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Today's News

  • Calabash EMS puts old ambulance in the pink to spread awareness

    CALABASH — She’s an old ambulance sporting a new shade of pink to spread a year-round message.

    At a ceremony last Thursday, Sept. 25, Calabash Volunteer EMS ambulance No. 2971, the oldest in the department fleet, was unveiled as the newly transformed “Vision of Calabash.”

    The station on Beach Drive was decked out in pink for the emergency vehicle unveiling, from balloons and festoons to refreshments. The men on hand were decked out, too, exemplifying real men who wear EMS pink T-shirts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

  • Elementary students enjoy ‘Life on the Farm’

     WINNABOW — Only a couple years removed from learning the famous children’s song, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” students at Belville Elementary School learned what life on a real farm was all about.

    Funston Farms in Winnabow hosted “Life on the Farm” for the 43rd time in its illustrious history and welcomed more than 200 students from several of the district’s elementary schools during the last two weeks.

  • NCDOT meets North Brunswick commuters to address causeway construction traffic

    LELAND–Causeway congestion on U.S. 74/76/17 due to road widening projects brought transportation officials together Sept. 23 with the public to address traffic concerns.

    North Carolina Department of Transportation officials including NCDOT’s Div 3 Engineer Karen Fussell and Div 3 Construction Engineer Jackson Provost hosted a community meeting at Leland Middle School to address questions NCDOT has received, get feedback from those in attendance.

  • Scams cost Brunswick County residents millions

     BOLIVIA — When it comes to the financial scams that make the rounds through Brunswick County, most people think, “That won’t happen to me. I’m too smart for that.”

    Sheriff’s office Detective Ed Carter says they’re wrong — and he can prove it.

  • Hale Swamp Road closed two weeks for Old Georgetown Road extension work

    Despite slow going due to summer storms, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Old Georgetown Road extension keeps moving.

    A mile and a half stretch of Hale Swamp Road from Goose Creek Road SW to Bricklanding Road SW closed Monday, Sept. 29 for construction work and will remain closed through Sunday, Oct. 12.

    The road could remain closed if weather holds up the preparation work scheduled for the next two weeks.

  • Sunset Beach councilman pleads guilty to DWI

    Sunset Beach Town Councilman Mike Williams has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.

    Williams was ordered to pay a $100 fine and court costs after pleading guilty to a level-5 DWI charge at a district court hearing Friday, Sept. 26, at the Brunswick County Courthouse.

    Williams must also complete 24 hours of community service and cannot operate a vehicle until he is relicensed. A second charge of driving left of center was dismissed, according to Brunswick County Clerk of Court records.

  • Leland considers naming municipal park for first mayor

    Leland officials could rename the Municipal Park across from the new Town Hall after former Mayor Russell Baldwin.

    Baldwin, who died Sept. 18 after a long illness, was instrumental in creating the town of Leland and served as its first mayor.

    “I wanted to do something for the first mayor,” Mayor Brenda Bozeman said during the Sept. 18 town meeting where she announced Baldwin had died.

  • Top educators crowned at ‘Night of Stars’

     SUPPLY — Brunswick County’s Schools’ “Night of Stars” could’ve been changed to “Night of Smiths” following the awards ceremony honoring the district’s top teacher and administrator.

    As school board members, central office staff and representatives from each of the district’s 19 schools filled the banquet room 101 Stone Chimney Place, it was a handful of educators who stood out among many.

  • County approves $4.2 million for water mains and pump stations

    Brunswick County commissioners approved more than $4.2 million in utilities construction contracts.

    “We limited the two projects to $6 million. These are under that,” County Manager Ann Hardy told the board members.

    Water mains

    The board approved selection of contractor Ralph Hodge Construction for the construction of the Danford Road water main and Duke Energy Canal water main.

  • District aims new policy at improving student scores

     Brunswick County Schools officials have unveiled an action plan for improving student performance on standardized tests.

    Dr. Deanne Meadows, assistant superintendent and chief academic officer, shared the plan with an audience of board members, principals, central services administration, instructional coaches, community members and parents during the monthly Brunswick County Board of Education curriculum committee meeting Thursday, Sept. 25, in Bolivia.