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Brunswick County News

Pennell honored as state's best principal

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It turns out the best principal in the state works right here in Brunswick County. On Thursday, the state school system and Wachovia named South Brunswick High principal Vann Pennell the state's best. Full story...
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Should Lincoln Elementary students wear uniforms?

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A Brunswick County school is trying to sharpen its image. Next week, the Brunswick County school board will talk about whether Lincoln students should wear uniforms. Full story...
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Drug arrests made in Brunswick County

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videoOn Wednesday, dozens of suspected drug dealers were taken off the streets in Brunswick County in operation April Fools. Full story...
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Local unemployment numbers continue to rise

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The news is not good on the unemployment front. The Wilmington area jobless rate rose in February nearly one point from January. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements made for West Bladen sophomore

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Funeral arrangements have been set for the West Bladen sophomore who drowned over the weekend. The family will hold a wake at Gaskins Funeral Home on Highway 242 in Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Several dogs test positive for distemper at Brunswick County Animal Shelter

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For the next couple of weeks, no dogs will be adopted from the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. Full story...
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Controversy around BSL fire truck insurance claim

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videoA few months back we told you about a Boiling Spring Lakes fire truck that went up in flames while responding to a fire at the St. James Plantation. The fire department made an insurance claim, and now they have a brand new truck. However, sources we spoke with today said there is more to the insurance claim than meets the eye. Full story...
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Driver is lucky after attempting to multi-task on the road

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A driver in Brunswick County Sunday got an important lesson on multi-tasking behind the wheel. Full story...
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Humpback whale carcass reappears

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videoThe same humpback whale Oak Island residents found stranded on the beach more than a month ago seems to have resurfaced. Full story...
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Ports Authority holds presentation for Southport terminal

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Ports officials contend the additional activity at the Wilmington port demonstrates the need for a new facility in Southport. Thursday, the Ports Authority will hold a presentation on that planned international terminal. Full story...
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Senior center needed, but not finished yet

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videoConstruction on a new senior center in Southport is nearly four months behind schedule, but the need for senior services in Brunswick County is here now. Full story...
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DOT using recovery funds in Brunswick County

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The State Department of Transportation will soon be putting recovery funds to work in Brunswick County. A $6.3 million contract was awarded to ST Wooten Corporation of Wilson to extend Smith Avenue in Shallotte from west of Highway 17 Business. Full story...
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Navassa resident hires attorney to fight group home

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Navassa residents are up in arms about town officials allowing a developer to build a group home for troubled teens. A man who lives adjacent to the property where the home would be located has hired an attorney to represent him. Full story...
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NoPort Southport meets with Boiling Spring Lakes residents

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videoAs the North Carolina Ports Authority continues to plan for an international terminal in Southport, neighbors continue to do their homework. Full story...
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Cause of North Brunswick High fire identified

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Authorities have identified the cause of Tuesday night's fire at North Brunswick High School. The fire began in the wood shop of the school around 7:00 p.m. Authorities say a sander was left on and overheated. Full story...
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