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Today's News

  • Fishing group braves wintry conditions for spectacular catches

     Keith Rumsey, John Holmes and Jeff Rumsey braved the winter elements during a recent fishing trip. They are posing with a catch of four wahoo, four blackfin tuna and one skipjack tuna. The three men made the catches while fishing with Capt. Derek Treffinger aboard the OIFC Carolina Cat.

  • Trojan boys’ squad finishes third in holiday tourney

     West Brunswick celebrated a 36-point win over East Columbus last week in the championship game of the Holiday Classic at Brunswick Community College.

    The team’s two games in a holiday tournament at Draughn High School in Valdese were much closer than the Trojans’ blowout victory over the Gators a week ago.

    First-year head coach Ty Johnson’s squad dropped a tight contest against Draughn, the host team, before knocking off Johnson’s alma mater, North Wilkes High School, in a third-place game Thursday, Dec. 28.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:59 a.m. Jan. 8, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 9:10 a.m. Jan. 5, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:51 a.m. Jan. 4, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • DMV begins collecting hearings fees

    The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles has begun collecting the state-mandated fees for administrative hearings effective Jan. 1.

    This legislation affects 19 administrative hearing types that review the revocation or suspension of vehicle license plates and licenses for drivers, inspection stations, automotive dealers and mechanics. There are no fees for medical hearings.

  • State Fire Marshal’s office gains fire investigation unit

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal, announced the department has established a Fire Investigations Unit to assist the state’s fire service and law enforcement agencies.

    “A fire death or large industrial fire could task local resources,” Causey said in a news release. “This unit is designed to provide additional resources to agencies, which will strengthen their ability to examine the source of fires and protect our state’s residents and property.”

  • Woman dies in Southport mobile home fire

    Combustible items too close to a space heater appear to be the cause of a fire that killed a Southport woman the morning of Jan. 3, Southport Fire Chief Charles Drew said.

    A Brunswick County Sheriff's Office incident report identifies the woman as 74-year-old Sylvia Clark Beck of Coastal Drive SE in Southport.

    Dispatchers received a call at 5:49 a.m. about a person trapped inside a burning singlewide mobile home on Coastal Drive, Drew said.

  • Boil water advisory lifted for Brunswick Forest

    Based on laboratory analysis of water samples collected on Jan. 2, it is no longer necessary for water customers in Brunswick Forest subdivision in Leland to boil water or use bottled water for human consumption.

    The system has resumed normal operations, Leland Public Service Director Jimmy Strickland said Wednesday afternoon.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 3, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906