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Today's News

  • Former town clerk under state investigation

    A Sandy Creek town councilwoman-elect is under investigation for her stint as town clerk.

    Tina Colby received 25 votes, the most among four candidates, to take one of two open seats on the Sandy Creek board Nov. 7. Her sister, Anna Knapp, received 22 votes to claim the second seat.

    Voters picked Colby and Knapp over incumbents Stephen Permenter and Mildred Miller.

    But an investigation Permenter began by contacting the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office over employee benefit discrepancies continues.

  • DEQ suspends GenX manufacturers’ permit, seeks its revocation

    The chemical company responsible for the contaminant GenX in the Cape Fear River could lose its discharge permit because of a month-long delay reporting a spill.

    North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan announced Nov. 16 the state moved to revoke The Chemours Co.’s permit to discharge processed wastewater after the company failed to comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

  • Cooke named to NCBIWA board

    Brunswick County commissioner Marty Cooke has been named to the board of directors for the North Carolina Beach, Inlet & Waterway Association.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:07 a.m. Nov. 21, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Election canvass confirms H2GO board majority flip

    The balance of the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO five-member board will tip to the opponents of a reverse osmosis water plant that is under construction.

    After a recount Wednesday, Nov. 15, and canvass Friday, Nov. 17, incumbent Ron Jenkins and new candidates Rodney McCoy and Bill Beer were confirmed as the official winners of the three open seats on the H2GO board of commissioners.

    Jenkins’ number of votes increased from an unofficial total of 1,984 votes Nov. 7 to a final total of 1,996.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:43 a.m. Nov. 20, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Teen Court scheduled for Nov. 28

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be Nov. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County Schools.

  • Gilleland receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

    Retired Army Col. Troy “Gil” Gilleland, a resident of Winding River Plantation and guest speaker at the Winding River Veterans Association’s annual Military Gala, is the recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious civilian awards for extraordinary service to the state.

    Joseph W. Koletar, president of the Winding River Veterans Association, is shown presenting the award to Gilleland at the gala, which is held each year to support various military-related charities.

  • CIS thankful for volunteers: Be thankful and volunteer

    By Bonnie Jordan

    Guest Columnist

    For Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS), volunteers make all the difference, both in our school programs and our thrift shops. CIS volunteers give back tirelessly to the community through CIS and help students in Brunswick County to stay in school.

    It takes a special person to give their time and make a commitment to help struggling students. Community volunteers contribute to and support programs offered by CIS.

  • An attitude of gratitude heading into the holiday season

    My doctor put me on a new

    medication a few weeks ago to help me get some sleep. Alas, one of the side effects was a constant state of agitation. Some of our newsroom staff wondered aloud whether the medication was to blame for that.