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Brunswick County News

Investigators believe Brunswick Co. inmate committed suicide

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Investigators say Steven Allan Myers, 21, of Cary, died Friday of an apparent suicide when he was alone in a cell at the Brunswick County Detention Center. Full story...
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Inmate found dead at Brunswick County Detention Center

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An inmate was found dead in his cell on Friday. Full story...
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THE RANT: Why is the Leland Town Manager continuing to allow Chief Jayne to force officers to take lie detector tests?

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We got word again this morning that Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne is continuing to force his officers to take lie detector tests. We're told the paranoid chief is trying to find "leakers" on the force, discover what they're telling investigators, anything that will help him keep what's going on inside his department out of the media. Full story...
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Neighbors spring to action to save puppies from house fire

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video Neighbors rallied together last night to try to save a Leland home. Although the house at the end of Jennifer Court suffered significant fire damage, neighbors were able to help contain the fire and even saved a few puppies. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Short YouTube clip pokes fun at Charles Warren

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A short YouTube clip was e-mailed to many people around Brunswick County Thursday poking fun at DSS Chairman Charles Warren. Full story...
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Brunswick commissioners push for voter ID

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There's a new local fight to require voters to show a photo identification before casting a ballot. At Monday night's Brunswick County Commission meeting, commissioners adopted a resolution to ask lawmakers to revisit the idea. Full story...
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Bid for empty Brunswick hospital could lead to mental health facility

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video Thirty-two acres of real estate off US 17 is for sale if you can beat the current $1.5 million bid. Brunswick County is selling the old Community Hospital. Last night, commissioners accepted one bid, but it's not a done deal yet. Full story...
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Brunswick County Commissioner escorted from meeting

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videoThings got heated at Monday night's Brunswick County Commission meeting over how Commissioner Charles Warren handled last week's DSS board meeting. The commissioners voted to have a hearing next month because of the fact that Warren ejected a board member and a reporter. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick Co. Social Services Board cancels next two meetings

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The Brunswick County Social Services Board has scheduled two meetings scheduled before the end of the year, according to an e-mail from director Patricia Connelly. The move comes just days after a board meeting erupted in controversy when Chairman Charles Warren kicked board member Pat Sykes and a Brunswick Beacon reporter out of the meeting. Full story...
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UPDATE: SBI requested to investigate fire in Holden Beach

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video The SBI has been requested to investigate the cause of the house fire on Starfish Lane. Due to the complete destruction of the house, the cause of the fire remains undetermined. The investigation is ongoing. Full story...
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