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Today's News

  • Adams to retire as BCC president in January

    Brunswick Community College president Dr. Susanne Adams will retire in January.

    Adams, the college’s first female president, joined BCC in 2011 with more than 35 years of education experience, mainly in North Carolina and Virginia community college systems.

    Adams led BCC through growth, campus expansion and reaccreditations during her time as president, according to a news release issued Friday.

  • County’s December unemployment rate creeps above 6 percent

    The Brunswick County unemployment rate increased to 6.1 percent in December.

    The last unemployment rate recorded above 6 percent was February 2017’s 6.7 percent.

    Unemployment numbers have increased for Brunswick County each month since September’s rate dropped to 4.9 percent.

    October numbers rose to 5.2 percent and November’s rate reached 5.8 percent.

    A year-to-year comparison showed Brunswick County’s unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in December 2016.

  • CRC chairwoman calls for offshore drilling stance

    SUNSET BEACH — The chairwoman of the state Coastal Resources Commission last week called for the board to consider taking a stand on offshore drilling in the wake of proposed plans opening up off the North Carolina coast.

    CRC chairwoman Renee Cahoon of Nags Head, speaking on the second day of the two-day CRC meeting at Sea Trail in Sunset Beach, said it’s time for the commission to act on the issue.

  • Southport man wanted in bank robbery arrested

     

    A Southport man accused of robbing a Southport bank last week was captured in Henderson, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office sa

    A Southport man accused of robbing a Southport bank last week was captured in Henderson, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said.

    No other details about the arrest of 36-year-old Johnathan Brooks Faulkner, of East Boiling Spring Lakes Road, was available by press time Tuesday. He was wanted on a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

  • BCSO seeks woman last seen Feb. 7

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman.

    Ashley Amber Johnson, 26 was last seen in the Supply area  Feb. 7. She is white, 5-foot-9 and weighes 110 pounds with blonde, curly shoulder-length hair.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kip Hester at 713-8360 or 911.

  • Calabash proceeds with park site appraisal

    CALABASH — The town is moving ahead with preliminary measures for its newly acquired riverfront parkland.

    The town board of commissioners last week approved authorizing Town Administrator Chuck Nance to proceed with seeking proposals for appraisal of the 1.42-acre property overlooking the Calabash River near the bridge at Beach Drive, which was purchased by the town last August for a future park.

  • BCAR: County residential real estate market continues trend of steady, consistent growth

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is continuing its consistent growth in the new year, with sales volume and average sale prices increasing and the number of new listings decreasing, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

  • Library manager assesses future move

    Hickmans Crossroads Library branch manager Christi Iffergan is targeting this summer for the library’s planned move to Brunswick Community College’s former South Brunswick Islands Center on U.S. 17.

    She said the new library will also need a new name, since it will no longer be located at Hickmans Crossroads, in addition to new furnishings and shelving, describing the latter in particular as “not cheap.”

  • Bolivia man faces dozens of felony charges

    A Bolivia man is accused of using his parents’ checkbook to make more than $800 in grocery store purchases three months ago.

    Danford G. Clemmons, 59, was arrested Feb. 8 and charged with 22 counts each of uttering a forged instrument, obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor counts of larceny, according to warrants released by Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax.

  • Harrell to speak on judicial reform

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear will welcome Judge Kent Harrell on Monday, Feb. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the New Hanover County Main Library at 201 Chestnut St. in Wilmington.

    Harrell, who serves as Superior District Court judge for District 5B serving Pender and New Hanover counties, will discuss “The Courts: Judicial Reform and Redistricting.” He will be speaking on courts, judicial reform and redistricting efforts in North Carolina. The public is invited to attend.