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Brunswick County News

Brunswick Nuclear Plant will tests sirens on the 14th

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Tests of the public notification sirens located within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be conducted Wednesday, April 14 starting at 10 a.m. The tests are part of Progress Energy’s comprehensive emergency planning program performed in cooperation with the State of North Carolina and Brunswick and New Hanover counties. Full story...
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Five Arrested in Drug Bust

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Five suspects were arrested in Loris, South Carolina in what began as an investigation of a Hispanic based trafficking operation in southern Brunswick county. Full story...
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Plane crashes for second time

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The Federal Aviation Administration says a small plane that crashed in Virginia today also crashed in Brunswick County two years ago. Full story...
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Brunswick County man charged with cutting a 73-year-old

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Sherman Aundo Daniels, 53 years of age, over the weekend for Assault with Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. Full story...
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Fire at Brunswick nuclear plant over the weekend

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The source of the fire was from electric blankets used for post-weld heat treatment. The fire was extinguished when the blankets were de-energized. No off-site assistance was required. The Unusual Event was terminated at 2310. Full story...
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Leland goes wireless

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Leland town officials cut the cord today making way for a new wireless network throughout the community. Full story...
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Petition push for Oak Island man to Rock Hall

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video You wouldn't think retirement on the Brunswick County coast would be a stop on the road to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Clay Cole may change that. Full story...
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One killed, one hurt in Brunswick crash

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One man is dead and another is in the hospital after a head-on collision in Brunswick County. It happened around 11 a.m. on Old Georgetown Road between Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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Terminal groin decision today

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video The Coastal Resources Commission held the final public hearing on the issue last night in Sunset Beach. Today the group plans to make its final recommendations and present them to the legislature April 1. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Man sues travel insurance company over amputated toe

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video Ed Wilkie called our newsroom recently after he had to cancel a flight to San Francisco. Shortly before he was supposed to depart, he contracted a severe infection, and doctors had to hospitalize him and amputate his toe. Full story...
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TV pilot shoots in Winnabow

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Shooting for a new medical drama pilot for CBS is underway in our area. Extras were on set at the Winnabow Airport today. For many of them it was the second day of shooting. Full story...
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Fire in the Lakes Festival rescheduled

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An unusual coastal snowfall postponed the Fire in the Lakes Festival, which was set for February 13. Organizers are counting on a better forecast this weekend for the rescheduled event. Full story...
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Brunswick 38th fastest growing county in the country according to Census

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Among counties with 10,000 or more residents, North Carolina had six of the fastest-growing 100 counties in the country since 2000. They are: Union (14), Brunswick (38), Wake (45), Johnston (66), Hoke (95) and Currituck (98). Full story...
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Deputy cited for high-speed crash

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Shallotte Police cited Samantha Lewis with careless and reckless driving. Full story...
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Town of Leland provides encrypted wireless connectivity

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Leland has partnered with Opterex to provide a Gateway to Technology for residents and the local business community as well as for mission critical town infrastructure and public safety needs through the official launch of the LelandCONNECT Encrypted Wireless dome. Full story...
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