Today's News

  • BCC sets continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at Brunswick Community College offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment, and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement, and social interaction.

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant.


    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on Oct. 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Wednesday, Oct. 8

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerks Michelle Warth and Lisa Quick:

    Hugh Preston Absher, improper equipment, costs.

    Marvin Antunez, no operator’s license, Brunswick County Jail 10 days, suspended sentence 24 months, unsupervised probation 24 months, $150 and costs; exceeding safe speed, fail to wear seat belt/driver, both voluntarily dismissed.

  • Proper planning for parents, children can lead to safe Halloween

    The weather has finally turned and the chill of fall is at last in the air.

    Throughout Brunswick County, families have been busy transforming their homes and yards into frightful fun as they prepare for Halloween night. Store shelves are stocked with ghoulish decorations and an assortment of candy—everything from traditional popcorn balls, to chocolate bars and lots of eewy, gooey, gross things to delight taste buds.

  • On homecoming night, 3-A title at stake

    WILMINGTON—The most important game of the West Brunswick High School football season comes one week after probably the most disappointing loss of the season.

    When the Trojans play Jacksonville on homecoming Friday night, the Mideastern Conference 3-A title will be at stake. That should be enough motivation for the Trojans to bounce back from the 30-13 loss Friday at Laney.

  • Large crowd turns out for seventh annual Gala for Children

    A Taste of Brunswick County at this year’s Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Inc.’s Seventh Annual Benefit Gala for Children was the highlight of the evening, Cynthia Tart, executive director, said.

    About 20 local restaurants provided the 650 Gala attendees with samples of their best cuisine. A silent and live auction captured the guests’ interests, and live entertainment was provided by Wilmington band The 360-Degrees.

  • Master National hunting retrievers living the good life in Northwest

    NORTHWEST—Glenn Rogers’ smile brightens as he talks about two of the most special things in his life—his hunting dogs—and it’s not just because they’re loyal companions.

    Rogers spends nearly all his free time training his retrievers, “Jazzy” a yellow, 3-year-old female, and “Tank” a black, 5-year-old male, as expert hunting dogs. His hard work has paid off.

    Rogers has a houseful of trophies and plaques to show for his training, and Jazzy and Tank are master hunters.

  • Town planner resigns after seeing his job posted online

    SHALLOTTE—After 20 months as this town’s first planner, Chris Rogers resigned Monday after learning his job was posted on the North Carolina League of Municipalities Web site.

    According to Rogers, someone he knows e-mailed him a link to the job posting. When Rogers confronted town administrator Paul Sabiston about it, Sabiston said he was “looking at options.”

    “I resigned on the spot,” Rogers said.

    He said he thought Sabiston’s actions were “unprofessional.”

  • Civietown Fire Department lowers ratings; homeowners to save money

    SUPPLY—About three quarters of homeowners in the Civietown fire district should see a decrease in their homeowners' insurance after the fire department’s recent fire rating drop.

    Assistant chief Mark Hewett said the department’s recent reduction in the state’s department of insurance ratings should mean lower homeowners' insurance for 74 percent of homeowners in their six-mile fire district.

  • County receives state grant for Coastal Events Center trails

    Brunswick County has received a $75,000 grant from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Recreational Trail Program to create a series of equestrian trails, one of the first steps toward implementation of the planned Coastal Events Center.

    The county has two years to renovate 5.6 miles of existing trails, construct a new 1-mile trail and install trail signs at the site of the future events center, planned for 150 acres belonging to the county on N.C. 211.

  • Commissioners opt not to OK comprehensive traffic plan

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Commissioners will wait to receive endorsements from municipalities before giving the green light to the county’s comprehensive traffic plan.

    At their regular meeting Monday night, commissioners put off a vote to endorse the plan, saying they first wanted municipalities to have public hearings before voting on endorsing the plan.