Today's News

  • County lifts state of emergency for water line break

    Brunswick County lifted its State of Emergency at noon Friday as work on the bypass around the break in the water main nears completion, though water restrictions remain in place.
    Crews are undertaking the final steps to bring the bypass into operation. Once completed, crews will test the bypass to ensure it is operating correctly. If work continues without unexpected problems, this could take place over the weekend and Monday, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said in a news release.

  • Baby humpback whale washes up on Bald Head Island shores

    A baby humpback whale washed up on Bald Head Island’s beaches on Thursday, Oct. 27. According to the Bald Head Island Conservancy Facebook page, the whale washed up Thursday afternoon and died just after 6 p.m.

     The group estimates that the whale was 8 months old and measured 28 feet long. At 11 a.m. the University of North Carolina Wilmington Marine Mammal Stranding Program arrived to perform a necropsy before BHI Conservancy officials bury the whale.     

  • Three Supply residents arrested in Horry County shooting, officials seek fourth

    Horry County Police officers have arrested two people and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a third in connection with an early October shooting in Myrtle Beach, with one person still at large.

  • Former Shallotte Middle teacher pleads guilty to sex offenses

    A former Shallotte Middle School math teacher accused of sex crimes with a Virginia teen pleaded guilty to four felony charges related to the case.

    Kathleen Antonina Capitano, 24, of Shallotte, pleaded guilty Oct. 12 to use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children younger than 15 and three counts of indecent liberties with a child, according to Fairfax County (Va.) Circuit Court. She was originally arrested April 16, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

  • Board terminates two BCC curriculum programs

    BOLIVIA— The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees voted Thursday, Oct. 20, to terminate two curriculum programs because of low enrollment.

    Board member Dwight Flanagan handed out information regarding the programs and said the Academic and Student Affairs Committee on Oct. 18 decided to recommend the termination of the Geomatics Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) programs because of low enrollment for both.

  • Brunswick County housing market shows continued growth throughout third quarter

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market demonstrated steady growth in September, completing a strong third quarter, according to the most recent statistics from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors. The average sales prices for the third quarter increased 7.1 percent from last year and third quarter total sales are up 8.3 percent over this time last year.

    The September numbers show an increase in sales volume over last year, with total sales at $83,720,000 for the month vs. $80,065,550 for September 2015, a 4.6 percent increase.

  • Leland man accused of assaulting deputy

    A Leland man is accused of assaulting a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was trying to question him.

    Ismael Figueroa, 31, of Mount Misery Road, was arrested Oct. 16 and charged with misdemeanor resisting public officer and misdemeanor assault on a government official/employee.

    Warrants show Figueroa was being questioned by a deputy investigating a 911 call on Oct. 15 when he hit the deputy in the legs.

  • Winnabow man arrested on assault charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Winnabow man accused of assaulting a woman over the weekend.

    Tyler Richard Long, 24, of Cherry Tree Road NE, was arrested Sunday, Oct. 23, and charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault on a female.

    Warrants show Long grabbed a woman around the throat before throwing a cell phone at her Sunday, Oct. 23.

  • Three charged in Shallotte shoplifting, officer assault case

    Three people, including a South Carolina woman and her son, are accused of stealing at least $1,000 in clothing from a Shallotte department store before assaulting a police detective Oct. 14.

    Tammy Jean Bell, 45, of Buffkin Road in Green Sea, S.C., was arrested Oct. 14 and charged with felony larceny, felony conspiracy to commit larceny and misdemeanor resisting arrest, Shallotte Police Detective Sgt. John Holman said.

  • Supply teen accused of threatening to kill people at school

    A Supply teen faces a felony charge after threatening to kill people at a Brunswick County school on a social media app.

    Shawn McLaughlin, 18, of Stone Chimney Road, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 19, and charged with making a false report of mass violence on educational property.

    Warrants show McLaughlin threatened to kill people using pipe bombs, car bombs, C-4 explosives and semi-automatic rifles.