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  • Brown to speak Jan. 28 at 101 Stone Chimney Place

    He’s been a teacher, counselor, freelance writer, Realtor, business coach and small business owner. In fact, there probably aren't many hats Bruce Brown hasn’t worn in his more than 40 years in the working world.

    These days, Brown, a resident of Brunswick Forest, is a broker with Coldwell Banker Seacoast Realty in Leland and and the owner of Quantum Business Coaching.

  • Commissioners hold off on recycling decision

    BOLIVIA—It’s back to the drawing board for bringing countywide recycling to Brunswick County.

    After hearing a cost analysis from about proposed countywide recycling with Waste Industries, county commissioners instructed county manager Marty Lawing to solicit more bids.

    “There’s a lot of interest, as you heard tonight. It’s the right thing to do environmentally, but financially, if there’s no incentive to reduce your [Municipal Solid Waste] costs, it’s tough,” Lawing said.

  • Commissioners OK resolution in support of VA clinic in Brunswick

    BOLIVIA—With Brunswick County Commissioners Chairman Bill Sue calling it a “no-brainer,” county commissioners on Tuesday approved an amendment to a previous resolution in support of converting Brunswick Community Hospital to a Veterans Affairs clinic once the new hospital is built.

    County commissioners approved a similar resolution at their Oct. 5, 2009, meeting, but felt the need to amend the resolution after the announcement by U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., that the VA would spend up to $95 million to build a new VA clinic in the Wilmington area.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: BHO receives grant for housing outreach for essential workers

    They’re the people who make the county run—teachers, police officers, nurses, government employees—and Brunswick Housing Opportunities President Resea Willis wants to make sure they know about their home-buying options.

    Brunswick Housing Opportunities recently received a grant for housing outreach for the community’s essential workers.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: SOUPER-BOWL SATURDAY

    CALABASH—It’s down to the wire, as pottery students and chefs in southern Brunswick County heat up for the first Soup-er Bowl this Saturday at Shallotte Presbyterian Church.

    “This is pottery in action,” Cindy Hewett, president of the South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club, said last week as students in Jane Truesdale’s class threw and shaped clay in the studio at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery.

    It also is pottery with a mission.

  • Boating accident cripples business for seafood vendor

    SUNSET HARBOR—Dave Beresoff, owner of Sunset Harbor Seafood, can recount every detail of the accident off Holden Beach that destroyed his fishing boat and left his business suffering during what is usually its busiest season.

    He and fellow fisherman Danny Stephens were spot fishing off the coast back in November—Friday, the 13th, in fact—in typical fall conditions: windy, rainy; the waves were a little choppy but nothing they haven’t handled easily in the past.

  • One teen dead, another teen is stable condition after head-on collision

    Eyewitnesses at the scene of last week's fatal wreck on N.C. 211 described the head-on collision as the two cars exploding.

    N.C. State Highway Patrol Trooper John M. King said the wreck that left one teenager dead and another teen severely injured was one of the worst wrecks he’s ever seen.

    “My condolences to the families,” King said. “It was tough.”

  • Drug agents bust meth lab in Calabash

    CALABASH—Drug agents have busted a meth lab in Calabash, the county’s first meth lab bust since 2006.

    On Wednesday, Jan. 13, drug agents arrested Robert Lee Moss II when he was outside his home.

    Though they had a superior court judge-issued search and destruction order, it was important agents separated Moss from the potentially volatile situation inside the Wilson Avenue home he was renting, because they believed a meth lab was inside, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Agent Jeff Beck said.

  • Night of Notables gives interactive history lesson at Bolivia Elementary

    Look to your left and you'll see George Washington. Turn the corner and you'll run into Albert Einstein. Notable people in history lined the hallways at Bolivia Elementary School during the annual Night of Notables.

    For more than 10 years, the fourth- and fifth-grade classes at Bolivia Elementary School have presented the Night of Notables, where students dress up as historical figures from history and share facts about what they learned.

  • Towns seek annexation truce; St. James mayor says town doesn't want Midway properties

    Oak Island and St. James officials are talking about putting an end to the legal battle over annexing property along Midway Road, with St. James possibly dropping its bid to take in parcels.

    Property owners say they are remaining “guardedly optimistic” until a proposed agreement is approved.

    The towns are now in a court battle over who has authority to annex 38 parcels along N.C. 211 near the intersection of Midway Road and the corridor for the future second bridge to Oak Island.