Today's News

  • Leland man faces felony charges after chase

     A Leland man faces various felony charges after police said he led them on a high-speed chase Feb. 12 that began in Leland and ended in Wilmington.

    Leland police have charged 34-year-old Jario Checo with three counts of second-degree kidnapping, one count of assault by strangulation and one count of domestic assault on a female, Leland Lt. Jeremy Humphries wrote in a news release.

    Checo is accused of holding his wife and children hostage before the chase to Wilmington Police Department headquarters on 615 Bess Street.

  • Wilmington man accused of eluding arrest faces charges in Brunswick County

     A Wilmington man accused of leading officers on a brief chase into oncoming traffic on U.S. 17 faces charges in Leland.

    Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said 23-year-old Daniel Allen Ellison fled after stealing several items from the Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard on Feb. 9.

    An officer tried to stop Ellison’s Ford Escape when the vehicle increased speed toward oncoming traffic almost colliding with other vehicles head-on, Humphries said.

  • Schools, BSRI closed as winter weather event forecast for area Monday into Tuesday

    Local crews are preparing for a winter weather event forecast for Monday night, Feb. 23, into Tuesday, Feb. 24.

    Brunswick County Schools will also be closed Tuesday, schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki announced Monday afternoon.

    It was also announced late Monday that Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. will be closed Tuesday due to inclement weather. Anyone with an emergency food need can call (910) 200-7266, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.

  • OIB man faces drug charges after investigation

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested an Ocean Isle Beach man on drug charges after an investigation prompted by complaints and tips from the community.

  • Meteorologists expect ‘dangerously cold’ temperatures

     A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) is no longer in effect, but the cold is here to stay through the end of the week.

    The winter weather advisory issued earlier in the week was lifted after very little precipitation fell Feb. 16-17, said Steve Pfaff, an NWS meteorologist in Wilmington.

    But the forecast prompted Brunswick County Schools to operate on a one-hour delay for students Tuesday, Feb. 17.

  • Johnson’s 3 moves West into third round

    SHALLOTTE — Saadiq Johnson sank a 3-pointer from the right baseline with 3.2 seconds left as West Brunswick beat Southern Lee 50-47 Monday, March 2, in a second-round game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A basketball playoffs.

    The victory advanced West, 25-3 and the No. 3 seed, to a third-round game March 3 at West against Wilson Hunt, 17-8 and the No. 6 seed. Hunt finished second last year in the state playoffs.

  • Early season fishing tactics include trolling variety of baits

     It sure does not feel as if there are only 18 days till spring. In Brunswick County, we have experienced rain, ice and snow in February. Thankfully, that dismal month is over and the forecast is surprisingly improving.

  • Fishing springs into action

     Our winter has been long, cold and wet this year. The past few days have shown promise that warmer days are in our near future. The houses are booking up fast along the beach as folks are getting prepared for summer vacation. There is light at the end of this gloomy, wet tunnel. If you are a fisherman, now is the time to polish off the final touches on your boat and gear. As the warms days start to appear, the fishing will spring into action. Be ready, it’s coming.

  • The golfers around us: Frank Niland

     I’ve been writing this column for nearly 13 years and it’s been a world of fun. I have meet PGA pros, ranked amateurs, golf course designers, golf course owners and managers, superintendents, teaching pros and golf journalists. 

    Now, I think it would be fun to periodically profile one of our local golfers, so here’s the first installment of “The Golfers Around Us.”

  • USC Sumter sweeps BCC on two two-hitters

    BOLIVIA — Michael Carpin threw a two-hitter through seven innings as USC Sumter beat Brunswick Community College 4-2 in nine innings in the first game of a non-region baseball doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 28, at Founders Field.


    Carpin walked three and struck out six.

    USCS scored in the first third and twice in the fourth.