Today's News

  • Key dates in the H2GO reverse osmosis plant timeline

    July 2011: The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District commissions a water supply feasibility study to gauge future needs based on anticipated service areas and customer growth over 20 years. The study evaluated obtaining surface water from the Cape Fear River with a new water treatment plant, developing groundwater supplies for treatment with a reverse osmosis (RO) treatment plant or continued purchase of finished water from Brunswick County Public Utilities (BCPU).

  • Officials, agencies react to H2GO transfer

    The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District board’s Nov. 28 decision to hand the utility to Belville to keep its reverse osmosis water treatment plant project alive opened the floodgates of legal activity in the past week.

    After the surprise vote by H2GO chairman Bill Browning, vice chairman Ron Jenkins and secretary Carl Antos took the power out of commissioners Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley’s hands, the board members worked the letter of state law Monday to take the board majority by swearing in candidate-elect Bill Beer.

  • H2GO board votes to turn utility over to Belville

    H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District board members voted at their Nov. 28 meeting to turn the utility over to the town of Belville.

    During the meeting at Leland Middle School, outgoing board secretary Carl Antos proposed the resolution conveying H2GO to the town.

  • SAL donates to Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary

    Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School principal Alicia Williams receives a $1,100 donation for from the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Squadron 503 in Calabash from Cmdr. John Manning. From left are assistant principal Joseph Benton, Williams, Manning, parent facilitator Sharyn Morrison and SAL Past Cmdr. Bob Molloy. This donation was the result of a fun-filled bowling tournament chaired by Molloy at the Brunswick County Bowling Center in Shallotte. The money will go to the school’s backpack program. The next squadron bowling tournament will be in March 2018.

  • Dosher Foundation golf event raises more than $50,000

    More than 115 players and 125 sponsors helped the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation raise $54,000 along with $8,000 in goods and services at the foundation’s 8th annual golf classic on Oct. 13. The foundation recognized Griffin Estep Benefit Group, Inc. as the major sponsor of the tourney that took place at Oak Island Golf & Country Club.

    For information about sponsoring or playing in the 2018 tournament, call the foundation at 457-3850.

  • Registration open for annual 15K/5K

     The 5th Annual Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K/5K is scheduled for Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. in Brunswick Forest.

    The distance running event benefits the Wilmington Symphony and its youth education programs. The event offers a 15K run, 5K run or walk.

    Individual and four-person team entry categories are available.

    The race features “unique, picturesque courses through beautiful Brunswick Forest, snazzy tee-shirts, customized 15K finisher medals, inside bathrooms and locker rooms,” according to a Wilmington Symphony news release.

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.



  • Lady Scorps improve to 2-1 behind Bradshaw, Yeoman

     LELAND – The North Brunswick High School varsity girls’ basketball team reeled off an 11-1 run at the start of the third quarter and fended off James Kenan for a 48-38 victory in a non-conference game Friday, Dec. 1.

    Sophomore guard Lydia Bradshaw led the Scorpions with 17 points, which included a pair of 3-pointers.

    Caelin Goodman added 11 points and junior point guard Keyana Yeoman had nine.

    The Scorpions (2-1) led 25-18 at halftime and scored seven quick points in the third frame to extend their lead to 32-19.

  • North rallies, but falls short against James Kenan

     LELAND – The infamous boxer Mike Tyson once coined a line, “Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the mouth.”

    North Brunswick’s varsity boys’ basketball team is no different, but it didn’t let an opening haymaker from James Kenan keep it down.

    James Kenan surged ahead to a 19-4 lead in a non-conference game between the two schools Friday, Dec. 1, in Leland, but the Scorpions punched back.

  • BFA raises more than $20,000 in annual golf event

     Brunswick Family Assistance officials issued a public “thank you” to its 2017 golf tournament committee members for their “tireless efforts during this year’s event.”

    “Their hard work and dedication helped BFA raised (more than) $20,000 from this year’s tournament,” BFA executive director said. “We truly appreciate and value all of their efforts. We could not continue to pursue our mission of helping those in need in our community without the help and kindness of people just like them.”