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Today's News

  • Sleighful of Christmas events in store

    Here is a list of this week’s municipal and nonprofit holiday events to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

    Calabash parade, tree lighting

    Come celebrate the 22nd annual Calabash Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade in downtown Calabash on Friday night, Dec. 1.

    Holiday fun includes local entertainment, candlelight caroling, hot cocoa and refreshments, children’s crafts and a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus.

  • 12th Christmas Toy & Train Show chugs into Grissettown on Dec. 1

    Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue at 758 Longwood Road will host its 12th Annual Christmas Toy & Train Show from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3 and Dec. 9 and 10.

    Layouts run the gamut, from the smallest “Z” scale toted in a suitcase to larger G, O, HO, N-scale models in multiple layouts, in addition to 1/32-scale.

    Displays are highlighted with authentic train sounds, adding bells and whistles to an already popular pastime.

  • Marlowtown Community Coalition celebrates fall at new park site

    Food and fun stirred the autumn air as members of the Marlowtown Community Coalition gathered on a Saturday morning to launch a fall festival on the site of the new Marlowtown Community Park.

    Situated on nearly three acres of donated land off Marlowtown Road at Fawn Court, the fledgling park is the result of an ongoing effort to turn a vision into reality.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:34 a.m. Nov. 27, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Child hit by vehicle in Leland improving

    A 2-year-old child hit by a vehicle in Leland on Friday evening is improving, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

    Police Chief Mike James said the accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. on Village Road.

    The child, who police identified only as a pedestrian, was airlifted to UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill.

    Police said the driver, who has not been identified, will not face any charges.

    Police released no other details, such as the type of vehicle involved and its speed.

  • BCAR: County market sees highest sales volume in more than 10 years

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate is demonstrating its greatest strength in more than a decade, according to the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    “As of Oct. 31, Brunswick County has seen over $1 billion in residential home sales in 2017,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release.

    “We haven’t seen numbers like this since 2005, when Brunswick County ended the year with $1.2 billion in total sales volume. We are trending to meet or exceed that total in 2017.”

  • Lewis honored with Dogwood Award

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis of Brunswick County was one of 11 people honored with a Dogwood Award by Attorney General Josh Stein at a ceremony Nov. 21 in Raleigh. These awards are given to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy and happy in their communities. These recipients have worked tirelessly to confront the opioid crisis, including Lewis.

  • DHHS submits amendment to Medicaid waiver application

    The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services an amendment to the 1115 Demonstration Waiver application originally submitted by North Carolina in 2016. Submitting this amended waiver application is the next step in implementing the Proposed Program Design for Medicaid Managed Care that DHHS published in August.

    “Our first priority is the health and well-being of all North Carolinians,” DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen said in a news release.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 8:50 a.m. Nov. 22, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Grant provides incentive for manufacturer to locate in Leland

    Mike Hargett, Brunswick County’s director of economic development and planning, will propose county commissioners seek a North Carolina Department of Commerce Existing Building Reuse grant and provide matching funds at their Nov. 20 meeting as an incentive for a new industry to move into Leland Industrial Park.

    Hargett said ITI Technologies Inc. plans to operate a manufacturing facility in an existing building at 2080 Enterprise Drive in the park. ITI makes an additive for soil remediation, a mineral additive for livestock feed and a fertilizer enhancer, he said.