Local News

  • BCSO mourns K9 deputy


  • H2GO board votes to turn utility over to Belville

    LELAND — H2GO Water and Sewer District board members voted Tuesday night to turn the utility over to the town of Belville.

    During their meeting held at Leland Middle School, outgoing board member Carl Antos proposed the resolution conveying H2GO to the town.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks Shallotte man in break-ins, thefts


  • Belville board offers Cape Fear Raptor Center space in riverwalk park

    BELVILLE — Belville town board members have approved bringing the Cape Fear Raptor Center to the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park.

    In October, the CFRC hosted the second Owl Howl raptor demonstration and fundraiser at the park.

    “The Owl Howl was a phenomenal success,” commissioner Joe Breault said. “I watched the rapt interest on the faces of the children as they listened to the Cape Fear Raptor Center demonstration and also saw the interest level of the adults.”

  • GenX levels remain elevated in water supply after spill

    The GenX level in Brunswick County’s drinking water remains elevated but is still below the state’s health goal, according to results announced Nov. 27 from the most recent testing for the contaminant in the Cape Fear River.

    Samples taken at the county’s Northwest Water Treatment Plant on Nov. 9 had levels of 43.5 parts per trillion in the raw water entering the plant, Brunswick County spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said. NWTP finished drinking water tests showed 33.2 parts per trillion

  • Commissioners send solar farm rules back to planning board

    Brunswick County commissioners said they favor changes to the rules for solar farms presented at the Nov. 20 county meeting, just not the changes proposed on the agenda.

    Despite unanimous support from members of the Brunswick County Planning Board for changes to Unified Development Ordinance regarding solar farms, the county board sent the proposal back for another review.

  • Pelican Square Shopping Center sees new life

    Changes have begun at Pelican Square Shopping Center at 1645 Seaside Road SW in Ocean Isle Beach, the former home of Sunset Beach’s Food Lion grocery store.

    Lat Purser and Associates Inc. bought the 42,421-square-foot shopping center in July, brokers Phil Begany and Will Oakes said.

    Lat Purser has been involved in management of the shopping center for 15 years, Begany said.

    The Raleigh-based redeveloper began work in November on upgrading the storefront.

  • Sunset Beach West settlement moves toward state conservation site

    The town of Sunset Beach has reached a compromised settlement agreement on Sunset Beach West litigation following more than a year of dispute and mediation about land ownership involving what was a previously proposed 21-lot subdivision west of the Sunset Beach island across Mad Inlet.

    Sunset Beach Town Council unanimously approved the settlement following a closed session Nov. 20, Mayor Robert Forrester announced at council’s semi-monthly meeting the following day, Tuesday, Nov. 21.

  • BEAT lobbies in Washington

    Ten Brunswick Environmental Action Team members traveled to Washington, D.C. on Nov. 15 to lobby on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Marine Mammals Protection Act. From left are Sandy Ford, Kristen Colleran, Bruce Holsten, Mary Baggett, Barbara Kucinski-Gilbert, Dwight Willis, Neil Gilbert, Becky Willis, Pete Key and Beth Key.

  • County expands participation in health discount programs

    Brunswick County has expanded its participation in the National Association of Counties (NACo) Live Healthy Discount programs, which offer residents discounts on prescriptions, dental and health services and procedures.

    Brunswick County has been a participant in NACo’s program offering discounts on prescription drugs, and it is now expanded to include the Health Discounts and Dental Discounts programs.