Today's News

  • Gastrointestinal outbreak reported at West Brunswick High School shelter

    West Brunswick High School evacuation officials are responding to reports of gastrointestinal symptoms at the local hurricane shelter.

    Shelter staff is working with the Brunswick County Health Department to institute enhanced cleaning methods and necessary measures, according to a health department news release Friday.

    "These reported symptoms are very typical of a norovirus, and the health department has begun its epidemiological work to confirm," the release states.

  • Brunswick County issues voluntary evacuation for all areas impacted by Waccamaw floodplain

    A voluntary evacuation for all areas impacted by the Waccamaw floodplain is now in effect starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. 

    This includes Brunswick Plantation. Brunswick County issued the voluntary evacuation after staff observed the Waccamaw River by air. The river is steadily rising and is expected to crest on Friday, Sept. 21. 

    To view Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram's Facebook video, copy and paste and go to: tinyurl.com/y8mg4tsw

  • Updated food, water distribution sites

    Brunswick County will have food and water available for distribution from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at:

    Spring Lake Park, 210 Pine Road in Boiling Spring Lakes

    Northwest District Park, 1937 Andrew Jackson Hwy. NE in Leland

    South Brunswick Middle School, 100 Cougar Drive, Boiling Spring Lakes

    Town Creek Park, 6420 Ocean Highway East in Winnabow

  • Schools closed next week

    Because of ongoing evacuation and recovery efforts from Hurricane Florence, all Brunswick County Schools will remain closed for students next week from Monday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Sept. 29, schools spokesman Daniel Seamans said Thursday.

    Schools staff is asked to check their email for schedules regarding next week or contact their supervisor for more information on when they report to work due to it depending on their position.

  • Leland activates contract for curbside storm debris cleanup

    In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the town of Leland has activated its piggyback contract with Brunswick County for curbside disposal of storm debris.

    There is a tremendous amount of debris in Leland and Brunswick County, and cleanup efforts will take some time.

    Residents should leave debris by the road for pickup and should sort it into six categories:

    Normal household trash (use trash bins if possible)

    Vegetative debris (leaves — not bagged, logs — 3-foot sections preferred, plants, tree branches)

  • Convenience sites open; debris pickup launches

    Waste Industries is going to open the Oxpen, Seaside and Southport convenient sites on Thursday; the Leland site is unable to be opened until Friday.

  • Florence-fueled flooding continues to pose road dangers

    Life-threatening flooding is the latest danger posed by Hurricane Florence, which has left trillions of gallons of water and damages estimated in the billions of dollars, including to roads, in her wake.

    As Brunswick County residents who evacuated struggle to return to their homes, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office was urging people this week to stay put because of impassable water-covered roads, especially from the north and west.

  • Agencies announce disaster assistance in Brunswick County

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of North Carolina to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence beginning Sept. 7 and continuing.

    President Trump’s action makes federal funding available to affected people in Brunswick County, where assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

  • Officials warn of repair scams after disaster

    Citizens should be aware that following large storms and weather events, scammers sometimes target residents in the affected areas, according to a Brunswick County news release.

    Brunswick County is not endorsing contractors or vendors, and Brunswick County Public Utilities has not authorized any vendors to make repairs to utility lines on their behalf.

    If citizens encounter someone making such a claim or suspect a scammer in Brunswick County, they can report it by calling 911, 253-2777 or 253-5383.

  • AAA offers tips to motorists, homeowners following hurricane

    AAA Carolinas urges motorists to take precautions before driving on potentially flooded roads and warns homeowners of the dangers that can come with cleanup following the storm damage.