Today's News

  • Programs offer medical assistance for those without insurance

    If it hadn’t been for the Brunswick County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP), Sherry Anderson isn’t quite sure how her story would have turned out.

    After having to leave her job in the legal profession because of back problems, coupled with the need to care for her ailing husband, Anderson found herself without medical insurance.

    The expense associated with getting an annual mammogram almost prevented her from continuing her yearly screening—that is, until she found out about BCCCP.

  • Cancer survivors, others urge women to get mammograms

    After spending a year dealing with breast cancer—including having a double mastectomy—Sherry Anderson wants to get the word out about getting annual mammograms.

    Anderson was 49 when a 1-centimeter tumor was discovered in her left breast. It was found during a mammogram done through the Brunswick County Health Department.

    The mass was so small, Anderson’s doctor, Mark Tillotson, said it could not have been felt during a routine exam.

  • Angels on Earth

    ‘Brunswick Pink Angels’

    By Susan Morgan

    An angel is someone who’s filled with love,

    With a heart that’s both joyful and wise.

    This pink bag of gifts that we give,

    Comes from Angels in human disguise.

    As you accept these gifts we give,

    Our wishes are that you will live,

    Through the difficult times ahead,

    You’ll know, not fear, but hope instead.

    Some of us have walked this path you tread,

    Some have helped others through it instead.

  • Holden Beach Causeway beautification survey results

    About twice as many people came to the September meeting about a possible Holden Beach Causeway beautification project.

    Forty-one property owners and patrons came in September, while 23 came in November, said Kirstie Dixon, a planner with the Brunswick County Planning Department.

    Planners came back in November with results of a survey filled out by audience members in September.

    Highlights of those results announced Thursday night were:

    • 81 percent agreed with the planning department’s time frame and priorities.

  • Schools to return $470,000 to state

    BOLIVIA—Because of revenue shortfalls across the state, public school systems will have to revert $117 million to the state budget. Almost half a million dollars of that will come from Brunswick County Schools’ budget.

  • Holden Beach residents reject causeway improvement plan

    Thanks, but no thanks.

    Not now.

    Seven of nine Holden Beach Causeway property owners voted not to proceed with the Brunswick County Planning Department creating a plan for the causeway beautification project and applying for a state grant to begin funding the improvements.

    County planning director Leslie Bell then thanked the audience for coming to the meeting Thursday night in the Sharon United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and said, “It can’t be successful without your support.”

  • Surviving tough times the topic of free small business center seminar

    Small business owners looking for advice on surviving the economy are the target audience for the first “Business Success in Tough Times” seminar set for 7:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at Brunswick Community College

    BCC will be the site of the first of 58 such seminars statewide sponsored by the Small Business Center (SBC) Network the Small Business Technical Development Centers.

    The free seminar will include a panel discussion and question-and-answer session on financial control, operational decision-making, cutting costs, commercial lending and marketing.

  • Parks and recreation master plan under way, public input meeting set

    Plans for the future of Brunswick County’s parks and other recreation facilities are under way, and the parks and recreation department is seeking public input on what those facilities should include.

    Jim Pryor, the county’s parks and recreation director, recently solicited Nashville-based Lose and Associates to complete a comprehensive master plan for the county’s parks and recreation facilities.

    “It is a long-range planning document, and it’s really our working blueprint of the future system,” Pryor explained.

  • Family members, friends remember victims lost to crimes

    LELAND—As 114 names were somberly read aloud, those left behind came forward to light a candle in memory of their loved ones lost to murder, drunk driving or domestic violence.

    More than 320 people attended the 13th Annual Candlelight Memorial Service Honoring Victims of Crime, hosted by victims’ advocacy group Justice for Citizens at the First Baptist Church in Leland on Friday evening.

  • Tips to make your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers work for you

    So now what? Thanksgiving has come and went and you are still left with a ton of food, and by now the thought of eating another turkey sandwich doesn’t sound too appealing.

    So what are you going to do with all those leftovers?

    You bought and prepared a 22-pound turkey (you have no idea why), and 21 pounds are still left.

    The cranberry salad was barely touched. You made some sort of fruit salad with apples that you forgot to serve in all the commotion. The mashed potatoes—what were you thinking?