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Today's News

  • Brunswick County commissioners attend NCACC conference

    Brunswick County commissioners joined county commissioners from across North Carolina in Raleigh last month to set the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ legislative agenda for the 2017-18 Legislative Biennium.

  • Leland woman arrested on drug charges

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 66-year-old Leland woman accused of trying to sell oxycodone pills in January.

    Wilma L. Batten of Village Road was arrested Feb. 7 and charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II substance, felony conspiring to traffic opium/heroin, felony conspiring to sell/deliver a schedule II substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

    Warrants show Batten attempted to sell a pill bottle containing 17 oxycodone pills Jan. 18.  

  • Agency offers Hurricane Matthew home repair assistance

    North Carolinians in 49 counties, including Brunswick, whose homes were damaged by specific natural disasters in 2016 may be eligible for repairs financed by the N.C. Housing Finance Agency. Using a special appropriation from the General Assembly to the state’s Housing Trust Fund, the agency is awarding funding to local organizations for the rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes in counties affected by natural disasters.

  • Leland hosts AARP tax preparation help

    A group of volunteers with AARP will help senior citizens and those with a low- to moderate-income prepare their taxes for free Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Leland Town Hall and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the original Senior Center at 1490 Village Road NE through April 13.

    Be sure to bring ID, a copy of last year’s tax return and all other relevant forms.

  • Dinner and a movie about living shorelines

    The state’s coastal agency is hosting an event that will include dinner and a movie about shoreline stabilization at Katy’s Grill and Bar, 1054 S. College Road in Wilmington, on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Hickmans Crossroads Library hosts Tax-Aide

    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 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.

  • Shallotte police arrest woman on felony larceny charge

    Shallotte police arrested a Supply woman wanted in a January theft.

    Amy Elizabeth Griffie, 36, of Partridge Place was arrested Feb. 7 at her residence and charged with felony larceny, Detective Sgt. John Holman said.

    Griffie is accused of stealing a ring worth about $1,000 from the counter of Pawn-USA on Main Street on Jan. 19. The ring has not been found.

     Griffie was released Feb. 7 from the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $10,000 bail.    

  • Brochure named chairwoman of state resort towns group

    Oak Island Mayor Cin Brochure is the new chairwoman of the NC Association of Resort Towns and Convention Cities.

    Brochure was elected to her post during the group’s meeting in Raleigh on Feb.5. Her term will be for one year, after which she will serve as immediate past chairman.

  • Calabash Merchant’s Association workshop

    All business owners within the town of Calabash are invited to attend a workshop with the Calabash Merchant’s Association, local economic development committee and community service committee at Sanborn Hall, 882 Persimmon Road in Calabash, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.

    The merchant workshop goals are to assist local merchants by networking and brainstorming ideas for cooperative efforts with the town to support promotion of local growth in the community.

    For more information, call 579-6747.

  • AARP Tax-Aide available locally

    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.