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  • Rouzer appointed to House Natural Resources Committee

    Congressman David Rouzer has been appointed to serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources.

    “Our natural resources are a major attribute to the quality of life in our state and throughout the nation,” Rouzer said in a news release. “North Carolina is home to many national parks and forests, and our beaches and waterways are precious resources, as well. It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent North Carolina on this important committee, and I look forward to advocating for Southeastern North Carolina in this additional capacity.”

  • Sheriff's office seeks missing Southport man

    The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing Southport man.

    Oscar Flores, 39, was last seen at his home on Mallard Duck Lane about 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, driving a 2015 black Honda Accord with North Carolina license plate DKY-7998 and a Louisiana State University tag on the front.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tony Henson at 880-4878.

  • Winnabow woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    A Winnabow woman died in a single-vehicle crash on N.C. 133 on Thursday morning, Jan. 12.

    Kelly Latimer, 47, of Funston Road was driving a silver 2013 Hyundai four-door passenger car south near Little Mallory Creek three miles outside Belville city limits at 8 a.m. when she veered off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, hit a utility pole and overturned about 50 feet from a marsh, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan McDermott said.

  • Donation conserves land along Town Creek

    While others hustled about shopping and preparing for the holidays, Marty Lanier was focused on completing a very important year-end gift to the Coastal Land Trust, the gift of a perpetual landowner agreement (also known as a conservation easement) over his 57-acre property in Brunswick County.

  • Nature Conservancy plans controlled burns in southeastern North Carolina

    The Nature Conservancy is launching its 2017 controlled burn season in southeastern North Carolina. Between January and August, the conservancy hopes to burn several thousand acres on its preserves in Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Columbus and Onslow counties.

  • Dosher receives $450K grant, launches community health initiative

    Dosher Memorial Hospital has received the largest grant in its 86-year history: $450,000 from The Duke Endowment in Charlotte. Hospital officials said the funds would be used to launch the Brunswick County Community Wellness Coalition to improve the health and wellness of area residents.

  • C. Ashley Gore sworn in as district court judge

    C. Ashley Gore was sworn in Jan. 3 as district court judge for the 13th Judicial District, covering Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties, in the Superior Courtroom of the Columbus County Courthouse.

  • Brunswick Community College warns of scam

    Brunswick Community College officials warn local residents to be wary of scam artists pretending to represent the college.

    Reports of an individual asking for donations to help support students in a study abroad trip to Great Britain have occurred among residents and businesses in the North Myrtle Beach, S.C. area, according to a BCC news release issued Thursday afternoon, Jan. 12.

    Officials with the College have no such arrangement with anyone and encourage residents to contact the BCC Foundation to confirm fundraising efforts by third parties.

  • Rabon sworn in as state senator

    Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, was sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Raleigh for his fourth two-year term representing the 8th District in the state Senate.

    North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin administered the oath of office.

  • Holden Beach Central Reach Project makes steady progress

    HOLDEN BEACH — A field trip to the oceanfront at Winding River Beach Club served as the highlight of the Holden Beach Park Advisory Board’s meeting Thursday, Jan. 5, as they surveyed firsthand the town’s Central Reach Project in action.

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