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Today's News

  • Local Operation Christmas Child collection brings in thousands of gifts for children worldwide

    SHALLOTTE — It was in 2012 during a mission trip with her husband Mike Clawson when Susan Clawson noticed the little girl she called a fashion queen.

    “I saw her dressed in all her purple, she’s messing with my hair, and I was like, ‘Golly,’” Clawson said. “So I sat down with her, and they have all kinds of thing going on (in their local church); they have Jesus as Superman, they have all these things they try to relate to the kids.

  • Child hit by car in Leland

    A 2-year-old child was hit by a car in Leland earlier tonight.

    Their condition is not known.

    Leland Police Chief Mike James said the child was hit by a vehicle shortly before 6 p.m. on Village Road.

    More information will be released as it becomes available.

  • Sheriff announces program to address opioid crisis

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram announced the creation of a new program targeting the county’s opioid crisis.

    The program, called the Anchor Initiative, will accept addicts who are ready for help and get them into detox then treatment at a low-cost/no-cost facility in the state. The program is modeled on the Hope Initiative in Nashville, N.C.

  • DEQ suspends GenX manufacturers’ permit, seeks its revocation

    The chemical company responsible for the contaminant GenX in the Cape Fear River could lose its discharge permit because of a month-long delay reporting a spill.

    North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan announced Nov. 16 the state moved to revoke The Chemours Co.’s permit to discharge processed wastewater after the company failed to comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

  • Lives celebrated, memories cherished at annual service

     

  • Run OIB approved for 2018 with changes to alleviate traffic

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — The 2018 Run OIB 5K and half-marathon is set for a new date with a slight change in the race route to ease runner versus traffic issues.

    The Ocean Isle Beach board tabled an October permit request for 2018 until the Nov. 14 town meeting after commissioners asked both staff and run organizers David Hutnik and Johnna Terragna of Coastal Race Productions take another look at the race routes.

  • Annual banquet calls attention to hunger and homelessness

    Homelessness resources in Brunswick County

    Hope Harbor Home is for single women and women with children who are victims of domestic violence to assists in moving on to permanent housing.

    Gateway Landing, which offers a 12-month, faith-based residential program for men with life-controlling issues like substance abuse.

    Brunswick County Streetreach, which coordinates interfaith sheltering during winter and access to shelter during summer.

  • DHHS submits amendment to Medicaid waiver application

    The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services an amendment to the 1115 Demonstration Waiver application originally submitted by North Carolina in 2016. Submitting this amended waiver application is the next step in implementing the Proposed Program Design for Medicaid Managed Care that DHHS published in August.

    “Our first priority is the health and well-being of all North Carolinians,” DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen said in a news release.

  • BCAR: County market sees highest sales volume in more than 10 years

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate is demonstrating its greatest strength in more than a decade, according to the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

    “As of Oct. 31, Brunswick County has seen over $1 billion in residential home sales in 2017,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release.

    “We haven’t seen numbers like this since 2005, when Brunswick County ended the year with $1.2 billion in total sales volume. We are trending to meet or exceed that total in 2017.”

  • Former town clerk under state investigation

    A Sandy Creek town councilwoman-elect is under investigation for her stint as town clerk.

    Tina Colby received 25 votes, the most among four candidates, to take one of two open seats on the Sandy Creek board Nov. 7. Her sister, Anna Knapp, received 22 votes to claim the second seat.

    Voters picked Colby and Knapp over incumbents Stephen Permenter and Mildred Miller.

    But an investigation Permenter began by contacting the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office over employee benefit discrepancies continues.