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Brunswick County News

US forecasters see busy rest of hurricane season

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US government forecasters say the rest of the Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be busy, with an above-average number of storms. Full story...
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Hurricane Expert George Elliott helps track Emily

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video Nobody has tracked more tropical storms and hurricanes here in the Cape Fear than former Chief Meteorologist George Elliott. See where he and Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson think Emily is headed, each night on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 and 6. Full story...
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Brunswick & Pender both claim Dixie titles

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Two different teams from the Cape Fear region are celebrating a Dixie Youth World Series title. The Burgaw Ponytails won a softball championship. The Brunswick 14 year old baseball team won a baseball championship. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Who's at fault for wrong online order?

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video When you buy a product online, you don't have the chance to get a good look at it until it arrives. Sometimes what you get is not what you expected, but that doesn't mean the company is at fault. Full story...
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Some prepare for possible storm, but no panic

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video Our storm track three meteorologists have been telling us all week about the storm that may head toward the Cape Fear Coast this weekend. Although the storm may stay far off shore, some folks say it's better to be safe than sorry. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies ask for help to find gunman

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Detectives are looking for help finding a gunman. They want to talk with anyone who may have been in the area of Grissettown last night between 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Full story...
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Leland woman arrested for insurance fraud

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Lakeia C. Freeman, 28, of 136 Parsley St., Leland; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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Brunswick baseball teams head to Dixie finals

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Baseball is big in Brunswick County. In fact Brunswick County may have two different Dixie Youth World Series winners by the end of the day on Wednesday. Full story...
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Jury finds Brunswick Co. man not guilty of assault on deputies

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video Back in 2007 Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies shot a man, who was also charged with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer. George Cooper says he never pointed a gun at the officers much less fired it, and today a jury at the Brunswick County Courthouse agreed with him. Full story...
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Oak Island man convicted of helping Dick's VP get kickbacks

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A federal jury in Utica has convicted a former lawyer for Dick's Sporting Goods of money-laundering and fraud in connection with the establishment of 22 new stores across the country. Benjamin Viloski, 62, of Oak Island, N.C., was convicted Friday of nine counts of fraud, money-laundering and making false statements. Full story...
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