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Today's News

  • Election canvass confirms H2GO board majority flip

    The balance of the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO five-member board will tip to the opponents of a reverse osmosis water plant that is under construction.

    After a recount Wednesday, Nov. 15, and canvass Friday, Nov. 17, incumbent Ron Jenkins and new candidates Rodney McCoy and Bill Beer were confirmed as the official winners of the three open seats on the H2GO board of commissioners.

    Jenkins’ number of votes increased from an unofficial total of 1,984 votes Nov. 7 to a final total of 1,996.

  • Nov. 7 official Brunswick County municipal election results

    Bald Head Island mayor (one precinct)

    Andy Sayre (incumbent) 91

    Mary Kathryn Adcock (write-in) 79

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 5

    Bald Head Island Village Council

    (one seat; one precinct)

    James P. Bonica 74

    Betsi Stephen 100

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 0

    Belville mayor (three precincts)

    Mike Allen (incumbent) 141

    Write-in (miscellaneous) 10

    Mark McAllister (write-in) 6

    Belville Town Board of Commissioners

    (two seats; three precincts)

  • Cooke named to NCBIWA board

    Brunswick County commissioner Marty Cooke has been named to the board of directors for the North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association.

  • Teen Court scheduled for Nov. 28

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Nov. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Leland’s ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ to benefit BFA, Salvation Army

    Leland police and Leland Wal-Mart are coming together to help Brunswick Family Assistance and the Salvation Army during the holidays with a series of fundraisers and a grand finale “Pack the Patrol Car” event.

    From now until Dec. 5, Leland Wal-Mart will host events in and around the store at 1112 New Pointe Blvd. to raise money for the two nonprofits.

    On Dec. 7, Leland police will open the doors of two police cars parked outside Wal-Mart for the public to pack with non-perishable foods between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Calabash pays tribute to late Mayor Anthony Clemmons

    CALABASH — Tribute was paid to former Mayor Anthony Clemmons and his family at the town board of commissioners’ monthly meeting Nov. 14.

    Clemmons, 78, died unexpectedly at his home Oct. 13.

    Mayor Mary Knight said Clemmons, who served as mayor from 2007 to 2011, “did a fine, fine job” helping to make the town “as wonderful as it is.”

  • County to begin accepting LIEAP applications Dec. 1

    Brunswick County will begin accepting applications Dec. 1 for LIEAP, the annual energy assistance program, from adults who are at least 60 or disabled.

    The LIEAP, or Low Income Energy Assistance Program, provides a one-time annual vendor payment to help eligible families offset winter heating expenses. The household’s total countable income for the base period must be equal to or less than 130 percent of the current poverty level, and the household’s total resources must be $2,250 or less.

  • Bridge expected to open before Shallotte Christmas parade

    SHALLOTTE — The new Mulberry Branch bridge on Bridgers Road is expected to open in time for Shallotte’s Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 2.

    The B-440 bridge replacement project on Bridgers Road is not yet finished, planning director Robert Waring said during the town’s Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 8.

    Mayor Walt Eccard raised the question about the Dec. 2 event, noting Bridgers Road is used for parade access.

  • Board moves January meeting to discuss allied health building draft

    BOLIVIA — With no board meeting in December, the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees moved its Jan. 18 meeting to Jan. 4 to discuss the schematic draft for a planned allied health building on campus.
    At the board’s Nov. 16 meeting, chairman Alan Holden said it had been brought to BCC’s attention that plans for the grounds around the proposed allied health building call for the possible removal of the building that served as the Early Childhood Education Center.

  • 10-year-old expected to be OK after two-vehicle crash in Winnabow

    A 10-year-old girl is expected to recover after being airlifted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Center as a result of a two-vehicle collision Nov. 15 in Winnabow.

    The girl was one of three passengers in a white Oldsmobile van driven by her mother, 39-year old Roselia Enriques of Winnabow, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper A.S. Godwin said, who did not give the girl’s name.