Today's News

  • Residents speak for and against Holden Beach terminal groin

    HOLDEN BEACH — The public had its say before the Army Corps of Engineers at a Sept. 24 public hearing on Holden Beach’s plan to build a terminal groin.

    The meeting is part of the 45-day public comment period on the terminal groin Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The public comment period ends Oct. 13.

    Col. Kevin Landers, district engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers, told the audience of about 100 residents and property owners the information is gathered from the public to help decide whether to approve or deny the terminal groin permit.

  • Eighth-graders go to the ‘extreme’ during STEM tour

     CEDAR GROVE —  Cedar Grove Middle School eighth-graders learned quite a bit without stepping foot into a classroom Tuesday.

    The entire eighth-grade class learned how turfgrass management operations work at a golf course and how airplanes function at two Brunswick County businesses Sept. 29 as part of the school district’s 2015 Extreme STEM Tour.

    STEM is based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an applied, real-world approach.

  • Wet winter expected thanks to El Niño

    Meteorologists are predicting a wet, but not especially cold, winter for Brunswick County.

    Meteorologist Tim Armstrong of the National Weather Service in Wilmington said an El Niño is expected to continue through the upcoming winter and into the spring of 2016.

    El Niño is a warming of the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean and the overlying atmosphere, but has global weather impacts with changes in temperature and precipitation patterns across the planet, Armstrong wrote.

  • County conducts medicine dispensing exercise at SBHS

     BOILING SPRING LAKES — Motorists, one by one, lined up their vehicles in the parking lot of South Brunswick High School on Monday morning as county officials dispensed antibiotics to treat infections caused by a mock bioterrorism attack.

    Brunswick County Health and Human Services conducted the training exercise, simulating an incident in which masses of people the county were infected by tularemia, a mosquito-borne illness.

  • Belville agrees to contractor, $385,000 cost for Riverwalk construction

    BELVILLE–Belville officials put the pieces in place to start building the Brunswick Riverwalk as soon as the project is approved.

    To build along the Brunswick River, the town needs a North Carolina Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) permit.

    If the permit is approved, phase 1 of the Riverwalk project will include an 120-foot pier and boardwalk.

    While waiting for the permit, town commissioners agreed at Monday’s September town meeting on a contractor and a price for the riverwalk’s first phase.

  • Inmate escapee’s girlfriend pleads guilty, sentenced to 10 days in jail

     The girlfriend of the man who escaped from county jail in January pleaded guilty Sept. 18 to her role in the escape.

    Caitlin Olivia Moyer faced two counts of harboring an escapee from a county or municipal facility after being accused of aiding her boyfriend, William Hewett, during his escape from the Brunswick County Detention Facility.

    Moyer pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact and received an active sentence of 10 days in the Brunswick County Detention Facility, Assistant District Attorney Jamie Turnage said.

  • Sacred Heart church hosts third annual resource fair Oct. 7

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church will host its third annual Resource Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7.

    Representatives from 26 government and non-profit agencies will be available to explain their programs, and how people can participate in them.

    Organizer Roy Tucker said the resource fair has topped 160 people each of the first two years it has been organized and now they want to let more people know about the services available.

    “The biggest challenge is getting the word out to the people we are trying to reach,” Tucker said.

  • Mountain bike club hosts 5th annual race at Brunswick Nature Park Oct. 17

    The Cape Fear Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA) will host its fifth annual Brunswick Brawl Oct. 17 at Brunswick Nature Park.

    The event includes six-, three- and one-hour mountain bike endurance races on a nine-mile trail. Helmets are mandatory.

    The one hour event is offered for first timers.

    Other race categories are open for men and women in single and duo categories as well as different age groups.

  • Brunswick County names economic development director

    Brunswick County has hired Michael DiTullo as the first economic development director for the newly formed county department.

    DiTullo, who serves as the president and CEO of Rockland Economic Development Corp. of Rockland County, N.Y., replaces former economic development commission (EDC) executive director Jim Bradshaw.

  • Southport man accused of assault, ethnic intimidation

     A Southport man accused of assaulting a man based on the victim’s ethnicity faces various misdemeanor charges in Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged 51-year-old Kenneth Scott Edwards with assault with a deadly weapon, ethnic intimidation, injury to personal property and resisting a public officer Sept. 19.