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Today's News

  • Silver Alert canceled for Winnabow man

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons has canceled its a Silver Alert for a missing Winnabow man.

    Horace Medlin, 62, was last seen at Brunswick Cove Nursing Home at 1478 River Road.

    According to the alert, he is believed to be suffering from dementia or another cognitive impairment.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 3:07 p.m. June 28, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Leadership Brunswick County accepts applications for 2018-19 class

    Leadership Brunswick County is a program sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County chambers of commerce to develop corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Brunswick County. It is designed to identify highly motivated, emerging leaders and educate them about the needs of our community, as well as the dynamics of social and economic changes.

  • Fort Fisher Ferry crew honored for rescue

    North Carolina transportation leaders gave the crew of the N.C. Ferry System’s M/V Fort Fisher an Extra Mile Award on June 27 for its actions rescuing a kiteboarder in the Cape Fear River on April 21.

    The Fort Fisher was completing an afternoon run from Southport when Capt. Barry West noticed a man and his gear tangled in the Federal Point Rear Range Beacon. A few minutes later, the captain noticed the same man struggling to swim to shore against the current, and made the decision to launch the ferry’s lifeboat.

  • Women’s Fund of North Carolina accepts grant funding applications

    The North Carolina Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from the Women’s Fund of North Carolina.

  • Brunswick Nuclear Plant siren test set for July 11

    The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport will be tested Wednesday, July 11, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

    The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the plant will be tested at low-volume for 10 seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

  • New no-wake zone at Sunset Beach takes effect

    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently adopted a rule that establishes a no-wake zone at Sunset Beach in Brunswick County.

    The new no-wake zone, which takes effect Sunday, July 1, extends along a 200-yard portion of the Intracoastal Waterway from west of the Sunset Beach boating access area to east of the Sunset Boulevard Bridge.

    The Sunset Beach no-wake zone was approved by the commission to mitigate safety hazards at the busy boating access area and bridge in the narrow, shallow portion of the Intracoastal Waterway.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:55 a.m. June 27, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:04 p.m. June 26, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906

  • Leland Police reports

    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.

    June 18

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a commercial trailer and tools worth $1,810 from a construction site on Batik Court.

    Trespassing at a building on Village Road.

    Breaking and entering storage building at a King Moore Road residence and larceny of a pistol worth $500.