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Brunswick County News

EDITORIAL: Savvy companies can use NC charter school laws to pocket millions

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Brunswick County Public Schools' Jessica Swencki published an editorial in this morning’s Raleigh’s News & Observer in which she explains what’s really driving a large and growing segment of the charter school movement: private, for-profit companies out to milk the public coffers. Full story...
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Family of teen shot and killed by cop want justice, answers

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video The family of a Boiling Spring Lakes teen shot and killed by a police officer at his home yesterday is demanding answers and justice. Full story...
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Leland Police search for murder suspect

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video Leland Police are searching for a man they say shot and killed another man early this morning. James Ketchum, 44, is wanted for the murder of Jason Anderson, 33. Full story...
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Bridge replacement to shut stretch of Brunswick Co. road till late May

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videoConstruction to replace a 62-year-old Brunswick County bridge in bad shape begins today. That means road closures that some people say are quite an inconvenience. The project to replace the bridge between Bolivia and Oak Island closes Midway Road between Gilbert and Lewis Loop roads until late May leaves some nearby businesses wondering how they will survive. Full story...
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Father says 18-year-old son murdered by Southport Police officer

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videoA Boiling Spring Lakes father says his son was murdered by police this afternoon. Mark Wilsey says he called police when his 18-year-old, 90 lb. son had a screwdriver that he would not let go. But Wilsey says he never expected calling for help would end with son being shot and killed by someone sworn to serve and protect. Full story...
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After initial confusion Brunswick Co. School Board votes to keep 'The Color Purple'

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videoA Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will stay in Brunswick County Schools despite a county commissioner's objections. After months of debate about the educational value of "The Color Purple," the school board today turned the page on the controversy, but not before their own bit of drama. Full story...
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Belville moves forward after commissioner resigns

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video The Belville Board of Commissioners officially has an open seat, but four days after Charles Bost submitted his resignation his fellow commissioners still don’t know why he quit. Full story...
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Police say fight over woman led to house being shot

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videoNavassa Police need help figuring out who shot at a home yesterday. Investigators say it happened between 3:30 and 5 a.m. at 307 Main Street. They found ten .45 caliber shell casing at the scene and one in a wall. Full story...
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Southport targets erosion caused by ferry wakes

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Southport resident Dora Loflin says it starts with the first ferry of the day at about 6 a.m. with a slapping sound that gradually turns into giant claps. Full story...
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Belville commissioner resigns to pursue personal, professional interests

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video Belville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Bost is quitting the town's Board of Commissioners. Bost submitted his letter of resignation effective Wednesday. Full story...
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Short-staffed for two years, Navassa PD still getting help from sheriff

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videoThe Navassa Police Department is understaffed with two officers on leave. To help keep the town safe Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies have been providing back-up. Today the two agencies met to make sure there is enough coverage. Full story...
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Leland police officer goes to hospital after woman rams patrol cars, leads police on chase

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videoA Leland Police Officer was hospitalized Thursday night after a woman slammed into his patrol car. According to Leland Police Chief Mike James, the loss prevention team at the Walmart on New Pointe Blvd. had been tipped off by the Walmart in Wilmington to watch out for a woman they suspected of shoplifting. Full story...
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Heat for the Holidays winners get special Christmas gift

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videoAl Fulford Heating & Air teamed up with WWAY again this holiday season to give away a brand new RHEEM energy efficient, heating and air conditioning system! Full story...
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BHI manager Peck finalist for Florida city job

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videoBald Head Island Village Manager Calvin Peck is a finalist for a city manager job in Florida, according to a newspaper in the Sunshine State. Full story...
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Fire destroys Caswell Beach vacation home

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videoAs they monitored hot spots this morning, firefighters said the important thing to remember is that no one was hurt when flames ripped through a vacation home in Caswell Beach. Full story...
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