Today's News

  • Benton appointed new headmaster of Charter Day School

    Laurie Benton of Leland has been appointed as headmaster of Charter Day School, effective Feb. 5, by its board.

    Benton graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. She taught fourth grade in Durham for three years before becoming a third-grade teacher at Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, eventually becoming lead teacher.

  • NCDOT seeks 2018 Watch for Me NC partners

    North Carolina communities interested in participating in the 2018 Watch for Me NC program can submit applications to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

    The nationally recognized program focuses on bicycle and pedestrian safety, education and enforcement. The 2018 campaign is supported by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program in partnership with the NCDOT Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation.

  • NCDOT proposes drone-based medical supply delivery

    The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation has submitted a proposal to be a part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP). If accepted, part of this proposal would bring unmanned medical supply delivery, and the jobs that come with it, to the state.

  • NCDOT launches annual customer survey

    The N.C. Department of Transportation has launched the department’s third annual customer survey. The purpose of the survey is to gauge how the department is performing in its effort to provide great customer service.

    Randomly selected citizens will receive a paper copy in the mail in the coming weeks, but citizens can also participate online. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and the link is mobile-friendly. Participation can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused.

  • BCECHS informational forum Feb. 13

    Brunswick County Early College High School will host an informational forum to share information and answer questions about the school at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Brunswick Community College campus.

    Brunswick Early College High School is a North Carolina S.T.E.M. School of Distinction and a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. Students and parents of interested students must attend the meeting, which is for current eighth- or ninth-graders interested in learning more about the application process.

  • Two women accused of conspiring to sell cocaine

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says two women conspired to sell cocaine in the county.

    Twenty-six-year-olds Tiara Nichelle Hodge of Crawford Road in Raleigh and Lashika Denyelle Oates of Clay Street in Wilmington were arrested Jan. 31 and each charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine."

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:50 a.m. Feb. 5, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Rouzer uninjured in Va. train crash

    Congressman David Rouzer was not injured when a train carrying dozens of his fellow GOP House members crashed Jan. 31 into a trash truck, killing a man in the truck and injuring six other people in Virginia.

    Rouzer represents North Carolina’s 7th congressional district, which includes Brunswick County. His spokeswoman in Washington, Danielle Smotkin, confirmed Friday he was safe.

    No congress members were among the injured, according to the Associated Press

  • BCSO arrests three men in Leland shooting

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested three Leland men in a Friday afternoon shooting. No one was injured.

    Aaron Grant Oliver, 19, of Hewett Burton Road SE was arrested Feb. 2, while Torrance Lemar Shaw Jr., 24, of Black Chestnut Drive and Dontee Deshawn Forte, 18, of Alfred Lane were arrested Monday night. Each is charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied moving vehicle, discharging a firearm from within an enclosure and six counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 2, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement