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Today's News

  • NCDOT aims for Dec. 15 opening for I-140 Wilmington Bypass

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation is pushing to complete the work to open the Wilmington Bypass by mid-December.

    Daniel Waugh, NCDOT Division III resident engineer for the I-140 project, said the goal is a Dec. 15 for opening the I-140 extension, even if a little more work will need to be completed in 2018.

  • Vote recount yields same tallies

    BOLIVIA — Discretionary recounts conducted Wednesday morning by the Brunswick County Board of Elections have led to the same tallies reported on election night, Nov. 7.

    That means Sunset Beach resident Jan Harris still has a one-vote edge over former town councilman Wilson Sherrill to win a third seat on Sunset Beach Town Council, with 661 votes to Sherrill’s 660.

  • 22nd annual Candlelight Memorial for homicide victims

    The 22nd annual Candlelight Memorial to honor victims of homicide will take place Friday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Leland Cultural Arts Center at 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.

  • Hunger & Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon Nov. 18 in Leland

    The Brunswick County Homeless Coalition presents the Sixth Annual Hunger & Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Brunswick Center, 121 Town Hall Drive NE in Leland.

    The annual event always takes place in November in observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which is from Nov. 11 to 19 this year.

    This year’s event program is “Ending Homelessness in Brunswick County.” Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

  • 10-year-old expected to be OK following two-vehicle crash in Winnabow

    A 10-year-old girl is expected to recover after being airlifted to The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Medical Center following a Nov. 15 two-vehicle accident in Winnabow.
    North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper A. S. Godwin said the accident happened at 6:56 p.m. in the northbound lane of U.S. 17 just south of Governors Road when a white Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 30-year-old James Lee Sheppard of Winnabow hit the rear of a white Oldsmobile van driven by 39-year old Roselia Enriques, also of Winnabow.

  • Bridge expected to open before Shallotte Christmas parade

    SHALLOTTE — The new Mulberry Branch bridge on Bridgers Road is expected to open in time for Shallotte’s Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 2.

    The B-440 bridge replacement project on Bridgers Road is not yet finished, planning director Robert Waring said during the town’s Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 8.

    Mayor Walt Eccard raised the question about the Dec. 2 event, noting Bridgers Road is used for parade access.

  • County to begin accepting LIEAP applications Dec. 1

    Brunswick County will begin accepting applications Dec. 1 for LIEAP, the annual energy assistance program, from adults who are at least 60 or disabled.

    The LIEAP, or Low Income Energy Assistance Program, provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families offset winter heating expenses. The household’s total countable income for the base period must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the current poverty level, and the household’s total resources must be $2,250 or less.

  • Brunswick County GenX levels jump

    Brunswick County test results for the GenX chemical in the water supply spiked in mid-October, but the latest samples returned to the numbers that have been reported through the summer.

    Results reported Nov. 13 by county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson showed water samples taken Oct. 26 with levels of 39.5 parts per trillion in the Northwest Water Treatment Plant’s raw water source, and 38.4 parts per trillion in the finished water source.

  • Carolina Shores gets $574,454 FEMA money for Hurricane Matthew

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town of Carolina Shores has received $574,454.18 in newly released Federal Emergency Management Association reimbursement money for Hurricane Matthew costs.

    Town finance director Julie Munday, speaking at the town board of commissioners’ monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 9, said the check had been received that day through the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

  • County to add ‘In God We Trust’ to vehicles

    Brunswick County commissioners will add “In God We Trust” to all county vehicles.

    A one-and-a-half-inch sticker will be placed under the county seal, which is on the driver and passenger doors, of each county vehicle.

    Commissioner Marty Cooke requested a discussion to add the national motto to all county vehicles at the Oct. 16 county board meeting.

    The issue was tabled until November for county operation services director Stephanie Lewis to determine a design and cost for the addition.