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Today's News

  • As residential construction picks up, neighborhood plans increase

    A steady increase in new residential construction in Brunswick County and is municipalities has led to bigger plans as new developments begin popping up.

    The Brunswick County Planning Board approved a new development called Inlet Point at its March 13 meeting. It is planned for 144 townhome lots on 26.4 acres along Village Point Road SW by property owner Thomas Tucker, president of Atrium Homes.

    Jimmy McDonnell, representing Mill Creek Cove NC LLC, closed on the Mill Creek Cove subdivision at 23300 Sunset Harbor Road in Bolivia on Jan. 17.

  • Wildfire contained, 123 acres burned

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    A wildfire near Boiling Spring Lakes burned 123 acres before being contained by the N.C. Forest Service on Tuesday.

    “It was very intense for a while,” said Shane Hardee, district forester for the N.C. Forest Service, after viewing the area by helicopter Tuesday afternoon. “At this time we are calling the fire contained.”

    The fire was reported Monday, March 27, between 8:30 and 9 p.m. in a wooded area between Charlotte Road and the Sunny Point railroad tracks.

  • Civic groups meet for forum on sharing services

    BOLIVIA — About 30 people, representing the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, a half dozen advocacy groups and a church, attended the first meeting to organize assistance for victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking March 24.

    “Although we’re few in numbers today, the fact that we care is enough. It will be a ripple to attract other people,” said Chris Coli from Crosswinds Church.

  • Red Cross issues call for type O negative, AB blood donors

    The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations.

    Those who give can help patients locally or across the country as the Red Cross has the ability to move blood products where and when they are needed most.

  • Sunset Beach couple charged with selling drugs

    A Sunset Beach couple is accused of selling drugs from their home.

    Robert Austin Kelly, 45, and Niki Lee Stiltner, 43, of 807 Dogwood Drive were arrested Wednesday, March 22, and are being held at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

  • NCDOT announces Brunswick County road closures

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close Village Point Road, 0.1 miles south of Bill Holden Road, in Ocean Isle Beach​ in both directions beginning Monday, March 20, at 8 a.m. continuously through Friday, March 31, at 5 p.m., to replace twin 60-inch pipes.

    Drivers who travel on the Project Road NW bridge over a branch of the Waccamaw River near Ash should also be aware the bridge will be closed beginning March 20 so workers can build a drainage culvert. The new structure will open in August.

  • Southport man charged in December shooting

    A Southport man is accused of shooting into a residence occupied by an infant and two adults last December. No one was injured.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 18-year-old Deandre Trevon Williams, of Bluewater Street, on March 22 and charged him with felony discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

    Warrants show Williams fired a .25-caliber ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) into a home in the 3500 block of Reichway SE in Southport on Dec. 11.

    Williams remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $1 million bail.

  • Leland man accused of strangling son

    A Leland man is accused of strangling his 14-year-old son last week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 39-year-old Richard Leslie Piner II, of Sandy Hills Drive, on Thursday, March 23, and charged him with intentional child abuse causing serious physical injury and assault by strangulation, both felonies.

  • Man charged in series of Southport break-ins

    A 34-year-old man is accused of committing a series of break-ins in Southport.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested James Miller Eason II, of Treeline Drive in Southport, on March 21 and charged him with breaking or entering, attempting to break or enter a building, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, three counts of first-degree burglary and five counts of breaking or entering a motor vehicle. He also is charged with misdemeanor injury to real property and three counts of misdemeanor larceny.

  • Supply man accused of pointing pistol at neighbor

    A Supply man accused of pointing a pistol at his neighbor remains jailed on $1 million bail.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 35-year-old Matthew Ryan Beach, of Deer Drive, on March 17 and charged him with assault by pointing a gun, a misdemeanor, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

    Warrants show Beach pointed a Lorcin .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol at a woman living on Maple Hill Drive in Supply on March 17 “without legal justification.”