Today's News

  • Update: Sunset Beach road conditions

    The town of Sunset Beach has released its latest update on roadway conditions in and around the town. Any hazardous area not on the list can be reported to town clerk Lisa Anglin at sunsetbeach@atmc.net. Also, if your roadway has been incorrectly stated below please advise.

  • County claims its 10th, 11th lottery winners of the year

    A second Winnabow resident has won $10,000 through the North Carolina Education Lottery, continuing Brunswick County’s lucky streak by becoming the 11th winner this year.

    Diane Pennellatore won the Powerball money Sept. 16, state lottery officials said Friday, Oct. 2.

    Alfonso Villanneva of Southport also claimed a $10,000 instant prize by playing the Millionaire 7’s scratch-off game.

    Last month, Valient Simoncic of Leland won $10,000 playing the 50X The Cash instant prize scratch-off game.

  • Grand jury indicts Caswell Beach mayor on 18 felonies

    BOLIVIA — A superior court judge reduced bail for Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons at his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon from $1 million cash to $675,000 secured.

    Simmons was indicted on 18 felonies related to his service as chairman of the former Brunswick Beaches Consortium (BBC) by a Brunswick County grand jury Monday. North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office agents arrested Simmons in Caswell Beach on Monday afternoon.

  • Closures, cancellations

    Brunswick County Schools as well as county offices and the courthouse will be closed Monday, Oct. 5, due to continued rain and flooding in the region. Schools will be closed for students and staff.

  • Mountain bike club hosts 5th annual race at Brunswick Nature Park Oct. 17

    The Cape Fear Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) will host its fifth annual Brunswick Brawl Oct. 17 at Brunswick Nature Park.

    The event includes six-, three- and one-hour mountain bike endurance races on a nine-mile trail. Helmets are mandatory.

    The one hour event is offered for first timers.

    Other race categories are open for men and women in single and duo categories as well as different age groups.

  • Brunswick County names economic development director

    Brunswick County has hired Michael DiTullo as the first economic development director for the newly formed county department.

    DiTullo, who serves as the president and CEO of Rockland Economic Development Corp. of Rockland County, N.Y., replaces former economic development commission (EDC) executive director Jim Bradshaw.

  • Grand jury indicts two men accused of sexual assault

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury has indicted two men accused of sexual assault.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 20-year-old Shimon Curtis Hales, of Turkey Trap Road SW in Supply, on March 5 and charged him with three counts of statutory rape, three counts of sexual offense and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. 

    The incidents, which involve a girl younger than 14 and a girl younger than 16, occurred between Feb. 28 and March 5, warrants show.

  • Grand jury indicts two Supply men in meth lab case

    Two men arrested after a meth lab was found in their Supply residence have been indicted by a Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury.

  • Brunswick strategic planning meetings begin Oct. 5

    Brunswick County will host the first public meeting to develop a new strategic plan at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5 at Leland Town Hall.

    The strategic plan is a long-term vision statement to guide county officials in charting the county’s course for the future.

    The planning and visioning process will include extensive public input, both in the form of public meetings and an online survey.

  • Brunswick County unemployment drops to 7 percent in August

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate decreased to 7.0 percent after four months of continuous increases.

    After the unemployment rate hit a year low of 6.2 percent for April, the rate rose to 6.9 percent unemployment in May, 7.1 percent in June and 7.2 percent in July.

    Unemployment in Brunswick County has improved from one year ago when the rate for August was 7.4 percent.

    Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.