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Today's News

  • BCC trustees swear in two newest members

     SUPPLY — The two newest members of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees were sworn in Thursday, Aug. 21, at the group’s monthly meeting.

    Former trustee, state Sen. Bill Rabon, swore in community leaders Dwight Flanagan and Doug Terhune inside the board room at Brunswick Community College.

  • District offers free breakfast and lunch to all K-8 students

     For the first time in the history of Brunswick County Schools, all students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade will eat breakfast and lunch at no cost.

    As a part of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is available nationwide for the first time.

    Brunswick County Schools Nutrition Director Tina Ward said the U.S. Department of Agriculture piloted the program in 10 states before and decided to offer the program to all 50 states for the first time this school year.

  • BFA launches financial literacy program for clients

    SHALLOTTE — When it comes to helping others learn to help themselves, money management is key.

    That’s the basis for Brunswick Family Assistance’s upcoming financial literacy program, which is scheduled to launch in September for clients of the 33-year-old private nonprofit that provides emergency assistance and other aid to low-income residents through donated money, food and clothing and a dedicated team of volunteers.

  • Former officer convicted of sex crime, sentencing set aside

     A Brunswick County jury found a former Northwest police officer guilty of participating in prostitution of a minor and filing a false police report in Superior Court on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

    Hayes surrendered to police May 15, 2013, on the charges stemming from an incident where he was the victim of an armed robbery after meeting a 17-year-old girl in Boiling Spring Lakes to exchange money for sex acts. Ann eight-year veteran of the Northwest force, he resigned May 14, 2013.

  • Section 1 work 'complete' in Jaguar's Lair

    SUNSET BEACH — Section 1 work in Jaguar’s Lair is complete, a Sunset Beach town councilman says.

    The work has been done in accordance with the subdivision improvement agreement (SIA) for the unfinished Ocean Ridge Phase VI development off Old Georgetown Road, Sunset Beach Town Councilman Wilson Sherrill said.

    That work includes a rock base, curbing, stormwater, water and sewer.

  • Fix A Friend marks 4,000th surgery with Aug. 29 party

    Fix A Friend Spay Neuter Clinic in Winnabow recently performed its 4,000th spay/neuter surgery in less than a year.

    It is celebrating this huge milestone at a one-year anniversary party, “Grab and Growl,” at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the clinic at 6033 Ocean Highway West in Winnabow.

    Thanks to Fix A Friend, which opened Aug. 26, 2013, it’s estimated at least a million fewer unwanted kittens will be born in southeastern North Carolina. And that’s the estimated result from just six weeks of surgeries.

  • Commissioners approve contracts, funding to build new 911 call center

    BOLIVIA – After reassignment and relocation delayed building a new 911 call center, Brunswick County commissioners approved construction contract for the new building.

    At the Aug. 18 county meeting, Director of Engineering William Pinnix said it will be a total 12 month building project, starting in mid-October.

    “We plan to build in 10 months then get certificate of occupancy, get power and water and sewer,” Pinnix said.

    “Then turn it over to MTS for two months for electronics.”

  • Leland denies H2GO water plant site rezoning in second split vote

    LELAND – Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s plans for a water treatment plant are in limbo after Leland officials denied a request to rezone their intended plant site.

    H2GO is one of the wholesale customers of Brunswick utilities’ finished water, which it sells to 8,500 customers in the Leland/Belville/Navassa area.

  • Leland live oaks could be costly to cut down

    If money grew on trees, Leland’s problem with Live oaks would take care of itself.

    But an update on nuisance trees in the Magnolia Green development indicates a real solution will be expensive for the town.

    Leland Public Works Director Steven Spruill first reviewed the tree issue in October 2013 after receiving complaints about the trees becoming a nuisance in the right of way of the residential streets like, Grandiflora Drive.

  • Belville hires new Public Works/ Parks and Recreation technician

    BELVILLE – Belville filled one open position during the Aug. 25 town meeting, with one more still open.

    That’s 33 percent of the administration in a town with only three full time employees.

    Mayor Mike Allen said Pat Walsh resigned from the Public Works/ Parks and Recreation technician roles earlier in the summer.

    But the vacancy attracted 52 applications from as far away as Pennsylvania.

    “Some applications you would call way overqualified and other were not very realistic,” Allen said.