Today's News

  • Man sentenced in Sunset Beach armed robbery

    A Wilmington man will spend at least 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts each of common law robbery and second-degree kidnapping in the armed robbery of Sunset Beach’s Hardees last fall.

    Judge Gregory James Bell sentenced 46-year-old David Ashley Bates to between 164 and 240 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction with credit for time served.

  • 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.

  • Bolton woman faces prescription drug charges

    A Columbus County woman is accused of conspiring to sell prescription drugs illegally in Brunswick County.

    Jamie Michele Pridgen, 22, of Pauline Lane in Bolton was arrested March 15 and charged with conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • 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 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.

  • Workshops for Carolina Shores homeowners in flood-prone areas

    The town of Carolina Shores is conducting a public input forum related to properties that are subject to flooding or have been previously flooded. Taking place at various locations throughout Carolina Shores on Wednesday, April 4, these workshops are primarily geared to residents who live in low-lying and flood prone areas that have experienced flooding in recent storm events (e.g., October 2016).

  • Oak Island seeks town volunteers

    The town of Oak Island police volunteers to help enforce parking regulations and firefighters to drive a truck in parades or work community events.

    The town also needs Beach Ambassadors — citizens who will help explain beach rules to visitors.

    Those interested in helping out in one of these areas or in some other way are asked to fill out a volunteer application.

  • 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.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:26 a.m. March 21, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Shallotte Police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 13

    Obtaining property by false pretense by pawning a stolen rod and reels for $75 at Pawn USA on Main Street.

    March 14

    Fraud by wire, computer or other electronic means by someone listing herself on the victim’s guest registry.

    Obtaining property by false pretense by pawning a $75 Xbox ONE belonging to Aaron’s at Pawn USA on Main Street.