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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cahoon to speak on water safety Dec. 18

    The Brunswick Environmental Action Team (BEAT) will host an informational discussion with Dr. Larry Cahoon of UNCW on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.in Supply.

  • 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.

  • 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

     

  • County’s residential market continues to show steady growth

    Colder weather may be here, but Brunswick County’s residential real estate market shows no signs of cooling down in the near future, according to data released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • 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.

  • Leland police seek identity of Wal-Mart thief

    Leland police are looking for a woman who stole items from Wal-Mart earlier this month.

    The woman, described as black with a larger build, entered the store on New Pointe Boulevard at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and stole miscellaneous items worth an estimated $418, according to a police department Facebook post.

    She was last seen getting into what police believe to be a silver four-door Ford passenger car.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jonathan Berry at 332-5003.