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Brunswick County News

Local organization trying to curb drop-out rate

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videoAcross North Carolina, students are dropping out of school at an alarming rate. It's a problem many of our local counties face. One local organization is doing what it can to get students on the right track, at an early age. Full story...
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Brunswick County man receives state's highest honor

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A Brunswick County man who has made his mark on the local community college system received the state's highest civilian honor today – The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Full story...
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Brunswick County Residents React to Ron Hewett's Guilty Plea

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videoFormer Sheriff Ron Hewett is facing the possibility of several years in prison and a huge fine. Brunswick County residents react to his guilty plea.

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Brunswick County considering historic places survey

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videoBrunswick County commissioners will meet Monday night to talk over money and history. Full story...
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Construction starts on Brunswick Novant Medical Center

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At the construction kickoff for the new hospital today, the name Brunswick Novant Medical Center was also revealed. There are already some signs of construction on the $107,000,000 facility, which is about three miles from the current hospital on Highway 17. Full story...
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Hewett pleads guilty to federal charge of obstructing justice

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Former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett pleaded guilty in Raleigh Monday to a federal charge of obstructing justice. He now faces sentencing Sept. 8.

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Mom searching for missing adult son

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videoEvery day for the last year, Jessie Dunn has been searching for her son, Richard Bird, but finding help has not been easy. May 30, 2007 was the last time Dunn heard from her 40-year-old son, Richard Bird. Full story...
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Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief investigation continues

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Newly appointed Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Emmett Ballree is still under investigation. He is accused of violating rules while he was a police chief in another town. Full story...
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Interview with Sheriff Ingram

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videoIt's officially day number two for Brunswick County's new sheriff. County commissioners approved the Democratic party's decision to have John Ingram finish out the final two and a half years of Ron Hewett's term. Full story...
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Updates in Calabash murder

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There is new information tonight in the May 8 murder of James Murdock in Calabash. Full story...
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Memorial honors fire victims

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videoIt has been nearly seven months since a massive house fire killed seven college students vacationing in Ocean Isle Beach. Six others escaped the fire. Family and friends of the vicitms, along with town officials, gathered Friday to unveil a memorial in their names. Full story...
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Boiling Spring Lakes police chief under investigation

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The Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief is under investigation by the state agency that certifies law enforcement officers. The intense scrutiny is over a few gallons of gas. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach Plans Memorial for Fire Victims

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Ocean Isle Beach will hold a memorial on Friday afternoon for seven SC college students who died in a fire there last fall.

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Hewett indicted by federal grand jury

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Charges against the former Brunswick County sheriff continue to add up. Now, Ron Hewett has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

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Recent rain leads to shellfish restrictions

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The large amount of rainfall we’ve received in the last couple of days has caused large amounts of polluted storm water runoff to flow into local waterways. Due to the danger, the Division of Marine Fisheries has closed some shellfish areas. Full story...
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