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Brunswick County News

Leland's future leaders address current problems

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video Leland's future officials came together tonight at Cape Fear National for a meet and greet with the public. Full story...
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UPDATE: Friend of family says missing 19-year-old apparently committed suicide

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A close friend of the family tells us that Gavin Lane apparently committed suicide. His body was found near his home in Shallotte. We usually don't report on suicides, but since we did a story about Lane missing, it only makes sense to let viewers know he was found. Full story...

Communities in School gala benefits students

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Making a difference in the life of a child. That's what you can do during the Communities in Schools 10th Annual Benefit Gala for Children. Full story...
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SBI might refuse to investigate Leland PD; Council may have broken open meetings laws

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video We have learned through two highly placed independent sources in Brunswick County that the FBI is already investigating allegations of misconduct and corruption within the Leland Police Department. According to one of those sources, the SBI will usually defer to the federal agency so as not to double investigate a case. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & 'LOCAL NEWS REVIEW': Allegations of fraud within the Town of Navassa

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video For a number of months, Navassa has faced the issue of not having a complete financial audit approved by the Local Government Commission of the North Carolina Department of Treasury. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland Council directs police chief to ask SBI for investigation; Updated with SBI letter

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video The Leland Town Council used a special meeting Thursday night to instruct Police Chief Tim Jayne to send a letter to the SBI requesting an investigation into allegations of criminal activity within the Leland Police Department and the possible release of personnel records by a former town employee. READ LETTER TO SBI INSIDE. Full story...
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Loss of 'Project Soccer' leads to finger pointing

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video It's official. Southeastern North Carolina has lost more than 1,000 jobs to the Palmetto State. Continental Tires announced it will build a $500 million facility with 1,600 jobs in Sumter County, South Carolina. Now the state legislature and the governor's office here in North Carolina are playing the blame game. Full story...
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5th Quarter - week 8 high school preview

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video Week number eight of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Jesse Jones has a preview of Friday's action. It's highlighted by three games in Wilmington. Hoggard, Laney and New Hanover will all be playing at home. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Belville council responds to mayor's arrest

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A day after Belville Mayor Jack Batson was arrested on a sexual battery charge, the other members of the town's Board of Commissioners responded to the situation. Full story...
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Senator Berger blames Perdue's "Pay-to-Play Politics" for losing "Project Soccer"

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“This is embarrassing for North Carolina. It’s this kind of incompetence and unethical behavior that has disgraced Democrat politician after Democrat politician in North Carolina. And we will not allow the state to do business like this anymore.” - State Senator Phil Berger Full story...
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