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Brunswick County News

Brunswick County woman accidentally shot, killed

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking into what they say was an accidental shooting that killed a woman yesterday. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry to run abbreviated schedule Tuesday, Wednesday

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The Southport-Fort Fisher will run on an abbreviated schedule Tuesday and Wednesday for ramp maintenance. Full story...
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Leland Fire Department's $1M grant to benefit whole county

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A $1 million federal grant for the Leland Fire Department will benefit the whole county. Leland got the Assistance to Firefighters grant on behalf of the Brunswick County Fire Chief's Association. Full story...
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As governor, legislature fight for ferry fares, business owners worry

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videoIt hasn't happened yet, but riding a ferry in North Carolina could soon cost more. The legislature required the Department of Transportation to raise more revenue from ferry riders, but a recent executive order by the governor has temporarily stopped that plan. People in southport are still worried about the possibility of a hike. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff hosting charity ball to benefit the SECU Hospice House

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Proceeds of this event will benefit the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter’s SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. This 20,000 square foot inpatient facility will add to Brunswick County’s continuum of health care options. Full story...
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Lane closures on US 17/74/76 bridges near Leland Sunday

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The NC Department of Transportation will temporarily close the northbound and southbound lanes on the US 17/74/76 Bridges across the Brunswick River in Leland Sunday from 9 p.m. until midnight. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times. Full story...
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Three-year-old's death linked to blunt force trauma; drugs found during search

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videoA three year old is dead, and tonight we're learning more about what happened. Last week, Jaronn McAllister II was pronounced dead at Brunswick Novant Medical Center. Search warrants obtained by WWAY paint a picture of chaos leading up to a police chase through Brunswick County. Full story...
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Brunswick drug arrests

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The Brunswick County narcotics unit arrested several people over the past week. Full story...
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Leland, Bald Head fire departments get federal money

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Two fire departments in Brunswick County are getting help from the federal government. Leland Fire Rescue and the Bald Head Island Fire Department are each getting money from the the US Department of Homeland Security for operations and safety improvements. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Arrests made in connection to death of high school football player

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's investigators say they have charged several people in the death of 19-year-old Marcus Hankins. They have been charged with inciting a riot. Full story...
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