Local News

  • NCDOT seeks 2018 Watch for Me NC partners

    North Carolina communities interested in participating in the 2018 Watch for Me NC program can submit applications to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

    The nationally recognized program focuses on bicycle and pedestrian safety, education and enforcement. The 2018 campaign is supported by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program in partnership with the NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation.

  • NCDOT proposes drone-based medical supply delivery

    The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation has submitted a proposal to be a part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP). If accepted, part of this proposal would bring unmanned medical supply delivery, and the jobs that come with it, to the state.

  • NCDOT launches annual customer survey

    The N.C. Department of Transportation has launched the department’s third annual customer survey. The purpose of the survey is to gauge how the department is performing in its effort to provide great customer service.

    Randomly selected citizens will receive a paper copy in the mail in the coming weeks, but citizens can also participate online. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and the link is mobile-friendly. Participation can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused.

  • Rouzer uninjured in Va. train crash

    Congressman David Rouzer was not injured when a train carrying dozens of his fellow GOP House members crashed Jan. 31 into a trash truck, killing a man in the truck and injuring six other people in Virginia.

    Rouzer represents North Carolina’s 7th congressional district, which includes Brunswick County. His spokeswoman in Washington, Danielle Smotkin, confirmed Friday he was safe.

    No congress members were among the injured, according to the Associated Press

  • Makai Brewing Company brings craft beer down U.S. 17 to Brunswick County

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — The craft beer brewing trend has made its way down U.S. 17 with the opening of the Makai Brewing Co. near Ocean Isle Beach.

    A host of breweries have started up in Wilmington, but Makai is only the second to come to Brunswick County. The first was Check Six Brewing Co. in Southport.

    Red Hare Brewing Co. of Marietta, Ga., announced plans for its first expansion brewery on Main Street in Shallotte.

  • Agents arrest seven men after separate drug investigations

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit agents arrested seven men after two separate month-long investigations.

    Brandon McMillon Bragg, 38, of Dellwood Drive in Wilmington, is charged with selling or delivering heroin, maintaining a vehicle for keeping and selling heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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