Today's News

  • Smith claims 400-meter crown at 3A East Regional

     South Brunswick’s Jelonnie Smith dominated the Brunswick County high schools track and field meet last month at North Brunswick High School in Leland.

    She’s made a habit out of collecting hardware at different meets throughout her career and last weekend’s 3A East Regional event at Mt. Olive University was no different.

    Smith blew by her competition in the 400-meter run to earn a first-place finish and regional championship in a time of 58.60 seconds, which was nearly two full seconds better than her next closest competitor.

  • 344 county teachers rally in Raleigh

    LELAND — Brunswick County Schools Teacher of the Year Carolyn Phillips planned to join 343 other teachers from the district at the state capital Wednesday for the “March for Students and Rally for Respect” organized by the nonpartisan North Carolina Association of Educators.

    District officials announced May 10 that classes would be canceled May 16 because of the large number of teachers who asked for the day off.

    The day was designated a non-required teacher workday and students do not have to make up the day.

  • County approves $137M water plant expansion

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County committed to a $137 million expansion of the Northwest Water Treatment Plant including a $99 million reverse osmosis plant to filter out contaminants from the Cape Fear River, the source of the county’s drinking water.

    County commissioners voted unanimously, 5-0, to move forward on the RO/expansion project at a May 10 budget workshop for fiscal year 2018-19.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:51 a.m. May 10, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Brunswick County Teen Court set for May 22

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County.

  • TripAdvisor names Brunswick County beaches among state’s best

    Holden Beach, Sunset Beach, Oak Island and Bald Head Island were named among TripAdvisor’s “13 Best Beaches in North Carolina for the Perfect Vacation,” list.

    “The destinations featured are among the highest rated beaches in North Carolina based on rental reviews on our website,” TripAdvisor’s Ashlee Centrella said. “To qualify, the destinations needed to have at least 1,000 traveler reviews and a minimum of 50 bookable properties.”

    Here is what TripAdvisor said about the Brunswick County sites:

  • 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.

  • Holden Beach system development fees public hearing May 23

    The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in the town hall public assembly at 110 Rothschild St. to hear a presentation on the study of system development fees the town could levy.

    This hearing, the study and the presentation are in accordance with NC Administrative Code 15A NCAC 18C.0409 and 15A NCAC 02T.011.

    McGill Associates will present the study results, which is posted on the town website, hbtownhall.com.

    All interested are invited to attend.

  • 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