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Today's News

  • Former county schools leader McAdams dies

    Former Brunswick County Schools and New Hanover County Schools employee James Everett “Mac” McAdams died of cancer Tuesday, Jan. 9, at age 68.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man faces felony marijuana charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an Ocean Isle Beach man on felony marijuana charges.

    Samuel Chad Hodges, 23, of Earl Street was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

    Warrants show Hodges had 21 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag in a green 1994 Honda Civic on Dec. 22.

    Hodges remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $125,000 bail.

  • Drooling giraffe

    Cindy Reading Graham snapped this photo Jan. 6 of an icicle that formed on the mouth of the giraffe at Ocean Isle Mini Golf on the Ocean Isle Beach island. “I thought it was so funny. Sunday it was a little longer. Monday it was completely gone.”

  • Northwest police officer dies of accidental gunshot wound

    A Northwest police officer died Friday night of an accidental gunshot wound.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit detectives found 37-year-old Michael Lynn Morgan dead of an apparent gunshot wound after responding to a call dispatchers received about 5:30 p.m. regarding someone in cardiac arrest at 520 Maple Branches Drive in Leland.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court set for Jan. 23

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Novant Health restricts access to avoid spread of flu

    Novant Health is asking the community to keep visitors 12 and younger out of most of its acute care facilities, including Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Supply, until further notice because of the widespread outbreak of the flu virus.

    Those 13 and older who are experiencing runny nose, sore throat, fever or cough are also encouraged not to visit patients being treated at Novant Health facilities. However, people who are seeking treatment at hospitals are not subject to the restriction.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks stolen truck

     The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a teal 2002 Ford F350 XLF Power Stroke diesel truck stolen sometime between Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 in the 8100 block of River Road, Southport.

    According to a Facebook post, the tailgate of the truck has a unique pinstripe design that can also be found on the dashboard of the truck.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brandon Fuller at 398-5335.

  • Leland to host public meeting on parks and rec plan

    Talking about the need for a recreation building in Leland in 2017 has led town officials to re-evaluate its Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Master Plan in 2018.

    The parks and recreation department will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Leland Town Hall seeking public input for the PROS Master Plan update.

    The plan, created in 2008 and revised in 2014, has become obsolete because od the town’s rapid growth, operation services director Niel Brooks, said.

  • Brunswick County unemployment rate rises above 5 percent for October

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate increased from 4.9 percent for September to 5.2 percent for October.

    Unemployment in Brunswick County was at its lowest in June at 4.8 percent, then rose to 5 percent in July and 5.1 percent in August.

    For 2017, Brunswick County unemployment started at 7.7 percent in January, fell to 6.7 percent in February and 5.8 percent in March, then dropped to 5 percent unemployment in April and stayed there through May.

  • Car crashes into Leland restaurant

    No one suffered major injuries after a vehicle crashed into a Leland restaurant Jan. 9.

    The silver Chevy Cruze plowed into the front of Bessie Burger at 1120 E. Cutlar Crossing in Brunswick Forest about 1:45 p.m.

    No one inside the restaurant was injured and the two people in the car were taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for a medical evaluation, Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said.

    The driver of the car, who was not named, is a man in his 80s, Humphries said.