.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Board of Education will have new representation for District 5 seat

    Ronnie (Ron) Jenkins, a retired Brunswick County educator from Leland, faces John W. Thompson, a Southport architect, for the district 5 seat on the Brunswick County Board of Education. Scott Milligan, who has held the seat since 2004, is not seeking re-election.

    Jenkins, a democrat, retired from the system in 2005 after 32 years as an educator and administrator, but went back to work at the Transition Academy for a year and filled in as assistant principal for three months last year.

  • Incumbent faces longtime educator in BOE District 3 race

    Brunswick County Board of Education District 3 Republican incumbent Charles W. (Charlie) Miller said board members are elected to “be a voice of the community.” He believes his background in law enforcement helps bridge the school district and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, where he serves as chief deputy.

  • Paid parking plugged for Sunset Beach day visitors

    SUNSET BEACH—A town-appointed parking committee has concluded there may be fewer available parking spaces on the island if the town enforces current ordinances.

    It also recommends implementing a paid parking system for visitors, while providing permits for town residents to use designated spaces at no cost to them.

    Meanwhile, island residents who attended the specially called town council meeting Oct. 14 objected to a recommendation that parking be designated on their streets and said they are being exploited to accommodate mainland residents.

  • Parade of Homes wraps up this weekend

    As Brunswick County’s eighth annual Parade of Homes concludes this weekend, organizers are relaying information that homes in St. James can only be viewed on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

    The Parade of Homes committee was notified Saturday six homes on the open-house tour in St. James Plantation can only be visited noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, committee chairman Cathy Six said this week.

  • Video included: '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' spells F-U-N

    Looking for frolicking fun this weekend? Let Brunswick Little Theatre spell it out for you.

     “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is playing this weekend and next at the Virginia Williamson Events Center at Odell Williamson Auditorium.

    The Tony Award-winning musical follows a group of six students as they compete for the title of county spelling bee champion. The comedic show is suggested for adult audiences only, as some mature situations are addressed.

  • Ground breaks on Brunswick County Hospice Care Center

    BOLIVIA—“I wish I would have called Hospice sooner,” is the most frequently heard comment from patients and their families, Laurie Bystrom, president and CEO of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center, said.

    Hospice helps patients stay in their homes as long as possible, Bystrom explained. When this is no longer feasible, LifeCare Centers are designed to make patients feel cared for until their last moments. In addition to patient care, Hospice services help family members beyond the passing of their loved ones.

  • Republican seeks to unseat longtime incumbent Hill in House District 20 race

    Republican Tristan Patterson is seeking to unseat longtime Democratic incumbent Dewey Hill in the N.C. House District 20 race.

    District 20 is composed of Columbus County and a portion of Brunswick County.

    Patterson claimed his opponent didn’t attend Monday night’s candidates’ forum at Brunswick Community College as “strictly a political move.”

    Hill, however, said he had to attend a previously scheduled speaking engagement at the same time as Monday night’s forum.

  • Supply man shot Thursday morning

    A Supply man was shot Thursday morning.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley said Jarrell Stanley, 22, was shot once in the abdomen just after midnight, Thursday, Oct. 14.

    Detectives are searching for the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting, April Stanley said.

  • Estimate to repair Holden Beach Pavilion: $80,000

    Holden Beach commissioners took no action after hearing it would cost almost $80,000 to make permanent repairs to the “new” Holden Beach Pavilion.

    In their regular monthly meeting at Town Hall Tuesday night, commissioners seemed stunned at the amount.

    The lowest of bids was $79,354, and the second-lowest was $84,999. The town first hired an engineer to study the problems and propose a permanent fix for the pavilion.

  • DSS board votes to fire longtime director

    BOLIVIA—At a special meeting Monday night, members of the Brunswick County Social Services Board voted 4-0 to fire longtime director Jamie Orrock, who has been on leave since Aug. 11.

    Assistant county manager Steve Stone, who serves as the liaison to the DSS board, said the 4-0 vote came after board members emerged from a 30-minute closed session. Board member Tina Jackson was absent from the meeting.