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Today's News

  • Commissioners OK resolution in support of VA clinic in Brunswick

    BOLIVIA—With Brunswick County Commissioners Chairman Bill Sue calling it a “no-brainer,” county commissioners on Tuesday approved an amendment to a previous resolution in support of converting Brunswick Community Hospital to a Veterans Affairs clinic once the new hospital is built.

    County commissioners approved a similar resolution at their Oct. 5, 2009, meeting, but felt the need to amend the resolution after the announcement by U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., that the VA would spend up to $95 million to build a new VA clinic in the Wilmington area.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: BHO receives grant for housing outreach for essential workers

    They’re the people who make the county run—teachers, police officers, nurses, government employees—and Brunswick Housing Opportunities President Resea Willis wants to make sure they know about their home-buying options.

    Brunswick Housing Opportunities recently received a grant for housing outreach for the community’s essential workers.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: SOUPER-BOWL SATURDAY

    CALABASH—It’s down to the wire, as pottery students and chefs in southern Brunswick County heat up for the first Soup-er Bowl this Saturday at Shallotte Presbyterian Church.

    “This is pottery in action,” Cindy Hewett, president of the South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club, said last week as students in Jane Truesdale’s class threw and shaped clay in the studio at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery.

    It also is pottery with a mission.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Brunswick County authors collaborate on new short-story book

    Joan Leotta and Edith Edwards first became friends through the Writer’s Block, a Wilmington-based writing group.

    They soon discovered they had a lot in common—a love of history and a penchant for writing short stories.

    It was just a matter of time for the two to collaborate on “Tales Through Time: Women of the South,” a new book of short stories the two wrote and published together.

    A reading and presentation of their new book is set for 2 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 22, at Hickmans Crossroads Library.

  • South swimmers peaking for regional

     In a dual Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, South Brunswick swimmers automatically qualified for eight regional events.

    The N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A East  Regional, which takes place Feb. 5-6, attracts 42 high schools teams and is the qualifier for the state meet.

    The Cougars swam against Richlands in what was scheduled to be the next-to-last home meet for the Cougars. South’s girls won 71-9 and South’s boys won 66-17.

  • Boating accident cripples business for seafood vendor

    SUNSET HARBOR—Dave Beresoff, owner of Sunset Harbor Seafood, can recount every detail of the accident off Holden Beach that destroyed his fishing boat and left his business suffering during what is usually its busiest season.

    He and fellow fisherman Danny Stephens were spot fishing off the coast back in November—Friday, the 13th, in fact—in typical fall conditions: windy, rainy; the waves were a little choppy but nothing they haven’t handled easily in the past.

  • Parades 2009 Profiles

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  • Taste of Home 2009

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  • If transparency becomes a partisan issue, why would anyone want to be on the other side?

    Here we go again.

    For a president who campaigned on transparency, things sure are murky around the Obama White House these days.

    After near constant campaign promises of increased transparency on all things White House-related—specifically healthcare reform—President Barack Obama has failed to make good on his promise.

    The House passed their behemoth healthcare reform bill in November, and then the Senate delivered the same on Christmas Eve.

    Then it was lights out on healthcare reform.

  • Katie McGee supports The First Tee

    Dr. Katie McGee, the outgoing superintendent of Brunswick Schools, has been a strong supporter of The First Tee since the beginning, according to Rusty Petrea, the founder (with wife Carol) of The First Tee of Brunswick County.