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Today's News

  • Jessica’s Journey: Former teacher travels the globe for God

    Christ’s presence has been felt by 24-year-old Jessica Bundy for a long time. But the Southport native and former Supply Elementary School teacher said she decided about two years ago it was time to truly let the Lord into her life.

    “Since then, I realized the Lord’s plans for us are the best,” she said.

    But Bundy knew she didn’t want to keep the good news all to herself and set out to spread the word to everyone she could.

    The World Race made that possible.

  • Medicare town hall planned Sept. 26

    Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) have announced a series of free town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries on how to get the most from their Medicare benefits.

  • Railroad work requires River Road closure

    River Road/N.C. 133, north of the intersection with George II Highway/N.C. 87 in Brunswick County, will be closed to traffic for two weeks, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26.

    The closure is needed so a contractor for the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point can make improvements to a railroad crossing.

    The road closure will start at 9 a.m. Sept. 26 and last until 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9. Traffic will be detoured using N.C. 87, U.S. 17 and U.S. 17/74/76.

  • Navassa reschedules regular town council meeting for Sept. 26

    The regularly scheduled Navassa Town Council meeting for September was rescheduled to Sept. 26. The meetings are typically held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.

    Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis said the meeting date was changed because some council members are attending the North Carolina League of Municipalities yearly conference Sept. 20-23 in Greenville.

    The rescheduled meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Navassa Community Center at 338 Main St.

    For more information, call 371-2432.

  • Sunset Beach police seek Hardee’s robber

    Sunset Beach police are seeking information about a robbery at Hardee’s early Friday morning, Sept. 22. No one was injured.

    Someone armed with a pistol entered the restaurant at 1651 Seaside Road SW just after 4 a.m. and demanded the manager open the safe. The robber made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    No description of the robber was provided.

    Sunset Beach police were first to arrive and soon received mutual aid from Ocean Isle Beach police and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Teen Court scheduled for Sept. 26

    The next Brunswick County Teen Court will be Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 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.

  • State commission recognizes BCSO’s Simpson and West

    Officer Donna S. Simpson of the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office was awarded the Advanced Service Award by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission on Sept. 15. Simpson was approved for this award for a total of 20.9 years of criminal justice service.

    The purpose of the Advanced Service Award is to recognize dedicated sheriffs’, deputy sheriffs’ and detention officers’ loyal and competent service to a particular North Carolina sheriff’s office, and  to the state of North Carolina.

  • Sykes appointed to NACo committees

    Brunswick County commissioner Pat Sykes has been appointed to serve as Homeland Security Subcommittee vice chairwoman for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee and a member of the NACo Immigration Reform Task Force and Military Services Committee.

    Sykes previously was named a member of the NACo Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, the Veterans Military Services Committee and the Immigration Reform Task Force in 2016.

  • BCC board approves 2017-18 budget and salary increases

    The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees approved 2017-18 budget allocations at its monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 21.

    The board approved a state budget allocation of $11,616,990 and a county budget allocation of $3,992,430.

    Board members also approved a $1,000 salary increase for full-time employees. They also approved a $750 salary increase for 30-hour employees if those employees were with the college July 1 and remained employed as of September.

  • American Red Cross seeks blood donations

    As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day.