Local News

  • Williams named chairman of NCACC steering committee

    Brunswick County commissioner Frank Williams has been appointed chairman of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) General Government Steering Committee by NCACC president Fred McClure. The General Government Steering Committee studies issues dealing with the general relationship between counties and the state and federal governments, including reviewing proposed legislative goals.

  • Sykes named to NACo committee, task force

    Brunswick County Commissioner Pat Sykes has been named to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Veterans and Military Services Committee and to the NACo Immigration Reform Task Force.

    NACo’s Ad Hoc committees help shape and drive NACo’s programs and services, both internally and externally. The Veterans Military Services Committee works to develop and highlight county best practices and policies to promote innovative programs, services and benefits for the nation’s military, veterans and their families.

  • Medicare open enrollment period under way

    Each year during the Open Enrollment Period, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to compare and evaluate their current plans and make changes as necessary.

    Just as your health needs may change from year to year, so may the benefits and costs of your health plan. By comparing plans during the Open Enrollment Period, Medicare beneficiaries can save money and make certain that their 2017 plan will be the best for their needs.

  • 'Monstrous' Hurricane Matthew drives Brunswick County into state of emergency, cancels events

    Brunswick County is one of 66 counties included in Gov. Pat McCrory’s state of emergency issued Monday as monstrous Hurricane Matthew advances northward toward the East Coast.

    McCrory issued an executive order Monday afternoon, Oct. 3, declaring a state of emergency for counties in eastern and central North Carolina.

    Though Matthew’s precise path and impact were not yet known, McCrory said the measure was to aid farmers and facilitate resources in advance preparation for the storm and potential flooding.

  • Three charged in robbery; victim arrested on unrelated felony charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three people accused of robbing and assaulting a Supply man who was arrested the next day on unrelated felony charges.

    Rick Cody Russell, 30, and Pamela Nicole Lutz, 31, both of Oyster Lane in Supply, and Jennifer Nicole Bartley, 27, of Shallotte Point Loop Road in Shallotte, were arrested Monday, Sept. 26, and charged with felony common law robbery. Russell and Lutz were also charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.

  • Leland police seek man in credit card theft

    Leland police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man involved in a stolen credit card case.

    Lt. Jeremy Humphries said officers took a report in Magnolia Greens, where someone broke into a vehicle on Tommy Jacobs Drive on Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Two credit cards stolen from the vehicle were used by the man at Target on New Centre Drive in Wilmington to buy miscellaneous items and gift cards totaling $1,307.81.

  • Leland man charged in two sexual offenses

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Leland man accused of two sexual crimes Saturday.

    John Robert Cuff III, 20, of Belvedere Court, was arrested Sunday, Sept. 25, and charged with felony second-degree forced sexual offense and misdemeanor sexual battery.

    Warrants show Cuff forced a victim to touch his genitals Saturday, Sept. 24.

     Cuff remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $100,000 bail.    

  • Holden Beach commissioners award Central Reach Project bid

    HOLDEN BEACH — Town commissioners at their Sept. 20 meeting approved four items related to Holden Beach’s Central Reach Project, including the awarding of the project to the lowest bidder.

    The beach project would place up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, stretching from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

    The bid was awarded to Weeks Marine, which is a marine construction and dredging contractor based in Cranford, N.J., in the amount of $14,551,110.

  • Lamb resigns as Communities In Schools executive director

    Nancy Lamb has resigned as executive director of Communities In Schools of Brunswick County.

    Todd Beane, CIS communications and thrift shop operations coordinator, said in a Wednesday, Sept. 21, news release Lamb left the organization to pursue other professional opportunities. Her resignation was accepted Sept. 16.

  • Detectives seek info on liquor theft

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking information about the person who stole three to four liquor bottles at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, from the ABC Store at 44 River Road in Belville.

    No description of the thief was available, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Charles Liles at 880-5756.