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Today's News

  • BCC announces accreditation of machining program

    LELAND— Brunswick Community College is one of the only 300 organizations from a pool of about 2,000 nationwide to receive National Institute for Metalworking Skills accreditation for its Computer-Integrated Machining Program.

    BCC employees, former students and those working in Brunswick County’s metalworking industry gathered June 14 at BCC’s Leland Center to announce and celebrate the honor.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:25 a.m. June 14, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:02 a.m. June 13, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:02 a.m. June 13, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Leland Police Department

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

    May 30

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a $300 Yeti cooler from a motor vehicle parked at a Northgate Drive residence.

    June 1

    Larceny of a pickup truck worth $30,000 parked at an Ashland Way residence.

    Larceny of $30.01 in gas from Murphy USA gas station on New Pointe Boulevard.

  • Shallotte Police Department reports

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

    June 4

    Worthless check cashed at Crescom Bank on Smith Avenue for $7,652.

    June 5

    Larceny of a truck and trailer worth $6,000 from Beach House Harley-Davidson on Harley-Davidson Drive.

    Vandalism, destruction of property totaling $4,000 and theft of $500 from coin-operated drink machines in the parking lot of GoGas on Main Street.

    June 6

  • Belville claims H2GO asset transfer legal

    Belville’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Leland and Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO, which challenges Belville’s ownership of H2GO’s assets.

    The June 4 motion to dismiss filing included a notice of a hearing; the lawyers asked for a hearing in Brunswick County Superior Court at 9:30 a.m. July 16 or as soon as the case can be heard by the court.

  • ECU anthropology school digs Brunswick County

    East Carolina University’s anthropology school has made Brunswick County its annual summer destination.

    Dr. Charles Ewen returned for a fourth year to the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site to run a summer field school from May 19 through June 16.

    The historic site along the Cape Fear River in Winnabow includes the colonial ruins of Brunswick Town and Confederate Civil War Fort Anderson.

    Dr. Megan Perry wrapped up a second year excavating a Gause family cemetery in Sunset Beach on June 9.

  • WWAY evacuated June 7 after small fire

    WWAY was briefly evacuated Thursday, June 7, following a small fire in its event center.

    The television station reported a fire alarm went off just as its 7:30 p.m. newscast ended, causing the studio at 1224 Magnolia Village Way in Leland to be evacuated for more than an hour.

    WWAY said the small fire started in an ice machine.

    Personnel from Leland Fire/Rescue Department, Winnabow and Navassa volunteer fire departments responded.

  • Man to serve at least four years for Holden Beach Walgreens robbery

    A Supply man will spend at least four years in prison for robbery with a dangerous weapon in the 2016 robbery of a Holden Beach Walgreens.

    The judge, who was not identified in a District Attorney’s Office news release June 6, sentenced 53-year-old Wilford Norman Turman of Kirby Road to serve between 51 and 74 months in the North Carolina Department of Correction with credit for time served after Turman pleaded guilty June 5.