Today's News

  • Scorpions defeat New Hanover 12-2

    Photos of North Brunswick’s 12-2 victory against New Hanover.

  • Leland man arrested in September shooting

    Leland police arrested a man Wednesday, April 5, who they say shot into a residence last September.

    No one was injured in the shooting.

    Joshua Delynn Dial, 24, of Green Loop Road in Leland, is charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

    Police were called to a home on Manchester Lane about the Sept. 2 shooting, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a news release issued Thursday, April 6.

    During the course of the investigation, he said, detectives were able to obtain enough information for a warrant.

  • Spring free dump week April 10-15

    Brunswick County will host its spring free dump week April 10-15 at the Brunswick County Landfill.

    Brunswick County residents and property owners may dispose of all materials, except for regular household trash or new construction debris, free of charge. Proof of Brunswick County residency or property ownership is required and will be checked at the landfill entrance.

    The landfill’s hours of operation are Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • UPDATE: Shallotte bridge work postponed

    Scheduled closure of the Bridgers Road bridge over Mulberry Branch in Shallotte has been postponed because of utility conflicts, the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Friday, April 7.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation previously planned to close the bridge beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, April 10, through 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, for a bridge replacement.

  • Five men charged in county drug investigations

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested five men as part of an ongoing series of drug investigations prompted by community complaints.

    Rodney Wayne Suggs Jr., 48, of Jolly Roger Drive SW in Supply, was arrested March 28 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin, three counts of trafficking heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • McCray, Vereen selected for all-star football game

    West Brunswick seniors Anthony McCray and Taye Vereen have been selected to play in the N. C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star football game.

    The game will be played July 19 at Jamieson Stadium at Grimsley High School.

    The game features some of the best football senior football players of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2017 season. The East roster lists 36 players.

    McCray is a 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back. He is the offensive player of the year in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference.

  • School bus involved in collision with three other vehicles

    No students were injured after a vehicle struck a school bus on U.S. 17 near Ocean Isle Beach around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Brunswick County Schools.

    The incident in front of Beach Assembly of God at 6730 Ocean Hwy. involved three other vehicles, with emergency crews responding to assist and transport people in the other vehicles.

    Traffic backed up along the highway as emergency personnel assisted at the scene.

  • Stormy night keeps firefighters busy

    As a line of strong storms blew through the area Wednesday night, Calabash firefighters and their mutual-aid partners were busy with several fires, which were likely caused by lightning strikes.

    The first call came in at 7:08 p.m. for a structure fire at 260 Woodlands Way NW in the Crow Creek subdivision. Arriving units found that lightning had struck and damaged the large apartment building's fire alarm system, but there was no structure fire, according to Honey Shore Chiocco, spokeswoman for the Calabash Fire Department.

  • County drugstore fined for price-scanner errors

    A Brunswick County drugstore is among five in the state from which the state collected fines in the first quarter of the year because of excessive price-scanner errors.

    Walgreens No. 2530 at 5098 Southport-Supply Road in Southport paid $660 in civil penalties, according to a news release from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division.

    An initial inspection in November found an error rate of 10 percent, based on five overcharges in a 50-item lot.

  • Easter tourney softball schedule at West

    Softball tournament April 10-12
    at West Brunswick
    4 p.m. — West Brunswick vs. Ronald Reagan
    6:30 p.m. — West Brunswick vs. West Stokes

    4 p.m. — West Stokes vs. Reagan
    6:30 p.m. — Reagan vs. West Brunswick

    4 p.m. — West Stokes vs. Reagan
    6:30 p.m. — West Stokes vs. West Brunswick