Today's News

  • Starting from scratch: other common pet skin allergies

    Chloe was at it again: ceaseless slurping and licking of her tummy, paws and legs. She would press her face against one end of the living room rug and skate across to the other side. She had removed several patches of fur from her legs and stomach and now her face was red and scabby.

  • Wooden Boat Show artist preview Sept. 7

    Southport’s ninth annual Wooden Boat Show is the focus of the First Friday Reception on Sept. 7 at Franklin Square Gallery. The Associated Artists of Southport invite all to meet Tony Alderman and see his acrylic painting, “She Stood the Test,” this year’s winner of the Wooden Boat Show poster contest.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports. Aug. 24-26

    Released at 10:31 a.m. Aug. 27, 2018, by Elizabeth Bynum, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office accreditation manager


  • Sunset Beach man accused of raping child

    A Sunset Beach man is accused of raping a child.

    Melvin Martin Sheppard, 54, of Live Oak Drive was arrested Aug. 22 and charged with statutory sex offense with a child younger than 15 and two counts of first-degree rape of a child.

    Warrants show Sheppard committed the crimes between March 26, 2015 — when the child was 9 and he was 52 — and the date of his arrest.

    North Carolina Department of Public Safety records show Sheppard was convicted in October 1984 of common law robbery in Cleveland County.

  • Brunswick County Healthcare Job Fair planned for Sept. 11

    Brunswick NCWorks Career Center has announced its inaugural Healthcare Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Brunswick Community College’s Virginia Williamson Event Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    This event features employers-only from the health-care industry offering current and future positions. It is geared to connecting local health-care employers to health-care job seekers and connecting individuals with available area educational opportunities.

  • District Court docket for Aug. 13-17

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Aug. 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.


    Monday, Aug. 13

    Judge Pauline Hankins presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy. M. Clark and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

  • Brunswick County Public Utilities receives NC AWOP award

    Brunswick County Public Utilities staff at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant received the North Carolina Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award from the N.C. Division of Water Resources.

    The AWOP, a joint effort between the Environmental Protection Agency and the states, was developed to help water systems achieve even higher levels of water quality. North Carolina works cooperatively with water systems to use existing equipment and treatment processes to improve or optimize water quality.

  • DMV takes steps to reprint licenses

    Printing of North Carolina driver licenses and identification cards resumed Monday after DMV required the vendor to add new quality controls to its printing process to prevent future errors.

    DMVcommissioner Torre Jessup ordered IDEMIA, the vendor that prints and mails the state’s driver licenses, to stop production Friday after DMV became aware of printing issues with some licenses.

    People who received flawed driver licenses because of the error will receive new, correct licenses by mail at no cost to them.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 23

    Released at 8:25 a.m. Aug. 24, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • PHOTOS: North Brunswick volleyball vs. Trask

     Scroll through the slideshow to see photos from North Brunswick's home varsity volleyball match against Trask last week in Leland.