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Brunswick County News

Bald Head Island Prepares for National Lighthouse Day

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videoSaturday is National Lighthouse Day and North Carolina's oldest standing lighthouse, Old Baldy, is on Bald Head Island. Pirates will help celebrate the day. They arrived Wednesday and gave NewsChannel 3 a sneak peak of what's to come over the weekend. Full story...
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State honoring teachers for 50 years service

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The state is honoring seven teachers in North Carolina for 50 years of dedication to educating students. Full story...
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Brunswick County: man's trash hurting environment

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videoOfficials in Brunswick County say one man's trash could be hurting the environment. Attorneys for Brunswick County are in a battle with one property owner, trying to get him to clean the mess in his yard by the end of the month. Phillip Rivers lives off a remote road in Winnabow. He's owned his seven acres of land for 20 years and says it's not until recently that the county started pressuring him to clean up the junk in his yard. Full story...
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Brunswick County may get new assistant DA

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Brunswick County may be getting a new assistant district attorney. The new State budget includes money for 30 new North Carolina assistant district attorneys. This according to Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore. Full story...
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Affordable Brunswick County housing discussed at community meeting

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Many people who work to protect and serve Brunswick County cannot afford to live there. That's according to a study done by the Association of Community Development Corporations. Friday the ACDC met with locals to see what can be done. Full story...
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Hurricane summit prepares residents

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videoWe're nearly two months into hurricane season, but are you prepared? Thursday night, Brunswick County residents gathered to learn more about keeping their families safe, in the event a storm hits. Full story...
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Local team goes to League World Series

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The ten-year-old Leland boys all-star team is the first Leland team to ever go to their league's World Series. Full story...
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Heart of Hurricane Season just around the corner

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videoWe're now almost two months into hurricane season, one that's been forecast to be an active year. Just because the tropics have been quiet so far, it's no reason to let your guard down. Full story...
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Pothole stops mail delivery

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videoNeither rain, nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night is supposed to stop you from getting your mail. Notice giant potholes are not on the list. That's why residents who live on one Brunswick County road say they rarely get their mail, and it's been that way for years. When the folks who live along Killians Way in Leland open their mailbox, it's empty for days on end. Full story...
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Leland Police: Man shot over $5

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Leland Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man wounded. Detectives say Robert Warren was shot twice around one o'clock Wednesday morning in the 9800 block of Wayne Street in an argument over $5. Full story...
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Study says police, teachers can't afford to live in Brunswick County

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A University of North Carolina study says the rising cost of housing in some coastal areas means teachers, police officers and other so-called "essential workers" can't afford to live where they work. Full story...
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Nuclear plant tests emergency response drill

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The nuclear power plant in Brunswick County tested it's facility to make it safer. Full story...
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Parents of married teen suing another school system

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videoThe case of the coach and his child bride has resulted in another lawsuit against another North Carolina school board. Full story...
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Oak Island murder case may point to county drug problem

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State budget cuts have closed substance abuse clinics one of them in Brunswick County. Residents say drugs are on the rise, and counselors say addicts have fewer places to get help. Full story...
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Teens confess to killing restaurant owner

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We now know what led authorities to arrest two teens for the murder of an Oak Island restaurant owner. According to the search warrant, the teens confessed to killing Phillip Cook. The search warrant lays out the details of what happened the night Phillip Cook was murdered. Full story...
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