FEMA extends deadline for those with Hurricane Mathew damage to seek assistance

Those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Pender and Brunswick counties now have an extra two weeks to apply for federal assistance.

A screenshot provided by the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation shows the Whiteville substation during Hurricane Matthew.

RALEIGH — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has again extended the time in which residents affected by Hurricane Matthew can apply for federal assistance. Those who want to apply for federal assistance now have until Monday, Jan. 23. The extension is the second granted to the state by FEMA. The state first requested an […]

UPDATE: Witnesses spot two missing Brunswick County teens in South Carolina


UPDATE: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Information has been received by the sheriff’s office that River Boyd and Macalya Wallace were seen at the southbound on-ramp of U.S. 95 in Hamer, South Carolina at approximately 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to an update from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. The two teens were last seen leaving South Brunswick […]

Police arrest a Boiling Spring Lakes man on an additional officer impersonation charge

Anthony Mark Collins

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Boiling Spring Lake Police have filed an additional officer impersonation charge against 28-year-old Anthony Mark Collins. Collins, of Boiling Spring Road in Boiling Spring Lakes, was arrested last Thursday on charge of impersonating an officer in connection with another incident. On Tuesday, police filed a second charge in connection with an incident […]

Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer offers chance to give to charity through water bills

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Now, paying your water bill could benefit others. The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO is giving its customers the chance to help those in need when paying for service through its new initiative, “Operation Round Up.” Approved in August by the Board of Commissioners, the program will allow H2GO customers to round […]

Brunswick County man charged with sexual assault on 12-year-old girl arrested in Georgia

Jonathan Evans

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A man charged with a sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl was arrested in Georgia last month, Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Brad Shirley announced Tuesday. Jonathan Matthew Evans, 30, of Boiling Spring Road in Boiling Spring Lakes, has been charged with two counts each of first-degree rape and first-degree force sex […]

Brunswick County to start enforcing no charging policy for school lunches

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — For some Brunswick County students, no money will mean no school lunch, beginning in January.  When Brunswick County students return to school on Jan. 2, there will be some changes to the way many receive school lunch. The district on that date will begin to fully enforce the no-charge policy for high […]

Got trash? Here are the services closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

City crews work to take trash and debris from the streets as part of a crime prevention effort in a targeted area of downtown Wilmington. Photo courtesy of the city.

SOUTHEASTERN, NC — Wondering what to do with you’re trash over the Thanksgiving holiday? Several trash services in the Cape Fear area are not providing services on Thursday, Nov. 24. Wilmington Trash collection in the City of Wilmington will not run on the Thanksgiving holiday. According to the city, trash will not be picked up […]

Restoration Planned for Green Swamp

Will Include Some Logging to Recreate the Robust Longleaf Forest of Old WILMINGTON – The Nature Conservancy is beginning a multi-year project to restore its Green Swamp Preserve in Brunswick County. The end goal is to recreate the robust longleaf forest savannas that existed before Europeans made their mark on the landscape. “People driving down […]

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Canvass delayed in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties due to record discrepancies

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The county vote canvasses previously scheduled in the tri-county area for today will all be postponed until Tuesday. According to Derek Bowens, New Hanover County’s director of elections, North Carolina election officials are pursuing a court order to verify voting registration discrepancies between the county election boards and the Department of […]

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