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Today's News

  • Candidate forum Sept. 12 in Southport

    A candidate forum will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Southport Community Center at 223 E. Bay St.

    Sponsored by Southport Indivisible-Stepping Forward, the event features candidates for Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, Board of Education, sheriff, and state House and Senate.

    Attendees may greet candidates, hear issues discussed, ask questions, get information about ballots and voting, and register to vote. Refreshments will be served.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 30

    Released at 10:14 a.m. Aug. 31, 2018, by Elizabeth Bynum, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office accreditation manager

  • NCDOT schedules N.C. 211 lane closures through March 2019

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have daily intermittent lane closures from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Stone Chimney Road/Old Ferry Connection from N.C. 211 to the Intracoastal Waterway beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, March 31, 2019, weather permitting.

    The work will consist of widening, paving, and replacing the pavement markings with one lane remaining open to traffic at all times and no lane closures occurring during holidays or holiday weekends.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 29

    Released at 8:53 a.m. Aug. 30, 2018, by Elizabeth Bynum, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office accreditation manager

  • Woman gets 8 years in federal prison for fatal drug overdose

    A judge sentenced a Wilmington woman Thursday to eight years in federal prison for her role in a fatal drug overdose in 2016 that was investigated by a regional heroin task force.

    Senior U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt also sentenced 31-year-old Porsche Renee Dillard to three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr. said in a news release.

    Dillard pleaded guilty May 23 to a one-count criminal information, which charged her with distribution of a quantity of heroin and fentanyl.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Aug. 28

    Released at 9:25 a.m. Aug. 29, 2018, by Elizabeth Bynum, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office accreditation manager

  • Federal judge sentences Shallotte man to more than 5 years for drug conspiracy

    A judge sentenced a Shallotte man Wednesday to more than five years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine.

    Senior U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced 53-year-old Delmas Carlyle “Trampus” Gause, 53, to serve 71 months, followed by five years of supervised release, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

  • County ranks in Top 10 for 2017 visitor spending

    Brunswick County remained in the Top 10 in most visitor spending for North Carolina counties in 2017.

    The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced last week spending hit nearly $24 billion statewide based on an annual study of visitor spending commissioned by Visit North Carolina and conducted by the U.S. Travel Association.

  • H2GO board votes down member’s proposal to drop Belville lawsuit

    LELAND — Following the first legal decision in the lawsuit over who will control the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO sanitary district by Superior Court Judge Charles Henry, an H2GO board member made an attempt at ending the utility’s involvement in the case.

    Board member Rodney McCoy asked for a discussion during the Aug. 27 meeting for a resolution to drop the lawsuit against Belville.

  • Belville fills two vacant commissioner seats

    Belville officials filled the empty half of their four-member board of commissioners Aug. 27, voting unanimously to appoint David Long and Morgan Mehler to serve out the terms of former commissioners Donna Schardien and Joe Breault.

    Belville’s July 16 town meeting was the last for Breault, who announced in June he would resign from the town board because of health issues. At that same meeting, town officials announced Schardien died July 13 after a three-year battle with cancer.