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Today's News

  • Possible threat prompts temporary school lockdown Tuesday

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported possible threat that led to the temporary lockdown of Brunswick Community College and sheltering at Brunswick County Academy, South Brunswick High and South Brunswick Middle schools Tuesday morning, March 28.

    The sheriff’s office received a tip about the threat about 10:30 a.m., Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said. Neither she nor sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax disclosed the nature of the threat.

  • Two arrested after robbery, high-speed chase across state line

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Charlotte couple accused of robbing two Horry County, S.C., businesses Friday morning, March 24, after a high-speed chase.

    No one was injured.

  • Jinks Creek targeted in Sunset Beach pre-dredging analysis

    SUNSET BEACH — As future dredging continues to be scrutinized, Jinks Creek has the greatest amount of sand for “beneficial reuse,” a hired consultant outlined at town council’s second meeting of the month Tuesday morning, March 21.

    Robert Neal, a coastal engineer with Moffatt & Nichol advisory firm, said the main portion of the project would involve Jinks Creek south of the Intracoastal Waterway and would include Mary’s and Turtle creeks on the north side of the waterway.

  • Pedestrian hit crossing U.S. 17 in Shallotte

    A car struck a Shallotte man while he was walking across U.S. 17 on Tuesday night, March 21.

    Daniel Lamont King, 25, is in critical condition as of 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper David Inman said.

    No other injuries were reported.

  • Attack on derelict boats under way with new ordinance

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners approved an ordinance Monday night giving the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office authority to deal with abandoned and derelict boats.

    A half-submerged shrimp boat below the Holden Beach Bridge may be the face of the abandoned boats in the county, but commissioner Pat Sykes said she pushed for the ordinance because of complaints of sailboats clogging an inlet off Fish Factory Road in Southport.

  • Sunset Beach road closure scheduled Monday

    Sunset Beach public works department staff will close a portion of Magnolia Drive between Park and Seaside roads at 9 a.m. Monday, March 27, for stormwater pipe repairs.

    The road will remain closed while the pipe underneath is replaced. The repair is expected to take three days.

    Afterward, staff will replace stormwater pipe at Kirkwood Place and Magnolia Drive. The road will remain closed while the pipe underneath is replaced. This repair is expected to take two days. 

  • Red Cross issues call for type O negative, AB blood donors

    The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations.

    Those who give can help patients locally or across the country as the Red Cross has the ability to move blood products where and when they are needed most.

  • Sunset Beach couple charged with selling drugs

    A Sunset Beach couple is accused of selling drugs from their home.

    Robert Austin Kelly, 45, and Niki Lee Stiltner, 43, of 807 Dogwood Drive were arrested Wednesday, March 22, and are being held at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

  • Supply senior center opens at 101 Stone Chimney Place

    SUPPLY — A month to the day after opening a new senior center in Leland, county officials reconvened at 101 Stone Chimney Place to christen another.

  • Southport man charged in December shooting

    A Southport man is accused of shooting into a residence occupied by an infant and two adults last December. No one was injured.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 18-year-old Deandre Trevon Williams, of Bluewater Street, on March 22 and charged him with felony discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

    Warrants show Williams fired a .25-caliber ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) into a home in the 3500 block of Reichway SE in Southport on Dec. 11.

    Williams remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1 million bail.