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Brunswick County News

Brunswick Co. superintendent upholds school decision to keep book

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videoThe challenge over another controversial book in Brunswick County Schools is over for now. Full story...
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Pumping of flood water leads to beach warning at Oak Island

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videoState regulators want beach visitors to be aware of flood water that will be pumped to the ocean surf at two locations in Oak Island. Surfers and swimmers should avoid these sites. Full story...
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Army Corps of Engineers seeks comment on Bald Head Island terminal groin

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The Army Corps of Engineers is looking for public input on possibly building a terminal groin at Bald Head Island. Full story...
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Woman reunites with Coast Guard rescuer 44 years after nearly drowning

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video In honor of Coast Guard Day, a reunion decades in the making at Coast Guard Station Oak Island. A Coast Guardsman who saved a girl from drowning more than four decades ago reunited with her today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Dosher trustees to delay layoff discussion

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videoA Dosher Memorial Hospital spokesman says the Board of Trustees has delayed discussions about possible layoffs. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mitchell quits NC Charter School Advisory Board

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videoAmid controversy and a federal investigation, Roger Bacon Academy founder Baker Mitchell has resigned from the state's Charter School Advisory Board. Full story...
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BCSO targets drug offenders in Operation Summer Heat

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office set out early this morning on Operation Summer Heat with a list of 54 names. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Surgical Student

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videoThe new school year is slowly but surely getting closer and this week's Extraordinary Person of the Week already has big plans. She's headed to DC and going to meet nobel peace prize winners. She is one day going to be saving lives. Her name is Savannah Rea and this future surgical student is extraordinary. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Dosher Memorial Hospital prepares workers for possible cuts

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital might soon go through some big changes which has some employees worried about their jobs. "It was pretty somber, I guess," hospital worker Amy Bullard said. "That's one way to put it. I think a lot of people are scared." Scared because their jobs might be in jeopardy. Full story...
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Charter school company delays response to records request

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Charter Day School Inc. said Monday it needs more time "to determine the scope of response required" to requests from the StarNews for public information. The nonprofit, which oversees four charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina, had previously agreed to respond to the StarNews' requests on or before Monday, July 28. Full story...
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Teen charged after pictures of girl performing oral sex wind up on Instagram

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videoA 19-year-old is in jail charged with posting sexually explicit photos of a 16-year-old girl online. Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives arrested James Rudolph Brown IV, 19, of Earla Loop Road in Bolivia, for first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Damaged road fixed after report

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videoWe told you last night about Trucking Lane in Brunswick county that was damaged by Duke Energy. As promised, Duke Energy sent out contractors Thursday to fix the road. Full story...
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Construction site threatens family's vacation on Oak Island

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video A construction site threatens a family's vacation on Oak Island. They have been waking up to their vacation house shaking early in the morning. Not only is it ruining their vacation, but now they have concerns about safety. Full story...
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Leland man charged with raping, assaulting girl; Bond now set at more than $7 million

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After appearing in court today, 22-year-old Denzel Jamal Hill's bond was set at more than $7 million. He's charged with assaulted a female friend with a cigarette lighter and then later raping her. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: On the road to results

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videoA Brunswick county road, one neighborhood's access to the outside world, could be in danger of washing away. A WWAY viewer sent us a message on Facebook asking for our help. Jean Sidbury says Duke Energy Progress did some tree trimming in her area a few weeks ago. She says their heavy equipment did some serious damage. Full story...
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