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Brunswick County News

FIRST ON 3: Autopsy provides few answers in death of Southport man

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videoNew details tonight in the death of a Southport man whose body washed up on Bald Head Island after he went missing last winter. Even after an autopsy, it's still unclear how Adam Muhammad, 22, died. Full story...
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Leland commuters sound off on traffic woes

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videoTraffic is a pain, and folks who commute to and from Leland know that all too well. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is trying to alleviate some of those woes, though, and tonight you got a chance to speak your mind. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Health Director issued summons

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videoA misdemeanor criminal summons has been issued for Brunswick County's Health Director. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sampson Co. Sheriff investigates deputy who dated jailed former cop

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videoSearch warrants show an ex-girlfriend says she also found photos of naked girls about a decade ago on a computer belonging to a former cop accused of leading investigators on a high-speed chase last week. Now that claim has sparked an investigation in another law enforcement agency. Full story...
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Missing woman found safe

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UPDATE: The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says Sandra Maske Benson has been found safe in Rockingham. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Leland cop indicted on attempted murder charges

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A grand jury has indicted the former Leland police officer who led officers on a high-speed chase. Full story...
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HAPPENING TONIGHT: DOT hosts public meeting on Leland traffic

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videoDrivers frustrated by the traffic in Leland will have the chance to sound off tonight. The NC Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Leland Middle School. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Investigators found kiddie porn on former cop's hard drive

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videoDays before investigators say a former Leland cop led them on a high-speed chase, they went to his house looking for a stash of kiddie porn. Investigators seized cameras, a laptop, an iPad, and several CDs from Hank Smith's Supply home, and it had some of what they were looking for. Full story...
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Father pleads guilty to infant son's murder

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videoA Brunswick County man has pleaded guilty to killing his infant son more than a year ago. Full story...
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Former cop accused of chase denied bond

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videoHank Smith, the former police officer from North Carolina who police say led Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase Tuesday night was denied bond Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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NC Rice Festival held in Belville this weekend

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video Belville held the North Carolina Rice Festival this weekend in celebration of the town, but for the historical aspect of the area. Full story...
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Detective went to former cop's house on child sex crimes call

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videoNew details are emerging about the former Leland Police officer accused of leading a high-speed chase into South Carolina this week, including allegations of sex crimes involving a young child. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: North Carolina Rice Festival

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videoHopefully your plate won't be too full this weekend. You need to fill it up with rice! Full story...
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Neighbors react to cop accused of chase

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videoA former Leland Police officer accused of leading a high-speed chase from Brunswick County into South Carolina was wanted on warrants that accuse him of threats against a woman and her children involving a rifle. Police were attempting to serve those warrants when they say Smith fled. Full story...
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Former cop accused of chase wanted for threatening woman, children

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videoA former Leland Police officer accused of leading a high-speed chase from Brunswick County into South Carolina was wanted on warrants that accuse him of threats against a woman and her children involving a rifle. Full story...
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