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Brunswick County News

WPD cruiser involved in crash in Leland

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A Wilmington Police car was involved in an accident this morning in Brunswick County. Leland Police say it happened just after 8 a.m. on Village Road. Full story...
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Coast Guard can't remove platform in river, but victim's husband plans to light it

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video The Coast Guard says it cannot remove, mark or light an old quarantine platform in the Cape Fear River near Southport where a woman died in a boat accident last year. But the woman's husband says that won't keep him from doing something about it. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man dead in SC crash

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A North Carolina man died in a crash on Highway 9 near Highway 31 in Horry County Tuesday afternoon. Full story...
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UPDATE: Missing Brunswick County teens found safe

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UPDATE: The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says the teens were found safe in Supply this morning. Full story...
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BSCO: Missing teen found safe

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UPDATE: Detectives say DaMonte Batts was found safe in Leland. Full story...
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37th Annual NC Festival by the Sea

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videoIn Holden Beach, folks looking to have some fun in the sun flocked to the 37th Annual NC Festival by the Sea. With close to 150 vendors, this year's festival was bigger than ever before. From live music, to a car show, and even a street dance, this festival had something for everyone, especially those who like to snack on some delicious free samples. Full story...
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Detectives need help identifying suspects who stole from hardware stores

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videoBrunswick County sheriff's detectives are asking for help in identifying suspects accused of stealing tools from both the Lowe's Home Improvement in Wilmington and Southport. Full story...
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Explore With George: NC Festival by the Sea

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videoThe NC Festival by the Sea is at Holden Beach. There's live music, rides, crafts, a horseshoe tournament and it's the only time of the year that you can walk across the Holden Beach bridge. Full story...
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Woman faces trafficking charges after deputies seize cocaine, Escalade

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videoA Bolivia woman faces several drug charges after Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics officers pulled her over, seizing over 50 grams of cocaine and an Escalade. Officers say the arrest comes after numerous complaints from community members sparked a brief investigation. Full story...
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Students back in class after boiler room fire at South Brunswick High School

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videoStudents have returned to class at South Brunswick High School after a small fire. Firefighters say when they arrived, they saw black smoke coming from the building in Boiling Spring Lakes. Full story...
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Police chase ends in arrests, seizure of 90 bags of heroin

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Three men were arrested Tuesday night in Leland after a brief car chase on Highway 74/76 that ended when officers performed a PIT maneuver. Full story...
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Robbers get nothing after holding up Leland diner owner

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video A Leland restaurant owner was held up at gunpoint last night, but the crooks got away with nothing, police say. Full story...
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Area historic sites to get money for repairs, improvements

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State historical attractions in the coastal area are slated to receive thousands of dollars in repair and renovation funds under a statewide capital improvement campaign that has been on hold for several years due to the recession. Full story...
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Police: Statutory rape suspect made advances toward teen victim

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videoLeland Police have provided more details on an investigation that led to a woman being charged with statutory rape of a teenaged boy. Detectives arrested Hannah Whitlock Friday and charged her with statutory rape/sex offense of a victim over the age of 6. Full story...
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Leland woman charged with rape of 14-year-old boy

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videoA 29-year-old Brunswick County woman has been arrested for statutory rape. According to a warrant, Leland Police charged Hannah Whitlock of S. Navassa Rd., Friday for the rape of a 14-year-old boy. Full story...
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