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Brunswick County News

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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Nudist resort takes another crack at skinny-dip record

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Last year, the American Association for Nude Recreation set the first world record for simultaneous skinny-dips at more than 143 locations across North America. In all, 13,674 people took part. Full story...
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Southport businesses upset about sidewalk crackdown

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video There's growing concern among Southport business owners. A city ordinance could make sidewalk seating and sidewalk dining a thing of the past, and some business owners aren't happy about that. Full story...
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Still no clear answers in BHI fire

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Bald Head Island's Public Safety Chief says the fire started on the outside of the house on the front right corner. That could mean it started with a cigarette or cigar, but the chief can't say for sure. Full story...
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Brunswick detectives searching for missing man

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Timothy Andrew Cummings, 45, has been missing for about a week. He was last seen in the Calabash area possibly heading to South Carolina. Full story...
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Brunswick County cracking down on roadside vendors

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You could soon see fewer people selling things on the side of the road in one area county. Brunswick County is cracking down on roadside stands. Full story...
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14 DWI cases dismissed after officer resigns

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More than a dozen DWI cases lost, because a cop quit the Southport Police Department. The officer resigned in the face of an investigation by the SBI. Now Brunswick County prosecutors are dealing with the set-back. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Jurors say prosecutor was unprepared in court

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video The Brunswick County District Attorney's office has been on our radar for the past few weeks, and in particular assistant DA Erin Holden. Holden's courtroom slip-ups have allowed convicted DWI offenders to walk away scot free. Tonight, in a story you'll see ONLY ON 3, even jurors wonder why Holden has been unprepared in court. Full story...
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Skinny Dipping - It's Time to Strip Down Nude in Brunswick County

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video The Eastern region of the American Association for Nude Recreation has awarded WWAY's John Rendleman first place for the best television/radio news story on nudism by a non-nudist. John's report in 2009 featured Whispering Pines, a nudist resort in Brunswick County. On Tuesday John went back to Whispering Pines where they're preparing to take part in a record breaking skinny dip event this Saturday. Full story...
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