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Today's News

  • BCAR releases August 2017 real estate data

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued its steady growth during August with the number of units sold up 20 percent over July and 33 percent over August 2016, according to statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR).

    “August may be the last month of summer vacation, but the real estate market in Brunswick County certainly didn’t take a summer a break,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a news release.

  • Hope for Recovery event Sept. 30

    North Carolina Parents Coalition for C.H.A.N.G.E., WVCB 1410 Christian Radio and Palms Health and Wellness LLC will host Hope for Recovery from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at 1 Medical Center Drive in Supply (formerly Brunswick Community Hospital).

    The event will be a day of live music, food, testimonies, resource providers, crafts and more. This is an opportunity for the community to come together and offer support along with resources to those suffering from substance abuse as well as offer support to those who have lost loved ones in the fight.

  • 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.

  • Nonprofit expo planned for Sept. 30

    The Northern Brunswick County Services Coordinating Council (NBCSCC) is hosting a Community Services Expo on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.

    This will be a networking opportunity for more than 20 local agencies to speak with people who need services, whether physical, financial or emotional, as well as informing potential new volunteers of the many ways they can make a difference to people in Brunswick County.

  • Health Fair events offered in Ash

    The Roosevelt & Ruth Educational and Recreational Foundation will host a series of community health events to encourage healthy living and wellness beginning Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the church fellowship hall at 5213 Little Prong Road in Ash.

  • Celebrating the Dream Socioeconomic Leadership Conference

    The Countywide Community Development Corp. (CWCDC) community subcommittees on the LBJ Presidential Leadership Awards, Socioeconomic Development, Village for Scholars (youth development) and Humanities and Arts, representing Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties, announced the 2017 Celebrating The Dream Socioeconomic Leadership Conference Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29-30, at Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington.

  • Town board OKs brunch bill, beer garden for Run OIB

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach town officials heard from enough local businesses in the past month to vote for the “brunch bill.”

    North Carolina passed the Senate Bill 155 that allows alcohol sales by businesses beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays, subject to local government approval.

    In August, commissioners discussed approving an ordinance allowing the brunch bill legislation in town, but none of the board members had heard of any interest in changing the alcohol sales hours in town.

  • Calabash assesses post-hurricane stormwater

    CALABASH — With the town only partially through hurricane season, it’s amping up scrutiny of recent rainfall and seeking help from the state.

    “We’re trying to get (the North Carolina Department of Transportation) to clean ditches on Persimmon Road,” commissioner Cecelia Herman, who reports on stormwater issues for the town, said at the monthly town board meeting last Tuesday, Sept. 12.

  • Wilmington man accused of trafficking opiates

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Wilmington man accused of trafficking opiates.

    Paul Andrew Frick, 41, of Crosswinds Drive was arrested Sept. 15 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession of heroin, two counts of trafficking opium or heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Thompson appointed to state Fire and Rescue Commission

    Brunswick County Board of Commissioners vice chairman Randy Thompson was appointed to the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission. The commission assists and participates with state and local fire prevention and control agencies in the improvement of fire prevention and control in North Carolina.