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Today's News

  • Central Reach Project may finish mid-March

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach is still awaiting absolute confirmation it can use the dredges in place to add the 100 cubic yard sand loss from Hurricane Matthew into the current Central Reach Project effort.

    Town Manager David Hewett said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given the town a verbal OK for the addition, but said the request is in the Office of Legislative Affairs for further review

  • Novant Health restricts access to avoid spread of flu

    Out of concern for the health and well-being of its patients, Novant Health is asking the community to keep visitors 12 and younger out of all of its hospital facilities because of the widespread outbreak of the flu virus throughout the community. This restriction is effective Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 a.m. until further notice.

    The restrictions apply to all hospitals throughout the Novant Health system, including Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia.

  • Calabash Merchant’s Association workshop

    All business owners within the town of Calabash are invited to attend a workshop with the Calabash Merchant’s Association, local economic development committee and community service committee at Sanborn Hall, 882 Persimmon Road in Calabash, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.

    The merchant workshop goals are to assist local merchants by networking and brainstorming ideas for cooperative efforts with the town to support promotion of local growth in the community.

    For more information, call 579-6747.

  • Fire fee formula raises uncertainty in Calabash

    CALABASH — Chalk up Calabash as another town concerned about possible fire fee changes in Brunswick County.

    At their monthly meeting Feb. 14, town commissioners discussed the county’s current survey and “peer review analysis” of the county fire protection system, which has sparked concern about whether the county will change the way county fire departments, particularly the Calabash Fire Department, are financed.

  • Leland to study burying power lines

    LELAND — Burying power lines along Village Road could be the next move Leland officials make to ensure downtown development succeeds.

    The town board authorized an agreement with Duke Energy for an engineering study, design documents and estimated cost to move Village Road overhead power lines underground at its Thursday, Feb. 16, meeting.

    Officials also agreed to fund the study with a budget amendment appropriating $90,000 from the General Fund.

  • Teen Court set for Feb. 28

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Sunset Beach denies dredging report

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Council has denied a motion to accept a dredging report from the town environmental resource committee.

    The 3-2 vote came during the board meeting Tuesday morning, Feb. 21.

    Councilman Richard Cerrato made a motion to accept the ERC report to be used by government agencies participating in an upcoming dredging scoping meeting.

  • Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood

    During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

    Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.

  • Leland senior center opens near town hall

    LELAND — Visitors packed the Leland Senior Center auditorium for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new building Feb. 20.

    Jim Fish, president and CEO of Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., said the county now has five senior centers, one in each county district, and each is unique.

    “The Leland Senior Center is the first to be built on an integrated campus where there is access to a park, library as well as public transportation,” Fish said.

  • Teen pleads guilty in fatal 2016 crash

    BOLIVIA — A Carolina Shores teen charged in a Shallotte crash that killed his 13-year-old friend and injured his 16-year-old brother in February 2016 received probation after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter Feb. 20.

    As part of an agreement, 19-year-old Devin Keither Harris also pleaded guilty to interfering with an electronic monitoring device, as well as three unrelated felony counts each of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and larceny after breaking and entering.