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  • Commissioners to host workshop Monday afternoon

    Brunswick County Commissioners will have a workshop at 3 p.m. today (Monday) to discuss the proposed landfill expansion and recycling options in Brunswick County.

    The meeting will be at the county commissioners chambers in the David R. Sandifer Building at the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia.

    Commissioners’ regular meeting will follow with a closed session at 6 p.m., and regular session at 6:30 p.m.

    The meeting will include a public hearing on affordable housing incentives in Brunswick County.

     

  • County attorney, DSS chairman have heated exchange over letter

    BOLIVIA—It began with a letter.

    Last month, Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren, chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Social Services, wrote a letter to commissioners chairman Bill Sue outlining what he called “inappropriate” behavior by county attorney Huey Marshall.

    Tuesday, during public comment at the DSS board’s regular meeting, Marshall had the opportunity to ask about the letter.

  • County's first Christian recovery facility opens

    A new recovery center has opened with the purpose of helping people rise from the misery of addiction to a Christ-filled life free of drugs and alcohol.

    Brunswick Christian Recovery Center (BCRC) opened doors to a new Christian recovery center with the first resident checking in Monday.

    BCRC offers a six-month Christian based ministry for men voluntarily seeking assistance for active addiction.

    “It is the first facility like this in Brunswick County,” said Ronnie Holden, board member.

  • The final call

    More than 10 fire departments responded to the final call of Civietown Volunteer Firefighter Kimberly Dyer Hewett Saturday.

    Her family was escorted to Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory by her brethren firefighters.

    “They were at every corner, standing in the rain. At the first corner, I started to cry,” said Sandy Dyer, Hewett’s older sister.

    “She would have been proud,” said June Decker, Hewett’s mother.

  • Free Christmas meal

    Do you or someone you know need a hot meal on Christmas Day?

    One local organization is uniting volunteers to make sure anyone in the area who has a need for a meal has a place to come.

    Faith Building Missions (FBM) will pass out meals from noon-2 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 25, in Rourk Gardens on Main Street in Shallotte.

    A sit-down meal will be served at 4 p.m. at the Ocean View Family Life Center in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • New Senior Center Opens: Seniors speak out about changes

    One week can make all the difference in the world.

    Changes at the Shallotte Senior Center earlier this month left members feeling divided.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 1, Brunswick Senior Resources Incorporated (BSRI) began operation of a new senior nutrition site at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Supply. Originally the free lunch program at the Shallotte Senior Center along with a majority of the center’s activities was moved to the Supply site. Seniors in Shallotte had the opportunity to ride a bus to the new center and spend the day.

  • Postponed toy run events set for indoors this Saturday

    Cold rain has delayed the Brunswick County Motorcycle Enthusiasts Christmas Toy Run until this Saturday, though participants still shopped with children last weekend.

    Because the weather forecast is iffy again for this Saturday, organizer Jerome Munna said Tuesday a decision has been made to have the entire event indoors this year at Brunswick Islands Baptist Church, 1672 Mount Pisgah Road in Supply.

    Registration is set for 10 a.m.-noon at the church, followed by lunch.

  • Supply Elementary mural reminds students to stop, think, act responsibly

    SUPPLY—A big, bright, colorful mural at Supply Elementary School will act as a larger-than-life reminder for students to stop, think and act responsibly.

    Scheduled to be unveiled Wednesday is a 128-square-foot mural, which was funded by a North Carolina Bright Idea grant. The mural incorporates the new school starfish mascot, North Carolina birds studied by fourth graders and other pictures depicting the school’s S.T.A.R. Program—stop, think, act responsibly.

  • Ocean Isle Beach town officials to ask DOT for pedestrian crosswalks

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will soon be hearing from town officials in Ocean Isle Beach who plan to ask for additional safety features on the island.

    Daisy Ivey, town administrator, said commissioners decided at their Tuesday meeting to submit a letter to NCDOT asking for marked pedestrian crosswalks on First Street. The request for crosswalks near public beach access ramps along First Street initially came from residents, she said.

  • Sea Trail residents pushing for HOA reform in North Carolina

    For more than a year, Lou De Vita and Frank Wiedman have been traveling back and forth to Raleigh with a single purpose in mind—reform of state laws pertaining to homeowners associations.

    Their objective, De Vita says, is to see changes in laws to provide better protection for individual property owners in North Carolina’s planned communities.

    He said they’ve been attending and actively participating with the state House Select Committee on HOAs.