Local News

  • 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.

  • Leland hosts AARP tax preparation help

    A group of volunteers with AARP will help senior citizens and those with a low- to moderate-income prepare their taxes for free Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Leland Town Hall and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the original Senior Center at 1490 Village Road NE through April 13.

    Be sure to bring ID, a copy of last year’s tax return and all other relevant forms.

  • Regional bicycle plan available for review and comment

    The Cape Fear Council of Governments was awarded a planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to develop a regional comprehensive bicycle transportation plan. The purpose of this plan is to identify opportunities and constraints for bicycling in the Cape Fear region, and to establish recommendations for improvement.

    The Cape Fear Regional Bicycle Plan covers Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties as well as southern Bladen, western Onslow and southern Sampson counties.

  • Supply man faces felony charges in Feb. 2 fatal crash

    North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers have arrested a man involved in a fatal crash Feb. 2 in Supply.

    William Chandler McHenry, 24, of Blue Bird Lane in Supply was arrested Feb. 8 and charged with one felony count of second-degree murder, one felony count of aggravated death by motor vehicle, one felony count of serious injury by motor vehicle and one misdemeanor count of driving while license revoked.

  • NWS predicts neutral hurricane season

    WILMINGTON — Hurricane season modeling by the National Weather Service anticipates neither El Niño nor La Niña will influence storms this year.

    Steve Pfaff, a meteorologist at the NWS office in Wilmington, predicted a neutral hurricane season, one that won’t be affected by the wet weather of an El Niño or dry weather of a La Niña.