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  • Cooke named to NCBIWA board

    Brunswick County commissioner Marty Cooke has been named to the board of directors for the North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association.

  • Gilleland receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

    Retired Army Col. Troy “Gil” Gilleland, a resident of Winding River Plantation and guest speaker at the Winding River Veterans Association’s annual Military Gala, is the recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious civilian awards for extraordinary service to the state.

    Joseph W. Koletar, president of the Winding River Veterans Association, is shown presenting the award to Gilleland at the gala, which is held each year to support various military-related charities.

  • Lives celebrated, memories cherished at annual service

     

  • Board moves January meeting to discuss allied health building draft

    BOLIVIA — With no board meeting in December, the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees moved its Jan. 18 meeting to Jan. 4 to discuss the schematic draft for a planned allied health building on campus.
    At the board’s Nov. 16 meeting, chairman Alan Holden said it had been brought to BCC’s attention that plans for the grounds around the proposed allied health building call for the possible removal of the building that served as the Early Childhood Education Center.

  • Sheriff announces program to address opioid crisis

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram announced the creation of a new program targeting the county’s opioid crisis.

    The program, called the Anchor Initiative, will accept addicts who are ready for help and get them into detox then treatment at a low-cost/no-cost facility in the state. The program is modeled on the Hope Initiative in Nashville, N.C.

  • Local Operation Christmas Child collection brings in thousands of gifts for children worldwide

    SHALLOTTE — It was in 2012 during a mission trip with her husband Mike Clawson when Susan Clawson noticed the little girl she called a fashion queen.

    “I saw her dressed in all her purple, she’s messing with my hair, and I was like, ‘Golly,’” Clawson said. “So I sat down with her, and they have all kinds of thing going on (in their local church); they have Jesus as Superman, they have all these things they try to relate to the kids.

  • Sheriff’s office: Bolivia woman stole $317K from 91-year-old widow

    BOLIVIA — A Bolivia woman is accused of stealing more than $317,000 in property and money from a 91-year-old Ocean Isle Beach widow.

    Pamela Varnam Jackson, 61, of Center Court was arrested Nov. 14 and charged with exploitation of disabled/elder trust and obtaining more than $100,000 in property by false pretense.

  • Calabash pays tribute to late Mayor Anthony Clemmons

    CALABASH — Tribute was paid to former Mayor Anthony Clemmons and his family at the town board of commissioners’ monthly meeting Nov. 14.

    Clemmons, 78, died unexpectedly at his home Oct. 13.

    Mayor Mary Knight said Clemmons, who served as mayor from 2007 to 2011, “did a fine, fine job” helping to make the town “as wonderful as it is.”

  • Leland’s ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ to benefit BFA, Salvation Army

    Leland police and Leland Wal-Mart are coming together to help Brunswick Family Assistance and the Salvation Army during the holidays with a series of fundraisers and a grand finale “Pack the Patrol Car” event.

    From now until Dec. 5, Leland Wal-Mart will host events in and around the store at 1112 New Pointe Blvd. to raise money for the two nonprofits.

    On Dec. 7, Leland police will open the doors of two police cars parked outside Wal-Mart for the public to pack with non-perishable foods between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Sunset Beach tallies give Harris 662-vote win over Sherrill’s 660

    BOLIVIA — Sunset Beach Town Council candidate Jan Harris received one more absentee vote in canvass-day tallies Friday, giving her 662 votes to former councilman Wilson Sherrill’s 660 votes to win a third available seat on the five-member town board.

    “It’s a win for Sunset Beach,” Harris said after the hour-and-a-half-long sessions adjourned Friday morning at the Brunswick County Board of Elections office in Bolivia.