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Today's News

  • Commissioners OK resolution urging action on FEMA flood maps

    HOLDEN BEACH — There is a potential for significant savings for many Holden Beach homeowners with preliminary Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps — if they’re ever approved.

    This is the message Mike Sullivan of the Holden Beach Property Owners Association brought to the town commissioners’ meeting Feb. 21

  • State officials encourage precautions after lapse in email encryption protocol

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is notifying affected citizens and the U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights of a Nov. 30, 2016, incident in which protected health information was sent to health care providers via an unencrypted email, according to a news release.

  • Community gardening workshops offered

    A series of free workshops about community gardening will be offered beginning March 8 by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Brunswick County Center, in Bolivia.

    All workshops are free and open to the public at Sunnyside School, 221 Village Road (N.C. 179), from 10 a.m. to noon. Sunnyside School is in front of Shallotte Middle School and adjacent to the Filling Station Donut and Coffee Shop in Shallotte.

  • Leland sex offender faces new charges

    A convicted sex offender is accused of having been on the campus of Lincoln Elementary School.

    Marcus Deandread Gore, 25, of Blake Circle NE in Leland was arrested Feb. 13. He is charged with being a felony sex offender on a child premises and felony failure to register a new address as a sex offender.

    Warrants show Gore was not only on the campus of the school in Leland on Feb. 8, but also failed to notify the last registering sheriff of his change of address Feb. 16.

  • AARP Tax-Aide available locally

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • Vehicle property tax receipts available on NCDMV website

    Taxpayers across North Carolina no longer have to scramble to find paper copies of vehicle property tax receipts when preparing their tax returns. The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has initiated an online service that allows drivers across the state to view and print copies of their individual vehicle property tax receipts.

  • Brunswick County to re-open Section 8 waiting list

    By approval of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, the Brunswick County Public Housing Agency will re-open the Section 8 waiting list effective March 23 to the first 250 applicants.

    Families who apply must meet income eligibility requirements.

    A preliminary application can be completed at the Brunswick County Public Housing office in Building B of the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia, or request an application by mail by calling 253-2222. Applications will be accepted Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • County rabies clinics to be offered April 1

    County rabies clinics

    to be offered April 1

    Brunswick Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services and the Brunswick County Health Department are sponsoring rabies clinics Saturday, April 1. Rabies vaccinations are $6 per pet. State statute 130A-85 requires all dogs and cats age 4 months or older to be vaccinated against rabies. The penalty is a $100 citation.

    For more information, call BCSAPS at 754-8204.

    Clinic locations

  • Sports calendar

    Relay for Life

    basketball game March 10

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department takes on the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department in their annual charity basketball game to benefit Brunswick County Relay For Life. The event takes place March 10 at the South Brunswick High School gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the opening ceremony begins at 6:15 pm.

  • WBHS reverse raffle March 18

    The West Brunswick Booster Club Reverse Raffle is 6 p.m. March 18 in the school cafeteria. A $100 ticket gets you two steak dinners with all the trimmings, served by student athletes, as well as a chance to win $5,000. Every 10th and 25th ticket drawn also wins a cash prize. The booster club gives away almost $9,000 on this night. The booster club is responsible for buying team uniforms and helping keep facilities up to date. You do not have to be present to win.