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Today's News

  • Dare to Care for Children gives, receives donations to go to pediatric clinic patients

    Skip Wittkofsky, owner of Skip’s Truck Tire Service in Leland, made an early delivery for Santa Claus by donating eight large bags full of toys to New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Wilmington.

  • County landfill and convenience centers recycle Christmas trees and lights

    A sign that the holidays are over is often a Christmas tree dragged to the curb to be discarded with the trash.

    Brunswick County offers an alternative ending to that Christmas story by accepting live trees for recycling at no charge at the landfill, 172 Landfill Road NE in Bolivia, from all county residents or property owners through Jan. 31, solid waste coordinator and Keep Brunswick County Beautiful executive director Micki Bozeman said.

  • The answer to Brunswick County’s water wars is bubbling under the surface of BSL

    Boiling Spring Lakes, I think 2018 could be your year.

    If you haven’t noticed, your neighbors in the north end of Brunswick County have spent the past year or so freaking out about either contaminated water in the Cape Fear River and whether they should or shouldn’t drink it or whether to pull water out of the aquifers with a reverse osmosis water plant.

    And all the while, there you are BSL, watching 43 million gallons of water a day shoot out of the ground.

  • Supply man turns page with new book on addiction recovery

    After losing his son Patrick at age 33 to a drug overdose, Rocky Atkinson of Supply began to mold his own life to serve others, especially those who know or have known addiction as Patrick did.

    Four months after his son’s death, Rocky began to offer his own story and insight to men working through alcohol or drug addiction at Brunswick Christian Recovery Center in Ash.

    Four years after his son’s death, Rocky began the process of putting his son’s passions into a book that offers hope and healing to those in pain.

  • BEAT looks back on first year, forward to 2018

    In just a matter of months since it was formed, the Brunswick Environmental Action Team has snowballed in membership, activities and what its president deems plenty of progress during 2017.

    The nonprofit countywide environmental group launched last April with a capacity crowd of 30 showing up for an initial meeting at Hickmans Crossroads Library.

    Participants coming from as far as Leland, Southport and Oak Island introduced themselves and spoke about environmental concerns the fledgling group hoped to address.

  • Silver Coast Bridal Show set for Jan. 14

    Everything that brides and planners alike need for the perfect wedding will be featured at the Silver Coast Bridal Show from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road in the Grissettown community.

    Local wedding professionals will be on hand to help make that wedding day extra special.

    The event will feature professional caterers, photographers, officiants, bakeries, DJs, entertainment, limos, venues, event planners, florists and more.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department Dec. 21-31 2017

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents and made these arrests. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Dec. 21

    Hit-and-run of a truck by another vehicle on Magnolia Drive.

    Dec. 23

    Laurie Eubanks, 41, of Shady Rest Place in Shallotte was arrested on outstanding warrants.

    Dec. 26

    William Michael Ramsey, 22, of Gray Road in Lexington was stopped for speeding and cited on simple possession of less than one-half ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

  • Nonprofit Profile: Brunswick Family Assistance

    4600-10 Main St., Shallotte

    (Twin Creek Plaza)

    (910) 754-4766

    brunswickfamily.org

    brunswickfamily@yahoo.com

    2018 will mark the 37th year for Brunswick Family Assistance, which launched in 1981 as a private, nonprofit volunteer information center to aid those in need in Brunswick County.

    Like the Energizer Bunny, Shallotte-based BFA has been going ever since.

  • You decide: Is North Carolina’s economic shift complete?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    In a few weeks, I will celebrate the 40th anniversary of my job interview at North Carolina State University. I had left a snow-covered Ithaca, N.Y., home of Cornell University where I was finishing my Ph.D., and exited the plane on the tarmac (yes, airline passengers did that in the good ol’ days) at RDU Airport. It was bright and sunny and 70 degrees. I thought to myself. “I could get used to this!”

  • On Campus with BCC: Brunswick Guarantee: A report to the community

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    In fall semester 2017, Brunswick Community College launched the Brunswick Guarantee (BG), a scholarship program funded by Brunswick County to provide free in-state tuition, fees and books ($750 per semester) to qualified high school graduates from Brunswick County public, private, or home schools. Commissioners approved funding the initiative until June 30, 2020, with a maximum investment not to exceed $200,000 per year.