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Today's News

  • Fast-tracking fruits and veggies

     

  • Thompson appointed to state Fire and Rescue Commission

    Brunswick County Board of Commissioners vice chairman Randy Thompson was appointed to the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission. The commission assists and participates with state and local fire prevention and control agencies in the improvement of fire prevention and control in North Carolina.

  • NCDEQ issues Holden Beach swimming alert

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued a swimming alert for the public beach access on the east end of Holden Beach on Friday and lifted the alert the next day.

    A Friday NCDEQ news release says state water quality officials are alerting the public that initial testing at the site showed levels of bacteria “exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards.”

  • Youth Relationships Skills and Abstinence Rally set for Sept. 23

    Southeastern Community & Family Services Inc. is sponsoring a Youth Relationships Skills and Abstinence Rally on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. in Supply.

    For youth 13-19, this event is funded by a Cooperative Abstinence Education Grant awarded to CJH Education Grant Services Inc. Lunch and prizes will be provided.

    For more information, call Jerry Merrick or Regina McLendon at 754-9441.

  • BEMC membership meeting Sept. 23

    The 78th annual Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. membership meeting takes place 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

    Highlights include registration, arts and crafts, baked goods, sausage dogs, snacks and beverages, an auction and health fair, kids’ activities, entertainment, the Warm Homes, Warm Hearts campaign and a raffle.

    At 10:30 a.m., the annual business meeting is scheduled in addition to prize drawings.

  • Chamber collects Florida clean-up kits

    The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce office is a drop-off location for residents who want to donate clean-up kits for Floridians in need following Hurricane Irma.

    Kits should be taken to the chamber offices no later than Wednesday, Sept. 20. East Coast Moving will be picking up the supplies Thursday, Sept. 21.

    What is a clean-up kit? One 5-gallon bucket filled with one each of the following: broom, mop, bleach, large sponge, small sponge and floor cleaner.

  • Marshall issues warning about fake charities following natural disasters

    North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall warned that the second Category 4 hurricane to hit the U.S. in less than three weeks may spawn a wave of solicitations from fake charities.

  • Supply man wins $150,000 Powerball prize

    Joseph Britt of Supply is celebrating after he won $150,000 playing Powerball. He beat odds of one in 913,129 to win the prize in the Sept. 13 drawing, according to a N.C. Education Lottery news release.

    His good fortune happened after he stopped at the Minuteman Food Mart on Holden Beach Road in Shallotte and bought a Powerball ticket.

    The ticket matched the numbers on the four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. Because Britt added the $1 Power Play feature, the prize tripled to $150,000 when the 3X multiplier was drawn.

  • Six sent to two area hospitals after collision near Calabash

    Six people were taken to two area hospitals following a two-vehicle collision at Thomasboro Road and U.S. 17 North near Calabash.

    Ruth Barone, 72, tried to turn her 2015 Honda Odyssey left onto Thomasboro Road from the highway and struck a 2017 Nissan driven by 29-year-old Rachel Moss of Calabash at 5:33 p.m. Friday, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper J.S. Ransom said.

  • S.C. man accused of running from deputies in Leland

    A South Carolina man is accused of running from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies after a traffic stop in Leland on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

    Shaquille Weaver, 23, of Wright Boulevard in Conway, is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, two misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, providing fictitious information to an officer and speeding.