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Local News

  • Schools, BSRI closed as winter weather event forecast for area Monday into Tuesday

    Local crews are preparing for a winter weather event forecast for Monday night, Feb. 23, into Tuesday, Feb. 24.

    Brunswick County Schools will also be closed Tuesday, schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki announced Monday afternoon.

    It was also announced late Monday that Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. will be closed Tuesday due to inclement weather. Anyone with an emergency food need can call (910) 200-7266, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.

  • OIB man faces drug charges after investigation

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested an Ocean Isle Beach man on drug charges after an investigation prompted by complaints and tips from the community.

  • NBHS student accused of threatening to kill teachers, students

    A 16-year-old North Brunswick High School student accused of threatening to kill teachers and students at the Leland school faces a felony charge in Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Tristan Bryan Alderton, of Parsley Lane, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, and charged him with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Duo accused of robbing Carolina Shores drugstore

    A man accused of robbing a Carolina Shores drugstore with a knife faces felony charges in Brunswick County after his Thursday, Feb. 19, arrest.

    Deputies arrested 39-year-old Luther Stanley and 21-year-old Jennifer Hailey Moreland, both of 4409 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, S.C., on various charges a day after Stanley was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and assault on a female, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Brunswick County students on one-hour delay Thursday, Friday

     Brunswick County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay for students on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said in a Feb. 18 news release.

  • Commissioners agree on funding policy for beach repair

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Commissioners agreed to a proposal to establish a shoreline protection policy that will provide funding annually for beach and waterway projects at their Feb. 16 meeting.

    But they held off on a vote to approve the policy until March to clarify the process beach communities will follow.

    “I think we’ve got something we can work with and bring back in March,” chairman Scott Phillips said.

  • Residents near planned H2GO water plant seek information at Feb. 19 meeting

    Leland residents who are learning of Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s plans for a water treatment plant near their homes, but in Belville, are meeting to learn what impact the plan will have.

    To learn more about Brunswick County’s water access, future capacity and how H2GO’s plant will impact the area, they have organized a special meeting for H2GO customers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Belville Elementary School.

  • Brunswick Beaches Consortium elects new leaders

    OAK ISLAND — The Brunswick Beaches Consortium voted in a new chairman and vice chair for the second time in three months at its Feb. 12 meeting.

    The BBC leadership has been in flux since Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons was removed from representing his town in November after Caswell Beach Commissioners questioned where the town’s yearly $12,000 lobbying payment to the BBC was going.

  • Bill could eliminate ETJs before Leland can ask for one

    Leland officials want an extraterritorial jurisdiction just like other Brunswick County towns, but a bill proposed in the new legislative session could eliminate every ETJ in North Carolina.

    Town board members discussed how to sway Brunswick County commissioners to allow ETJs again at their first goal-setting workshop in January.

    North Carolina statute G.S. 160A-360(e) requires that the county approve the extension of city extraterritorial jurisdiction into any area where the county enforces zoning, subdivision regulations and the state building code.

  • Mayors, others question wind energy strategy for offshore North Carolina

     CAROLINA SHORES — At least two island mayors from Brunswick County have concerns about future development of offshore wind energy off the North Carolina coast.

    Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts and Bald Head Island Mayor Andy Sayre were among residents bringing questions and comments to a public hearing Feb. 12 conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) at Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center.