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Today's News

  • County OKs youth football travel team equipment loan

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners will allow a team of 10- to 11-year-old Brunswick Youth Football League players to use county equipment for a national football tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., despite concerns of setting a precedent for loaning county property.

    “Be aware, you will have others come (to you) with good causes,” County Manager Ann Hardy said during the commissioners’ agenda meeting Monday afternoon.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    The North Carolina House of Representatives and Senate were not in session last week. However, we had an important first meeting of the new House Select Committee on N.C. River Quality. We had a daylong visit from the N.C. Commissioner of Insurance, and we had interesting county events Saturday.

  • On Campus with BCC: Seeking individuals who want to make a life-saving difference

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    Employees of all ages generally agree on the qualities

    that make a career truly rewarding: teamwork,

    purpose and lasting value, family sustaining wages, and a balance of excitement and routine. It would be difficult to list careers that encompass all these qualities without including emergency services.

  • Turn breast cancer awareness toward overall wellness

    We have barely begun October, which is observed as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and hundreds of generous people throughout our community have already contributed to the cause in some way.

    Last Wednesday, Sept. 27, Sandpiper Bay Golf and Country Club finished hosting its 10th Annual Pretty in Pink Golf Tournament and Auction, which followed a fashion show the previous Sunday. We are happy to report the events raised more than $22,000 for the Pretty in Pink Foundation and Brunswick County residents diagnosed with breast cancer who have limited or no health insurance.

  • Calabash Fire Department September 2017

    During the month of September, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 171 calls: three structure fires, two fire alarms, 16 motor vehicle accidents, one water rescue, one investigation, two mutual aid, 22 public assistance, seven other and 117 EMS first response calls.

     

  • Sunset at Sunset celebrates 11th year Oct. 7

    A record number of craft vendors and nonprofit entities highlight the 11th annual Sunset at Sunset community block party from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Village at Sunset Beach.

    Event organizer Karen Joseph said this year’s festival has been a sell-out as far as vendor space, with 123 vendors scheduled, including a number of new ones.

  • Author L. Kerr Dunn at Hickmans Crossroads Library on Oct. 12

    L. Kerr Dunn will be featured at the next Meet the Author event at Hickmans Crossroads Library at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

    Dunn’s biography, “Dreaming with Animals,” is the first children’s biography of celebrated sculptor and Brookgreen Gardens co-founder Anna Hyatt Huntington, whose remarkable life serves as an inspiration not only because of her art but also because of her courage and perseverance.

  • Haunted trail and swamp just around the bend

    Just when you thought the ghostly coast was clear, seasonal Halloween events start to stir.

    Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue unveils its ninth annual Haunted Trail at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, at the station at 758 Longwood Road (N.C. 904) in rural Grissettown and continuing at the same time “until” every Friday and Saturday during October, plus Halloween eve and night Monday, Oct. 30, and Tuesday, Oct. 31.

  • Out of the ashes: Sunset Beach couple returns to new home after island fire

    SUNSET BEACH — More than a year after a fire destroyed their island home and all their belongings, Greg and Ann Jensen have finally settled back into a brand new house at their East Main Street address.

    “We couldn’t be happier,” Ann Jensen said as she and her husband, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April, sat in the great room inside the new house built by Ernest G. Crews Construction Co. of Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Sunset Beach park rules set for possible action Oct. 17

    SUNSET BEACH — After combing through details of proposed changes in park rules, Sunset Beach Town Council voted Monday night to set a $175 fee for each “high impact” event in Sunset Beach Town Park.

    Councilman John Corbett cast a dissenting vote at the Oct. 2 meeting.

    Council members also took a closer look at a wedding policy and agreed to continue discussion and possible action on the ongoing issue at the board’s next meeting Oct. 17.