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Brunswick County News

Five Leland police officers suspended, former interim chief included

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video The town of Leland has suspended five police officers without pay as a result of ongoing investigations. Full story...
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Leland man arrested for allegedly raping woman at assisted living facility

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A 68-year-old Leland man has been arrested for raping a woman at an assisted living facility. Full story...
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Wilmington Bypass work progresses, bridge painting resumes Wednesday

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video With the number of construction projects going on in our area, orange barrels have become a part of the everyday scenery. From bridge repairs to resurfacing roads, there's a lot of work going on right now. One big project that's halfway done is expected to relieve congestion between Wilmington and Leland. Full story...
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Brunswick County 911 service restored

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Technicians have restored partial service to the Brunswick County Central Communications (911) Center after an equipment failure early this morning caused a temporary loss of 911 service. 911 operators were notified of the failure shortly after 3 a.m. and immediately began routing calls to the New Hanover County 911 Center, which serves as a backup for Brunswick County. Full story...
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Barrier Island Study Center opens on Bald Head Island

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video A long time tourist destination could now be a travel spot for researchers as well. The Bald Head Island Conservancy announced the grand opening for their Barrier Island Study Center today. Full story...
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DOT awards contract for bridges in Brunswick, Pender

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace seven bridges in Brunswick County and two bridges in Pender County. The $8.3 million contract went to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work may begin as early as April 30, with project completion due by Nov. 1, 2015. Full story...
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Motorcyclist dead after accident in Southport

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One man is dead after an accident Sunday afternoon in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Soaring gas prices cracking Easter travel plans

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video With many folks getting the day off for Good Friday, this holiday weekend is usually a big one for highway travel. But with gas prices nearing $4 per gallon, many folks have altered their travel plans. Full story...
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CENSUS: Brunswick Co. growth slowing

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Brunswick County’s growth is showing signs of slowing, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Full story...
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Beach town leaders discuss $60M in coastal projects

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video The Army Corps of Engineers says it is going to work on $60 million worth of projects this year in and around the Cape Fear waterways. That's good news for many elected leaders of beach towns in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. They say beach renourishment and dredging are critical to both the local and regional economy. Full story...
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