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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Community Foundation accepts grant applications

    The board of advisors of the Brunswick County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantmaking fund, board president Barbara Patten said in a news release.

    Funds are available for nonprofits serving general charitable needs in Brunswick County. Applications are available online beginning March 3. Go to nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying. The deadline for submitting applications is noon April 4.

  • Winnabow fire destroys home, damages two others

    A weekend fire destroyed a home and damaged two others in Winnabow. No one was injured.

    Brunswick County E911 dispatchers received a call about a structure fire in the 100 block of Caicos Court at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, records show.

    Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Department Chief John Grimes said several callers reported the owner of the house at 11 Caicos Court was out of town and a dog was inside. His department requested an additional engine company from New Hanover County, with units arriving within eight minutes.

  • Sunset Beach denies dredging report

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council has denied a motion to accept a dredging report from the town environmental resource committee.

    The 3-2 vote came during the board meeting Tuesday morning, Feb. 21.

    Councilman Richard Cerrato made a motion to accept the ERC report to be used by government agencies participating in an upcoming dredging scoping meeting.

  • Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood

    During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

    Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.

  • BCAR figures show healthy residential real estate market

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is healthy, according to the most recent statistics released by Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

  • Leland senior center opens near town hall

    LELAND — Visitors packed the Leland Senior Center auditorium for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new building Feb. 20.

    Jim Fish, president and CEO of Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., said the county now has five senior centers, one in each county district, and each is unique.

    “The Leland Senior Center is the first to be built on an integrated campus where there is access to a park, library as well as public transportation,” Fish said.

  • Teen pleads guilty in fatal 2016 crash

    BOLIVIA — A Carolina Shores teen charged in a Shallotte crash that killed his 13-year-old friend and injured his 16-year-old brother in February 2016 received probation after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter Feb. 20.

    As part of an agreement, 19-year-old Devin Keither Harris also pleaded guilty to interfering with an electronic monitoring device, as well as three unrelated felony counts each of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and larceny after breaking and entering.

  • County commissioners agree to extend school board funding

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners approved at their Feb. 20 meeting extending the funding agreement with the Brunswick County Board of Education for the next four fiscal years.

    The funding agreement, begun in 1995, stipulates the school system receives 36.5 percent of ad valorem taxes collected after all general fund debts are paid for the year, which allows the school board and school administration to develop long-range budget plans.

  • Tornado touches down near Longwood

    A tornado touched down near Longwood during last Wednesday morning’s surprisingly strong storm, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday. No one was injured or killed.

    The tornado lasted from about 11:53 to 11:58 a.m., said Steve Pfaff, warning coordination meteorologist for the NWS office in Wilmington.

    The tornado reached up to 90 mph but only touched down for about 3.21 miles, with a 60-yard wide path, before dissipating.

  • Community provides input for county schools assessment

    BOLIVIA — Community members gave their input Feb. 16 to Brunswick County Schools in preparation for the upcoming district visit by AdvancED, a national nonprofit that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States.

    Six representatives from schools in North Carolina, Florida and Kentucky on the AdvanceED team will spend April 2-5 visiting Brunswick County schools and evaluating district executive summaries and self-assessments.