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Today's News

  • Leland man faces attempted arson charge

    Leland police arrested a man accused of setting a fire inside a residence after a domestic dispute Monday. No one was injured.

    Antonial L’Mark White Jr., 24, of Oak Lane is charged with attempted second-degree arson, burning personal property and misdemeanor injury to property.

    Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said White set clothing on fire inside a closet at an Oak Lane residence about 5 p.m.

    White remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $150,000 bail.

  • Commercial watermen recover 3,496 lost crab pots from coastal waters

    Seventy-six commercial watermen worked throughout the coast of North Carolina in January to collect 3,496 lost crab pots as part of a statewide marine debris removal effort to prevent hazards for people and wildlife.

    The Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project is led by the North Carolina Coastal Federation with $100,000 from the North Carolina General Assembly.

  • Teen Court to compete in mock trial

    The Brunswick County Teen Court Mock Trial Team will participate in the North Carolina Teen Court Association State Mock Trial Competition on April 14 in Charlotte. Student volunteers will compete as lawyers, clerks and bailiffs against other county teams from around the state.

    The Brunswick County team has been training for the last five months to prepare for this year’s competition. Teen Court lawyer mentors Nancy Adelis and John Kelso are helping the students prepare for the competition.

  • BCAR: Real estate market continues to be strong, healthy

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to show strength in early 2018, with the number of sales increasing more than 27 percent in February compared with 2017, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

  • BFA commodities distribution May 10

    Brunswick Family Assistance will have a commodities distribution May 10 from the BFA/Big Lots parking lot on Main Street in Shallotte.

    Items distributed will include dark red kidney beans, green beans, pinto beans, frozen blueberries, corn, eggs, fig pieces, fish fillets, mixed fruit, grape juice, peanut butter, pears, plums, canned pork, frozen turkey breast, great northern beans, beef stew, farina, macaroni pasta, green peas, white potatoes and vegetable soup.

  • Duke Energy to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant April 11

    The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport will be tested Wednesday, April 11, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

    The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the plant will be tested at low-volume for 10 seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly.

    This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

  • FEMA awards $1.7M for stormwater project

    Boiling Spring Lakes will receive $1,732,500 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to fund a spillway project for Allen Creek. The improvements will help protect the floodplain and surrounding properties and help mitigate erosion and flooding caused by the spillway at Sanford Dam.

    The $1.7 million grant represents a federal share of the total project cost of $2,310,000. The remainder will come from non-federal sources.

  • New fund to pay for two county road projects

    N.C. 133 in Brunswick County, which has historically experienced major flooding problems, will be among seven areas of southeastern North Carolina to benefit from a new fund to pay for smaller, yet significant highway projects.

  • Bone marrow match registry swab event April 7

    Join the bone marrow match registry at a swab event Saturday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive in Bolivia. South Brunswick High School student Kaylee Potter organized the event as part of her senior project.

    To join the registry, you must be between 18 and 44, in general good health and willing to donate to any patient you may match in the future.

    Joining is easy: paperwork and a cheek swab is all it takes.

    If unable to attend Saturday’s event, register online at joi

  • Leland woman safely located

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says a Leland woman last seen March 29 has been found safely. Earlier today the sheriff's office asked for the public’s assistance in locatingDeidre Dannielle Watson, 28, was last seen March 29 at her home on Maco Road in Leland about 9 p.m.