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Today's News

  • Brunswick County students on one-hour delay Thursday, Friday

     Brunswick County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay for students on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said in a Feb. 18 news release.

  • Commissioners agree on funding policy for beach repair

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Commissioners agreed to a proposal to establish a shoreline protection policy that will provide funding annually for beach and waterway projects at their Feb. 16 meeting.

    But they held off on a vote to approve the policy until March to clarify the process beach communities will follow.

    “I think we’ve got something we can work with and bring back in March,” chairman Scott Phillips said.

  • Shallotte Police report

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Feb. 9

    Larceny of $800 in jewelry from a Paisley Drive apartment.

    Feb. 10

    Larceny of a credit card and credit card fraud at a Main Street business.

    Feb. 13

    Larceny of a license plate from a vehicle in the Home Depot parking lot.

    Feb. 14

  • Residents near planned H2GO water plant seek information at Feb. 19 meeting

    Leland residents who are learning of Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s plans for a water treatment plant near their homes, but in Belville, are meeting to learn what impact the plan will have.

    To learn more about Brunswick County’s water access, future capacity and how H2GO’s plant will impact the area, they have organized a special meeting for H2GO customers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Belville Elementary School.

  • Brunswick Beaches Consortium elects new leaders

    OAK ISLAND — The Brunswick Beaches Consortium voted in a new chairman and vice chair for the second time in three months at its Feb. 12 meeting.

    The BBC leadership has been in flux since Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons was removed from representing his town in November after Caswell Beach Commissioners questioned where the town’s yearly $12,000 lobbying payment to the BBC was going.

  • I really dodged a bullet there

    Last week was very exciting for one of our Brunswick County residents thanks to a life-changing lottery win.

    And yes, I am including myself in the congregation who are very happy for, and a bit envious of, but really very happy for the winner.

  • Bill could eliminate ETJs before Leland can ask for one

    Leland officials want an extraterritorial jurisdiction just like other Brunswick County towns, but a bill proposed in the new legislative session could eliminate every ETJ in North Carolina.

    Town board members discussed how to sway Brunswick County commissioners to allow ETJs again at their first goal-setting workshop in January.

    North Carolina statute G.S. 160A-360(e) requires that the county approve the extension of city extraterritorial jurisdiction into any area where the county enforces zoning, subdivision regulations and the state building code.

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Feb. 9

    Injury to a multi-unit mailbox on Village Road.

    Two-vehicle crash in Goodwill parking lot resulting in property damage.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of a cell phone from an unsecured vehicle parked on Blake Circle.

  • Holden Beach Police report

    Holden Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last month. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 22

    Breaking and entering — non-forced entry and vandalism to a refrigerator in a Brunswick Avenue West residence.

    Jan. 29

    Breaking and entering and larceny of $200 from a Highpoint Street residence.

    Feb. 2

  • Mayors, others question wind energy strategy for offshore North Carolina

     CAROLINA SHORES — At least two island mayors from Brunswick County have concerns about future development of offshore wind energy off the North Carolina coast.

    Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts and Bald Head Island Mayor Andy Sayre were among residents bringing questions and comments to a public hearing Feb. 12 conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) at Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center.