Local News

  • Identity of bicyclist killed in July 4 Leland wreck released

    Leland police have released the name of a bicyclist killed on U.S. 17 on Tuesday.

    Sergio Perez Jimenez, 61, of Leland died July 4 after 47-year-old Christopher Craig Johnson of Carolina Shores struck Jimenez's bicycle at 7:40 p.m. on U.S. 17 just south of the 74/76 overpass. The department has charged Johnson with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.

    Johnson was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility Tuesday and released Wednesday on $15,000 bail, according to jail records.

  • Leland police: Bicyclist hit, killed on U.S. 17

    A pedestrian riding a bicycle has died following a fatal accident on the Fourth of July, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said. More information will be made available Wednesday morning after the person's family has been notified, he said.

    We will update this story as more information becomes available.

  • Southport police seek two in Wal-Mart larceny

    Southport police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man and woman who stole more than $1,000 in items from Wal-Mart at 2 p.m. Friday, Chief Gary Smith said in a Facebook post.

    The man and woman are both white and with a small build. The man also has a tattoo on his right forearm.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Kevin Long at 457-7911.

  • Beach House Harley H.O.G. Chapter 2495

    Most everyone who comes to Brunswick County has a favorite activity they came for, whether it was golfing, boating or fishing, but the Beach House Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Chapter 2495, their something is motorcycles.

    “The ride is what it’s all about,” Beach House H.O.G. assistant director Bob Cervelli said.

    Beach House Harley-Davidson started its club and when it opened in 2009.

  • Former school board member convicted of embezzlement

    Former Brunswick County Board of Education member Raymond Carl Gilbert will serve three years probation after he was convicted Friday of two felony counts of embezzlement by an officer of a charitable organization.

    Gilbert, 50, of Ash was arrested in June 2013 amid accusations he stole $1,128 sometime between Nov. 1, 2011, and June 3, 2012, and $2,500 sometime between July 1, 2012, and June 20, 2013, from the Parent Teacher Association at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School in Ash. He was indicted on the two charges July 20, 2015.

  • Navassa hosts 36th anniversary Homecoming weekend

    Navassa hosts its 36th Homecoming weekend with events Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 6-8.

    Navassa is a town with a population just below 2,000, but the annual homecoming can attract more than 5,000 people during the three-day event including residents, visitors from the surrounding area people with ties to the predominantly an African-American community returning to see family and friends.

  • County master-planned communities make retirement magazine’s top 50

    Brunswick Forest in Leland and St. James Plantation made the list of top 50 master-planned communities for retirees across the United States, again, according to Where to Retire magazine.

    Where to Retire editor Annette Fuller said the two Brunswick County neighborhoods each made the list, which is re-evaluated every other year and published in their July-August edition for the fifth consecutive time, previously appearing in the magazine in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

  • Leland approves fire service agreement, budget

    LELAND — Town council members took the last step, short of receiving state approval, to merge the Leland Volunteer/Fire Rescue Department into a town department at a June 28 special budget meeting where they also approved the town budget.

    Leland made an offer of intent March 1 to the LVFRD board to acquire the department.

  • County officials open sheriff’s office firing range

    SUPPLY — Brunswick County commissioners Pat Sykes, Marty Cooke and Randy Thompson joined Sheriff John Ingram to recognize the opening of the $2.1 million sheriff’s office outdoor firing range Thursday.

    Commissioners approved the outdoor firing range Feb. 15, 2016, selecting the lowest of five bidders, L.M. McLamb and Son Construction Co., to build the facility for $2,148,293.

  • Felon wanted in county break-ins captured

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Shallotte man June 28 who was wanted in two break-ins.

    Corbet McLean, 30, of Winfree Way is charged with larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, two each of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering, and misdemeanor injury to personal property.