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  • Andrea White named clerk to county board of commissioners

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has named Andrea White as clerk to the Board of Commissioners.

    The board voted to reclassify the executive administrative assistant to the county manager position to the executive assistant/clerk to the board of commissioners position. As part of that action, the board appointed current Executive Administrative Assistant Andrea White as the clerk to the board of commissioners.

  • Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits approved for Brunswick County

    Gov. Pat McCrory announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved his request for citizens in six more counties, including Brunswick, inundated in October by flooding from Hurricane Matthew, to be eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits.

    “Even though the storm has passed, there are still many people hurting in North Carolina,” McCrory said in a news release. “As we begin to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, disaster food assistance is an additional step to help people get back on their feet again.”

  • Beaches assess post-Matthew damages

    Nearly a month after Hurricane Matthew’s unwelcome Oct. 8 hit, three Brunswick County beach towns are still dealing with the effects.

     

    Holden Beach

    Holden Beach’s Central Reach Project is still set to begin mid-November despite the hurricane’s destruction of some beach dunes, Town Manager David Hewett said.

    The beach project would place up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, stretching from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

  • Brunswick County voters head to polls

    While the Nov. 8 general election features local state, national races, plus a referendum on whether to allow county commissioners to enact a $152 million bond for capital improvements at county schools, some voters have taken the opportunity to cast their ballots early.

    Brunswick County Board of Elections director Sara Knotts said, 32,094 voters used one-stop early voting and 1,712 voters used absentee by mail ballots as of Monday, Oct. 31.

  • Candidates speak to voters at forum

    BOLIVIA — Candidates for elected offices representing Brunswick County shared their points of view with voters one last time before the general election Oct. 25 at Odell Williamson Auditorium during the Alliance of Brunswick County Property Owners Association’s Meet the Candidates night.

    Board of Education District 2 incumbent Republican Catherine Cooke said she started her career on the school board with four children in school. Now, one of her children is a teacher in Brunswick County while two are still high school students.

  • Water line break bypass complete, voluntary water conservation in place

    The bypass around a water main break that prompted a State of Emergency for Brunswick County began operating Sunday.

    The raw water main, owned by the Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority (LCFWASA), which carries raw water from the Kings Bluff Raw Water Pump Station to Brunswick County-owned Northwest Water Treatment Plant, broke Oct. 13.

  • I just want to watch television with a few ads I can ignore in peace

    Can we have commercials back?

    I give up. The ads win.

    I gave it a good run trying to skip them using all the technology the past 15 to 20 years has offered, but I have come to realize we have only made things worse.

    I would like the commercials back the way they used to do them all the time, varying the stuff being pitched to you in eight minutes of every half hour or whenever there is an opportune moment, as they have done during the World Series, or other live events, like, say, Clemson beating FSU on Saturday night.

  • H2GO board gets along at short October meeting

    When the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO Board’s newest commissioners, Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley, were sworn in Dec. 8, 2015, meetings became more contentious as the two board members opposed a reverse osmosis water plant project supported by commissioners Carl Antos, Bill Browning and Ronnie Jenkins.

    “Good lord, is this what it’s going to be for the next few years?” Antos said at the end of their first meeting.

  • Sunset Beach council candidates' forum Wednesday, Nov. 2

    Four people who have applied for a vacant Sunset Beach Town Council seat will speak at a candidates' forum starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Sea Trails Property Owners Association building at 200 Station Trail in Sunset Beach.

    The candidates include John Corbett, Veronica White, Bob Farrell and Bruce Fadem, who will respond to questions posed by Sunset Beach Town Council members and citizens. The public is invited.

  • Volleyball game wraps up Cedar Grove’s Red Ribbon Week

    SUPPLY— Since 1985, the Red Ribbon has signified to communities the dangers of drugs and the importance of drug prevention.

    Throughout the week of Oct. 24, Cedar Grove Middle School hosted activities and provided information regarding Red Ribbon Week and drug prevention in Brunswick County Schools.