate

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says an Ocean Isle Beach woman is behind bars while another woman recovers at the hospital. Full story...
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Car accident on Holden Beach Road injures cyclist

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Sunday morning around 7:45, at the intersection of Holden Beach Road and Ocean Blvd West, the Brunswick County Emergency Communications received a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a bicyclist Full story...
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5 hurt in jet ski accident near Sunset Beach; 2 with severe injuries

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videoSunset Beach firefighters responded to a jet ski accident off Bird Island, which lies in between North and South Carolina. A witness on scene tells us a group was out in the surf and went up into the rocks. He said several people were taken to the hospital. Full story...
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Roger Bacon Academy public records request delayed

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videoIt's been more than a month since we requested names, salaries, and positions of all faculty and staff of Roger Bacon Academy. If the educational management company does not turn over the information in a reasonable time frame, it could lose its charter. Full story...
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Fatal stabbing turned over to DA's office

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There are still no charges against the girlfriend of a man who was stabbed to death Monday morning. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office questioned the girlfriend and then turned the case over to the District Attorney's office. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Domestic assault apparently led to fatal stabbing near Leland

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was stabbed to death this morning. Investigators say it was a case of domestic violence with a fatal ending. Full story...
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Brunswick County Board of Education participates in a budget workshop

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videoThe Brunswick County Board of Education met Friday to participate in a budget workshop. Board Members discussed the new 2014-2015 budget and the top 5 capital project priorities that will be presented to County Commissioners during a liaison committee next week. Full story...
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FDA orders warning for kids on tanning beds

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video The FDA is taking new steps to tackle health risks for young people when it comes to tanning. The federal agency is requiring a warnings on tanning beds, much like cigarettes, for user under the age of 18. Full story...
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