Today's News

  • State chosen for FAA pilot drone program

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the N.C. Department of Transportation has been selected as one of only 10 participants in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drones) Integration Pilot Program, an initiative that will shape the future of drones in America.

    “We are looking forward to helping today’s winners unlock the enormous potential of drone operations, which will create new services and jobs in their local communities,” Chao said in a news release.

  • Carolina Shores flood maps information session set for May 21

    The town of Carolina Shores will hold a public information meeting on flood maps at 5 p.m. Monday, May 21, at town hall, 200 Persimmon Road.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management, is in the process of updating flood maps for Brunswick County, including the town of Carolina Shores.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:19 a.m. May 9, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • School board OKs referendum project updates

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education approved updates May 1 to projects funded through a $152 million school bond referendum voters passed in November 2016.

    Board members first approved early work site authorization to proceed for Town Creek Middle School.

  • School board members OK personnel lists

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education approved personnel changes after its May 1 closed session.

    Under administrative retirements, the board approved the retirement of Tina Child as assistant principal at Bolivia Elementary School, effective July 1.

  • Third person rescued from mud at park ramp since July

    Leland Fire Rescue Department personnel have pulled three people from mud at the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park boat ramp since July.

    The most recent incident happened April 28 when a group of people on a boat attempted to drive up the boat ramp at and ran aground because of the mud, Fire Chief John Grimes said.

    A man jumped out to free the boat, but got stuck. Another man got out of the boat to help him and got stuck briefly, too, but was able to get back to the boat before Leland Fire Rescue personnel arrived.

  • Bolivia felon accused of selling cocaine

    A Bolivia felon is accused of selling cocaine last year.

    Rashen Georgell Bellamy, 26, of Old Ocean Highway was arrested May 3 and charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine and four counts of selling or delivering cocaine.

    Warrants show Bellamy sold .3 grams of cocaine Aug. 14 and sold .4 grams of cocaine Aug. 17.

    He was booked and released from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $75,000 bail May 3.

  • Roam + River bloggers traverse Brunswick County

    Stefani Jacoby and Johnny Brooks, aka bloggers Roam + River, left March 19 from the Atlanta area to visit every state they can in a 1996 refurbished Dodge Ram van.


    They’re both 25.

    They have the least amount of responsibilities.

    It’s time.

    Last week, their travels brought them to Brunswick County. Their journey together began after they met in 2011 as students at Georgia College & State University, or GCSU (“Not the University of Georgia,” they both clarify), in a dorm study room.

  • Paws-Ability donates to three groups

    Paws-Ability founder and president Janie Withers, right, presents checks to Trish Kelly of Cat Tails, Rescue Animals Community Effort (R.A.C.E.) and Adopt An Angel at Paws-Ability’s recent monthly meeting.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court places fourth in state

    The Brunswick County Teen Court Mock Trial team placed fourth in the 20th North Carolina Teen Court Association State Mock Trial Competition in April in Concord.

    Student volunteers competed as attorneys, clerks, and bailiffs against twenty other counties from around the state. Brunswick County Teen Court students practiced their roles for three months prior to the state competition. Teen Court attorney mentors John Kelso and Nancy Adelis spent time mentoring, training, and prepping the students for the mock trial competition.