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Brunswick County News

Elementary schools in Brunswick County will see uniforms

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School uniforms are coming to Brunswick County. Tuesday night the school board approved uniforms for Lincoln, Belville, and Town Creek elementary schools. Full story...
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No birthday suits, just bathing suits for Bird Island

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Signs on one Brunswick County beach could soon reveal the naked truth about North Carolina nudist laws. Many beach goers believe that Bird Island is a nude beach, but public nudity is banned by North Carolina law. Full story...
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Lincoln Elementary may find out Tuesday about school uniforms

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Parents and students at Lincoln Elementary may find out Tuesday night whether they will have a new dress code. School leaders hope uniforms will help create an equal playing field between students. Full story...
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Archaeologists to excavate Fort Anderson in Brunswick County

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Archaeologists are hoping to unearth what lies beneath a historic Brunswick County site. The work comes after archaeologists discovered grave sites on the grounds with the help of a radar ground scan last July. Full story...
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Pennell honored as state's best principal

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It turns out the best principal in the state works right here in Brunswick County. On Thursday, the state school system and Wachovia named South Brunswick High principal Vann Pennell the state's best. Full story...
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Should Lincoln Elementary students wear uniforms?

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A Brunswick County school is trying to sharpen its image. Next week, the Brunswick County school board will talk about whether Lincoln students should wear uniforms. Full story...
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Drug arrests made in Brunswick County

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videoOn Wednesday, dozens of suspected drug dealers were taken off the streets in Brunswick County in operation April Fools. Full story...
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Local unemployment numbers continue to rise

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The news is not good on the unemployment front. The Wilmington area jobless rate rose in February nearly one point from January. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements made for West Bladen sophomore

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Funeral arrangements have been set for the West Bladen sophomore who drowned over the weekend. The family will hold a wake at Gaskins Funeral Home on Highway 242 in Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Several dogs test positive for distemper at Brunswick County Animal Shelter

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For the next couple of weeks, no dogs will be adopted from the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. Full story...
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Controversy around BSL fire truck insurance claim

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videoA few months back we told you about a Boiling Spring Lakes fire truck that went up in flames while responding to a fire at the St. James Plantation. The fire department made an insurance claim, and now they have a brand new truck. However, sources we spoke with today said there is more to the insurance claim than meets the eye. Full story...
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Driver is lucky after attempting to multi-task on the road

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A driver in Brunswick County Sunday got an important lesson on multi-tasking behind the wheel. Full story...
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Humpback whale carcass reappears

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videoThe same humpback whale Oak Island residents found stranded on the beach more than a month ago seems to have resurfaced. Full story...
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Ports Authority holds presentation for Southport terminal

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Ports officials contend the additional activity at the Wilmington port demonstrates the need for a new facility in Southport. Thursday, the Ports Authority will hold a presentation on that planned international terminal. Full story...
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Senior center needed, but not finished yet

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videoConstruction on a new senior center in Southport is nearly four months behind schedule, but the need for senior services in Brunswick County is here now. Full story...
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