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Today's News

  • Lewis honored with Dogwood Award

    Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola M. Lewis of Brunswick County was one of 11 people honored with a Dogwood Award by Attorney General Josh Stein at a ceremony Nov. 21 in Raleigh. These awards are given to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy and happy in their communities. These recipients have worked tirelessly to confront the opioid crisis, including Lewis.

  • Sheriff’s office: Bolivia woman stole $317K from 91-year-old widow

    BOLIVIA — A Bolivia woman is accused of stealing more than $317,000 in property and money from a 91-year-old Ocean Isle Beach widow.

    Pamela Varnam Jackson, 61, of Center Court was arrested Nov. 14 and charged with exploitation of disabled/elder trust and obtaining more than $100,000 in property by false pretense.

  • Grant provides incentive for manufacturer to locate in Leland

    Mike Hargett, Brunswick County’s director of economic development and planning, will propose county commissioners seek a North Carolina Department of Commerce Existing Building Reuse grant and provide matching funds at their Nov. 20 meeting as an incentive for a new industry to move into Leland Industrial Park.

    Hargett said ITI Technologies Inc. plans to operate a manufacturing facility in an existing building at 2080 Enterprise Drive in the park. ITI makes an additive for soil remediation, a mineral additive for livestock feed and a fertilizer enhancer, he said.

  • Bureau seeks homeowners insurance rate hike

    Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced the North Carolina Rate Bureau has filed notice with the N.C. Department of Insurance asking for a statewide average increase in homeowners insurance rates of 18.7 percent for 2018.

    The NC Rate Bureau represents the homeowners insurance companies in the state in asking for this increase.

  • Cooke named to NCBIWA board

    Brunswick County commissioner Marty Cooke has been named to the board of directors for the North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association.

  • Sunset Beach tallies give Harris 662-vote win over Sherrill’s 660

    BOLIVIA — Sunset Beach Town Council candidate Jan Harris received one more absentee vote in canvass-day tallies Friday, giving her 662 votes to former councilman Wilson Sherrill’s 660 votes to win a third available seat on the five-member town board.

    “It’s a win for Sunset Beach,” Harris said after the hour-and-a-half-long sessions adjourned Friday morning at the Brunswick County Board of Elections office in Bolivia.

  • Election canvass confirms H2GO board majority flip

    The balance of the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO five-member board will tip to the opponents of a reverse osmosis water plant that is under construction.

    After a recount Wednesday, Nov. 15, and canvass Friday, Nov. 17, incumbent Ron Jenkins and new candidates Rodney McCoy and Bill Beer were confirmed as the official winners of the three open seats on the H2GO board of commissioners.

    Jenkins’ number of votes increased from an unofficial total of 1,984 votes Nov. 7 to a final total of 1,996.

  • Nov. 7 official Brunswick County municipal election results

    Bald Head Island mayor (one precinct)

    Andy Sayre (incumbent) 91

    Mary Kathryn Adcock (write-in) 79

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 5

    Bald Head Island Village Council

    (one seat; one precinct)

    James P. Bonica 74

    Betsi Stephen 100

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 0

    Belville mayor (three precincts)

    Mike Allen (incumbent) 141

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 10

    Mark McAllister (write-in) 6

    Belville Town Board of Commissioners

    (two seats; three precincts)

  • Teen Court scheduled for Nov. 28

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Nov. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Leland’s ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ to benefit BFA, Salvation Army

    Leland police and Leland Wal-Mart are coming together to help Brunswick Family Assistance and the Salvation Army during the holidays with a series of fundraisers and a grand finale “Pack the Patrol Car” event.

    From now until Dec. 5, Leland Wal-Mart will host events in and around the store at 1112 New Pointe Blvd. to raise money for the two nonprofits.

    On Dec. 7, Leland police will open the doors of two police cars parked outside Wal-Mart for the public to pack with non-perishable foods between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.