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Brunswick County News

Brunswick Nuclear Plant learning from Fukushima, dealing with own problems

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After the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan last year, Progress Energy is trying to make sure nothing like that ever happens here. But with incidents involving both reactors at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant recently, we wanted to know how Progress Energy is addressing its own issues. Full story...
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Smoke south of city is woods fire

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The Wilmington Fire Department says smoke in the city is from a controlled burn in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Report: RI-based sport institute under investigation bought Bald Head properties

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A Rhode Island-based sport institute under investigation for how it spent taxpayer money reportedly bought nearly $3 million worth of resort property in North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick Co. footing bill to cover private ambulance company's service cuts

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video Brunswick County is scrambling trying to figure out how to fill the gap left behind when a private ambulance company made big staff cuts this week. Amera-Tech gave the county little notice it was laying off EMTs, which left emergency services in a bind. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland hires interim chief, upholds Jayne firing

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video The Town of Leland is taking another step forward and putting the past behind it. Town Manager David Hollis announced Monday he has upheld the firing of former Police Chief Tim Jayne after Jayne appealed the termination. Hollis also announced Mike James as the police department's new interim chief. Full story...
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Baber found guilty of first degree murder

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Matthew Lee Baber was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole after a jury found him guilty of killing James Murdock in a 2008 drive-by shooting. Full story...
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Disease carrying beetle discovered in Brunswick Co.

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video North Carolina forestry officials say a devastating disease affecting trees in the laurel family across the southeastern United States has now been discovered in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Loose logs block US-17 causing severe traffic

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video Traffic backed up for miles Wednesday night after a truck carrying timber flipped near Supply Street on US-17, blocking the Northbound lanes and spilling the wood across the Southbound lanes. Full story...
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Warren responds to removal from DSS Board

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A day after fellow Brunswick County Commissioners removed him from the county's Social Services Board, Charles Warren is speaking out. The commissioner sent a "letter to the editor" to several media outlets this morning. Full story...
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Warren removed from DSS board; replacement appointed

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video The Brunswick County Commissioner voted four to one Monday to remove Charles Warren from the Department of Social Services board after viewing footage from inside the December DSS meeting. Full story...
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