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Today's News

  • County to buy 101 Stone Chimney Place for senior center

    BOLIVIA — Two months after senior citizens from the Supply area came out en masse to tell county commissioners to purchase 101 Stone Chimney Place, the former home of the Brunswick County Realtors Association, for a new Supply senior center, commissioners agreed to do so at a cost of $950,000.

  • Robeson County relief center needs relief

    The largest relief center in Robeson County sustained severe damage and large losses when Hurricane Matthew hit Lumberton last month.

    Robeson County Church and Community Center is asking for help because they lost almost everything in their offices and buildings. This organization assists thousands of Lumberton and Robeson County residents each year and needs to be fully functioning as soon as possible.

  • Red Cross seeks blood donations for holidays

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors in November to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season.

    A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

  • Operation Christmas Child drop-off sites announced

    Several area locations will serve as collection sites this year for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind.

    During National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21, Brunswick County residents will donate shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and toys, such as a doll or soccer ball, for Operation Christmas Child to deliver to children in need around the world.

  • County flushing effort nears completion

    Brunswick County Public Utilities Department crews are nearing completion of the flushing program that began Sept. 12.

    Crews have worked during the past few weeks to flush all the water mains in the county system. The effort is scheduled to be complete Dec. 8 and the county will convert back to chloramines as the primary disinfectant.

  • Two trapped in courthouse elevator after non-injury wreck causes power outage

    Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation is reporting that 840 people are without power after a vehicle hit a pole in Bolivia.

    No injuries were reported, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said.

    Among those without power are Brunswick County Courthouse employees. The loss of power resulted in two people trapped in an elevator, with local fire crews and bailiffs on scene to free them, Flax said. The courthouse was briefly evacuated while they were freed.

  • Belville takes town hall financing to public Nov. 9

    Belville has scheduled a special commissioners meeting for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, for input on financing construction of a town hall.

    The board will host a public hearing for comment on the question of the town entering into a proposed installment purchase agreement with First Bank.

    Belville would finance $950,000 to use to the purchase Lot 5 in the Belville Commons business development and build a town hall.

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  • Scorpions lose in first round of soccer playoffs

    East Bladen beat North Brunswick 2-0 in a first-round game Saturday of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state soccer playoffs.

    The victorious Eagles (15-5-1) were the No. 8 seed in the East. North (11-8-3) was the No. 9 seed.

    This was the third shutout in 21 games for the Eagles. The two other shutouts were against West Columbus, a team that finished 0-19.

  • Scorpions lose ECC title game to East Duplin

    BEULAVILLE — East Duplin beat North Brunswick 24-14 Friday, Nov. 4, and won the East Central Conference football championship.

    The Panthers finished 5-0 in the ECC, 10-1 overall. North Brunswick is 4-1, 7-4.

    “We’re 7-4, and that is a good year,” North coach Larry Brock said. “Heading into this year, I don’t know if we could have done this.”

    East Duplin finished the regular season having given up 62 points (5.7 points a game). The Panthers shut out five teams.