Today's News

  • Annual flushing program to begin April 2

    Every year, Brunswick County and the municipalities and other utilities that purchase water from Brunswick County implement an annual flushing program. Public utilities employees flush the water mains by opening fire hydrants and allowing them to flow freely for a short period of time.

    The flushing cleans out sediment and allows routine maintenance of the more than 5,000 fire hydrants in the Brunswick County service area. Flushing may result in discoloration and presence of sediment in your water. These conditions are not harmful and should be of short duration.

  • Bolton woman faces prescription drug charges

    A Columbus County woman is accused of conspiring to sell prescription drugs illegally in Brunswick County.

    Jamie Michele Pridgen, 22, of Pauline Lane in Bolton was arrested March 15 and charged with conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Brunswick County DSS to offer training for foster, adoptive parents

    Brunswick County Department of Social Services will provide “Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety — Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting” (TIPS-MAPP) training to become a foster/adoptive parent beginning Thursday, April 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brunswick County Department of Social Services in the government complex in Bolivia.

    To register for training or for more information, contact Tamela Jones at 253-2112 or tamela.jones@brunswickcountync.gov.

  • Free diabetes screening and education event

    YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina, The Brunswick Center at Leland and the Brunswick County Health Department are offering a free diabetes screening and education event sponsored by the Brunswick Wellness Coalition on Monday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brunswick Center at Leland.

    Free diabetes screening (a simple non-fasting blood test, obtained by a finger prick) will be provided to those who qualify. There are limited supplies; first-come, first served. No appointment is needed and anyone 18 and older is invited to attend.

  • Workshops for Carolina Shores homeowners in flood-prone areas

    The town of Carolina Shores is conducting a public input forum related to properties that are subject to flooding or have been previously flooded. Taking place at various locations throughout Carolina Shores on Wednesday, April 4, these workshops are primarily geared to residents who live in low-lying and flood prone areas that have experienced flooding in recent storm events (e.g., October 2016).

  • Oak Island seeks town volunteers

    The town of Oak Island police volunteers to help enforce parking regulations and firefighters to drive a truck in parades or work community events.

    The town also needs Beach Ambassadors — citizens who will help explain beach rules to visitors.

    Those interested in helping out in one of these areas or in some other way are asked to fill out a volunteer application.

  • Free AARP Tax-Aide available in county

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • OIB couple makes rare find on Sunset Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — What first caught the eye of Ocean Isle Beach couple Pam Parisian and Paul Howes about the object was that it looked like a rock in a place where rocks just aren’t.

    The couple was walking along on the far east end of Sunset Beach on Feb. 6 when they came up on the object that seemed out of the ordinary.

  • Sunset Beach appoints interim administrator

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach planning director Hiram Marziano was appointed interim town administrator at a special called town council meeting Tuesday, March 13.

    Marziano’s appointment by council comes following the March 5 firing on a 3-2 vote of former Town Administrator Susan Parker.

  • ‘Dangerous’ dog shot by off-duty deputy in Shallotte

    An off-duty deputy shot and killed a “dangerous” pet dog March 8 in Shallotte, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    According to the release, an email was sent at 10:20 a.m. Thursday to River Hills subdivision residents regarding a possible wild animal roaming near Pine Hill Drive. Residents reported seeing an animal described as a wolf or coyote with another unidentified animal in its mouth and blood on its face.