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Today's News

  • American Red Cross seeks blood donations

    As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day.

  • Health Fair events offered in Ash

    The Roosevelt & Ruth Educational and Recreational Foundation will host a series of community health events to encourage healthy living and wellness beginning Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the church fellowship hall at 5213 Little Prong Road in Ash.

  • State settles with Lenovo over software

    North Carolina has settled with Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software on laptop computers sold to North Carolina consumers that made consumers’ personal information vulnerable to hackers. The settlement was negotiated and finalized in coordination with the Federal Trade Commission and 31 other states.

  • Navassa reschedules regular town council meeting for Sept. 26

    The regularly scheduled Navassa Town Council meeting for September was rescheduled to Sept. 26. The meetings are typically held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

    Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis said the meeting date was changed because some council members are attending the North Carolina League of Municipalities yearly conference Sept. 20-23 in Greenville.

    The rescheduled meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Navassa Community Center at 338 Main St.

    For more information, call 371-2432.

  • BFA Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency has begun taking applications, by appointment only, for its Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 6.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Family Resource Center in Leland and New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Celebrating the Dream Socioeconomic Leadership Conference

    The Countywide Community Development Corp. (CWCDC) community subcommittees on the LBJ Presidential Leadership Awards, Socioeconomic Development, Village for Scholars (youth development) and Humanities and Arts, representing Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties, announced the 2017 Celebrating The Dream Socioeconomic Leadership Conference Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29-30, at Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington.

  • State agencies study use of drones for collision reports

    The N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the NCDOT Photogrammetry Unit have studied the feasibility of using drones to create 3D models of collision scenes, and the findings could signal good news for motorists.

  • NCDEQ issues Holden Beach swimming alert

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued a swimming alert for the public beach access on the east end of Holden Beach on Friday and lifted the alert the next day.

    A Friday NCDEQ news release says state water quality officials are alerting the public that initial testing at the site showed levels of bacteria “exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards.”

  • Hope for Recovery event Sept. 30

    North Carolina Parents Coalition for C.H.A.N.G.E., WVCB 1410 Christian Radio and Palms Health and Wellness LLC will host Hope for Recovery from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at 1 Medical Center Drive in Supply (formerly Brunswick Community Hospital).

    The event will be a day of live music, food, testimonies, resource providers, crafts and more. This is an opportunity for the community to come together and offer support along with resources to those suffering from substance abuse as well as offer support to those who have lost loved ones in the fight.

  • Nonprofit expo planned for Sept. 30

    The Northern Brunswick County Services Coordinating Council (NBCSCC) is hosting a Community Services Expo on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.

    This will be a networking opportunity for more than 20 local agencies to speak with people who need services, whether physical, financial or emotional, as well as informing potential new volunteers of the many ways they can make a difference to people in Brunswick County.