Local News

  • Brunswick County Community Foundation announces new board members

    The board of advisors of the Brunswick County Community Foundation announced new members:

    • Rosemarie Ryan, a St. James resident with more than 30 years of nonprofit, educational and civic service and a two-time recipient of the Old North State Award.

    • Mary Walton, an Ash resident who serves on the board of directors of the Roosevelt and Ruth Educational and Recreational Foundation.

  • Haselden elected to North Carolina Senior Games board

    Khrystye Haselden of Brunswick County has been unanimously elected as a member of the North Carolina Senior Games Inc. Board of Directors.

  • Southport man accused of trafficking cocaine

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Southport man accused of trafficking cocaine and possessing other drugs.

    Kevin Connor Kortright, 27, of Marsh Grove Lane is charged with trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and misdemeanor charges of simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Senators seek EPA audit of water contaminant testing

    GenX tests taken in the last two weeks of 2017 showed contaminants dropped to levels reported before The Chemours Co. reported an Oct. 6 spill to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

    Chemours was first found discharging GenX from its Fayetteville Works facility into the Cape Fear River, from which Brunswick County draws its drinking water, in June 2017

  • Three men arrested, one sought in Lumberton bank robbery

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office assisted other law enforcement agencies in looking for four Whiteville men who robbed a Lumberton bank Jan. 23. No one was injured.

    Three have been arrested and charged in the crime, while a fourth remains at large.

    Daquan Pridgen, 26, of Memory Twin Circle was taken into custody about 5 p.m. Sunday at the FBI office in Fayetteville and taken to the Columbus County Detention Center.

  • Supply man accused of stealing copper wire from BEMC

    A Supply man is accused of stealing more than $2,000 in copper wire from Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.  

    Dustin Brent Hair, 24, of Lake Paula Drive was arrested Jan. 24 and charged with felony larceny, receiving stolen goods, obtaining property by false pretense and breaking or entering a motor vehicle, as well as misdemeanor first-degree trespassing and injury to real property.

    Warrants show Hair jumped over a chain-link fence and broke into a BEMC truck at 795 Ocean Highway in Supply between Jan. 17 and 18 to steal $2,172.11 in copper wire.

  • H2GO board reduces water contaminant testing

    The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District H2GO board returned to H2GO offices for its Jan. 25 meeting after two months of meeting in the Leland Middle School cafeteria.

    Superior Court Judge Thomas A. Lock ruled Dec. 13 to uphold a temporary restraining order freezing the conveyance of the water and sewer system and its real and personal property to Belville and any action on building the reverse osmosis plant at least through January, so the new board handled day to day business during its first meeting of 2018.

  • Club Profile: Shallotte Moose Lodge 710/Women of the Moose 1932

    Driving along Holden Beach Road in Shallotte, you may find yourself passing a sign advertising Bingo and meals. The group offering? Shallotte Moose Lodge.

    Shallotte Moose Lodge is just one of thousands of The Loyal Order of Moose locations in the United States, with the original order forming in 1888.

  • Leland Industrial Park owner seeks voluntary annexation

    LELAND — Leland officials received another voluntary annexation request at the Jan. 25 town meeting.

    Kingfish Investment Properties LLC submitted an application to annex a vacant 3.02-acre parcel at 9244 Industrial Blvd. NE in Leland Industrial Park into the town.

    State statute 160A-58.1 requires the town to investigate the petition and provide board members with a Certificate of Sufficiency to ensure the voluntary annexation petition was signed by all the property owners to be able to set a public hearing on the annexation.

  • BCSO helps search for Lumberton bank robbers

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is helping other law enforcement agencies look for four people who robbed a Lumberton bank Jan. 23. No one was injured.

    According to a FBI news release, four heavily armed people robbed the PNC bank at 707 N. Chestnut St. of an undisclosed amount of money at 3:30 p.m.

    Immediately after the robbery, Lumberton police saw the robbers leaving the area in a gray Saturn car and followed them out of city limits, with the robbers firing at them. No officers were injured.