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Today's News

  • Waccamaw School, Bolivia Elementary see official openings for new building, program

    Waccamaw and Bolivia Elementary schools hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies last week to celebrate new additions.

    Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said the new gymnasium and assembly space at Waccamaw, celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 24, is considered a centerpiece. It includes a large stage that will allow for performing arts concerts and productions by the school’s first- through eighth-grade students.

  • Lunch and Learn brings emergency services, deaf and hard of hearing together

    BOLIVIA — Information about emergency services in Brunswick County is for everyone.

    That was the idea that prompted Brunswick County Emergency Services deputy director Scott Garner and Christina Bauman, North Carolina Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Wilmington Regional Center community accessibility consultant, to conduct a Lunch and Learn at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium on Aug. 27.

  • New businesses prepping to pop up in northern Brunswick County

    Circle K is putting its brand on northern Brunswick County with one new gas station and convenience center opened off U.S. 17 earlier this year while a second is in the works on N.C. 133 in Belville.

    Circle K has begun preparing to build a new 5,000-square-foot convenience store with 20 gas pumps at Blackwell Road and N.C. 133.

    The site plan provided to the town of Belville shows a new right-hand turn off N.C. 133 will be built at the front of the store and an additional right-hand turn will be built on Blackwell Road for the 24-hour store.

  • NCACC recognizes county commissioners

    The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners recognized Brunswick County commissioners Marty Cooke, Pat Sykes and Frank Williams for dedication to professional development.

    Cooke was recognized for meeting the requirements for the Mentor level in the Local Elected Leaders Academy. Sykes and Williams were recognized for meeting the requirements for the Master level in the Local Elected Leaders Academy.

  • Three injured in separate county traffic collisions

    Three people, including an 11-year-old girl, were injured in three separate traffic collisions within a 24-hour period last week.

    Leland police Lt. Jeremy Humphries said 42-year-old Christina Gordon Beatty of Leland struck the girl with her vehicle at 3:25 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, in the 400 block of Culverton Road in Mallory Creek Plantation.

  • Coast Guard suspends search for diver missing off Oak Island

    The Coast Guard suspended its search for a diver who went missing off Oak Island last week.

    A 48-year-old diver with Pleasure Craft Atlantis reported mechanical failure with his diving equipment at 10:50 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, and did not resurface, according to a Coast Guard news release.

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup said the Coast Guard did not have the diver’s name.

  • Labor Day changes some local meetings

    Because of the Labor Day holiday Monday, Sept. 5, some local meeting schedules have changed.

    Sunset Beach Town Council has rescheduled its monthly meeting to Tuesday night, Sept. 6, at town hall at 700 Sunset Blvd. N.

    The meeting begins with a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by a pre-agenda session at 6:45 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m.

  • Belville seeks planning board applications

    Belville is seeking applications from town residents interested in an appointment to the town’s planning board. 

    The appointee will fill a vacancy beginning in October. The term ends in June of 2018.

    Applications are available online at townofbelville.com under the town forms tab or at Belville Town Hall, at 497 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 205, Belville.  Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. 

  • BSL police arrest Burlington woman after Leland hit-and-run

    Boiling Spring Lakes police arrested a Burlington woman who they say led them on a chase after a hit and run in Leland on Thursday, Aug. 25.

    Jennifer Lee Smith had two passengers, including a child, in her vehicle when the crash happened on U.S. 74 and she fled down N.C. 133, according to a Boiling Spring Lakes police news release. A Boiling Spring Lakes police officer tried to stop her, but she eluded him until she lost control of her car and slamming into his vehicle.

    No one was injured, the release said.

  • No criminal charges in Leland fatal shooting

    The District Attorney’s Office will not press charges in a fatal shooting that happened in Leland earlier this year.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 500 block of Creekview Lane on Jan. 5, when they and EMS personnel found 32-year-old Daniel Todd Adams dead of an apparent gunshot wound, according to the DA’s Office news release issued Aug. 25. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death.