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Today's News

  • MEC golf match at Carolina National

    Staff Report

    Caroline Cahill shot a 33 and teammate Jayla Rogers shot a 36 in leading Class 4A Laney to a first-place finish Sept. 12 in a Mideastern 3A/4A conference golf match on the Heron Course at Carolina National.

    The course was 2,338 yards. This was the fourth match of the conference season.

    “The greens were in great shape,” said Laney assistant coach Kathy Murchison, “which yielded a couple of low scores today. It was too bad that we couldn't play all 18 holes.”

  • Literacy council teams with sheriff’s office

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council, a nonprofit charged with the mission of improving lives by providing literacy skills for adults, approached the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office four years ago about a proposal to extend its services, specifically GED (General Education Development) tutoring, to county inmates.

  • Foundation accepts applications from charities, nonprofits

    The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Inc. has begun accepting applications from charities and nonprofits located in Brunswick County. The recipient will receive a donation from the proceeds of the sixth annual Sheriff’s Charity Ball.

    Donations will vary from year to year based on the success of the charity ball. The next charity ball is scheduled for Friday, March 3, 2017.

  • Mooring inducted into second Environmental Justice Academy class

    Ernest Mooring Jr. of Navassa is among the 17 participants representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inducted to the second class of the Environmental Justice (EJ) Academy.

    The EJ Academy is a rigorous, in-depth leadership development program where participants meet monthly for nine months.

  • NCDOT to close part of Cedar Hill Road for bypass project

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close about a half-mile of Cedar Hill Road in both directions immediately south of Royster Road NE beginning Monday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. until Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, weather permitting.

    A structure is to be constructed over Cartwheel Branch in addition to various utility and roadway operations performed in conjunction with the construction of Interstate 140 (Wilmington Bypass Project) from U.S. 74/76 (Andrew Jackson Highway) to Cedar Hill Road.

  • Sunset Beach mayoral forum set for Sept. 19

    Sunset Beach Town Council has scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, for five candidates who have applied for the town’s vacant mayor’s seat.

    The meeting will take place at the Sea Trail’s Property Owners Association building at 200 Station Trail. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend.

    Each candidate will be given an opportunity to address council, and council members may ask questions of each candidate.

  • Coastal Cleanup at Holden Beach

    Holden Beach will participate in Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 17. This event has replaced the Big Sweep in Brunswick County.

    Individuals or groups interested in participating can come by Holden Beach Town Hall on Friday, Sept. 16, during regular business hours to obtain supplies and their assignment for a beach access or waterway park area.

    There is no official time set for this event, but low tide is 2:40 p.m. that day, so anytime around that time would be preferable.

  • Household hazardous waste disposal at SBMS

    The Brunswick County Solid Waste Department will be at South Brunswick Middle School, 100 Cougar Road in Southport Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. until noon to collect household hazardous waste. Items will be taken free of charge from Brunswick County residents/property owners and farmers. Proof of residency/property ownership is required.

  • Free Dump Week under way in county

    Brunswick County Solid Waste is offering a free dump week at the Brunswick County Landfill through Sept. 17.

    County residents and/or property owners can dispose of all materials except for regular household trash or new construction debris free of charge at the landfill. Proof of residency is required. Anyone driving a commercial vehicle or hauling commercial debris will be charged regular tipping fees.

    The landfill hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

  • Shallotte DMV driver’s license office to close for renovations

    The Shallotte DMV driver license office will temporarily close for equipment installation and renovations Thursday, Sept. 15. It is scheduled to re-open Monday, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m.

    The Shallotte office, at 5298 Main St. in Shallotte, is one of 25 driver license offices across the state to undergo a new office design that will include the installation of new cubicles and ergonomic bench seating to increase customer comfort, as well as informational posters.