Local News

  • Calabash merchant workshop Oct. 10

    All business owners within the town of Calabash are invited to attend a workshop with the Calabash Merchant’s Association, local economic development committee and community service committee at Sanborn Hall, 882 Persimmon Road in Calabash, at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.

    The merchant workshop goals are to assist local merchants by networking and brainstorming ideas for cooperative efforts with the town to support promotion of local growth in the community.

  • Duke Energy to test sirens at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

    The public alert notification sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant near Southport will be tested Wednesday, Oct. 12, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

    The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the plant will be tested at low-volume for 10 seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

  • Lakefront diving business impacts property owners’ serenity

    BOLIVIA — Property owners and residents near Lake Serene were anything but after county commissioners took the first step Monday night to approve rezoning a lake front lot to allow a commercial business.

  • Candidates’ forum rescheduled ahead of general election

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear has postponed the Brunswick County Candidate Forum planned for Thursday night in Leland to stay out of Hurricane Matthew’s path.

    “We have selected a tentative reschedule date on Wednesday, Oct. 19,” Gail Bromley, chairwoman of voter services for the group, said Tuesday. “All of us are concerned about the hurricane.”

  • Williams named chairman of NCACC steering committee

    Brunswick County commissioner Frank Williams has been appointed chairman of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) General Government Steering Committee by NCACC president Fred McClure. The General Government Steering Committee studies issues dealing with the general relationship between counties and the state and federal governments, including reviewing proposed legislative goals.

  • Sykes named to NACo committee, task force

    Brunswick County Commissioner Pat Sykes has been named to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Veterans and Military Services Committee and to the NACo Immigration Reform Task Force.

    NACo’s Ad Hoc committees help shape and drive NACo’s programs and services, both internally and externally. The Veterans Military Services Committee works to develop and highlight county best practices and policies to promote innovative programs, services and benefits for the nation’s military, veterans and their families.

  • Medicare open enrollment period under way

    Each year during the Open Enrollment Period, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to compare and evaluate their current plans and make changes as necessary.

    Just as your health needs may change from year to year, so may the benefits and costs of your health plan. By comparing plans during the Open Enrollment Period, Medicare beneficiaries can save money and make certain that their 2017 plan will be the best for their needs.

  • 'Monstrous' Hurricane Matthew drives Brunswick County into state of emergency, cancels events

    Brunswick County is one of 66 counties included in Gov. Pat McCrory’s state of emergency issued Monday as monstrous Hurricane Matthew advances northward toward the East Coast.

    McCrory issued an executive order Monday afternoon, Oct. 3, declaring a state of emergency for counties in eastern and central North Carolina.

    Though Matthew’s precise path and impact were not yet known, McCrory said the measure was to aid farmers and facilitate resources in advance preparation for the storm and potential flooding.

  • Three charged in robbery; victim arrested on unrelated felony charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three people accused of robbing and assaulting a Supply man who was arrested the next day on unrelated felony charges.

    Rick Cody Russell, 30, and Pamela Nicole Lutz, 31, both of Oyster Lane in Supply, and Jennifer Nicole Bartley, 27, of Shallotte Point Loop Road in Shallotte, were arrested Monday, Sept. 26, and charged with felony common law robbery. Russell and Lutz were also charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury.

  • Leland police seek man in credit card theft

    Leland police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man involved in a stolen credit card case.

    Lt. Jeremy Humphries said officers took a report in Magnolia Greens, where someone broke into a vehicle on Tommy Jacobs Drive on Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Two credit cards stolen from the vehicle were used by the man at Target on New Centre Drive in Wilmington to buy miscellaneous items and gift cards totaling $1,307.81.