Local News

  • School district to host AdvancED accreditation session Feb. 16

    Accreditation provides assurances to institutes of higher education and employers that our diplomas represent a rigorous course of study and valuable experiences that help prepare our students for their futures.

  • Brochure named chairwoman of state resort towns group

    Oak Island Mayor Cin Brochure is the new chairwoman of the NC Association of Resort Towns and Convention Cities.

    Brochure was elected to her post during the group’s meeting in Raleigh on Feb.5. Her term will be for one year, after which she will serve as immediate past chairman.

  • Calabash Merchant’s Association workshop

    All business owners within the town of Calabash are invited to attend a workshop with the Calabash Merchant’s Association, local economic development committee and community service committee at Sanborn Hall, 882 Persimmon Road in Calabash, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.

    The merchant workshop goals are to assist local merchants by networking and brainstorming ideas for cooperative efforts with the town to support promotion of local growth in the community.

    For more information, call 579-6747.

  • Dinner and a movie about living shorelines

    The state’s coastal agency is hosting an event that will include dinner and a movie about shoreline stabilization at Katy’s Grill and Bar, 1054 S. College Road in Wilmington, on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • HEAR4NC to meet Feb. 20 in Supply

    Join HEAR4NC for a free information session regarding homeowner associations in North Carolina on Monday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. in Supply. Joy P. Easley, practicing lawyer in Brunswick County, will answer questions regarding laws on HOA issues.

    Ole Madsen, founder/president of HEAR4NC, will conclude the meeting with an update on bills being written to be submitted to the new NC Legislature.

  • Brunswick Center at Leland ribbon cutting planned

    The public is invited to join Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. management and staff in celebrating the opening of the The Brunswick Center at Leland with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Feb. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the new senior center on the corner of Village Road and Town Hall Drive in Leland.

    Speakers for the event will include BSRI President/CEO Jim Fish, Brunswick County commissioners and other distinguished guests. Chef Ryan Gibbs will serve refreshments as guests tour the new facility and enjoy music by the Fun Fatale Trio.

  • Agency offers Hurricane Matthew home repair assistance

    North Carolinians in 49 counties, including Brunswick, whose homes were damaged by specific natural disasters in 2016 may be eligible for repairs financed by the N.C. Housing Finance Agency. Using a special appropriation from the General Assembly to the state’s Housing Trust Fund, the agency is awarding funding to local organizations for the rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes in counties affected by natural disasters.

  • Brunswick County commissioners attend NCACC conference

    Brunswick County commissioners joined county commissioners from across North Carolina in Raleigh last month to set the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ legislative agenda for the 2017-18 Legislative Biennium.

  • Hickmans Crossroads Library hosts Tax-Aide

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free, high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low- and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • FEMA issues public notice about programs

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA) or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs.