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Today's News

  • Bolivia man dies after dump truck falls from G.V. Barbee Bridge Saturday

    A Bolivia man is dead after his dump truck went over the side of G.V. Barbee Bridge in Oak Island on Saturday.

    Oak Island Fire Chief Chris Anselmo said dispatch received an initial call at 12:22 p.m. and learned on scene that a male driver of a dump truck traveling onto the island swerved to try to avoid an accident between a cargo van and passenger van, and went over the bridge.

    A town news release said Mitchell Wayne Griffith Jr., 44, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    His Facebook page shows he lived in Bolivia and was a CEO at Griffith Trucking.

  • Woman dies in Ash traffic collision

    A woman who was a passenger in a vehicle died in a traffic collision Friday night in Ash.

    Leslie Artega, 27, died after the Volkswagen, driven by 33-year-old Eferen Hernandez, of Ash, failed to stop at a stop sign at 6:18 p.m. as they were traveling north on Ash Little River Road, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper D.M. Adams said.

  • Teen Court scheduled for Dec. 19

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Dec. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Brunswick County Superior Court judge Lewis battles cancer

    Brunswick County Senior Resident Superior Judge Ola M. Lewis is battling cancer.

    A news release issued this week by Lewis’ office in Bolivia stated Lewis has been diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer and has been undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Minnesota.

    Lewis stated in the release she has been in Rochester, Minn., since Nov. 13.

  • Fire destroys Brunswick House at Brunswick Plantation

    An afternoon fire Thursday has destroyed the Brunswick House Property Owners Association pool clubhouse building in Brunswick Plantation.

    Dispatch records show the call came in at 1:57 p.m. Dec. 14 and that flames and smoke were visible from the building at 382 Brunswick Drive NW in Calabash. The cause of the blaze has not been determined.

    People were in the building at the time the fire was first noticed, including some who were inside the indoor swimming pool. All occupants were safely evacuated as the fast-moving fire spread.

  • Leland police ask for public's assistance in locating missing teen

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 16-year-old girl.

    Savannah Johnson was last seen at her home near Pickett Road at 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and may be in the Jacksonville area, according to a police department news release issued Friday.

    She is described as having light-colored haired and a small build and wears glasses.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Felicia McCabe at 332-5005.

  • Bureau seeks 25 percent homeowners insurance rate hike for county beaches

    Insurance companies want a 25 percent increase on Brunswick County homeowners insurance rates on or near the coast and 23.7 percent everywhere else.

    The number increases to a 40 percent rate hike proposed for Brunswick County renters and condominium owners, according to numbers the North Carolina Rate Bureau proposed to the state’s Department of Insurance.

  • Leland’s H2GO transfer restraining order upheld

    BOLIVIA—Superior Court by Judge Thomas A. Lock decided Wednesday morning there won’t be any more upheaval in Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s operation in the near future.

    “It’s the intent of the court simply to freeze things as they are right now,” Lock said.

    That means Belville will keep H2GO’s assets, but can’t push forward with the reverse osmosis plant project.

  • Three arrested in Longwood fatal shooting

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives say Eugene Anthwon Powell, Summer Lynn Grey and Malik Hakeem Simmons each played a role in the slaying of 30-year-old Anthony Scott Beers.

    Beers died early the morning of Dec. 10, at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., after he was shot about 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in the area of Carlon and George Daniels roads.

  • County receives grant supporting ITI Technologies

    Brunswick County received a $175,000 grant to support ITI Technologies’ reuse of a 48,000-square-foot building in Leland vacant for five years.

    ITI Technologies is a specialty chemical company that develops applications for agriculture.