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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Road re-opens

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach Road, also known as Four Mile Road, re-opned to traffic Monday, April 27.
    The road was originally scheduled to close from March 18 through April 16, but bad weather forced the North Carolina Department of Transportation to ikeep it closed through Thursday, April 30.
    The work, however, has been completed and the road re-opened Monday, April 27.

  • Detectives seek Leland man in thefts

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the community's assistance in finding a wanted Leland man.

    Ryan Tyler Duffy, 23, of Holly Hills Drive, is wanted on charges of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and felony larceny, according to a news release.

  • Bus malfunction forces evacuation

    A school bus taking students to Lincoln Elementary School in Leland malfunctioned Tuesday, April 28, forcing the evacuation of students from the bus. No one was injured.

    District spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said Bus No. 210, which was transporting about 30 students, “experienced a mechanical issue this morning resulting in engine smoke,” which she identified as a turbo charger failure which caused oil to lead into the hot exhaust.

  • DWI checkpoint nets two arrests, 35 charges

    A multi-agency DWI Checking Station involving the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Leland Police Department netted two arrests and resulted in 35 charges April 24 in Wilmington.

    The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office S.A.F.E. unit, as an active participant in the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, hosted the event on the 2300 block of North College Road.

  • Initial budget draft suggests 6-cent tax hike in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Town staff is recommending an ad valorem tax increase to 16.5 cents per $100 of valuation for the 2015-16 town budget.

    The increase over the current rate of 10.5 cents is based on four components outlined by town finance director Bonnie Schwerd at Sunset Beach Town Council’s monthly workshop Tuesday, April 21.

  • Tips lead to two arrests, seizure of $50K in marijuana

    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested two South Carolina residents on drug charges and seized about $50,000 in marijuana after traffic stops on U.S. 17 on Wednesday, April 22, according to a news release.

  • Brunswick County prepares to close Adult Health Clinic

    Brunswick County Health Services staff are working to help patients transition to new health care providers in preparation to close the Adult Health Clinic by June 1.

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners voted to approve the clinic’s closure at its regular meeting Monday night, April 20.

  • Agents seize $13K in marijuana from Carolina Shores home, arrest two

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested a Carolina Shores couple Wednesday, April 22, after finding about $13,000 in marijuana inside their home, according to a news release.

    Courtney Beckford and Theresa Beckford, both 32, are each charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling house for keeping and selling marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia and were booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

  • County seeks limit to liability if beach communities post lifeguards

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners agreed to seek legislative help to ensure coastal communities aren’t at risk if they choose to put lifeguards on their beaches.

    At their Monday, April 20, meeting, commissioners voted to send a resolution to the General Assembly asking to enact legislation to provide immunity or limit liability for municipalities or counties that provide lifeguard services.

  • Consortium seeks ways to protect coastal communities

     OCEAN ISLE BEACH — During the week of July 4 in 2013, four people drowned while swimming in the waters of Brunswick County beaches.

    Coastal community leaders want to make sure towns are protected in the future.