Today's News

  • Woman struck, killed by car in Leland


  • Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Leland

    Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Leland                                   

    Staff Report

    A car struck and killed a Belville woman while she was walking across U.S. 17 early New Year's Day.

    Helena Louise Shaw, 52, of Napoleon Way SE was pronounced dead at the scene, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper John M. King said. 

    No one else was injured.

  • Club - Richard H. Stewart Jr. St. James American Legion Post 543


    Cmdr. Mile Fegan, Adjutant Dan Bennett, First Vice Cmdr. Rick Sessa, Second Vice Cmdr. Rick Quashne, finance officer Doug Pratt, judge advocate Doc Liberty, chaplain Gary Crowden, service officer Paul Witmer, historian John Muuss, sergeant-at-arms Chuck Blackburn


    7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month (the third Wednesday in November and December) at St. James Community Center, 4136 Southport-Supply Road SE, St. James


    Adjutant Dan Bennett at ncpost543@gmail or 477-7898 or attend a regular meeting.

  • Oak Island man faces charge in fatal bridge crash

    An Oak Island man has been charged in the Dec. 16 crash on G.V. Barbee Bridge in Oak Island that resulted in the death of a Bolivia man.

    Court records show Wouter Niermans, 79, of Northeast 37th Street was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the crash that killed 44-year-old Mitchell Wayne Griffith Jr.

  • Hicks named Leland Citizen of the Year

    LELAND — Mayor Brenda Bozeman named Barbara Hicks, the longest serving member of the Leland Fire Rescue Department, is the town’s 2017 Citizen of the Year

    In making the announcement at the council’s Dec. 21 meeting, Mayor Brenda Bozeman said she usually describes her citizen of the year and their impact on the town to the meeting audience before surprising the recipient.

    This year, she immediately called Hicks up to be recognized.

  • Dare to Care for Children gives, receives donations to go to pediatric clinic patients

    Skip Wittkofsky, owner of Skip’s Truck Tire Service in Leland, made an early delivery for Santa Claus by donating eight large bags full of toys to New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Wilmington.

  • County landfill and convenience centers recycle Christmas trees and lights

    A sign that the holidays are over is often a Christmas tree dragged to the curb to be discarded with the trash.

    Brunswick County offers an alternative ending to that Christmas story by accepting live trees for recycling at no charge at the landfill, 172 Landfill Road NE in Bolivia, from all county residents or property owners through Jan. 31, solid waste coordinator and Keep Brunswick County Beautiful executive director Micki Bozeman said.

  • The answer to Brunswick County’s water wars is bubbling under the surface of BSL

    Boiling Spring Lakes, I think 2018 could be your year.

    If you haven’t noticed, your neighbors in the north end of Brunswick County have spent the past year or so freaking out about either contaminated water in the Cape Fear River and whether they should or shouldn’t drink it or whether to pull water out of the aquifers with a reverse osmosis water plant.

    And all the while, there you are BSL, watching 43 million gallons of water a day shoot out of the ground.

  • Supply man turns page with new book on addiction recovery

    After losing his son Patrick at age 33 to a drug overdose, Rocky Atkinson of Supply began to mold his own life to serve others, especially those who know or have known addiction as Patrick did.

    Four months after his son’s death, Rocky began to offer his own story and insight to men working through alcohol or drug addiction at Brunswick Christian Recovery Center in Ash.

    Four years after his son’s death, Rocky began the process of putting his son’s passions into a book that offers hope and healing to those in pain.

  • BEAT looks back on first year, forward to 2018

    In just a matter of months since it was formed, the Brunswick Environmental Action Team has snowballed in membership, activities and what its president deems plenty of progress during 2017.

    The nonprofit countywide environmental group launched last April with a capacity crowd of 30 showing up for an initial meeting at Hickmans Crossroads Library.

    Participants coming from as far as Leland, Southport and Oak Island introduced themselves and spoke about environmental concerns the fledgling group hoped to address.