Today's News

  • BCC partners with national organization to improve student success

     Brunswick Community College is reaping the benefits of a $200,000 endowment grant it received in July. Furthermore, the college is working with the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program to help its students obtain high-quality credentials and jobs.

    The Aspen Institute, a national educational and policy studies organization, is partnering with eight North Carolina community colleges, including Brunswick, according to a news release issued by the institute in September.

  • BCC offers programs for ‘Plus 50’ students

     Not every student at Brunswick Community College recently graduated from high school.

    Thanks to a Plus 50 Initiative launched in 2013, students 50 and older are taking advantage of the courses offered at the local college.

  • Leland amends development planning, reverses U.S. 17 zoning

    LELAND — Leland town council members approved including transportation impact analysis in development planning to better prepare for future use of town roads.

    When the main through roads become congested, people often use roads in the neighborhoods that were not intended for through traffic, Leland senior planner Ashli Barefoot said during the Sept. 17 town meeting.

  • Shallotte Masonic Lodge to have fish fry

     The Shallotte Masonic Lodge will host its 21st Annual Fish Fry on Friday, Oct. 9.

    Fish plates will be available at the Shallotte Masonic Lodge, at 5072 Main St. in Shallotte adjacent to Rourk Library.

    The meals, which cost $8 per plate, will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Brunswick Shrine Club member Bob Gunter said.

    All proceeds from the event will be used to support the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, N.C.

  • Update: Sunset Beach road conditions

    The town of Sunset Beach has released its latest update on roadway conditions in and around the town. Any hazardous area not on the list can be reported to town clerk Lisa Anglin at sunsetbeach@atmc.net. Also, if your roadway has been incorrectly stated below please advise.

  • County claims its 10th, 11th lottery winners of the year

    A second Winnabow resident has won $10,000 through the North Carolina Education Lottery, continuing Brunswick County’s lucky streak by becoming the 11th winner this year.

    Diane Pennellatore won the Powerball money Sept. 16, state lottery officials said Friday, Oct. 2.

    Alfonso Villanneva of Southport also claimed a $10,000 instant prize by playing the Millionaire 7’s scratch-off game.

    Last month, Valient Simoncic of Leland won $10,000 playing the 50X The Cash instant prize scratch-off game.

  • 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 unemployment drops to 7 percent in August

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate decreased to 7.0 percent after four months of continuous increases.

    After the unemployment rate hit a year low of 6.2 percent for April, the rate rose to 6.9 percent unemployment in May, 7.1 percent in June and 7.2 percent in July.

    Unemployment in Brunswick County has improved from one year ago when the rate for August was 7.4 percent.

    Unemployment numbers are released through the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

  • Developer sued by Belville countersues for $25M

    Urban Smart Growth, the developer Belville sued for breach of contract in July, responded to the lawsuit by claiming the town owes it $25 million.

    Belville officials filed a lawsuit July 7 against USG, the developer it signed a 2007 agreement with for a potential downtown development on the Brunswick River.

    Belville and USG developer Lance Robbins signed a resolution in 2007 for a 20-year agreement to work together on a master redevelopment plan of large-scale mixed-use development constructed in multiple phases over two decades.

  • Salsa is not just for chips

     Most of the time when people think of salsa, they think of the tomatoey mixture with onions and peppers that is served with chips. But the term salsa has come to mean just about any combination of chopped fruits and vegetables. The spiciness can vary from mild to hot depending upon personal tastes.