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Today's News

  • Carolina Shores sets Arbor Day, retreat dates

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners approved an Arbor Day proclamation at their monthly board meeting last Thursday, Jan. 11.

    The date this year is March 16, when the town will observe Arbor Day and invite the public to join in the celebration by protecting trees and woodlands and planting trees.

    The board approved having its annual budget retreat from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.

  • Red Cross faces blood supply shortage

    This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to offset a winter blood donation shortage.

    In North Carolina, 23 blood drives were forced to cancel or close early because of last week’s winter storm, causing nearly 600 donations to go uncollected.

  • Leland police seek TV thief

    Leland police are looking for a man who stole televisions from Wal-Mart.

    The man stole two 55-inch TVs, valued together at $822.87, from the store at 1112 New Pointe Blvd.: one Dec. 31 and another Jan. 11.

    The thief is described as a white man with a small frame, dark hair and facial hair.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jonathan Kazee at 371-0274.

  • Redistricting forum planned for Jan. 18

    The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, along with several sponsors including Duke University, will sponsor a forum, “Redistricting the Fair Way,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Lumina Theater in the Fisher Center at UNCW.

    Tom Ross, former chancellor of UNC and a former judge, will be the presenter and a UNCW political science professor will facilitate questions from the audience.

  • Governor’s Volunteer Service Award nominations sought

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers.

  • 2018 Women’s March planned for Jan. 20

    The 2018 Women’s March will take place Jan. 20 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    Hosted by Grand Strand Action Together and the Coastal Carolina Coalition, the march will start at 11 a.m. at Anderson Park, 2000 N. Ocean Blvd., and conclude at Plyler Park, 1309 N. Ocean Blvd. The rally will begin at noon.

  • Coastal agency seeks new members

    The N.C. Division of Coastal Management is seeking applications from citizens and community organizations to fill vacancies on the local advisory committees for the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve sites.

    The local advisory committees consist of citizens and representatives from community organizations, government agencies, and non-governmental partner organizations who provide division staff with guidance and feedback regarding program activities and management of the reserve sites.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court set for Jan. 23

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Jan. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the 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.

  • Free AARP Tax-Aide available in county

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:11 p.m. Jan. 17, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906