Today's News

  • ATMC FOCUS fiber optics coming to Holden Beach

    ATMC recently announced plans to begin the construction of a fiber optic network that will span Holden Beach and enable it to deliver the company’s FOCUS fiber optic communications services to residents and businesses.

    The $5.5 million investment is scheduled to take between nine months to a year to complete and will provide more than 13,000 residents and businesses on the island and along the causeway with access to 1G broadband speeds.

  • Brunswick County accepts LIHEAP applications

    Brunswick County began accepting applications for LIHEAP, the annual energy assistance program, Jan. 2.

    The LIHEAP, or Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families offset winter heating expenses. The household’s total countable income for the base period must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the current poverty level, and the household’s total resources must be $2,250 or less.

  • FEMA explains process for receiving Continued Temporary Housing Assistance

    If you are a Hurricane Florence survivor who needs to extend temporary housing assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, it’s important to provide FEMA with the proper documents.

    If you are eligible for an extension, you may use continued temporary housing assistance to pay for a place to live, such as a house, apartment, hotel or recreational vehicle. The assistance covers rent, security deposit and essential utilities, like electricity and water.

    To apply for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance, you must:

  • Guest speakers highlight Fort Fisher 154th battle anniversary Jan. 12

    It was known as the Gibraltar of the South, but who was tasked with building the colossal military fortress known as Fort Fisher and what was daily life like?

    Find out Saturday, Jan. 12, when Fort Fisher State Historic Site hosts “… And Oh How We Suffered: the 154th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher” that took place Jan. 15, 1865.

    Free and open to the public, the living history program is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer something for visitors of all ages.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Dec. 28-30

    Released at 1:06 p.m. Jan. 2, 2019, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Dec. 31-Jan. 1

    Released at 11:23 a.m. Jan. 2, 2019, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Shallotte man, trooper identified following New Year's night fatal shooting

    Authorities identified the state trooper who fired his weapon and Shallotte man who died following a Jan. 1 traffic stop and shooting in Brunswick County.

    Brandon Lovell Webster, 28, succumbed to injuries from a gunshot wound after arriving at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center that night.

    Trooper S.A. Collins, assigned to Troop B, District 6, Brunswick County, is a one-year veteran of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

    He fired at the vehicle Webster was driving on Holden Beach Road (N.C. 130) near Shallotte at 8:55 p.m.

  • Supply man wanted on burglary, kidnapping charges turns self in

    A man accused of a New Year's Day robbery has been arrested.

    Jamil Correa-Rosario, 33, of Sea Wind Court has been charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree kidnapping and interfering with emergency communications.

    According to a Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Facebook post, the incident happened Tuesday morning on Little Court in Shallotte.

  • Leland postpones North Carolina Rice Festival until 2020

    The Leland Tourism Development Authority has postponed the North Carolina Rice Festival from March 2019 until March 2020.

    The LTDA purchased the name, logo, and intellectual property of the North Carolina Rice Festival in June 2018 from the estate of WC Lanier, the former festival owner and promoter. Lanier organized the Rice Festival with the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce from 2014-2016 to celebrate North Carolina’s rice growing history with a rice-cooking contest, arts and crafts and live entertainment at The Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park.

  • H2GO ends 2018 by postponing proposal to end lawsuit with Belville

    The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO Dec. 17 meeting gave Chairman Jeff Gerken and commissioners Trudy Trombley and Bill Beer one more chance to overrule commissioners Rodney McCoy and Ron Jenkins in 2018.

    McCoy offered a resolution proposing a settlement of the joint lawsuit H2GO and Leland filed to stop Belville from receiving H2GO’s assets.

    “I was presented this and I think it is reasonable and worthwhile to present (here),” McCoy said.