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Today's News

  • New environmental group meets April 26

    A new countywide environmental group is forming and convening for the first time next Wednesday, April 26.

    The fledgling, tentatively named “Brunswick Friends of the Environment” consists of all five members of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee, which has recently come under fire by Sunset Beach Town Council with accusations it usurped its authority.

    The Sunset Beach ERC had its last meeting Wednesday, April 19, when all five members turned in their resignations.

  • Leland man dead following Monday boating accident

    A Leland man is dead after a boat he was driving in Rices Creek Monday hit a tree, causing the man to be partially ejected from the boat.

    North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Master Officer Scott Pritchard said Martin Scott McDonald, 58, of Leland died in the accident in the Winnabow area. Pritchard said the most likely cause of death from his investigation into the scene is blunt force trauma. Pritchard said his office got the call about the accident about 5 p.m., but said it had occurred earlier in the afternoon, probably around 3 p.m.

  • Active military man dies during Saturday’s Oak Island Lighthouse Run

    A 25-year-old man died Saturday during the Oak Island Lighthouse Run on Saturday, according to the Southport Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, which held the race.

    His name has not yet been released, and the cause of death is unknown at this time.

    Town Manager David Kelly released the man’s age and Oak Island Police Department Captain Tony Burke said the man died while participating in the Oak Island Lighthouse Run’s half-marathon event, which began at 8 a.m. Saturday

  • Sheriff’s Office: charges won’t be filed in weekend shooting

    An unnamed man accused of shooting 27-year-old Seth Leonard early Saturday morning will not face charges, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said Monday.  

    Leonard was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and was listed in stable condition later that day, Flax said.

  • Linemen recognized by electric co-ops

    Electric cooperatives established lineman appreciation day in April to thank them for their hard work during arguably their best month of the year.

    It’s the month they can hope the chance of ice storms are over, the days only reach temperatures in the 70s and hurricane season is still months away.

    The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s 900 districts recognize it on the second Monday in April.

    Since 2013, Congress has recognized April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

  • Business growth continues with new restaurants in Brunswick Forest

    Two new businesses cemented plans to grow in Leland with a groundbreaking ceremony April 4.

    Two restaurants will share space in a new retail/office building on Turlington Avenue across from The Joyce Irish Pub in The Villages of Brunswick Forest.

    The Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar & Sports Pub and A.M. Deli & Diner were the first tenants announced when representatives of Chambliss and Rabil Contractors Inc. hosted the shovel ceremony.

  • Sunset Beach environmental committee quits

    All five members of the Sunset Beach Environmental Resource Committee have turned in their resignations.

    The resignations of ERC members Richard Hilderman, Jan Harris, Neil Gilbert, Sandy Payne and Gary Merritt came at their last meeting Wednesday, April 19, after a majority of Sunset Beach Town Council approved on April 3 a compromise measure to ban the ERC from discussing dredging on the Sunset Beach island.

  • County real estate market surges into second quarter

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to surge as the second quarter of 2017 begins, according to statistics released Tuesday, April 18, by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • SB administrator disputes claims by developer seeking de-annexation

    SUNSET BEACH — The town of Sunset Beach did not overcharge the developer of Sunset Creek Commons for building inspections fees, Town Administrator Susan Parker said last week.

    Parker and Carey White, chief building inspector for the town of Sunset Beach, cited detailed records they say show the town charged in accordance with its ordinances for the 72-unit rental complex for ages 55 and older at 1401 Seaside Road.

  • UPDATE: Couple reported missing found safe

    A couple reported missing Saturday morning has been found safe, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said Thursday afternoon.

    Theresa Michelle Haley, 31, and Rocky Lane Hewett II, 38, walked from 2780 Pond Way in Shallotte just after midnight Saturday and were seen about an hour later walking together on Shell Point Road.

    The sheriff's office didn't say where or when exactly they were found.