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Today's News

  • BCC trustees swear in two newest members

     SUPPLY — The two newest members of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees were sworn in Thursday, Aug. 21, at the group’s monthly meeting.

    Former trustee, state Sen. Bill Rabon, swore in community leaders Dwight Flanagan and Doug Terhune inside the board room at Brunswick Community College.

  • District offers free breakfast and lunch to all K-8 students

     For the first time in the history of Brunswick County Schools, all students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade will eat breakfast and lunch at no cost.

    As a part of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is available nationwide for the first time.

    Brunswick County Schools Nutrition Director Tina Ward said the U.S. Department of Agriculture piloted the program in 10 states before and decided to offer the program to all 50 states for the first time this school year.

  • BFA launches financial literacy program for clients

    SHALLOTTE — When it comes to helping others learn to help themselves, money management is key.

    That’s the basis for Brunswick Family Assistance’s upcoming financial literacy program, which is scheduled to launch in September for clients of the 33-year-old private nonprofit that provides emergency assistance and other aid to low-income residents through donated money, food and clothing and a dedicated team of volunteers.

  • Former officer convicted of sex crime, sentencing set aside

     A Brunswick County jury found a former Northwest police officer guilty of participating in prostitution of a minor and filing a false police report in Superior Court on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

    Hayes surrendered to police May 15, 2013, on the charges stemming from an incident where he was the victim of an armed robbery after meeting a 17-year-old girl in Boiling Spring Lakes to exchange money for sex acts. Ann eight-year veteran of the Northwest force, he resigned May 14, 2013.

  • Section 1 work 'complete' in Jaguar's Lair

    SUNSET BEACH — Section 1 work in Jaguar’s Lair is complete, a Sunset Beach town councilman says.

    The work has been done in accordance with the subdivision improvement agreement (SIA) for the unfinished Ocean Ridge Phase VI development off Old Georgetown Road, Sunset Beach Town Councilman Wilson Sherrill said.

    That work includes a rock base, curbing, stormwater, water and sewer.

  • Fix A Friend marks 4,000th surgery with Aug. 29 party

    Fix A Friend Spay Neuter Clinic in Winnabow recently performed its 4,000th spay/neuter surgery in less than a year.

    It is celebrating this huge milestone at a one-year anniversary party, “Grab and Growl,” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the clinic at 6033 Ocean Highway West in Winnabow.

    Thanks to Fix A Friend, which opened Aug. 26, 2013, it’s estimated at least a million fewer unwanted kittens will be born in southeastern North Carolina. And that’s the estimated result from just six weeks of surgeries.

  • 100 holes of golf for a good cause

     Labor Day weekend began with a totally awesome display of golf and patriotism at Rivers Edge Golf Course.

    Ten PGA pros from our area pledged to play 100 holes of golf in one day — and, by golly, they did.

    The beneficiary of this marathon golf event was the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides scholarships and assistance to the spouses and children of those killed or disabled in service to America.

  • Fish with an attitude

     In all sports, your attitude makes a difference in how you perform. Often we overload our heads with all the negative issues facing us on the water. There is nothing wrong with recognizing the conditions that make a day challenging. Just don’t let that bring you down. Stare down a challenge and rise to the occasion. We often surprise ourselves when we grit our teeth and move forward. Confidence is built on stepping up and overcoming those challenges. How do you overcome weather conditions, boat traffic and other bad attitudes on the water?

  • A new area may yield a better catch

     Whether from a boat or land, fishing has been tough this summer for Brunswick County. The king mackerel are scarce, the Spanish mackerel have seemed to set their dinnertime and the mahi mahi are father offshore than usual. Even with the stable weather we have had, the fish do not want to bite for long periods of time.

  • Commissioners approve contracts, funding to build new 911 call center

    BOLIVIA – After reassignment and relocation delayed building a new 911 call center, Brunswick County commissioners approved construction contract for the new building.

    At the Aug. 18 county meeting, Director of Engineering William Pinnix said it will be a total 12 month building project, starting in mid-October.

    “We plan to build in 10 months then get certificate of occupancy, get power and water and sewer,” Pinnix said.

    “Then turn it over to MTS for two months for electronics.”