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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Republican Women to meet Aug. 3

    The Brunswick County Republican Women will have a membership meeting Thursday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at GOP Headquarters, 971 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia. The special program is entitled, “Human Trafficking,” a very serious problem in Brunswick County, North Carolina and the country.

    Guest speakers will provide valuable information on human trafficking, including its signs, the effects it has on its victims and what concerned citizens can do about it. The public is encouraged to attend.

  • Meeting in Leland details county transportation plans

    LELAND — Brunswick County Board of Commissioners chairman Frank Williams hosted a meeting at the Leland senior center Tuesday to share information about transportation plans in District 5.

    Those who attended instead learned about transportation projects throughout all of Brunswick County from N.C. Department of Transportation Division engineer Karen Collette.

    Collette described the similarities in projects on opposite ends of the county: the Carolina Crossing in northern Brunswick County and Carolina Bays at the North Carolina/South Carolina state line.

  • CSA to celebrate 10th anniversary with open house and cookout

    Community Support Agency (CSA) in Delco will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with an open house and health information fair Friday, Aug. 4, from noon to 6 p.m.

    The CSA motto is to be “the heartbeat of the community” and the staff seeks to celebrate community life by offering music, health screens, art therapy, a chance to win prizes and a cookout. The public is invited to come out for this free event.

  • Crowd rallies in Sunset Beach against offshore drilling

    SUNSET BEACH — An estimated crowd of 200 turned out for a rally Monday to protest offshore drilling and seismic blasting.

  • BFA commodities distribution Aug. 10

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency (BFA) will have a commodities distribution from the BFA/Big Lots parking lot on Main Street in Shallotte on Thursday, Aug. 10.

    Items to be distributed include: apple sauce (4.5 oz.), green beans, shredded cheese (5 lbs.), dried cherries (2 lb. carton), sweet pitted cherries (2.5 lbs. frozen), corn, ham (frozen), cranberry juice concentrate (11.5 oz.), cling peaches (can), peanut butter (18 oz.), pears (can) and raisins (15 oz.).

  • Free Medicare seminar planned for Aug. 10

    Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI) and SHIIP will host a free Medicare seminar beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 10 at First Baptist Church Oak Island, 4608 Oak Island Drive on Oak Island.

    SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare. The seminar will include speakers from Social Security, Department of Social Services Medicaid, Coastal Horizons and the Area Agency on Aging.

  • Investigation clears officer in March fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office has officially cleared an officer involved in a fatal shooting in March of any wrongdoing.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations was gathering evidence involving a child pornography investigation about 6 a.m. March 7 at the home of 28-year-old Bradley Barrett Lewis in the 9000 block of Ash Little River Road NW when the shooting happened.

  • County turns economic development over to public-private partnership

    Brunswick County officials hope the third time will be the charm for their attempt to realign economic development efforts.

    County Manager Ann Hardy proposed at the July 10 county agenda meeting that county commissioners approve a public/private nonprofit partnership to serve as an economic development organization.

    The board members will work with the Brunswick County Economic Development Foundation, made up of representatives from local businesses including Duke Power, ATMC, Brunswick Electric Membership Corp., ECS Engineering, BB&T and Novant Health.

  • Shallotte woman meets relatives after 70+ years

    SHALLOTTE — In the early 1800s, nine black brothers left England for the United States as free businessmen.

    Upon arriving in the United States, the Nowlin brothers fanned out throughout the United States in places like North Carolina, Virginia and as far away as Texas to make a name for themselves.

  • Calabash hops to adopt ‘brunch bill’ for Sunday morning alcohol sales

    The Seafood Capital last week became the first municipality in southwestern Brunswick County to approve the “brunch bill,” a measure that will allow the sale of alcoholic beverages starting at 10 a.m. Sundays.

    Calabash commissioners unanimously approved the ordinance at their July 11 meeting. The measure is tied to state Senate Bill 155, which was approved in Raleigh in late June and gives local governments the option to decide whether to allow their restaurants and bars to sell alcoholic beverages starting at 10 a.m. Sundays.