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 […]

Wilmington author Nan Graham to judge 2017 Azalea Festival writing contest

WILMINGTON — Azalea Festival organizers are adding a writing contest to this year’s activities, selecting local writer and radio commentator Nah Graham as a judge. The contest is open to high school students in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. Students have 400 words – in essay or poetry – to address the prompt: “how […]

Brunswick County voters approve $152 million school bond


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC — Voters approved the divisive $152 million school bond that has divided the county’s Board of Education and Board of Commissioners. After months of division, the Board of Education finally came together on the bond at the beginning of the year and in May of this year unveiled a line-item budget for […]

Brunswick County residents now eligible for FEMA aid

This screenshot provided by the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation shows the Whiteville substation during Hurricane Matthew. (Photo courtesy BEMC).

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Residents in hurricane-ravaged Brunswick County will now be getting some help from FEMA. Brunswick County, which saw catastrophic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, started receiving assistance from the federal agency on Oct. 10. However, that funding was limited to support for county and local government agencies. The new FEMA announcement […]

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