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Today's News

  • County officials offer fire safety tips to seniors

     CALABASH — Holiday season is rapidly approaching, meaning more bright lights, decorations, power strips and extension cords.

    These are all great ways to spruce up festive homes during the next few months, but these decorations also double as fire hazards.

  • Fugitive arrested in Southport

     A Greenville man wanted on robbery charges was captured in Southport last week.

    James Bennett Mizell, 27, was booked at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on Thursday, Sept. 25, on charges from Pitt County of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of common law robbery, misdemeanor probation violation, obtaining property by false pretense and larceny of chose in action, records show. He also is charged with failure to pay child support amounting to $3,132 in Brunswick County.

  • Three arrested in Leland car break-ins investigation

     Three people have been arrested and booked on breaking-and-entering charges after several stolen items were found in a home on Heights Place.

    During a search warrant at 711 Heights Place in Leland on Sept. 25, detectives located several items that had been reported stolen, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

    Michael Arlin-Ray Huneycutt, 20, Brandon Joe Huneycutt, 19, and a girl younger than 18 were arrested as a result of the search warrant.

  • County to spend $1.2M on school construction

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County intends to issue limited obligation bonds in 2015 to pay for classroom additions at North Brunswick High School and a gym/auditorium at Waccamaw Elementary School.

    Brunswick County would pay $1.2 million for design, engineering, site preparation and other costs prior to obtaining construction bids by advancing funds and then reimbursing itself with debt proceeds, according to a proposal county manager Ann Hardy gave commissioners during their Sept. 15 meeting.

  • Belville thanks county manager for help making riverwalk shovel-ready

    BELVILLE — Belville officials began their Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville recognitions a couple weeks early during the Sept. 22 town meeting.

    The Belville town council and staff will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the riverwalk from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the start of the first section of nature trails that are part of the park plan.

  • State unemployment rate still trails national numbers

    North Carolina’s unemployment numbers fell to .7 percent behind the national unemployment rate, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

    The state’s August unemployment rate is up to 6.8 percent, the most recent month the NCDC has collected information, with a .3 percent increase from July 2014.

    The U.S. labor force unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent in August.

  • Town Creek launches WATCH D.O.G.S.

     TOWN CREEK — Town Creek Elementary School’s mascot is the Gators, but on Thursday, Sept. 28, it was all about dogs.

    As in, WATCH D.O.G.S., a nationally recognized program that was implemented in its first Brunswick County school last week.

    Town Creek Elementary School Principal Walker Constantinesco and parent facilitator Amber Lanier hosted more than 100 fathers, father figures and students into the school’s cafeteria to launch the WATCH D.O.G.S. program into one of Brunswick County’s newest schools.

  • Leland maps potential street connections to meet future needs

    LELAND — Leland commissioners approved a resolution updating street maps created to identify potential roadway connections throughout the town.

    The board originally approved the street infill maps in 2012 to focus on potential street connections between Village and Old Fayetteville roads, which were presented to the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization.

    Planning director Robert Waring told commissioners the updated infill maps looked at connections that would ease the reliance on U.S. 17 to move throughout Leland’s city limits.

  • Three face multiple drug charges

    Agents arrested three people on various drug charges Tuesday, Sept. 16, after a brief investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit.

    John Eric Williams, 28, of Laurinburg, was charged with conspiracy to traffic opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance, selling and delivering a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Brunswick County Detention Facility website. He is incarcerated on $125,000 bail.

  • Detectives searching for missing Calabash man

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing man from Calabash.