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Brunswick County News

FIRST ON 3: BHI ferry moves to dry dock, captain keeping quiet

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videoA Bald Head Island ferry is again on dry land, but off a sand bar. And we're learning more about the man who was reportedly in charge of the vessel when it ran aground Tuesday. Full story...
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Trooper, wife file civil rights suit against Brunswick County sheriff

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videoA Brunswick County couple says the sheriff has been harassing them for years. They say they became targets after they made a contribution to one of John Ingram's political rivals in 2010. Full story...

National group weighs in on 'The Color Purple' debate

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video For the last few months the Brunswick County Board of Education has read through literature from both sides of 'The Color Purple' debate, and now a national group is chiming in with their own passage. Full story...
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Attempt to move grounded ferry fails, injured passengers out of hospital

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videoA day after a Bald Head Island ferry ran aground hurting more than a dozen people, the boat is still stranded on a sandbar. Meanwhile we are no closer to finding out who the captain was or what caused the grounding. Full story...
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Brunswick County man charged with murder in Ash

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videoThree days after ruling the death of John Kusta as suspicious the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has arrested another man from the Ash community for his murder. Full story...
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Southport woman killed in Florida car crash

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videoInvestigators are trying to figure out what caused a deadly crash that shut down traffic on Interstate 4 in DeLand,FL, for hours on Tuesday. Troopers said Mary Bullington, 61, of Southport, was driving erratically along I-4 in DeLand when she ran off the road and slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder. Full story...
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BHI FERRY UPDATE: Ship ran aground, 13 passengers hurt

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video A Bald Head Island ferry ran aground near Battery Island this morning, throwing passengers around the boat. The Coast Guard says 53 people were aboard the 64-foot Adventure around 9 a.m. heading from Southport to Bald Head Island. One passenger was flown to the hospital. Twelve others were taken to regional hospitals. Full story...
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Passengers describe Bald Head Island ferry crash

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videoPassengers that boarded the 9 a.m. ferry to Bald Head Island never thought their 20-minute ride to would turn into a day-long ordeal. Now, those on board are sharing their stories of what happened. Full story...
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Brunswick County to keep current sales tax distribution method

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videoBrunswick County’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to leave the sales tax distribution method unchanged at Monday night’s regular board meeting. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. deputies investigate suspicious death

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Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies are investigating what they say is a suspicious death. At approximately 3 p.m. deputies responded to a welfare check on Simmons Rd. in the Ash community. When they got there they found Tony Kusta, 69, dead. Full story...
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NC Christmas Festival parades through Leland

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videoFolks decorated more than the tree for the holidays this weekend. Cars, bikes and even people dressed up with ornaments and tinsel for the North Carolina Christmas Festival Parade in Leland. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland couple won't accept donations, sells possessions to pay medical bill

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video Times are tough for a lot of people, but a Navy veteran and his wife are trying to stay afloat, while keeping their pride and a positive perspective. Full story...
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Millions to BEMC for energy efficiency program

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video More jobs could be heading to our area thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Full story...
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Detectives need help identifying possible witness

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives need your help in identifying a person. Full story...
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Wanted man turns himself in; two others still at large

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A Brunswick County man wanted on drug charges turned himself in overnight, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says. Investigators say Saquan Jones, 30, of Supply, turned himself in around 1:30 a.m. just hours after the Sheriff's Office said it was looking for him on heroin charges Full story...
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