Today's News

  • Sheriff's office seeks Southport gas station robber

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for the man who robbed the B.P. gas station at 5053 Southport-Supply Road in Southport.

    No weapon was brandished and no one was injured.

    According to a sheriff's office Facebook post, the robbery happened at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

    The man is described as a 6 feet tall and white  with facial hair. He was last seen wearing a short sleeved dark-blue T-shirt, tan pants and a camouflage beanie.

    Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

  • Four-vehicle crash on U.S. 17 kills three people Friday night

    A four-vehicle crash about 8 p.m. Friday killed three people.

    A 31-year-old man driving south on U.S. 17 in a Chevrolet pickup swerved into the left-turn lane, hitting a van and sending it into the lanes of U.S. 17 North, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Corey Blackwell said. Another van and a Toyota Camry struck the van next.

    A man in his 80s who was airlifted and a woman taken by ambulance died of their injuries at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Blackwell said.

  • Adams to retire as BCC president in January

    Brunswick Community College president Dr. Susanne Adams will retire in January.

    Adams, the college’s first female president, joined BCC in 2011 with more than 35 years of education experience, mainly in North Carolina and Virginia community college systems.

    Adams led BCC through growth, campus expansion and reaccreditations during her time as president, according to a news release issued Friday.

  • BCSO seeks woman last seen Feb. 7

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman.

    Ashley Amber Johnson, 26 was last seen in the Supply area  Feb. 7. She is white, 5-foot-9 and weighes 110 pounds with blonde, curly shoulder-length hair.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kip Hester at 713-8360 or 911.

  • Bureau seeks rate hike for rental home, beach house insurance

    Following a homeowners insurance rate increase request in November 2017, the North Carolina Rate Bureau filed for a dwelling insurance rate increase Feb. 7.

    The N.C. Rate Bureau, which is not part of the N.C. Department of Insurance, represents all companies writing property insurance in the state.

  • Sheriff’s office increases deputies’ presence at schools

    A 12-year-old student is charged with making a false report Friday morning at South Brunswick Middle School after more officers were assigned to all county schools while rumored threats were investigated in the wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school.

    Brunswick County Schools spokesman Daniel Seamans said the student told sixth-graders at 7:30 a.m. Friday he heard there would be a shooting Friday.

    The students immediately told their teacher, who contacted the administration.

  • NCDOT closes portion of Clemmons Road

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation has closed Clemmons Road, from Gilbert Road to Lennon Road, in Bolivia until Friday, March 2, at 5 p.m. for repairs and resurfacing.

    The NCDOT reminds motorists to stay alert, use alternate routes when possible during this period, drive with caution, obey the posted speed limits and allow extra travel time.

  • Southport fisherman’s body found at Lake Waccamaw

    The body of a Southport fisherman who went missing Thursday morning at Lake Waccamaw in Columbus County was found Friday morning.

    North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Katie Hall identified the victim as 72-year-old Charles Gambino.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks Southport bank robber

    Brunswick County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a Southport man they say robbed Bank of America at 5070 Southport-Supply Road SE in Southport at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14.

    Johnathan Brooks Faulkner, 36, of East Boiling Spring Lakes Road is wanted on a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    Faulkner is described as a white man between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-10 with dark shoulder-length curly hair and facial hair. He was wearing a blue “mechanic-style” jumpsuit and a black hat with orange letter on the front.

  • Calabash VFW launches annual Lenten fish fry dinners

    VFW Calabash Post 7288 packs the hall for its fish fry dinners each Friday during Lent and this year will be no exception.

    Beginning  Friday, Feb. 16, and continuing each Friday through March 30, the Post offers up a generous serving of haddock along with french fries and coleslaw from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The cost of the feast is $11 per plate with chowder for another $2.  These dinners are prepared after the order is submitted so freshness is assured.