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Brunswick County News

Southport hopes Fourth of July Festival boosts economy

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videoFor Southport visitors, the weekend will be all about flags, fireworks, and fun. For business owners, the first week in July is all about the economic boom. Full story...
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Brunswick's Mobile Evacuation Bus ready just in case

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The Mobile Evacuation Bus is Brunswick County's new tool to assist in emergencies. It has room to transport 20 patients on a stretcher and 10 wheelchair patients. It can be easily reconfigured to transport up to 30 wheelchairs or used as a rehabilitation unit at major fire and rescue scenes. Full story...
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Fires called suspicious after one home is destroyed

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videoTwo early morning fires in Winnabow Sunday are being called suspicious. Two mobile homes were burned. One was only used as a storage unit, but the other was a new home. It was destroyed just before a family planned move in. Full story...
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Intensity heats up at firefighter competition

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videoFire departments from as far away as Sampson County met in Southport on Saturday for the annual firefighter's competition. It was a chance to meet, greet and compete. Full story...
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Southport starts to celebrate Independence Day

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The city of Southport kicked off its Fourth of July Festival Saturday with its annual Freedom Run. Dozens of joggers participated in the 5K and 1K races that circled historic Southport along the Cape Fear waterfront. Full story...
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NO PORT discusses environmental impact, announces contest winner

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videoThe group NO PORT Southport met Thursday night to discuss the environmental impacts of the proposed port in Brunswick County Folks who attended had the chance to hear from a panel of environmental professionals and find out the winner of a contest sponsored by the group. Full story...
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High School Musical takes to the stage

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videoHigh School Musical fans are in for a treat this weekend. Thanks in part to a grant from the Brunswick Arts Council, High School Musical is coming to Odell Williamson Auditorium. Full story...
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First hotel in Leland celebrates with ribbon cutting

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videoThere was an economic show of confidence Thursday as northern Brunswick County celebrated the grand opening of its first hotel. The Comfort Suites at Magnolia Greens has been open for more than a week, but business owners and community members came out for the official ribbon cutting. Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff's Department puts alleged drug trafficker behind bars

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department continues to crack down on prescription drug trafficking and forgery. Detectives put another alleged prescription drug trafficker behind bars. This time, the person arrested is a registered nurse in the county. Full story...
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Whispering Pines hopes to dip into a world record

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videoMany of us, at one point in our lives, have skinny dipped. It may have been in the middle of the night. It may have been in the privacy of your own backyard pool. Regardless, a world record skinny dip is in the planning stages. Full story...
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NO PORT Southport plans forum to discuss environmental concerns

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The group opposing a planned international port in Southport is sponsoring a forum Thursday night on environmental impacts of the project. Full story...
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Sunset Beach residents discover costly water bill issues

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Cape Fear is not the only utility authority having billing problems. Eighteen Brunswick Utility customers in Sunset Beach are drowning in this months water bills. Full story...
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Teen driver free on bond, facing manslaughter charges

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videoCaleb Diaz and Jacob Mosely died after a fatal crash off Royal Oaks Road. Jospeh Moreno was driving the car, and at seventeen years old, he is facing two counts of involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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Sheriffs believe suspects in spa raids may have left state

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A Brunswick County prostitution raid that ended in fourteen arrests has left sheriff's deputies hoping the suspects return for their court date. Full story...
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Brunswick County prostitution investigation continues

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says half of those women caught in last week's raid in south Brunswick County may be part of a larger prostitution ring that stretches beyond state lines. Full story...
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