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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.

  • Latest Lockwood Folly dredge work finished, for now

    Maintenance dredging of the Lockwood Folly Inlet has been completed, a spokesman with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said last week.

    USACE Wilmington District completed work in the inlet between Holden Beach and Oak Island that resumed in late August. Work by the shallow-draft side-cast Merritt dredge had to be suspended in July after the half-century-old vessel had to be taken up to Manns Harbor near the Outer Banks for repairs to a hole and breach on the dredge boat that had caused it to start taking in water.

  • School board approves Town Creek schools’ designs

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Education approved the schematic designs for the addition to Town Creek Elementary School and the new Town Creek Middle School during its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

  • Hurricane Jose lingers as Hurricane Maria threatens coast

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Hurricane Center in Miami announced Hurricane Maria became a Category 5 storm as of 8 p.m. Monday.

    By Tuesday afternoon, the hurricane was 110 miles southeast of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, moving northwest at 10 mph. Forecasts show it was likely to continue in that direction and reach Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

    The hurricane was reported to have sustained winds of 160 mph; 110 mph is considered a major hurricane.

  • County board OKs school bond financial advisor, water connection

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners approved a contract Monday night with Stephens Inc. to serve as the financial advisor to issue the first phase of General Obligation (GO) bonds for Brunswick County Schools improvements and expansion.

    County Manager Ann Hardy said the $152 million in bonds will be issued in phases with $52,950,000 to be issued in July 2018.

    In July 2020, $47,550,000 will be issued for phase two and $51,500,000 will be issued in July 2022 for phase three.