Local News

  • Supply man found safe Tuesday

    Shallotte police announced Tuesday that they found David Wayne Presley, of Supply, safe.

    Sgt. John Holman said David Wayne Presley was last seen at Walgreens on Main Street on Thursday, March 31.


  • Man accused of killing fellow assisted living resident

    A 68-year-old Leland man is accused of killing a fellow Leland Assisted Living House resident.

    James W. Wescott, 81, died of an injury he suffered in an altercation with William Almon King, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Deputies were called to the facility at1935 Lincoln Road after 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, about a fight between the men, an incident report shows.

  • Shallotte police arrest man on larceny charges

    Shallotte police arrested a man wanted in two separate larcenies from Wal-Mart.

    Jason Michael McConnell, 24, of Cedar Oak Lane in Shallotte, is charged with felony larceny from a merchant removing anti-theft device, malicious injury to personal property and two counts of misdemeanor larceny, warrants show.

  • Brunswick County Academy teen found safe

    An Ash teen who went missing early Monday afternoon has been found safe roughly 24 hours later.

    Keyon Wadell was was last seen around 1:15 p.m. Monday leaving Brunswick County Academy.

  • Sunset Beach hearing rules in favor of ban on pools, crossovers in Palm Cove

    SUNSET BEACH — The town board of adjustment has unanimously determined swimming pools and individual dune crossovers are not permitted in the Palm Cove development on the east end of the island.

    The decision came following a day-long hearing Feb. 24, 2015, which was continued Monday, March 2, with attorney arguments and the board’s decision.

  • Oak Island man found safely

    A missing Oak Island man has been found safely located, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday morning.

    Michael Alexander Petoh, 42, of Oak Island Drive in Oak Island was last seen on Stone Chimney Road in Supply around 7 a.m. traveling in an unknown direction in a 1995 Buick Century with a hard top Sunday, April 3.      

  • 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.