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Today's News

  • CIS Little Princess Ball at three sites Saturday

    Little girls and their male role models are royally highlighted at the upcoming Little Princess Ball scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at three sites this year.

    The fun unfolds simultaneously at the Brunswick Center at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply, the Leland Cultural Arts Center at 1212 Magnolia Village Way and at the Brunswick Center at 1513 N. Howe St. in Southport.

  • Relive the Road to Revolution Feb. 17 in historic Brunswick Town

    Residents of the Lower Cape Fear region were not happy about the 1765 Stamp Act imposed by the British Crown — a tax on all newspapers, gambling papers, books pamphlets and more.

    The town of Brunswick returns to 1766 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, when historic interpreters demonstrate trades and show how the dreaded Stamp Act affected their lives during the 252nd Anniversary of the Stamp Act Resistance program. 

    See how the seeds of discontent in Brunswick Town led to the first acts of resistance against the Crown in the American colonies.

  • First BFA Valentine’s Gala set for Saturday in Leland

    Brunswick Family Assistance celebrates its Inaugural Valentine’s Gala from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Leland Cultural Arts Center at 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.

    The attire for this BFA fundraiser is eveningwear.

    Coastal Catering will provide dinner. Chance Union Band will perform live music and entertainment. There will be a cash bar for beer and wine, plus a 50/50 raffle.

    Tickets are $75 per person.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:26 a.m. Feb. 12, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Leland man dies after Saturday motorcycle crash

    A 44-year-old Leland man died after crashing his motorcycle Saturday night in Brunswick County.

    Douglas Raymond Barker succumbed to injuries he suffered in the crash Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C. State Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Matthew W. King said in a news release issued Monday morning.

  • Three men charged in drug trafficking cases

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies arrested three men Feb. 8 in two separate drug trafficking cases.

    Logan Matthis McHale, 27, of Northern Trail in Winnabow is charged with trafficking opium or heroin and conspiring to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

    Warrants show McHale had 12 oxycodone tablets Jan. 31.

    McHale was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility Feb. 8 and released the same day on $50,000 bail.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 8, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Wilmington man arrested in Sunset Beach armed robbery

    Officers arrested a Wilmington man Thursday, Feb. 8, in an armed robbery last year at Hardee’s in Sunset Beach.

    David Ashley Bates Sr., 46, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, communicating threats, and two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and assault by pointing a gun.

    Sunset Beach police responded to the armed robbery just after 4 a.m. Sept. 22, 2017, at the restaurant at 1671 Seaside Road.

  • Best Restored Beach Award nominations sought

    The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) invites communities around the country to submit their coasts for consideration for a Best Restored Beach Award as a way both to honor local projects and remind beach users their favorite shoreline has been restored to maintain its recreational and protective value.

  • Bureau seeks average 18.9 percent rate hike for dwelling insurance

    The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a dwelling insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau on Wednesday, Feb. 7.