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Today's News

  • Federal officials to visit Sunset Beach regarding Palm Cove

    Public concern about the Palm Cove residential development under construction on the east end of the Sunset Beach island have led to a pending visit by federal officials.

    Representatives with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Carolina’s National Flood Insurance Program are tentatively set to visit Sunset Beach during the week of Sept. 18, Town Administrator Susan Parker wrote in an Aug. 22 email to town council.

  • Sykes named to National Association of Counties committee

    Brunswick County commissioner Pat Sykes has been named to the National Association of Counties Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.

  • VP candidate Pence campaigns in Leland

    LELAND — Brunswick County became a piece of the battleground for the presidential election Wednesday afternoon with a visit from Republican vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, stopping by Manufacturing Methods in Leland.

  • 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.

  • Detectives seek Southport Pacific Superstore thieves

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who stole a small amount of merchandise from Pacific Superstore at 4910 Long Beach Road in Southport about 5 a.m. Aug. 23. 

    One of the men suffered a cut to his right arm during the theft, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Emily Flax said, but said no other description of him or his accomplice was available.

     Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jason Fennell at 880-4895.     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • OIB chiropractor pens book about metal toxicity

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Dr. Pamela J. Owens knows firsthand the dangers of metals people encounter and ingest every day.

    The longtime operator of At the Beach Chiropractic Health Center in Ocean Isle Beach has experienced and treated her own symptoms, as well as those of her patients.

    This year, Owens published a book, “Poisoned! What You Don’t Know About Heavy Metals Is Killing You!” in hopes of educating and providing information.

  • 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.