Today's News

  • NCDOT launches annual customer survey

    The N.C. Department of Transportation has opened the department’s second annual customer survey. All citizen feedback will be collected online. Citizens wishing to participate can go to go.ncsu.edu/customerservice2016. The survey takes 15 minutes to complete and the survey link is mobile friendly.

    The N.C. General Assembly requires the survey to gauge how the transportation department is providing great customer service. Participation can help NCDOT identify ways to make North Carolina transportation services safer, more efficient and customer focused.

  • North Carolina Disaster Assistance deadline extended

    At the request of the state of North Carolina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a 31-day extension for Hurricane Matthew survivors to apply for federal disaster assistance.

    The state has requested more time for registration because a number of counties, including Brunswick, were added for individual assistance several weeks after the original Oct. 10 presidential disaster declaration.

  • Shallotte man, son accused of using brass knuckles in attack

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man and his son who are accused of using brass knuckles to attack a man Nov. 30.

    Thomas Edgar Martinez, Jr., 56, of Copas Road in Shallotte and Brandon Amos Martinez, 21 of Robinson Street in Ocean Isle Beach were arrested Thursday, Dec. 1, and each charged with assault with a deadly weapon and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, both misdemeanors.

  • Wilmington woman accused of sharing private photos

    A Wilmington woman is accused of sharing someone’s private photos in Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 25-year-old Brittany Carmichael, of Wrightsville Avenue, on Friday, Dec. 2, and charged her with eight felony counts of disclosure of private images.

  • Boiling Spring Lakes shooting ruled act of self-defense

    Boiling Spring Lakes police determined a shooting that sent a man to the hospital Nov. 25 was an act of self-defense.

    James Harold Stephens, 49, was treated for a single gunshot wound and released from New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, Chief Brad Shirley said.

    Police responded to the shooting at 10:05 p.m. by Bett Lane and New Hanover Road, Shirley said.

    Before the shooting, 28-year-old William Christman, of Ladson, S.C., was with a group of hunters who were looking for a hunting dog near Bett Lane using a GPS device, Shirley said.

  • Oak Island police seek teen last seen Nov. 22

    Oak Island police are requesting assistance from the public to find 15-year-old Trevor Joe Freeman.

    Freeman is described as a 5-foot-5 white boy weighing 150 pounds with short light brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen at his home in the 2200 block of East Beach Drive on Oak Island at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, wearing camouflage shorts and white shoes.

    Anyone with information regarding Freeman’s whereabouts is asked to call the police department at 278-5595 or the Brunswick County Communications Center at 253-7490.

  • Lady Scorpions remain unbeaten; Trojan boys rout North

    SHALLOTTE — North Brunswick beat West Brunswick 50-38 in a girls’ non-conference basketball game Dec. 9 at West and remained unbeaten this season.

    Senior Taylor Perkins, held to three points in a first-half that ended 15-15, finished with 24 points. Other North scorers: Jada Bellamy 11, Unique Hines 6, Aliah Johnson 4, Keyana Yeoman 3, Cailen Goodman 1, Veronda Blue 1.

    For West, Breanna Mercer scored 14 points and Kaitlyn Bellamy 8. Other West scorers: Dyna Jeffries 5, Jaida Allen 4, Bria Bond 4, Natyra Gore 3.

    North improved to 8-0.

  • Pitch-count rule in effect for high school baseball season

    By James Alverson


    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s board of directors has concluded its annual winter meeting. Among the items of discussion was the baseball pitch count mandated by the National Federation for State High School Associations.

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