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Brunswick County News

Work begins to widen highway between Wilmington, Leland

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videoBig changes are coming on the roads in Brunswick County. It might not look like much right now, but by the end of next year US 17/74/76 will go from four lanes to six between Wilmington and Leland. Full story...
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Belville not happy with push for Leland liquor sales

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videoThere's a battle over booze brewing between two Brunswick County towns. A bill in a General Assembly committee, if passed, would let Leland residents decide if they want liquor stores in town. Their neighbors in Belville are not happy about it. Full story...
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Preserving Hewett family history

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videoHewett is one of the most common names in Brunswick County. Brunswick County native Ron Hewett is spear-heading the effort to preserve a 200+ year-old grave site. It's believed to be the final resting place of the patriarch of the Hewett family Joseph Hewett Sr. Full story...
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Leland mom to use lottery win for kids' college, trip

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A Leland mom says she plans to use the money she won playing the lottery for her kids' education and a family trip. Full story...
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Roger Bacon Academy/Charter Day School releases staff salaries, still breaking law withholding administrator info

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videoThe company behind several area charter schools has finally released information about staff salaries requested by several media outlets including WWAY, but still has not released information about administrator pay. Full story...
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Deputies arrest woman wanted for car break-in

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a Southport woman they'd been looking for after they say she broke into a car. Deputies arrested Betty Jo Randolph, 48, of Southport, yesterday. Full story...
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Two charged with SC murder of NC trooper's brother

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video Two men are in custody charged with murdering a Shallotte man in Myrtle Beach. Now family and friends of Alton Daniels are left trying to make sense of what happened. Full story...
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Detectives look for help identifying theft suspect

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's detectives hope surveillance photos will help them identify and find a wanted woman. The woman is a suspect in a larceny from a vehicle that happened on Long Beach Road in Southport Friday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Bolivia man wanted for questioning on gun thefts caught

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Bolivia man wanted for questioning about the theft and sale of multiple firearms in the Bolivia area. Full story...
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State agency orders release of charter school company salaries

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The state Office of Charter Schools is asking The Roger Bacon Academy to release employee salaries by June 27 in response to a complaint filed with the office earlier this month. The request comes a week after the education management company, which has three charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina, released some employee counts and salary costs, but not individual breakdowns. Full story...
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Shallotte man found dead in car in Myrtle Beach

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videoMyrtle Beach police officers are investigating the death of a man found Monday morning in a car with at least one gunshot wound, according to Captain David Knipes with Myrtle Beach Police. Full story...
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Theft ring suspect arrested at court house

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One of five suspects wanted by Leland Police in a theft ring has been arrested. New Hanover County Deputies arrested Thomas Lynn Jones at the New Hanover County Court House Friday. Full story...
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Brunswick County fire contained

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Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner says fire fighters have cut a line to stop the fire on Clark Way. Full story...
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Parents of missing girl speak out

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videoThe family of a missing girl spoke out Saturday in hopes of finding answers. It has been three years since Rachel Owens's parents have seen their daughter. Full story...
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West Brunswick principal rescinds resignation

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videoBrock Ahrens will remain principal at West Brunswick High School after announcing a change of heart during this morning's graduation ceremony. Full story...
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