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Brunswick County News

Indicted Southport officer suspended without pay

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videoA Southport police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of a Boiling Spring Lakes teen will not be getting a paycheck as he waits for his case to be heard. Full story...
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Crash involving patrol cars, 18-wheeler shuts down lanes in Leland

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Several cars crashed in Leland earlier this morning, shutting down lanes in the area, after dispatchers say a tractor trailer slammed into two empty patrol cars. Full story...
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Parents adjust again as weather forces students out of school

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videoBrunswick County parents cannot catch a break as schools let out early today and canceled classes for tomorrow. It was cold and rainy when administrators made the decision to send students home at lunchtime. Now the district will have to figure out how to make up another lost day tomorrow. Full story...
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Teen charged in murder of Ocean Isle Beach man

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videoAnson County Sheriff's Office deputies made an arrest this week in relation to the November murder of an Ocean Isle Beach man, according to a release. Full story...
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Brunswick County make-up days finalized

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School administrators in Brunswick County finalized the make-up calendar Thursday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former Leland officer offers his take on firing

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video After Leland Police Chief Mike James released the details around why Richard Roman was let go on Tuesday, Roman says he could no longer keep his silence, and now he’s firing back at the once troubled department. Full story...
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Charged officer's attorney tells more about BSL shooting

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videoThe attorney for a Southport police officer charged with killing a Boiling Spring Lakes teen is speaking out on his client's behalf. Det. Bryon Vassey's attorney James Payne says a body microphone on one of the other officers involved reveals what he believes really happened January 5. Full story...
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Trial set for former cop charged with hiring teen for sex

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videoA trial date has been set for a former Northwest police officer charged with hiring a teen hooker. Investigators charged Michael Hayes with participating in the prostitution of a minor after they say he paid a 17-year-old girl $60 for a sex act. Full story...
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Brunswick County school board adopts new lice policy

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videoThe Brunswick County school board combed through the issue Tuesday night, and created a tougher policy on head lice. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board approves 25% law

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video Tenure was once used as a way to reward teachers for their hard work over the course of their career in education, and now they’re being asked to give it up by 2018. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: David Johnson

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videoA former middle school student wanted to recognize his old science teacher, so he nominated him as Teacher of the Week. Full story...
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Educators worry new teacher pay law could be divisive

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video Teachers identified as the top 25 percent will be eligible for a four-year contract and a $500 annual raise each of the four years. The catch is they must voluntarily give up their tenure. Full story...
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Leland Police: Sergeant fired for trying to falsify training records

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videoA Leland police officer has been fired after the department says he tried to falsify training records. Police Chief Mike James says the town upheld Sgt. Rich Roman's appeal of his termination. Full story...
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UPDATE: Officer charged with shooting teen turns himself in, bonds out

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videoA Southport Police detective turned himself in to deputies Tuesday night and then quickly bonded out, according to the Brunswick County Jail. Monday night, a grand jury indicted Det. Bryon Vassey, who's accused of fatally shooting Keith Vidal, 18, less than two minutes after arriving at the teen's home Jan. 5. Full story...
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Grand jury indicts Southport cop in shooting death of teen

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videoA Brunswick County Grand Jury has indicted Southport police officer Bryon Vassey on voluntary manslaughter charges in the death of Keith Vidal, according to the District Attorney's Office. Full story...
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