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Today's News

  • County schools on two-hour delay Thursday

    Brunswick County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for both students and staff Thursday, Jan. 18, based on National Weather Service predictions and Gov. Roy Cooper’s State of Emergency declaration.

    “Please keep in mind that Brunswick County covers a lot of ground and that roads in one part of the county may be fine while on the other side of the county they can be dangerous,” district spokesman Daniel Seamans said.

    Any other schedule changes prompted by the weather will be announced about 6 a.m. Thursday, Seamans said.

  • 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.

  • OIB’s roundabout in eye of new development

    The intersection of Ocean Isle Beach Road SW (SR 1184), Causeway Drive (NC 904) and Beach Drive SW (NC 179) will be a hub of development activity in 2018.

    The new owner of Ocean Isle Palms a mile north on Ocean Isle Beach Road has taken the first step toward developing the neighborhood.

    The shell of the Publix grocery store in the Ocean Isle Beach Marketplace just east of the intersection on Beach Drive has been raised.

  • 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.

  • House, Senate at odds over GenX testing bill

    An effort to move forward with testing and reporting for GenX and other contaminants stalled in the North Carolina General Assembly last week.

    GenX and three perfluorinated compounds were identified in the Cape Fear River, from which Brunswick County draws its drinking water, by a 2016 study by the EPA and N.C. State University.

    But instead of blocking House Bill 189 — Short Term Response to Emerging Contaminants Bill along party lines, the House supported the measure while the Senate held off on taking action.

  • Update: Deputies arrest Shallotte man considered armed and dangerous

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Shallotte man Tuesday morning who was considered armed and dangerous.

    James Ali Pugh, 38, of Green Pine Drive was sought on burglary, kidnapping and assault on a female charges, as well as a domestic violence order violation. He was arrested without incident and is in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

  • Former county schools leader McAdams dies

    Former Brunswick County Schools and New Hanover County Schools employee James Everett “Mac” McAdams died of cancer Tuesday, Jan. 9, at age 68.

  • Volunteers team up to learn what’s ‘B.E.S.T. For Kids’

    BOLIVIA— A group of 126 people moved as one as they copied the movements of the woman at the front of the room at Brunswick Community College on Jan. 10.

    Only this wasn’t an exercise class at Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center. It was a training session for B.E.S.T. (Brunswick Early Success Team) For Kids, an initiative set to launch at the end of this month in elementary schools across the public school district.

  • Northwest police officer dies of accidental gunshot wound

    A Northwest police officer died Friday night of an accidental gunshot wound.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit detectives found 37-year-old Michael Lynn Morgan dead of an apparent gunshot wound after responding to a call dispatchers received about 5:30 p.m. regarding someone in cardiac arrest at 520 Maple Branches Drive in Leland.

  • Ocean Isle Beach man faces felony marijuana charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an Ocean Isle Beach man on felony marijuana charges.

    Samuel Chad Hodges, 23, of Earl Street was arrested Dec. 29 and charged with maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

    Warrants show Hodges had 21 grams of marijuana in a plastic bag in a green 1994 Honda Civic on Dec. 22.

    Hodges remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $125,000 bail.