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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:51 a.m. Jan. 16, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Water outage planned Wednesday along Midway Road

    The water consumers of Brunswick County Public Utilities in Brunswick County from 1700 to 1814 and from 1769 to 1813 Midway Road, as well as at 1889 Midway Road, 1950 Midway Road and 1950 Hewett Road, will be under a system pressure advisory after a planned water outage Wednesday, Jan. 17, to allow for construction on a water line.

     The water line serving these customers will be out of service from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customers at these addresses served by Brunswick County Public Utilities will need to store water in containers for use during the outage.

  • Leland Cultural Arts Center launches 2018 calendar

    Leland Cultural Arts Center is kicking off the New Year and its fourth year of operation with winter-session classes and workshops, a student art show and a concert Friday, Jan. 19.

    The LCAC Winter 2018 Session opened this month with a multi-faceted lineup of classes and workshops including painting and drawing, basket weaving, ceramics/pottery, photography, stained glass, greeting card design, music and dance, theater, writing, exercise, fitness and yoga, Zumba and youth programs.

  • Listen Up Brunswick County: Folk singer Bob Lind brings his ‘Elusive Butterfly’ to OWA stage

    Renowned singer-songwriter Bob Lind remembers when he wrote his 1960s hit, “Elusive Butterfly,” more than a half-century ago.

    “I was living in a scummy little apartment on Downing Street (in Denver) and I wrote this song, stayed up all night writing it, and I didn’t feel it was any better than any of the other songs I was writing at the time,” he recalled during his induction into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame in 2013 alongside musical colleagues Judy Collins and The Serendipity Singers.

  • Calabash Fire Department sets record calls for 2017

    The Calabash Fire Department had another busy month, setting a yearly record for calls during 2017 with 2,125 responses for the year, spokeswoman Honey Chiocco said.

    Chiocco said it was the second highest number of calls for a fire department in Brunswick County, second only to Leland, which had 2,188 calls.

  • Another warning about the ‘s’ word

    Here we go again — or not: A weather

    update I received over the weekend from the National Weather Service office in Wilmington warned of the possibility of snow returning to Brunswick County this week.

  • Congrats to Caraway on reaching milestone in coaching

    West Brunswick head wrestling coach Jimmy Caraway’s career is remarkable for its longevity alone. It seems not many people these days remain in the same profession for 21 years, as he has.

    Caraway began his career as an assistant wrestling coach at Lumberton in 1995 and moved to its head coach position three years later, remaining there until he took the job as head wrestling coach at West Brunswick before the 2005-06 season.

    His tenure at West has produced a two-time individual state champion in Harrison Campbell and several regional and state qualifiers.

  • District Court docket for Jan. 3 and 4

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on Jan. 2 and 3 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

    Tuesday, Jan. 2

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Troy M. Cronk and courtroom clerk Kimberly Gonzalez:

    Robert Timothy Aycock Jr., PG DWI.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week at the North Carolina General Assembly, we passed a major clean water bill in the House of Representatives, we had several oversight committees, including transportation, and I opened the first local district office in memory by a state representative in Brunswick County.

  • You decide: Where is the economy headed in 2018?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    January is my busiest month of the year for making public presentations. People want to know what the economy will be like in the year ahead. For businesses, economic forecasts are important for production and hiring plans. Government officials want to know what the economy will mean for their tax revenues and public expenditures. And, of course, the relative strength or weakness of the economy is one of the key determinants of the availability, types and pay of jobs for workers.