Today's News

  • Annual Dentistry from the Heart event May 4

    Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry will host its seventh annual Dentistry from the Heart event Friday, May 4, when dental services will be provided to the community for free on a first-come, first served basis.

    The event begins at 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 3071 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211) in Bolivia. Volunteers will arrive at dawn to make the day run smoothly and patients feel welcomed and comfortable while they wait to be treated. More than 200 local residents will receive treatment including exams, X-rays, cleanings or and extractions at the event.

  • OIB airport receives $1.2M grant

    The North Carolina Board of Transportation approved state and federal funding for 10 airports, including Odell Williamson Municipal Airport, for a total investment of $12.2 million.

    The airport in Ocean Isle Beach received $1,202,000 for land acquisition, including rights-of-way and utilities, and preliminary engineering on an expanded runway protection zone.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 9:27 a.m. April 26, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Recognizing the efforts of a Brunswick County (and beyond) hero
  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:08 a.m. April 25, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Leland Police reports

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

    April 13

    Injury to personal property by hitting trees and landscaping in the New Pointe Boulevard parking lot.

    Travis Wayne Whitlock, 31, of Maco Road arrested on a failure to appear in court warrant.

    April 14

  • H2GO board rethinks regional lift station

    Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board members sought to pump the brakes on a pump station engineering contract approved in March.

    H2GO commissioners unanimously agreed March 20 to a $246,000 engineering services agreement with the Wooten Co. contractors to survey, design and bid a regional lift station project on Hewett Burton Road.

    Board chairman Jeff Gerken said at the April 17 H2GO meeting he subsequently heard from Leland Town Manager David Hollis that the town had committed to build a lift station that would serve new developments in the same area.

  • Leland adds animal control rules to ordinances

    LELAND — Town council members voted to add animal control laws to town ordinances at the April 19 meeting to prohibit the abuse of animals and detail acceptable animal restraints.

    The town didn’t previously have an ordinance specifically addressing animal control, just sections of the town code for dogs running at large in town and the procedure for designating a dog as dangerous, Town Manager David Hollis said during a review of the changes.

  • County candidate seeks spot on November ballot

    The early voting period is Marilyn Priddy’s last chance to become an official candidate for the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat.

    Priddy is seeking signatures to get on Nov. 3’s general election ballot as an unaffiliated candidate for the seat held by Republican Marty Cooke, who is running uncontested.

    Brunswick County Board of Elections director Sara Knotts said Tuesday she has been in contact with Priddy and provided her with the state-approved petition to attempt to be added to the ballot.

  • Red Hare opens brewery and taproom in Shallotte

    SHALLOTTE — The opening of 34° North Experiment Station at 4802 Main St. on Saturday brought Red Hare Brewing Co. to Shallotte directly from Marietta, Ga.

    “The reason we call it 34° North (is because) the city of Marietta and the city of Shallotte are on the same 34 degree latitude,” said Chris Green, Red Hare vice president and general manager.