Today's News

  • Forums help county get ready for hurricane season

    It’s no secret Brunswick County has a history with hurricanes.

    Though it has been several years since residents have endured the wrath of a powerful storm like Floyd or Fran, officials at Brunswick County Emergency Services know the possibility exists.

    That’s why they hosted last week’s hurricane forums to prepare Brunswick County’s towns and residents for the possibility of inclement weather.

  • Brunswick County TDA, York receive state tourism awards

    The Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority has received a top honor at the Destination Marketing Association of North Carolina’s (DMANC) annual conference in Asheville.

    On June 2, the DMANC presented its 2007 Destination Marketing Achievement Awards. The Brunswick County TDA received the top award in the large-size bureau publication category for the 2008-2009 Brunswick County Visitors Guide, a printed promotional piece to encourage tourism in the area.

  • First 'Brunswick Cares' to aid replacement home projects June 19

    Jayne Mathews is hoping enough volunteers care to help with assorted housing projects during the first “Brunswick Cares” next Thursday.

    The June 19 event, a day of projects to aid residents of eight county-built replacement homes, is slated for the morning hours—8 a.m. to noon—at various home sites in Brunswick County.

  • Commissioners discuss budget, health insurance

    The Brunswick County Commissioners have decided to send letters to county employees seeking input on what kind of health insurance they would prefer, to increase the prices of meals sold to Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. and to increase the water rate for wholesale customers.

    The commissioners met in a budget workshop Monday afternoon to discuss the proposed 2008-2009 budget and make possible changes.

  • Health Department receives ADA recognition

    The Brunswick County Health Department has announced the North Carolina Diabetes Education Recognition Program has received recognition by the American Diabetes Association and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has awarded the state a three-year grant of $125,000 per year to hire a second registered dietitian to help expand the program.

    The American Diabetes Association recognition will enable the health department to bill for Diabetes Self Management Education services.

  • Food Lion sets goal to raise $4 million for Children's Miracle Network

    Food Lion stores are running the “Food Lionee For the Children” campaign to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network from now through July 2. This year’s campaign has established a goal to raise $4 million.

    Food Lion customers may participate by purchasing paper Children’s Miracle Network balloons for $1 each from any of the 1,146 Food Lion or Reid’s stores. Food Lion supports 30 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in its 11-state operating area.

  • Minimum housing ordinance debated in Calabash

    CALABASH—Following debate, Calabash commissioners Tuesday night approved empowering the town planning and zoning board to develop a minimum housing ordinance.

    “There are some dwellings here in Calabash that are hardly livable, and yet we have no authority under our own ordinance to take any action,” commissioner Cecelia Herman said. “Therefore the planning and zoning board would like the board of commissioners to charge them with writing an ordinance on minimum housing.”

  • Calabash cancels fire services discussion, meets in closed session

    CALABASH—Town commissioners last week canceled a specially called meeting to discuss “fire services.”

    The session scheduled for Friday, June 6, was called two days earlier by Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons.

    When commissioners convened for the meeting at 4 p.m. Friday, Clemmons announced the discussion had been removed from the agenda upon the advice of a consulting attorney.

  • NCDOT to have citizens' informational meeting

    The N.C. Department of Transportation will have a citizens’ informational workshop for the proposed widening of Village Road (N.C. 1472) in Leland from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the Leland Senior Center Community Building, 1490 Village Road NE in Leland.

    Citizens are invited to speak individually with NCDOT officials, as well as review project plans. Comments received during the meeting will be considered as plans are finalized.

  • Brunswick County 4-H has Fashion Revue

    Brunswick County 4-H youth gathered at the County Extension Office Training Center on May 19, after many hours of effort, focus, and determination, to face the judges and model their sewing project outfits.

    Each year, Brunswick County hosts a 4-H Fashion Revue as a county level competition for youth.

    Al Hight, county extension director, welcomed participants, family and friends to the 4-H Fashion Revue. Pledges were led by Leslie Wilson, the new 4-H program assistant, who also served as the narrator while 4-H’ers modeled the outfits they constructed for the audience.