Today's News

  • NCDOT announces closures for N.C. 211 resurfacing

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have nighttime lane closures on N.C. 211 in Southport, at the intersection of N.C. 87 to the ferry terminal, Monday, Oct. 19, through Tuesday, Dec. 1 (excluding the Thanksgiving holiday period, Nov. 24-30).

    The work will be performed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays through Fridays for milling and resurfacing, weather permitting.

  • School district, health department to offer flu vaccines after school

     The schedule for Brunswick County’s in-school FluMist vaccination has been altered.  

    Instead, the health department will offer an alternative, after-school option, according to a Brunswick County Schools news release issued Thursday, Oct. 8.

    The in-school vaccinations were cancelled after the school district learned the Brunswick County Health Department would not receive the expected shipment of the vaccine from the manufacturer.

  • NCDOT updates Brunswick County project schedule

    LELAND — North Carolina Department of Transportation District 3 engineer Patrick Riddle updated the status of Brunswick County’s ongoing road improvements during the Oct. 7 Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization Transportation Coordinating Committee meeting.

    Ocean Isle Beach

    The Old Georgetown Road extension from Ocean Isle Beach Road to N.C. 179 is estimated to be complete by May 13, 2016.


  • Brunswick Health Services offering free post-storm well water testing until Oct. 23

    Brunswick County residents whose private drinking water wells flooded during the heavy rains over the last several weeks can get their drinking water tested, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Brunswick County Health Services.

    When submerged by floodwaters, wells can become contaminated by bacteria, which makes the water unsafe to drink.

    These wells should be flushed, thoroughly disinfected, flushed again and tested for bacteria before the water is used for drinking.

  • Trio on way home aids people stranded in cars

    Sonya and Chase Long and Jeff Carter were on their way home in the middle of Friday night’s storm when they saw a woman in distress.

    What else could they do but stop and help?

    “She was stuck in her car,” said Sonya Chase, recalling the dramatic rescue that took place as the trio was passing by the Spring Mill Plantation community off Calabash Road in their big Ford 250 diesel truck.

    They rescued the woman and took her to her home in the community near Carolina Shores, only to come upon other residents also stranded in their cars.

  • Storm assessed in individual towns


    Belville Mayor Mike Allen said some neighborhoods had flooding in the backyards of homes, but it did not reach the residences.

    “The worst we had was in Woodridge where there was flooding in the backyard,” Allen said.

    Water flowing over Kings Wharf Way washed out the shoulder of the road, exposing drainpipes, so the town had a crew making a temporary repair Monday.

    “Otherwise, there was no wind damage or other flooding in town,” Allen said.

  • Brunswick County road conditions

    Calabash, Carolina Shores

    U.S. 17 at the North Carolina-South Carolina state line is closed both ways.

    Carolina Shores has standing water.

    Blackwater Drive and Thomasboro Road have standing water running across both lanes.

    The entrance to Calabash Lakes at Thomasboro Road has several inches of standing water.

    Crow Creek off U.S. 17 is flooding.

    The 4-5000 block of South Middleton Drive in Brunswick Plantation is impassable. South Middleton past Stanton Hall Drive has standing water.

    Western Brunswick County

  • 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.

  • 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.