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Today's News

  • UNCW signs agreement with Brunswick Community College

    A new partnership between The University of North Carolina Wilmington and Brunswick Community College became official Oct. 4 when UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli signed an articulation agreement with BCC.

    The agreement establishes a direct transfer opportunity for students earning an associate of applied science in health and fitness science.

  • Pickup collision injures Leland pedestrian

    A Leland man suffered a broken collarbone after being hit by a pickup Oct. 10 in the 1900 block of Mount Misery Road, less than a mile from his residence.

    A 2007 Ford pickup driven south by 63-year-old Alton Nines of Currie hit 23-year-old Laney Huneycutt Jr. where Mount Misery and Leland School roads connect shortly after 8:30 p.m., North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper R. McDermott said.

    An ambulance took Huneycutt to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington to be treated for his injuries, which were not life-threatening.

  • Carolina Shores OKs $10,000 garage building

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have approved purchase of a garage building extension to store town equipment for a cost of $10,000.

    The standalone 30-by-30 building features a roll-up door and can withstand winds of up to 140 mph, Town Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said at the monthly town board meeting Thursday, Oct. 5.

    Commissioner Greg Davis said the purchase “sounds like a no-brainer. As we grow, our equipment grows.”

  • Leland police seek four women in scam

    Leland police are looking for four women involved in a scam.

    The women, each described as black with a medium build, entered Leland’s Walmart at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, and got more than $7,000 using a scam to obtain pre-paid Visa cards, according to a police department news release.

    The women were last seen driving a white SUV with a Florida license plate.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Jacob Schwenk at 371-1100.

  • NHBMC recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center will have local hairdressers in the lobby of the hospital to offer temporary pink hair extensions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, and Monday, Oct. 30.

    There is no set charge, but those interested can donate to the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation Breast Health Fund, which provides mobile mammography, financial assistance for mammography screenings and comfort items to newly diagnosed women with breast cancer.

  • Breakfast with first responders in OIB

    Enjoy a free breakfast while meeting firefighters and police officers from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Ocean Isle Beach Community Center, 44 E. First St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn helpful safety tips while getting to know first responders who keep the community safe.

    In case of inclement weather, the event will take place at the Betty S. Williamson meeting room at 3 W. Third St.

  • 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.

  • Treats for troops

    Local trick-or-treaters will join kids across the nation in donating their Halloween candy by bringing it to Coastal Pediatric Dentistry.

    The goodies will be shipped to Operation Gratitude for inclusion in care packages to U.S. service members deployed overseas in harm’s way and to first responders serving at home.

  • AARP tax program seeks volunteers

    The AARP Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers to prepare and electronically file federal and state returns for both North Carolina and South Carolina taxpayers. Adult volunteers of all ages are welcome.

  • School board approves personnel changes

    Brunswick County Board of Education approved these personnel changes after a closed session at their Oct. 3 meeting:

    • Joyce Beatty to serve as Supply Elementary School interim assistant principal from Oct. 2 through Jan. 22, 2018.

    • The resignation of Ashley Vickery as assistant principal at Town Creek Elementary School, effective Oct. 6.

    • Jennifer Faircloth’s transfer as assistant principal from Union Elementary School to Town Creek Elementary effective Oct. 9.