Today's News

  • OIB studies summer artisan market on island

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials need more information on the logistics of running a summer artisan market on the town lot beside the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

    Waterfront Markets LLC, the organizers of the Sunset Beach Waterfront Market, requested a group activity permit from the OIB board to host a similar market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday, May through September.

  • Belville, Leland officials agree to work on ABC Store approval

    Officials from Leland and Belville may be working on a letter of agreement that would add another ABC Store to northern Brunswick County, but they still can’t get on the same page.

    Belville commissioner Joe Breault announced Nov. 2 the towns had approved an agreement that would provide Leland with an ABC Store in Brunswick Forest.

    Breault said Belville proposed the agreement in a letter sent to Leland. “For six months we negotiated with Leland,” he said. “We have tentatively come to an agreement.”

  • Belville takes town hall financing to public hearing Nov. 9

    Belville has scheduled a special commissioners meeting for 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 9 for input on financing construction of a town hall.

    The board will host a public hearing for comment on the question of the town entering into a proposed installment purchase agreement with First Bank.

    Belville would finance $950,000 to use to the purchase Lot 5 in the Belville Commons business development and build a town hall.

  • Memorial motorcycle ride encourages seat belt awareness

    The “Buckle Up for Ryan” 2016 motorcycle ride to raise distracted driving awareness in high schools will run Saturday, Nov. 12, from the Holden Beach Pavilion under the bridge on Jordan Boulevard.

    Ryan Chase Dilworth of Supply died April 21, 2012, in a single-vehicle accident on Stanbury Road. The West Brunswick High School junior ran off the road, overcorrected, crossed the centerline and flipped his SUV.

    North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said he was not wearing his seat belt.

  • Residents consider alligator hunting

    LELAND — About 50 people participated in a North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission forum about managing the state’s alligator population Nov. 1, when the question of whether to institute an alligator hunting season was raised again.

    NCWRC in January proposed a limited state alligator hunting season in a series of nine public meetings, none held in Brunswick County. It opted not to establish an alligator hunting season, but it established a task force to examine the state’s alligator population.

  • No need to hunt gators for now

    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the North Carolina Alligator Task Force led a meeting in Leland last week as part of a three-meeting series along the coast to get public input on an alligator management plan and whether the plan should include alligator hunting.

    The commission earlier this year proposed a limited alligator hunting season. After receiving public comment and reviewing available up-to-date data, however, the commission opted not to establish an alligator hunting season in the state but decided to develop the task force.

  • On Campus with BCC: New directors, new directions

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

  • County to buy 101 Stone Chimney Place for senior center

    BOLIVIA — Two months after senior citizens from the Supply area came out en masse to tell county commissioners to purchase 101 Stone Chimney Place, the former home of the Brunswick County Realtors Association, for a new Supply senior center, commissioners agreed to do so at a cost of $950,000.

  • Robeson County relief center needs relief

    The largest relief center in Robeson County sustained severe damage and large losses when Hurricane Matthew hit Lumberton last month.

    Robeson County Church and Community Center is asking for help because they lost almost everything in their offices and buildings. This organization assists thousands of Lumberton and Robeson County residents each year and needs to be fully functioning as soon as possible.

  • Red Cross seeks blood donations for holidays

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors in November to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season.

    A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and travel. However, patients don’t get a holiday break from needing lifesaving transfusions. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.