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Brunswick County News

Water quality alert in Brunswick County

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A water quality swimming alert is in effect in Brunswick County. State health officials found high levels of bacteria in the Cape Fear River at the beach area near the municipal pier in Southport. Full story...
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Leland Business Watch program aims to decrease crimes

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videoPolice officers in Leland are trying to take a bite out of crime, especially crimes against area businesses. Shoplifting, breaking and entering, and fraudulent checks are just a few crimes officers are cracking down on. Full story...
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Fire breaks out at South Brunswick High School

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Firefighters spent Sunday night troubleshooting a boiler that misfired at South Brunswick High School. The boiler behind the school's cafeteria filled with fuel, causing the area to fill with smoke. Full story...
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Brunswick fishermen look to educate on buying local

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videoIt is an industry that has it's ups and downs with every changing season - the fishing industry. A group of area fishermen are hoping to turn things around by casting a wide net; educating the public on the benefits of buying local seafood. Full story...
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Brunswick County thrift store is helping local schools

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Who would think buying thrift would be helping Brunswick County schools? The Communities in Schools Thrift Store is open for business. CIS is a national organization that aids public schools in dropout prevention. Full story...
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Leland Town Council talks budget

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Thursday night, Leland's Town Council was briefed on the proposed budget for next fiscal year. The town will be working with $5.8 million, and needs to make an eight percent reduction compared to this year's budget. Full story...
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Brunswick County holds its People's Choice Awards

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The people of Brunswick County have spoken. The Second Annual Brunswick County People's Choice Awards ceremony was held at Dosher Memorial Hospital Thursday night. Full story...
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Brunswick Community Hospital neurologist surrenders license

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Brunswick Community Hospital's only neurologist has surrendered his medical license. According to the state medical board, Dr. Charles Hall gave up his license last month. Full story...
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Group home on hold in Navassa

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It looks like a controversial group home for troubled teens will not be built in Navassa after all; at least for the time being. Full story...
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Local reality show to air on internet

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There is a new reality competition coming to the Cape Fear region called the ‘Nation's Next Top Model Home’. In this web-based challenge, seven interior designers will have the chance to decorate the primary living areas of seven new model homes in the Compass Pointe Community in Leland. Full story...
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Bald Head Island residents vote to help re-nourishment effort

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Bald Head Island residents seem to agree that beach re-nourishment is worth paying for. In a special election Tuesday, island residents voted to raise taxes to pay for an approximately $17 million re-nourishment effort. Full story...
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Republican Stiller to leave NC House

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A state representative is stepping down. Brunswick County Republican Bonner Stiller is leaving the North Carolina House effective June 15th. Full story...
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Two construction companies face fines and violations in Oak Island Bridge accident

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Two construction companies must pay more than $9,000 in fines for the death of a man during construction of the new Oak Island Bridge. Full story...
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NRC plans to answer questions about Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant

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How safe is the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant? That's a question the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission will answer Wednesday night. Full story...
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The differences in dog courts

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videoIn New Hanover County, the Dangerous Dog Appeals Court is a three person volunteer panel, which hears each case. In Brunswick County, a five-man health committee acts as the jury. It sounds similar, but here's where the differences add up. Full story...
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