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Today's News

  • Cannon found in Cape Fear near Brunswick Town could be linked to site’s history

    Another piece of Brunswick Town history has come up from the bottom of the Cape Fear River.

    Jim McKee, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site historian, said Norfolk Dredging Co. was working on maintenance along the Cape Fear River channel Dec. 21 when they discovered an eight-foot long, 18th Century cannon.

    “They use one of those clamshell devices that scoops material out of the water. It was in the clamshell,” McKee said. “It was an oops.”

  • Brunswick County reports untreated wastewater spill

    Brunswick County Public Utilities reported a discharge of untreated wastewater Monday, Jan. 9, from a 10-inch force main across the street from 9097 Timber Lane in Leland, according to a county news release.

    The leak occurred from 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. with repairs completed at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10.

    It is believed about 40,000 gallons reached the underground drainage system which leads to Sturgeon Creek with an additional 10,000 gallons removed by Vac-truck.

  • Nature Conservancy plans controlled burns in southeastern North Carolina

    The Nature Conservancy is launching its 2017 controlled burn season in southeastern North Carolina. Between January and August, the conservancy hopes to burn several thousand acres on its preserves in Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Columbus and Onslow counties.

  • Storm, floodplain sessions scheduled in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Post-storms and post-flooding, the town has scheduled two public sessions later this month to address both issues that have inundated the town.

    A storm-ready community training session with the National Weather Service is set for next Thursday, Jan. 19. The 10 a.m. session at town hall will address weather events and severe weather events, Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall said.

  • Donation conserves land along Town Creek

    While others hustled about shopping and preparing for the holidays, Marty Lanier was focused on completing a very important year-end gift to the Coastal Land Trust, the gift of a perpetual landowner agreement (also known as a conservation easement) over his 57-acre property in Brunswick County.

  • NCDOT project may cause ATMC outages

    A North Carolina Department of Transportation upgrade and construction project on Bridger Road in Shallotte may affect some ATMC customers throughout Brunswick County.

    When the project is under way during the early morning hours Jan. 23 and 24, customers may experience disruptions in cable TV and/or Internet services that could last several hours. Phone service in most areas will not be affected.

  • Jordan named to lead Communities In Schools

    Bonnie Jordan has replaced Nancy Lamb as executive director of Communities In Schools of Brunswick County.

    Jordan served as interim executive director after Lamb resigned from the position Sept. 16.

    In a previous interview, Jordan declined to say whether Lamb’s resignation was related to the announcement of the cancellation and reinstatement of CIS’ fee-based before and after-school programs at Southport, Belville and Town Creek elementary schools in August 2016.

  • County accepts LIEAP assistance applications

    Brunswick County is accepting applications for LIEAP at the Building B Annex (back of the Social Service building) at the county government complex in Bolivia, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    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.

  • Rabon sworn in as state senator

    Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, was sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Raleigh for his fourth two-year term representing the 8th District in the state Senate.

    North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin administered the oath of office.

  • Dosher receives $450K grant, launches community health initiative

    Dosher Memorial Hospital has received the largest grant in its 86-year history: $450,000 from The Duke Endowment in Charlotte. Hospital officials said the funds would be used to launch the Brunswick County Community Wellness Coalition to improve the health and wellness of area residents.