Today's News

  • One man arrested, another sought in Bolivia burglary, assault case

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit detectives arrested one man and are searching for another in a Jan. 14 burglary and assault in Bolivia.

    According to a Jan. 19 sheriff’s office Facebook post, 24-year-old Juan Luis Gonzales-Esparza and Edgar “Cuca” Garcia-Olmos, 36, both of Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia, broke into a home in the 1900 block of Old Ocean Highway and assaulted a man with what warrants described as a yellow-handled butcher knife at 1:47 a.m.

  • Man wanted in Oklahoma arrested in Brunswick County

    A man wanted on firearm charges in Oklahoma was arrested on an assault charge in Brunswick County.

    David Martin Herring II, 25, of Yale, Okla., was arrested Jan. 13 and charged with misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

    Warrants show Herring cut a man above his left eye with a knife Jan. 12. Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said the victim was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for treatment.

  • Calabash to host opioid awareness event Jan. 31

    Calabash will host a prescription opioid community awareness session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Calabash Fire Station, 892 Persimmon Road SW in Calabash.

    The Brunswick County Sheriff Office will give a presentation on county opioid-related data. There will also be a discussion on the sheriff’s office’s Anchor Initiative and other information on what it is doing to combat the opioid epidemic.

  • OIB airport to receive funding

    Odell Williamson Municipal Airport in Ocean Isle Beach will receive $33,334 for phase one of a new perimeter fence.

    It is one of four airports in the state to receive N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation approval of state and federal funding.

  • BCC board to decide Assembly Hall’s fate at Feb. 15 meeting

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees is expected to decide what to do with Assembly Hall, denoted as Building I on a campus map, at their next regular meeting Feb. 15.

    At their November meeting, chairman Alan Holden said plans for the grounds around the proposed allied health building call for the possible removal of the Assembly Hall building. During that same meeting, the board set a Jan. 4 meeting to discuss a schematic draft for a planned allied health building on campus.

  • County’s residential real estate market shows strong, steady growth in 2017

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate sales totaled $1.2 billion in 2017, crossing the billion-dollar threshold for the first time since 2005, and increased 32 percent over 2016, according to the most recent data from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    The number of units sold in 2017 jumped 23 percent over the previous year, increasing from 3,746 to 4,613. The average sales price increased 8.5 percent, from $243,610 to $261,925.

  • Deputies investigate shot fired at school bus

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report about gun fired at a Brunswick County Schools bus about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

    A bus window was damaged, but no one was hurt.

    Someone called dispatchers to report the shooting near Jones Street and Green Lewis Road in Bolivia, according to a joint news release from the sheriff’s office and school district.

    Deputies who responded determined the shot came from a BB gun accidentally fired by a child at one of the homes in the neighborhood.

  • Shallotte police seek man who damaged coin-operated machine

    Police detectives are looking for the middle-aged white man who damaged coin-operated machines in Shallotte.

    The man wears glasses. He was seen wearing a Nike hoodie with a jacket during one break-in and wearing a hat with flames on the bill, a flannel long-sleeved shirt and blue denim jeans in another.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police 754-6008 and asking to speak to Detective Sgt. John Holman or Detective Cory McLamb, or send a private message through the department’s Facebook page.

  • 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.

  • Coastal agency seeks new members

    The N.C. Division of Coastal Management is seeking applications from citizens and community organizations to fill vacancies on the local advisory committees for the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve sites.

    The local advisory committees consist of citizens and representatives from community organizations, government agencies, and non-governmental partner organizations who provide division staff with guidance and feedback regarding program activities and management of the reserve sites.