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Today's News

  • No one injured after pickup strikes school bus

    A pickup rear-ended a school bus early Wednesday morning, Sept. 13. No children were on board the bus and no one was injured.

    Odell Williamson Jr., 33, of Sunset Beach was driving north on U.S. 17 in a GMC pickup when he rear-ended a school bus driven by Teresa Walker, 46, of Longwood at 6:43 a.m. North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sgt. H.A. Cannady said.

    After hitting the bus, the pickup ran off the road to the right. Walker was able to pull the bus over to the right.

    Cannady said Williamson was charged with failure to reduce speed.

  • Teen Court scheduled for Sept. 26

    The next Brunswick County Teen Court will be Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools of Brunswick County 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 man accused of stealing safe from septic business

    A Leland man is accused of stealing a safe from a septic business.

    Thomas Louis Bortone, 24, of Mount Misery Road was arrested Sept. 13 and charged with safecracking, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and misdemeanor first-degree trespassing.

    Warrants show Bortone broke into Budget Septic at 9971 Chappell Loop Road and stole a Sentry safe that contained $400 in cash and various vehicle titles Sept. 12.

    Bortone was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Facility and released the same day on $35,000 bail.

  • 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.