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Today's News

  • Tourism Development Authorities promote growth in Brunswick County

    August isn’t the peak month for tourism in Brunswick County, but it is proving to be a good month for local tourism development authorities.

    The Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority announced Aug. 18 visitor spending increased in the county for the sixth consecutive year to a high of more than $508 million.

    The Leland TDA is doing its part to keep the increases coming, announcing a new promotion kickoff to draw visitors here and get them to stick around.

  • NCACC recognizes county commissioners

    The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners recognized Brunswick County commissioners Marty Cooke, Pat Sykes and Frank Williams for dedication to professional development.

    Cooke was recognized for meeting the requirements for the Mentor level in the Local Elected Leaders Academy. Sykes and Williams were recognized for meeting the requirements for the Master level in the Local Elected Leaders Academy.

  • Leland woman accused of hitting child with her car

    Three people, including an 11-year-old girl, were injured in three separate traffic collisions within a 24-hour period last week.

    Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said 42-year-old Christina Gordon Beatty of Leland struck the girl with her vehicle at 3:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, in the 400 block of Culverton Road in Mallory Creek Plantation.

    The girl, who was not identified, was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington where she was listed in stable condition Friday night, Humphries said.

  • Coast Guard suspends search for diver missing off Oak Island

    The Coast Guard suspended its search for a diver who went missing off Oak Island last week.

    A 48-year-old diver with Pleasure Craft Atlantis reported mechanical failure with his diving equipment at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, and did not resurface, according to a Coast Guard news release.

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup said the Coast Guard did not have the diver’s name.

  • Labor Day changes some local meetings

    Because of the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 5, some local meeting schedules have changed.

    Sunset Beach Town Council has rescheduled its monthly meeting to Tuesday night, Sept. 6, at town hall at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    The meeting begins with a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by a pre-agenda session at 6:45 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m.

  • BSL police arrest Burlington woman after Leland hit-and-run

    Boiling Spring Lakes police arrested a Burlington woman who they say led them on a chase after a hit and run in Leland on Thursday, Aug. 25.

    Jennifer Lee Smith had two passengers, including a child, in her vehicle when the crash happened on U.S. 74 and she fled down N.C. 133, according to a Boiling Spring Lakes police news release. A Boiling Spring Lakes police officer tried to stop her, but she eluded him until she lost control of her car and slamming into his vehicle.

    No one was injured, the release said.

  • VP candidate Pence campaigns in Leland

    LELAND — Brunswick County became a piece of the battleground for the presidential election Wednesday afternoon with a visit from Republican vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, stopping by Manufacturing Methods in Leland.

  • No criminal charges in Leland fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office will not press charges in a fatal shooting that happened in Leland earlier this year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 500 block of Creekview Lane on Jan. 5, when they and EMS personnel found 32-year-old Daniel Todd Adams dead of an apparent gunshot wound, according to the DA’s Office news release issued Aug. 25. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death.

  • New Lincoln Elementary teacher prepares for back-to-school

    LELAND — It’s about to be Elise Cabrisses’ second first day of school.

    Cabrisses, 24, of Wilmington, will begin her first day of teaching language arts and social studies to fifth-graders at Lincoln Elementary School starting Monday, Aug. 29. She said a year of teaching fifth-graders at Dogwood Elementary in Reston, Va., the previous school year ensures she has a pretty good idea of what she’s in for.

  • Motorcyclist crashes following Thursday, Aug. 25 chase

    A crash involving a motorcycle sent one man to an area hospital Thursday, Aug. 25 following a chase with law enforcement.