Today's News

  • NBHS student faces rape charge

    Leland police charged a North Brunswick High School student with second-degree rape.

    Lt. Jeremy Humphries said officers arrested James Matthew Cain Jr. on March 6.

    Humphries provided no more information about the case.

    Cain was released from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $100,000 bail.

  • Lane closures scheduled for Calabash River, G.V. Barbee bridges

    Repair work on the N.C. 179 Business bridge over the Calabash River in Brunswick County will require intermittent lane closures Thursday, March 8.

    North Carolina Department of Transportation crews will repair a washout on the approach to the bridge that was recently discovered during routine maintenance and inspection.

    The lane closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

  • Wilmington man accused of running trooper off Brunswick County road

    A Wilmington man is accused of trying to run a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper off the road Sunday in Brunswick County.

    No one was injured.

    Corey Taylor Robinson, 28, was arrested March 4 and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, reckless driving, driving left of center and speeding.

  • Public comment sought on LIHEAP waiver

    Public comment is being sought on North Carolina’s proposed Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) waiver, which will allow an increase in allotted funds available for the Weatherization Assistance Program and Heating and Air Repair and Replacement Program from 15 to 25 percent for the current state fiscal year.

  • Pedestrian struck, killed by SUV in Shallotte

    An SUV struck and killed a Shallotte woman while she was walking in the direction of traffic on Copas Road in Shallotte on March 1.

    Danielle Marie Toland, 35, of River Bluff Drive was pronounced dead at the scene, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper D. Inman said.

    No one else was injured.

    Jan Keith Dale, 78, of Copas Road, was driving a 2013 Lexus east on Copas Road when it struck and killed Toland at 6:45 p.m., Inman said. Dale was driving the 35 mph speed limit and had been wearing a seat belt.

  • Annual flushing program to begin April 2

    Every year, Brunswick County and the municipalities and other utilities that purchase water from Brunswick County implement an annual flushing program. Public utilities employees flush the water mains by opening fire hydrants and allowing them to flow freely for a short period of time.

    The flushing cleans out sediment and allows routine maintenance of the more than 5,000 fire hydrants in the Brunswick County service area. Flushing may result in discoloration and presence of sediment in your water. These conditions are not harmful and should be of short duration.

  • Shallotte man charged in Onslow County break-ins

    A Shallotte man faces breaking and entering charges in Onslow County.

    Onslow County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 37-year-old William Ross Stout Jr. of Redwood Street on March 5 by and charged him with nine counts of vehicle breaking and entering, seven counts of larceny after breaking or entering and two counts of felony conspiracy.

  • Free diabetes screening and education event

    YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, The Brunswick Center at Leland and the Brunswick County Health Department are offering a free diabetes screening and education event sponsored by the Brunswick Wellness Coalition on Monday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brunswick Center at Leland.

    Free diabetes screening (a simple non-fasting blood test, obtained by a finger prick) will be provided to those who qualify. There are limited supplies; first-come, first served. No appointment is needed and anyone 18 and older is invited to attend.

  • Brunswick County DSS to offer training for foster, adoptive parents

    Brunswick County Department of Social Services will provide “Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety — Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting” (TIPS-MAPP) training to become a foster/adoptive parent beginning Thursday, April 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brunswick County Department of Social Services in the government complex in Bolivia.

    To register for training or for more information, contact Tamela Jones at 253-2112 or tamela.jones@brunswickcountync.gov.

  • Free AARP Tax-Aide available in county

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.