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Today's News

  • Brunswick County Schools operate on normal schedule Monday

    Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said schools will operate on a normal system Monday, Jan. 9.

    National Weather Service updated information on Sunday shows a high of 39 degrees Fahrenheit with a low of 22 degrees Fahrenheit for Monday. Wind chills throughout the entire day could be as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit with north winds 5 to 8 mph. On Tuesday, Jan. 10 temperatures will rise significantly to a high of 57 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 48 degrees Fahrenheit. There will be a 20 percent chance for precipitation.

  • Fitch Ratings upgrades Brunswick County’s bond rating

    Fitch Ratings has upgraded Brunswick County’s Limited Obligation Bonds Series 2012 from AA- to AA; its Issuer Default Rating from AA to AA+ and its General Obligation bond rating from AA to AA+.

    In a release regarding the upgrade, Fitch Ratings mentioned “the county’s growing economic base, superior revenue framework and strong financial resiliency. Conservative liability management and a solid expenditure framework also support the AA+ rating.

  • Sheriff’s office: Southport teens located safely

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said two teenagers reported missing Tuesday, Jan. 3 have been safely located. and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children are reporting a sighting of two Southport teens last seen Jan. 3. Fourteen-year-old Macayla Wallace and her boyfriend, 16-year-old River Boyd, were last seen Tuesday morning at South Brunswick High School.

  • Sheriff’s office warns residents of malware scams

    BOLIVIA — A local man is driving back and forth between the Carolinas. He’s ecstatic: He just bought a home for himself, he’s got it financed and he’s received information from his closing attorney on where to wire the money for the home.

    He completes the transfer and waits for his attorney to tell him she’s received the funds. She emails him to let him know she’s not received them.

  • Wedded bliss: Sunset Beach couple celebrates 70th anniversary

    SUNSET BEACH — It began with a walk home that turned into a walk down the aisle.

    Seventy years later couple 88-year-old Ben Williams and 87-year-old Dorothy “Dottie” Williams say they’re continuing to navigate their lives together with a love that  has not faded.

    The pair first met when Ben was 12 and Dottie was 11 at a place that served as the town hangout for the kids of Warren, Pa. — the roller rink.

  • New Paws Place facility under way

    By next summer, the dogs at Paws Place should be in a cooler place, literally, with expected completion of a new 6,000-square-foot facility that will move them from Boiling Spring Road to a new site in Winnabow.

    The nonprofit no-kill canine rescue group’s new indoor-outdoor kennel under construction on 18 acres at 242 George II Highway near U.S. 17 will be able to accommodate 26 dogs, plus quarantine space, with heating and air conditioning. It will also have an exercise yard, plus separate rooms for adoptions, grooming, laundry and veterinary attention.

  • Cedar Grove Improvement Association cultivates community roots

    It’s an association with a deep sense of community and family history.

    The Cedar Grove Improvement Association has long been the glue that unites families and efforts in the historic Brunswick County community in the heart of rural Supply. It’s devoted to doing just what its name implies — improving things for the people who have long resided there, families with roots embedded here and strong ties to each other.

  • Bowlers have a ball at 25-year-old Brunswick County Bowling Center

    On Wednesday morning between Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Ladies Day Out league takes time out to bowl up a storm.

    Attired in proper shoes and attire comfortable enough to roll a ball, the women are enjoying their games, punctuated with a few strikes, spares and could’ve-done-better gutters. When there’s a strike, they do high-fives with their team members and get ready to roll again.

  • H2GO water plant wastewater permit public hearing Jan. 12

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality public hearing regarding the proposed H2GO reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way in Leland.

    Speaker registration will begin at 5 p.m. Seating capacity for events at the LCAC is around 230 people.

  • County unemployment above 6 percent for November

    Brunswick County’s unemployment rate rose to 6.3 percent for November after remaining steady at 5.9 percent through September and October.

    The unemployment rate was almost a point below the rate for November 2015, when Brunswick County had 7.2 percent unemployment.

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

    According to the NCDOC, Brunswick County had 3,030 unemployed workers out of a labor force of 48,391 for November.