Local News

  • Brunswick County begins accepting LIEAP applications Dec. 1

    Brunswick County will begin accepting applications for LIEAP, the annual energy assistance program, from adults who are at least 60 or disabled, Dec. 1.

    The LIEAP, or Low Income Energy Assistance Program, provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families offset winter heating expenses. The household’s total countable income for the base period must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the current poverty level, and the household’s total resources must be $2,250 or less.

  • Concert to benefit Hurricane Matthew victims

    Local McDonald’s owners/operators are sponsoring Craig Schulman’s “Three Phantoms: Waves of Hope” benefit concert coming to Wilmington on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the UNC-Wilmington Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

  • Leland police find teen reported missing safew

    Leland police have safely located a teen reported missing Nov. 15.

    Alida Simone Van Rooyen, 16, was found safe in Surf City on Nov. 18, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.

  • Local Rotary Clubs celebrate centennial with students

    One hundred years ago, a group of people came together to make a difference both globally and in their own backyards through the formation of the first Rotary Club.

    On Wednesday, Nov. 2, in celebration, members of Brunswick County Rotary clubs came together to give dictionaries to third-graders across the county, just as they have for the past 15 years.

    South Brunswick Islands Rotarians visited Waccamaw School, Jessie Mae Monroe, Supply and Virginia Williamson elementary schools to visit with students eager to receive their dictionaries.

  • Day care owner accused of running over biker at business

    A Shallotte day care owner is accused of running over one biker and assaulting another Thursday, Nov. 10, after an encounter in the parking lot of his business.

    Shallotte police arrested 48-year-old Michael Williams, of Old Shallotte Road, and charged him with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, felony hit and run, misdemeanor simple assault, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun.

  • 2016 final general election results for Brunswick County

    Below are the Brunswick County results for Nov. 8’s general election.


    With 26 of 26 precincts reporting


    Brunswick County Schools $152 million bond referendum

    Yes            44,616                        67.16

  • Voters approve $152M school bond referendum, return incumbents

    Brunswick County voters overwhelmingly approved $152 million school bond referendum while also returning many incumbents to the school board and board of commissioners in Nov. 8’s general election.

    The Brunswick County Board of Elections will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, to review about 150 absentee ballots and 791 provisional ballots, county elections director Sara Knotts said. The three board members will meet again at 11 a.m. Nov. 18 to certify the results.



  • Meetings focus on road plans for future traffic

    The Carolina Bays highway plan to extend S.C. 31 into North Carolina has the support of the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) joint transportation organization to include in North Carolina’s transportation priority list.

    But Horry County, S.C., voters put a down payment on their part of the project in the Nov. 8 general election.

  • Belville ready to build town hall if state approves financing agreement

    BELVILLE — The public didn’t come out to speak on Belville’s plan to finance building a town hall site at a special public hearing Nov. 2, but town officials did, agreeing to proceed with the plan.

    Belville’s town council approved a financing plan at the meeting, but Town Attorney Jim Eldridge emphasized the action taken did not execute it.

    The board, which voted unanimously, 4-0, agreed to submit the financing plan to the state’s Local Government Commission, which is part of the state treasurer’s department.

  • Ocean Isle Beach receives CAMA permit for terminal groin

    Ocean Isle Beach received approval for a Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) major permit, putting it a step closer to building a terminal groin.

    The town submitted an application for the permit allowing the terminal groin in an Area of Environmental Concern to the Department of Environmental Quality on June 10.

    The Division of Coastal Management had 75 days from the application submission to review the terminal groin application.