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Today's News

  • New Turkey Trot plans trotted out in Calabash

    CALABASH — The town board of commissioners has accepted an altered location and plans for this year’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk.

    Unanimous approval for the third annual holiday race for 2017 came at the board’s first meeting of the year last Tuesday, Jan. 10, after changes were outlined by David Hutnik and Johnna Terragna of Coastal Race Productions.

  • NCDOT project may cause ATMC outages

    A North Carolina Department of Transportation upgrade and construction project on Bridger Road in Shallotte may affect some ATMC customers throughout Brunswick County.

    When the project is under way during the early morning hours Jan. 23 and 24, customers may experience disruptions in cable TV and/or Internet services that could last several hours. Phone service in most areas will not be affected.

  • Carolina Shores approves property buy for stormwater access

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have approved a contract to acquire property that will enable improved access to stormwater facilities.

    Approval of the $16,000 contract to buy a parcel at 64 Carolina Shores Parkway from F.B. Lee Development Co. came at the town board of commissioners meeting last Thursday, Jan. 12.

  • Brunswick Community College warns of scam

    Brunswick Community College officials warn local residents to be wary of scam artists pretending to represent the college.

    Reports of an individual asking for donations to help support students in a study abroad trip to Great Britain have occurred among residents and businesses in the North Myrtle Beach, S.C. area, according to a BCC news release issued Thursday afternoon, Jan. 12.

    Officials with the College have no such arrangement with anyone and encourage residents to contact the BCC Foundation to confirm fundraising efforts by third parties.

  • Nature Conservancy plans controlled burns in southeastern North Carolina

    The Nature Conservancy is launching its 2017 controlled burn season in southeastern North Carolina. Between January and August, the conservancy hopes to burn several thousand acres on its preserves in Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Columbus and Onslow counties.

  • Brunswick County Veteran’s Coalition to meet Jan. 24

    The first meeting of the Brunswick County Veteran’s Coalition will be Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. James Community Center.

    Interested Brunswick County veteran organizations are encouraged to send a representative to this meeting to meet fellow veterans from the area and learn what each of their organizations do for veterans and citizens of Brunswick County.

  • Donation conserves land along Town Creek

    While others hustled about shopping and preparing for the holidays, Marty Lanier was focused on completing a very important year-end gift to the Coastal Land Trust, the gift of a perpetual landowner agreement (also known as a conservation easement) over his 57-acre property in Brunswick County.

  • County accepts LIEAP assistance applications

    Brunswick County is accepting applications for LIEAP at the Building B Annex (back of the Social Service building) at the county government complex in Bolivia, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    The LIEAP, or Low Income Energy Assistance Program, provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families offset winter heating expenses. The household’s total countable income for the base period must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the current poverty level, and the household’s total resources must be $2,250 or less.

  • Rabon sworn in as state senator

    Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, was sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Raleigh for his fourth two-year term representing the 8th District in the state Senate.

    North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin administered the oath of office.

  • Dosher receives $450K grant, launches community health initiative

    Dosher Memorial Hospital has received the largest grant in its 86-year history: $450,000 from The Duke Endowment in Charlotte. Hospital officials said the funds would be used to launch the Brunswick County Community Wellness Coalition to improve the health and wellness of area residents.