Local News

  • Boiling Spring Lakes police investigate shooting


  • Missing Leland teen located

    Jonathan Schochet, 15, of Leland, has been located by Brunswick County officials. 

    Before locating him safely, Schochet was last seen at his residence on Shadow Loop Trail in Leland at around midnight wearing dark blue jeans and a T-shirt reading “I’m going to regret this in the morning” on the front.

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Emily Flax thanked the community for their assistance in finding Schochet. 



  • Team seeks to increase housing options for homeless veterans

    The Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council (Tri-HIC) is seeking to accelerate the housing of identified local homeless veterans. Tri-HIC is the officially recognized Homeless Continuum of Care for Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. Since last July, it has been a component of the Cape Fear Council of Governments.

  • Home Safe Initiative volunteer information session planned

    Brunswick Housing Opportunities is seeking volunteers for its Home Safe Initiative, which began in September 2015 to reduce substandard housing in Brunswick County.

    An information session is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, at the Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. Training Room, 795 Ocean Highway in Supply. Breakfast will be served.

  • Rabies clinic planned for April 16

    Brunswick Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services and the Brunswick County Health Department will sponsor a rabies clinic Saturday, April 16, when vaccinations are $6.

    N.C. General Statute 130a-85 requires all dogs and cats four months or older to be vaccinated against rabies. The penalty is a $100 citation. For information, call BCSAPS at 754-8204.

    Locations and times

    • Four Paws Veterinary Hospital, 4320 Southport-Supply Road in Southport, 457-7387 from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • Pesticide disposal collection day April 16

    A pesticide disposal collection day is scheduled for Brunswick County from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Shallotte Middle School, 225 Village Road in Shallotte. There is no charge to the public for this service.

    Brunswick County Extension Agent Sam Marshall said any pesticides (insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, etc.) that are in original containers and clearly labeled will be accepted. Products with unknown identities, products that are unlabeled, products not in pesticide containers and household hazardous materials such as paint will not be accepted.

  • Realtors association plans to leave 101 Stone Chimney Place

    The Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR) announced Thursday it is stepping away from its facility at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply and will relocate to a new office space in Shallotte.

    A Notice of Hearing on the foreclosure of the building is imminent, and BCAR’s leadership expects the foreclosure sale will take place sometime during the summer or early fall.

  • Sheriff’s office investigates road sign thefts

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the theft of North Carolina Department of Transportation road and information signs worth about $200,000.

    The signs were in a trailer taken from the staging area in Bellville off of Main Street just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Investigators were able to locate and recover the trailer and all the signs just off of Dogwood Road on Thursday morning and are pursuing leads in the case.

  • Bolivia handyman, volunteer firefighter accused of failing to work after being paid

    A Bolivia handyman who serves as a volunteer firefighter with three local departments is accused of failing to complete work after he was paid up front on three different occasions by three different customers.

    Frankie Baker of Teakwood Court was arrested three separate times, each time a customer took out a self-initiated warrant.

    North Carolina is one of only a few states that allow self-initiated warrants, meaning people can make a criminal complaint in front of a magistrate through the court system.

  • Belville takes steps to finance town hall purchase

    BELVILLE — Town commissioners held the first public hearing on the town’s intent to purchase property for a new town hall Monday night, but didn’t receive any public input.

    Commissioners voted Jan. 26 to purchase a .71-acre lot for $535,000 for a town hall building near the Blackwell Road realignment where developer Julian “Bubba” Rawl is creating Belville Commons.

    Belville has David Lisle of Lisle Architecture designing the one-story, 5,800-square-foot building.