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Brunswick County News

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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DOT using recovery funds in Brunswick County

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The State Department of Transportation will soon be putting recovery funds to work in Brunswick County. A $6.3 million contract was awarded to ST Wooten Corporation of Wilson to extend Smith Avenue in Shallotte from west of Highway 17 Business. Full story...
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Navassa resident hires attorney to fight group home

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Navassa residents are up in arms about town officials allowing a developer to build a group home for troubled teens. A man who lives adjacent to the property where the home would be located has hired an attorney to represent him. Full story...
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NoPort Southport meets with Boiling Spring Lakes residents

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videoAs the North Carolina Ports Authority continues to plan for an international terminal in Southport, neighbors continue to do their homework. Full story...
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Cause of North Brunswick High fire identified

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Authorities have identified the cause of Tuesday night's fire at North Brunswick High School. The fire began in the wood shop of the school around 7:00 p.m. Authorities say a sander was left on and overheated. Full story...
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Law enforcement dog bites suspect as car is searched

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A Brunswick County man was treated at the hospital Tuesday after being bitten by a law enforcement dog. Full story...
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Fire at North Brunswick High closes school for the day

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There will not be any classes for students at North Brunswick High School Wednesday. A fire broke out in the wood shop on the Leland campus around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Full story...
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