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Today's News

  • 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.

  • SBHS seniors honor Judge Hankins for mentoring

    BOLIVIA — Five years ago, she gave them a trip to the nation’s Capital. What she didn’t realize is that her gift to them had more influence than she knew.

    And to show their appreciation, two of the students Brunswick County District Court Judge Pauline Hankins took to Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2011 through her Jubilee Outreach program thanked her by holding a luncheon for her Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the Brunswick County Courthouse. 

  • 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.

  • Rouzer appointed to House Natural Resources Committee

    Congressman David Rouzer has been appointed to serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources.

    “Our natural resources are a major attribute to the quality of life in our state and throughout the nation,” Rouzer said in a news release. “North Carolina is home to many national parks and forests, and our beaches and waterways are precious resources, as well. It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent North Carolina on this important committee, and I look forward to advocating for Southeastern North Carolina in this additional capacity.”

  • C. Ashley Gore sworn in as district court judge

    C. Ashley Gore was sworn in Jan. 3 as district court judge for the 13th Judicial District, covering Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties, in the Superior Courtroom of the Columbus County Courthouse.

  • Fifth person in custody in August OIB armed robbery

    A fifth person is in custody in an Ocean Isle Beach armed robbery that happened in early August 2016.

    Jeffery Leon Collins, 38, of Peach Street in Clarkton, was arrested in New York City on Dec. 12, 2016 and was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility Jan. 4 on $1 million bail, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

  • UNCW selected as part of $250M biopharmaceutical partnership

    The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is part of a $250 million public-private national initiative to bring safe drugs to market faster and educate a new biopharmaceutical workforce. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), based at the University of Delaware, will involve more than 150 companies, educational institutions, nonprofits and government partners.

  • North Carolina to receive $16M settlement from Moody’s

    Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina will receive $16 million of a settlement of more than $863 million with Moody’s Corp., Moody’s Investors Service Inc., and Moody’s Analytics Inc. (Moody’s).

  • Lady Scorpions win; 3-0 in ECC

    LELAND — North Brunswick beat Dixon 65-29 Jan. 13 in a girls’ basketball game at North.

    The victory sets up a game for first place in the East Central Conference Jan. 20 at Northside-Jacksonville. Each team is 3-0 in the ECC. North is 13-2 overall; Northside, 14-3.

    Against Dixon (0-3 6-10), senior Taylor Perkins scored 28 points. Perkins hit 12-of-16 2-pointers. She had seven steals.