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Today's News

  • Sample A Taste of Calabash this Saturday

    CALABASH — It’s that time once again to savor the flavors of the Seafood Capital.

    The third annual A Taste of Calabash is the biggest yet, organizer Helen Kapalka says.

    This year’s event, headquartered in Calabash Community Park at 868 Persimmon Road, serves up 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with participating restaurants offering samples of their finest dishes throughout the town.

  • Electronics recycling gets a financial boost

    Brunswick County is among 72 county and city governments that have been bestowed state money for local electronics management programs.

    In February, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Waste Management awarded $700,000 for the programs, which offer residents opportunities to recycle old electronics, including televisions and computer equipment.

    Brunswick County received $10,197.23, county solid waste and recycling coordinator Micki Bozeman said.

  • BCSO: Teen wanted on attempted murder charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a teen wanted on attempted murder charges.

    No one was injured.

    Jadakiss Jeheim Watkins, 16, of Delco is wanted on two attempted murder charges.

    According to a sheriff’s office Facebook post, the incident happened in the 1200 block of Zack Street in Bolivia (in the Sunset Harbor area) around 3:15 p.m. on Thursday when Watkins fired a gun towards a man and woman outside a home “following a brief encounter.”

  • Commissioners decide on water, sewer projects

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County engineering consultants recommended a reverse osmosis plant was the best method to treat drinking water for contaminants at the Northwest Water Treatment Plant.

    CDM Smith was hired in January to study water treatment options and delivered a final recommendation at the county’s April 19 meeting.

  • Leland manager proposes budget to keep 21-cent tax rate

    LELAND — Leland Town Manager David Hollis presented town council members with a balanced budget proposal that would keep the tax rate at 21 cents for a second consecutive year at the town’s April 16 agenda meeting.

    Hollis’ proposal trimmed the list of items council members couldn’t agree to do without at an April 5 budget workshop.

  • BCAR: Real estate market red-hot as summer approaches

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued to show steady, strong growth through the first quarter of 2018, with total sales volume outpacing the first quarter of 2017 by 26.2 percent, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

  • Warren named to special committee on school safety

    Administrative Office of the Courts director Marion Warren of Ash is among the members of the Governor’s Crime Commission’s special committee consisting of representatives from law enforcement, juvenile justice, courts, schools and others to identify resources and develop recommendations to strengthen school safety.

  • Duo’s opioid awareness walk crosses county

    CALABASH — On March 15, 2014, Brittany Bramble-McNatt, a Lilburn, Ga., 28-year-old with three sons, took her last breath after overdosing on heroin.

    Exactly two years later, her older brother Brett Bramble, now 33, of Atlanta took his first steps along the American Discovery Trail at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware to honor her memory. He completed the trail in November that year when he arrived in San Francisco.

  • Brunswick County CRS class rating increases to 8

    Brunswick County has met the standards to increase its Community Rating System (CRS) class rating from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to an 8, qualifying for a discount in the premium cost of flood insurance for NFIP policies.

  • County releases latest GenX water test results

    Brunswick County released additional results of testing for GenX in the water supply April 11.

    The Chemours Co. is the maker of GenX, the contaminant that was found the Cape Fear River, which provides the raw water the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and the Brunswick County Utilities Department uses for drinking water.

    Samples taken March 22 showed decreased GenX levels from results released earlier in the month, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.