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Brunswick County News

Rabon reappointed to co-chair Senate transportation committee

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Several Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are taking new leadership roles this spring as colleagues have resigned or plan to retire at year's end. Full story...
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School ball field safe for kids despite coal ash

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State regulators say it is safe to use the athletic field at a Brunswick County school, even though coal ash was spread to elevate it more than 20 years ago. Full story...
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GOP primary candidates square off in 7th District debate

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video Who are you going to vote for in the upcoming primary elections? The Brunswick County Republican Women tried to make that question a little easier to answer by holding a primary debate. Full story...
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Autopsy for body found on Bald Head Island postponed

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videoIt will be at least another day until investigators know the identity of a body that washed ashore Monday in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Meth operation busted in Brunswick County

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After getting a tip, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit arrested four people for making meth at 8987 Black Chestnut Drive in Leland Sunday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man's body washes up on Bald Head Island

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video The body of a man washed up on Bald Head Island this morning. Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove says he got a call around 7:30 a.m. about a body washed up near the Bald Head Island Marina and beach access No. 7. Full story...
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Suspect admits human trafficking in prostitution case involving cop, firefighter

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video A man connected to a prostitution case involving a former police officer and a former firefighter has pleaded guilty to human trafficking of a minor. Shawn Christopher Conley entered the plea today in Brunswick County Superior Court, the District Attorney's Office says. Full story...
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EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE: NC 7 GOP Congressional Candidates’ Debate

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video All Republican candidates for the 7th District U.S. Congressional seat will participate—Chris Andrade, David Rouzer, and Woody White. Topics will include immigration, budget/national debt, economy/jobs, foreign affairs, national defense, health care, and more. Full story...
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Three teens arrested for school vandalism

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested three in connection with an incident that happened at Lincoln Elementary School in Leland early Friday morning. Full story...
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Fugitive wanted in Leland arrested in Texas

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A man wanted for a sexual assault in Leland late last year has been arrested in Texas. Leland Police Sgt. Nick Jacoby says Raul Antonio Cortez was arrested last week in Midland, TX. Full story...
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Boatbuilder opening up shop near Navassa

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video Months after losing hundreds of jobs when DAK Americas closed its doors, a new business is coming to Navassa, albeit with far fewer jobs. Full story...
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UPDATE: Shallotte woman, 13-month-old daughter found

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videoBrunswick County detectives are asking for help finding a missing Shallotte woman and her 13-month-old daughter. Trish Elizabeth Whitley's father last saw her Monday at 1792 Chadwick Landing in Shallotte. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Coastal Consumer Showcase

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videoGeorge explores the 4th annual Coastal Consumer Showcase. Full story...
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SC man charged with trafficking ecstasy in Brunswick County

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A South Carolina man has been charged after Brunswick County deputies caught him with a large amount of the drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy. Full story...
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Man, woman face charges for more than 100 sex crimes with child

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videoA Wilmington man and woman are both behind bars this morning, charged in connection to more than 100 sex crimes with a child. Full story...
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