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Brunswick County News

Southport targets erosion caused by ferry wakes

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Southport resident Dora Loflin says it starts with the first ferry of the day at about 6 a.m. with a slapping sound that gradually turns into giant claps. Full story...
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Belville commissioner resigns to pursue personal, professional interests

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video Belville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Bost is quitting the town's Board of Commissioners. Bost submitted his letter of resignation effective Wednesday. Full story...
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Short-staffed for two years, Navassa PD still getting help from sheriff

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videoThe Navassa Police Department is understaffed with two officers on leave. To help keep the town safe Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies have been providing back-up. Today the two agencies met to make sure there is enough coverage. Full story...
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Leland police officer goes to hospital after woman rams patrol cars, leads police on chase

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videoA Leland Police Officer was hospitalized Thursday night after a woman slammed into his patrol car. According to Leland Police Chief Mike James, the loss prevention team at the Walmart on New Pointe Blvd. had been tipped off by the Walmart in Wilmington to watch out for a woman they suspected of shoplifting. Full story...
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Heat for the Holidays winners get special Christmas gift

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videoAl Fulford Heating & Air teamed up with WWAY again this holiday season to give away a brand new RHEEM energy efficient, heating and air conditioning system! Full story...
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BHI manager Peck finalist for Florida city job

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videoBald Head Island Village Manager Calvin Peck is a finalist for a city manager job in Florida, according to a newspaper in the Sunshine State. Full story...
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Fire destroys Caswell Beach vacation home

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videoAs they monitored hot spots this morning, firefighters said the important thing to remember is that no one was hurt when flames ripped through a vacation home in Caswell Beach. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: BHI ferry moves to dry dock, captain keeping quiet

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videoA Bald Head Island ferry is again on dry land, but off a sand bar. And we're learning more about the man who was reportedly in charge of the vessel when it ran aground Tuesday. Full story...
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Trooper, wife file civil rights suit against Brunswick County sheriff

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videoA Brunswick County couple says the sheriff has been harassing them for years. They say they became targets after they made a contribution to one of John Ingram's political rivals in 2010. Full story...

National group weighs in on 'The Color Purple' debate

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video For the last few months the Brunswick County Board of Education has read through literature from both sides of 'The Color Purple' debate, and now a national group is chiming in with their own passage. Full story...
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Attempt to move grounded ferry fails, injured passengers out of hospital

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videoA day after a Bald Head Island ferry ran aground hurting more than a dozen people, the boat is still stranded on a sandbar. Meanwhile we are no closer to finding out who the captain was or what caused the grounding. Full story...
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Brunswick County man charged with murder in Ash

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videoThree days after ruling the death of John Kusta as suspicious the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has arrested another man from the Ash community for his murder. Full story...
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Southport woman killed in Florida car crash

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videoInvestigators are trying to figure out what caused a deadly crash that shut down traffic on Interstate 4 in DeLand,FL, for hours on Tuesday. Troopers said Mary Bullington, 61, of Southport, was driving erratically along I-4 in DeLand when she ran off the road and slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder. Full story...
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BHI FERRY UPDATE: Ship ran aground, 13 passengers hurt

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video A Bald Head Island ferry ran aground near Battery Island this morning, throwing passengers around the boat. The Coast Guard says 53 people were aboard the 64-foot Adventure around 9 a.m. heading from Southport to Bald Head Island. One passenger was flown to the hospital. Twelve others were taken to regional hospitals. Full story...
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Passengers describe Bald Head Island ferry crash

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videoPassengers that boarded the 9 a.m. ferry to Bald Head Island never thought their 20-minute ride to would turn into a day-long ordeal. Now, those on board are sharing their stories of what happened. Full story...
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