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Brunswick County News

UPDATE: 211 open after being closed because of severe car crash

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Highway 211 near Southport is now open after being closed because of a severe car accident Sunday night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick County eliminated from Caterpillar search last week; thousands of jobs to Georgia

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video Caterpillar will not call southeastern North Carolina its new home. Brunswick County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Jim Bradshaw says Brunswick County was eliminated from the selection for a proposed manufacturing plant back on February 7, but officials chose to keep that decision quiet until now. Full story...
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Caterpillar to build plant in Georgia, create 4,200 jobs

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal confirmed that Caterpillar plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Georgia, a project company officials say will create more than 4,200 US jobs. Full story...
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Some speak out against Jayne firing at Leland Town Council meeting

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While some might have expected a quiet meeting of the Leland Town Council Thursday night, it did start with some fireworks. A group of residents came out to speak in favor of fired Police Chief Tim Jayne. Full story...
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State considering port in Southport, Leland

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The State of North Carolina is still looking at Brunswick County as the potential home for a new deepwater port. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Marine credited with saving alleged drunk driver who crashed into liquor store

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video Investigators say a drunk driver is to blame for a fire at a liquor store last night. Meanwhile, a Marine is being called a hero for pulling the driver from the burning truck and building. Full story...
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State proposing night-hunting for coyotes and hogs

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video Squeals and gunshots after the sun goes down may soon be coming to an area near you. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is proposing to allow night hunting of wild hogs and coyotes. Full story...
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Belville mayor not guilty of sexual battery charge

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Belville Mayor Jack Batson has been cleared of criminal charges stemming from an incident at his home last fall. The 70-year-old was found not guilty of sexual battery. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man says Leland cop helped ex steal from his home

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video More than a week after Tim Jayne was fired as Leland Police Chief, accusations from his days in office continue to come to light. One Leland resident says the police have been harassing him for months he says they helped his ex break into his home and steal from him. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Jayne makes case to get job back

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Tim Jayne tried to get his old job back this morning. Twelve days after being fired as Leland Police Chief, Jayne met with Town Manager David Hollis to make his case why he deserves to keep his job. Full story...
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