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Brunswick County News

Brunswick Co. leader says 'large project' in the works, met with company last week

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video Word of whether Brunswick County will be the new home for Caterpillar is still under wraps, but one county leader has confirmed a big project is currently in the works. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue sheds some light on plan to draw big employer to Cape Fear

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she met with a big employer last week about setting up shop in our region, but details are still very hush-hush. Full story...
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Caterpillar met recently with local elected officials, school leaders as site pick nears

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video School officials in New Hanover County say Caterpillar talked to them and Brunswick County educators recently to discuss their schools. Why here? In an e-mail to Peoria County, IL, Caterpillar reportedly said it wants to move the factory closer to its facility in Cary and wants better port access. Full story...
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New Greenpeace 'Rainbow Warrior' flagship coming to Southport

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On February 11th the new Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior flagship will arrive in Southport. The custom built vessel has recently arrived from Europe and is one of the most advanced sailing ships in the world. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Interim Leland Police Chief sets goals for department

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video For months, we have been following the developing situation within the Leland Police Department. The many issues came to a head last week when Chief Tim Jayne was fired. Today, we sat down with Interim Police Chief Karl Smith to find out what he has planned for the future of the department. Full story...
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Brunswick County Commission considers hospital sale, sets date for Warren hearing

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The Brunswick County Commission held its regular meeting Monday night, one item on the agenda was the deal for the old community hospital. Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff's office makes record Meth bust.

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Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit in cooperation with the Wilmington field office of the USDEA seized more than $400,000 in ICE Crystal Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Cop says he did personal work for Jayne on town time

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video Tim Jayne was fired earlier this week, but we're still uncovering controversy within the department while he was chief with officers saying they did work in his neighborhood and at his home while on the clock. Full story...
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Brunswick County residents struggle with sagging job numbers

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The numbers for unemployment in North Carolina for December came out earlier this week. Brunswick County had the biggest jump in our area from November, so we decided to put a face to the statistics. Full story...
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BEMC offering $5,000 reward for vandalism that led to outage

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Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in a break-in at the BEMC Hickman's Crossing substation in Calabash. Whoever broke in vandalized the substation, which resulted in a power outage. About 3,600 co-op members in the Calabash area were without power from 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to 12:20 a.m. Wednesday as a result. Full story...
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