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Today's News

  • 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
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  • 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.

  • Run OIB approved for 2018 with changes to alleviate traffic

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — The 2018 Run OIB 5K and half-marathon is set for a new date with a slight change in the race route to ease runner versus traffic issues.

    The Ocean Isle Beach board tabled an October permit request for 2018 until the Nov. 14 town meeting after commissioners asked both staff and run organizers David Hutnik and Johnna Terragna of Coastal Race Productions take another look at the race routes.

  • Annual banquet calls attention to hunger and homelessness

    LELAND — Harold Jones, a member of the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition, spoke at last year’s annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet.

    At this year’s event in Leland on Saturday, he provided an update.

    “Last year I talked about being homeless. Now I’m here to tell you today I am a homeowner in Southport,” he said.

    Jones said he is working three jobs to reach a combined 40 hours a week.

    “If you want things in life you have to work for them,” he said. “Nobody owes you anything.”

  • Pumpkin pie versus pecan pie: Best Thanksgiving matchup this year

    All right, it’s Thanksgiving week. You may be reading this while waiting for kick-off or for the bird to finish frying on Thanksgiving Day.

    So it’s the right time to pause for a moment and give some thought to the most important question that has to be addressed at this time of year: Pumpkin pie or pecan pie. Who you got?

    For some, this amounts to asking you to choose good versus evil. For others it’s like asking which is your favorite child, the good one or the evil one?

  • Former town clerk under state investigation

    A Sandy Creek town councilwoman-elect is under investigation for her stint as town clerk.

    Tina Colby received 25 votes, the most among four candidates, to take one of two open seats on the Sandy Creek board Nov. 7. Her sister, Anna Knapp, received 22 votes to claim the second seat.

    Voters picked Colby and Knapp over incumbents Stephen Permenter and Mildred Miller.

    But an investigation Permenter began by contacting the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office over employee benefit discrepancies continues.

  • DEQ suspends GenX manufacturers’ permit, seeks its revocation

    The chemical company responsible for the contaminant GenX in the Cape Fear River could lose its discharge permit because of a month-long delay reporting a spill.

    North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan announced Nov. 16 the state moved to revoke The Chemours Co.’s permit to discharge processed wastewater after the company failed to comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

  • Cooke named to NCBIWA board

    Brunswick County commissioner Marty Cooke has been named to the board of directors for the North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association.