Today's News

  • Judge agrees to move H2GO from defendant to plaintiff

    BOLIVIA — Superior Court by Judge Thomas A. Lock handled some table setting in the lawsuit over the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s assets at a March 9 hearing by agreeing H2GO could move from a defendant to a plaintiff along with the town of Leland.

  • Go green with treasure chest of St. Patrick’s festivities

    ‘Tis the season to celebrate in your finest shamrock green or perhaps raise a glass of emerald-hued beer.

    An abundance of St. Patrick’s Day festivities are happily just around the River Shannon bend.

    The celebratory day paying tribute to the patron saint of Ireland kicks off with the 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade starting at 9 a.m. just across the state line in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Nonprofit profile: Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society




    Stan and Tess Barwikowski


    3 p.m. third Sundays except July and November at Silver Coast Winery



    Stan Barwikowski (910) 579-5235

    e-mail oceanisleaws@gmail.com

  • Carolina Shores 10th Arbor Day Celebration on Friday

    The town of Carolina Shores plants its 10th Arbor Day sapling with festivities starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 16, at town hall at 200 Persimmon Road.

    Highlights launch with a welcome by Mayor Joyce Dunn, followed by a presentation of the town’s seventh Tree City USA award by Caleb Elmore of the North Carolina Forest Service.

    Deputy Rebecca Allen of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand, along with second-graders in teacher Karen Campbell’s class from Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    With the North Carolina General Assembly being officially out of session, all our time is spent in committee meetings and events both in Raleigh and back in our home districts.

    Last week I attended plenty of both. We met with our transportation oversight committee in Raleigh and I had meetings with groups and individuals in all parts of our district in Brunswick County.

  • Demand and protect government openness

    Carolina Shores hosted a Sunshine Week open house Tuesday morning at town hall, just as it has for the past several years.

    Sunshine Week, observed this year March 11-17, is an annual national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to educate the public about the importance of open government.

    Here in the Tar Heel State, there are two sunshine laws: its open meetings law and its public records law.

  • Two Belville churches vandalized

    Two churches less than half-mile apart in Belville were vandalized over the weekend.

    Someone used an unknown object to damage both front glass doors and two windows at Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church at 10051 Blackwell Road SE in Belville sometime between 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Providence Missionary Church at 10499 Chappell Loop Road SE also sustained damage at the front of the building.

  • School board, teacher of the year talk school safety

    BOLIVIA — School safety dominated the discussion at March 6’s regular county school board meeting.

    During her Teachers’ Voice presentation, Brunswick County Teacher of the Year and Leland Middle School art teacher Carolynn Phillips shared her thoughts and those of Teacher Advisory Council members.

    Phillips said an anonymous elementary school teacher and some of her colleagues said their main concern was students coming to them with issues that “go beyond that of the typical disruptive student.”

  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Recent bad storms and rough weather has caused tragic loss of life as well as tremendous property damage here in the East, and considering the uncertainty of the weather, there is likely to be more of the same in the coming several weeks. I am fortunate no storms have affected my neighborhood here in Columbia, S.C. — yet. But a couple years ago, we did have a scary storm. Here’s some evidence.

  • Green foods on St. Patrick’s Day? Not for me

    Saint Patrick’s Day will be celebrated worldwide this weekend. I know many of you like to make all kinds of crazy green-dyed food on this special day. I, for one, am not that fond of green colored foods, or even blue or purple colored foods.

    Some will argue that corned beef isn’t a “traditional” Irish meal, but it was quite popular with hard-working Irish immigrants who arrived in our country with limited means and low-paying jobs. Corned beef was cheap and affordable back then. Today, cabbage with bacon is a popular dish in Ireland.