Local News

  • NCDOT project may cause ATMC outages

    Because of an upcoming North Carolina Department of Transportation upgrade and construction project, some ATMC customers throughout Brunswick County may experience disruptions in cable TV and/or Internet services. Phone service in most areas will not be affected.

  • Man accused of robbing Calabash bank captured

    A man accused of robbing a Calabash bank Friday, Nov. 18, was arrested at his home on S.C. 544 in Conway, S.C., on Monday.

    Kevin Michael Riera, 21, was charged with felony common law robbery and second-degree kidnapping, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Detectives, with the assistance of South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agent Brian Truex and Coastal Carolina University Public Safety, identified Riera and took him into custody without incident, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • Governor’s Volunteer Service Award nominations sought

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

  • 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.