High schooler’s love for flying reaffirmed during Brunswick County job shadow day

From left-to-right: Howie Franklin of Cape Fear Regional Jetport, Booke Demonbreun and Rich Largent of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 939. Photo courtesy- Karen Sphar.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY – What’s life like in the “real” world? More than 60 South Brunswick High School students  tasted reality recently as part of job shadow day put on in conjunction with the Career Ready program at Brunswick County Schools. With help from The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Brunswick County Career […]

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 […]

New, Americans with Disabilities Act accessible kayak launch opens in Brunswick County

New kayak launch at William S. Smith Park in Brunswick County. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

  Local kayakers now have a new spot to launch from in Brunswick County. This week, a public launch was unveiled at William S. “Bill” Smith Park in Oak Island. According to officials, it is the first Americans with Disability Act-compliant kayak launch in Brunswick County. A bench with pop-out shelves – one higher up […]

South Brunswick student alleged to have sexually assaulted female at homecoming bonfire

Jibri Ali Ballard

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A South Brunswick High School student faces to sexual offense charges in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred during the school’s homecoming bonfire on Wednesday. Jibri Ali Ballard, 16, of Galloway Road in Bolivia, was charged with second-degree sex offense and sexual battery of a female victim, according to a warrant […]

Three Brunswick County schools being dismissed early today due to power problems

The Brunswick County School District will begin enforcing the so-called Board Policy 6227, limits students ability to charge for school lunch.

Parents of students from Southport Elementary, South Brunswick Middle School and South Brunswick High School are advised that the schools will be dismissed early today due to expected power interruptions. According to a release from Brunswick County Schools, students will be let out at 1 p.m. Earlier today, power outages occurred in the Southport and […]

South Brunswick H.S. student charged with ‘communicating threats’

Austin Ray Collins

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have charged a high school student with communicating threats. Austin Ray Collins, 17, of Southport, was charged with two counts of communicating threats in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Wednesday, according to sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax. According to arrest warrants, Collins is charged with […]

Brunswick education officials OK nearly $500k for playing field’s coal ash mitigation

The Brunswick County School District will begin enforcing the so-called Board Policy 6227, limits students ability to charge for school lunch.

Brunswick County education officials have signed off on funding for a project to refurbish a Southport-area athletic field tainted by coal ash. Nearly two years after the material was found beneath the South Brunswick Middle School baseball field surface, the board of education recently allotted approximately $290,000 to rehabilitate the field. Another $180,000 will be […]