Today's News

  • Teen Court scheduled for Dec. 19

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Dec. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Foundation to host Year End celebration

    The Roosevelt and Ruth Educational and Recreational Foundation will have its Year End celebration beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at Little Prong Community Center, 5213 Little Prong Road in Ash. Supporters, partners and friends will be recognized.

    Enjoy Christmas desserts and hot chocolate with its volunteers, donors and supporters, and don’t forget to wear your favorite Christmas sweater. All are welcome.

    For more information, call 250-8764.

  • Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry holiday schedule

    The N.C. Ferry Division announced the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will run alternate holiday schedules Sunday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 25.

    Sunday, Dec. 24

    From Southport: 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

    From Fort Fisher: 7:45, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m., 12:15, 1:45, 3:15 and 4:45 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 25

    From Southport: 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

    From Fort Fisher: 7:45, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m., 12:15, 1:45, 3:15 and 4:45 p.m.

  • Education lottery’s Wilmington office moves to new site

    Lottery players in the Wilmington area looking to claim a big prize will pick up their checks in a new location in Wilmington. The new regional office and claims center will be located at 123 N. Cardinal Extension Drive, Suite 140, in Wilmington.

    Operations at the old office at Market Station, 5214 Market St., Suite 108, ended Dec. 7.

    All operations resumed at the North Cardinal Extension Drive location as of 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11. The office is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Ross to close medical practice Dec. 31

    Dr. Gary D. Ross is closing his medical practice at 25 Union School Road in Ocean Isle Beach on Dec. 31.

    “It has truly been my privilege to have provided your health care needs over the years,” Ross said in a news release. “Please choose a new primary care physician as soon as possible so that we may transfer a copy of your records to that physician or you may obtain your records yourself by calling the office at 579-9955.”

  • Governor’s Volunteer Service Award nominations sought

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers.

  • BCSO uses Air 1 helicopter to find lost Leland man


  • State expands quarantine area for imported fire ants

    The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is expanding a state quarantine for the imported fire ant to include all of Warren County effective Jan. 1, 2018. With the expansion, the quarantine includes portions or entire areas of 75 counties.

  • Free AARP Tax-Aide available in county

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • Foundation selects charity recipients

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Inc. has selected Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity, American Legion Post 543 and Samara’s Village Inc. to be the recipients of proceeds from its seventh annual Charity Ball on Friday, March 2, 2018.