Today's News

  • Convicted sex offender from Ohio arrested on elementary school campus

     A convicted sex offender from Akron, Ohio was arrested at Bolivia Elementary School last week.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 34-year-old Joseph Ryan Crone on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and charged him with sex offender on child premise, jail records show. He is incarcerated at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $25,000 bail.

  • Leland woman sentenced in break-ins, shooting

     A judge sentenced a Leland woman accused in several break-ins and a shooting to between four and six years in state prison last week.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Kimberly Marie Mayhew, of Quail Hollow Road in Leland, was charged in a November 2014 shooting on the 4900 block on Lord Tennyson Road in Wilmington and in multiple break-ins spanning Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties.

  • NCDOT reminds motorists to buckle up, be safe in travels

    It is no secret Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel holidays with people visiting their families to enjoy food and fellowship. Increased traffic leads to a greater potential for more danger on the roads. The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding people: Don’t be a turkey, stay safe and buckle up — every seat — every time. It’s the law.

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over Ocean Isle Beach airport

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Brunswick County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis has dismissed a lawsuit against Ocean Isle Beach filed by Odell Williamson Municipal Airport’s fixed base operator.

  • Sunset Beach 'old council' debates process for vacant seat

    SUNSET BEACH — Old council or new council?

    A tug-of-war erupted among Sunset Beach Town Council members at their standing-room-only Nov. 17 workshop about how to best fill the vacant council seat of Terry Johnson, who abruptly resigned on the afternoon of Election Day, Nov. 3, after serving less than two years on council.

    Council voted to accept Johnson’s resignation at its next meeting in December rather than at the work session.

  • Leland rezones lot on U.S. 17 for proposed apartment complex

    LELAND — Leland Town Council approved rezoning part of the Brunswick Forest planned unit development, which the owner proposes to use for an apartment complex built just off U.S. 17. The move came during their regular meeting Thursday night, Nov. 19.

    Funston Land & Timber, the developer/owner of the property, requested the town rezone a 22.35-acre parcel from the C-2 Regional Business, Commercial Business District and add it to the M-F Multifamily District.

    The area proposed for the development is just west of the Lowes Foods shopping center,

  • Hunger and Homeless Banquet addresses need

    SOUTHPORT — Less than a week before Thanksgiving, a roomful of concerned residents and representatives convened to discuss local need at the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition’s fourth annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet.

    The “banquet” consisted of a simple soup-and-water lunch, but there was much to discuss beforehand as the meeting got under way at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

  • Belville awaits late November start of riverwalk construction

    The Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park pier and boardwalk project construction is expected to begin Nov. 30.

    In September, TJ’s Marine Construction of Pantego was awarded a $385,000 construction contract by Belville’s town board to start work on the first phase of the project, which includes a 120-foot pier, a 125-foot long footbridge and a 693-foot boardwalk.

    Commissioner Joe Breault anticipated the first work to take place would be the contractor installing test pilings in the Brunswick River to see where they hit bedrock.

  • Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment grants Riverside North setback variance

    SUNSET BEACH — The Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment has approved a setback variance for 44 Riverside North lots on Riverside Drive.

    Approval came at a Nov. 18 hearing continued from October.

    Chris Stanley, designated agent for the applicant, sought a variance to reduce the required 25-foot front yard setback in the BR-2 beach residential district covering Riverside Drive to 15 feet for all lots in the proposed project.

  • Fire department offers safety tips for Thanksgiving cooking

    he Calabash Fire Department is reminding all residents to be safe this Thanksgiving.