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Brunswick County News

Southport choral society presents July 4th concert

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Enjoy a Celebration Of Freedom with Sea Notes Choral Society as we proudly present America, Our Country, Our Home... Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man attacked with machete

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Upon arrival deputies obtained information on victim, Bersain Hernandez that he had been stabbed by a person at the residence. After thorough investigation, deputies obtained information that Jose Barron had stabbed Hernandez with a machete. Full story...
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Two teens charged with having high grade marijuana

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During a routine traffic stop on June 24th at approximately 10:00 pm on Hwy 74 a pound of high grade marijuana was seized from a Toyota 4-Runner driven by a Robert Weaver Wood. The marijuana’s street value is estimated at $6,000. Full story...
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Kayaker drowns at Holden Beach

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Investigators say 55-year-old Raymond Joseph Dracker of San Rafael, CA, was kayaking when he was hit by a wave trying to get out into the ocean. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. company gets state contract

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Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that The GPS Store in Ocean Isle Beach has been awarded a state contract thanks to the new preference for in-state businesses. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Record number of false turtle crawls reported at Holden Beach

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videoThere have been a record number of false crawls by sea turtles this season which prevents them from safely laying their nests. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Families of women killed during parasailing accident file lawsuit

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videoThe families of two women killed in an Ocean Isle Beach parasailing accident last year are suing the company and boat owners. Full story...
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Developer loses tax appeal

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Mark Saunders and his attorneys argued that Brunswick County improperly revalued hundreds of lots in his luxury home developments, making his tax bill skyrocket overnight. Full story...
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Brunswick County getting VA clinic

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Contracting efforts will begin in 30 days with the goal of providing services within four months. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Lewis on why she dismissed Oak Island Fire Chief's DWI

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video Slowly but surely we're getting some answers about why a judge threw out a fire chief's DWI charge two weeks ago. Tonight, those answers are coming from the judge who made the ruling. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Prisoner costing Brunswick Co. taxpayers $100k a month

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video Brunswick County Commissioners will meet this evening to figure out how to pay for a sick prisoner in the county jail. So far, his medical bills are running at $100,000 per month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State Bar suspends Brunswick ADA's license

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The state bar suspended Samantha Alsup's license for one year for withholding evidence in a Columbus County arson case. Full story...
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Mother & son arrested; charged with growing pot

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Drug agents searched the residence and seized approximately 25 grams of marijuana, marijuana plants, diverted prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia from the residence. Agents arrested Patsy Ann Locklear and Keith Patrick Locklear without incident. Full story...
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Murder charge filed against driver who killed mother in wreck

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Highway patrol said Daniel Brennick was drunk and speeding on River Road in Brunswick County when he crossed the center line and hit Satu Harris's car head-on on May 7. The 38-year-old mother died at the scene. Full story...
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Argument leads to Shallotte shooting

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A Brunswick County man is in jail after shooting another man. It happened around 9:30 last night at 4532 Rounding Run Road in Shallotte. Full story...
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