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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Coyote conflict management workshop Sept. 19

    A joint program on coyote conflict management will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at Brunswick Cooperative Extension Service Office, 25 Referendum Drive in Bolivia.

    The workshop agenda includes introductions and coyote biology, coyote non-lethal management techniques, rules and regulations, trapping basics and a coyote trapping technique demonstration.

    This workshops is free, but space is limited. Call the Extension office at 253-2610 to sign up.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    A South Carolina man is accused running from Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies before they arrested him 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, fictitious information to an officer and speeding.

  • Medicare town hall planned Sept. 26

    Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) have announced a series of free town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries on how to get the most from their Medicare benefits.