Local News

  • Man indicted in fatal chase that began in Brunswick County

    A new Hanover County Superior Court grand jury indicted a Liberty man Sept. 6 on charges stemming from a May 10 chase that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in Wilmington.

    Eduard Patrick, 27, was indicted on charges of felony second-degree murder, felony fleeing to elude arrest causing death, felony hit-and-run causing serious injury or death, misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and misdemeanor reckless driving to endanger.

  • Man charged in three-year break-in spree

    A Rocky Point man faces charges in four counties, including Brunswick, after a series of break-ins that began in 2013.

    Jimmie Willetts, 50, of By the Brook Lane, has been charged in Brunswick County with four felony counts of breaking and/or entering, four counts of larceny after breaking and entering, three counts of felony safe cracking and misdemeanor injury to personal property. He also faces charges in Columbus, Pender and New Hanover counties.

  • BSL police seek information on man who stole cash

    Boiling Spring Lakes police are seeking information about a man who stole cash from the Olde Brunswick Store on Fifty Lakes Drive just after midnight Sept. 7.

    The man is described as black, between 35 and 45 and about 6 feet tall with a medium build, according to a news release. He was seen driving a 1999 to 2004 model white Ford full size van.

     Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 363-0011 or 911.    

  • Emergency crews respond to Ash structure fire

    A fire damaged an Ash home Tuesday, Sept. 13. No injuries were reported.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said the call for the fire on Whiteville Road NW came in at 11 a.m. from a passing Waccamaw Volunteer Fire Department firefighter, who reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the home.

    Personnel from Waccamaw Volunteer Fire Department, Calabash Fire Department, Grissettown Longwood Fire and Rescue, Supply Fire Department and Old Dock-Cypress Creek Fire in Columbus County responded, Garner said.

  • Zaxby’s Restaurant planned for Shallotte

     SHALLOTTE — Site and landscape plans for a Zaxby’s Restaurant were on the agenda for Shallotte’s Sept. 13 planning board meeting.

    Shallotte Properties LLC submitted the request for a 90-seat restaurant at 4736 Main St., the site of the former Hardee’s and The Grille restaurants.

    The property is zoned central business and the existing building on the property will be demolished.

  • Coast Guard assists man who suffered seizure on BHI

    The Coast Guard assisted an 80-year-old man after he suffered a seizure on Bald Head Island early Tuesday morning.

    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from Coast Guard Station Oak Island at 3:55 a.m. that the Bald Head Island Fire Department requested medical transport for the man, according to a Coast Guard news release.

    Sector North Carolina watchstanders launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Oak Island at 4:20 a.m.

  • Literacy council teams with sheriff’s office

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council, a nonprofit charged with the mission of improving lives by providing literacy skills for adults, approached the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office four years ago about a proposal to extend its services, specifically GED (General Education Development) tutoring, to county inmates.

  • Foundation accepts applications from charities, nonprofits

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Inc. has begun accepting applications from charities and nonprofits located in Brunswick County. The recipient will receive a donation from the proceeds of the sixth annual Sheriff’s Charity Ball.

    Donations will vary from year to year based on the success of the charity ball. The next charity ball is scheduled for Friday, March 3, 2017.

  • Mooring inducted into second Environmental Justice Academy class

    Ernest Mooring Jr. of Navassa is among the 17 participants representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inducted to the second class of the Environmental Justice (EJ) Academy.

    The EJ Academy is a rigorous, in-depth leadership development program where participants meet monthly for nine months.

  • NCDOT to close part of Cedar Hill Road for bypass project

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close about a half-mile of Cedar Hill Road in both directions immediately south of Royster Road NE beginning Monday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. until Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, weather permitting.

    A structure is to be constructed over Cartwheel Branch in addition to various utility and roadway operations performed in conjunction with the construction of Interstate 140 (Wilmington Bypass Project) from U.S. 74/76 (Andrew Jackson Highway) to Cedar Hill Road.