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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s offices hold news conference on drug arrests

    The Brunswick County and New Hanover County sheriff’s offices held a news press conference June 28 to discuss the June 20 arrest of Nathaniel Josey and the June 7 arrest of Anthony Lamont Williams.

  • Man considered ‘armed and dangerous’ turns self in

     

  • Shallotte police seeking woman in Friday Wal-Mart thefts

    Shallotte police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a woman they say stole an estimated $500 worth of items from Wal-Mart last week.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    Last week in the North Carolina General Assembly, we passed hundreds of bills as the session wound down to adjournment, we overrode the governor’s veto of the consensus budget, we passed several bills of local interest and we adjourned the long session of 2017.

  • My summertime playlist for the rest of the season

    A holiday means an abbreviated work week for many people. For others, like those of us in the news business, it means having to cram a week’s worth of work into fewer days and probably not getting the holiday off.

  • Credit citizens’ effort for Navassa cleanup progress

    As Navassa prepares to celebrate its 36th annual Homecoming this weekend, residents continue to cope with the environmental aftermath of a former creosote plant in their community since it closed just a year before the event was established.

    Creosote, which is made by distilling coal tar at extremely high heat, is used to preserve wood and commonly used on utility poles. It was produced on a 250-acre site by the Brunswick River and Sturgeon Creek for more than 40 years before the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. shuttered it in 1980.

  • Man charged in Brunswick County fraud spree

    A California man is accused of using skimmers and counterfeit ATM cards to steal more than $100,000 from people in Brunswick County during a week-long spree last December.

    Gerry Agopian, 31, of East Walnut Avenue in Burbank, was arrested June 30 and charged with accessing government computers to defraud, card theft with a scanning device, obtaining property by false pretense greater than or equal to $100,000 and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense.

  • BCC Signs Direct Transfer Agreement with Lees-McRae College for Business Administration Students

    Brunswick Community College signed an articulation agreement that will allow students to complete their Bachelor of Arts and Applied Sciences through the Lees-McRae College Business Administration Program.

    Officials from both colleges met at BCC on June 22 to make it official.

    “Having more options for students is always a positive, particularly options that allow students to transfer all their community college credits, and avail themselves of an online degree completion path,” BCC president Dr. Susanne Adams said.

  • Public input sought on transit services needs

    The public’s input is being sought as the state’s public transportation blueprint, known as the Public Transportation Strategic Plan, is being developed.

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is urging residents to take part in a survey to let the department know their top priorities for public transportation services in the state.

    The survey can be completed online at nctransitplan.metroquest.com.

  • Brunswick Nuclear Plant sirens test scheduled for July 12

    The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested Wednesday, July 12, between 10 and 11 a.m.

    The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested at full-volume for 10 seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.