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Today's News

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Celebrating MLK: Brunswick County remembers the dream

    BOLIVIA—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the same age as local TV reporter Tim Pulliam when King ignited the civil rights movement, the 26-year-old keynote speaker of last week’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration said.

    “We have to see his vision through,” Pulliam said. “We have to do the same thing with our goals.”

  • Local organizations collecting donations for Haiti relief efforts

    The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, Jan. 12, took down Hope Orphanage in the Fontmara Area between Port-au-Prince and Carrefour. Extensive damage to the building left about 60 children homeless.

    “Just shock,” Deborah Blythe, pastor of Liberty Tabernacle in Shallotte, said of the earthquake. “And just I knew it would be devastating to the people over there because the conditions are so bad anyway that this has to be just horrific.”

  • Brown to speak Jan. 28 at 101 Stone Chimney Place

    He’s been a teacher, counselor, freelance writer, Realtor, business coach and small business owner. In fact, there probably aren't many hats Bruce Brown hasn’t worn in his more than 40 years in the working world.

    These days, Brown, a resident of Brunswick Forest, is a broker with Coldwell Banker Seacoast Realty in Leland and and the owner of Quantum Business Coaching.

  • There are calendar girls in Brunswick County

    I met a calendar girl this past weekend, and she wasn’t anything like I expected. She was friendly, down-to-earth and approachable.

    She also is a Brunswick County resident—along with more than a dozen other calendar girls.

    These ladies are all members of the Cape Fear Yacht Club in Southport. They recently collaborated to produce a calendar featuring themed photos of them for each of the 12 months.

  • Commissioners hold off on recycling decision

    BOLIVIA—It’s back to the drawing board for bringing countywide recycling to Brunswick County.

    After hearing a cost analysis from about proposed countywide recycling with Waste Industries, county commissioners instructed county manager Marty Lawing to solicit more bids.

    “There’s a lot of interest, as you heard tonight. It’s the right thing to do environmentally, but financially, if there’s no incentive to reduce your [Municipal Solid Waste] costs, it’s tough,” Lawing said.

  • Commissioners OK resolution in support of VA clinic in Brunswick

    BOLIVIA—With Brunswick County Commissioners Chairman Bill Sue calling it a “no-brainer,” county commissioners on Tuesday approved an amendment to a previous resolution in support of converting Brunswick Community Hospital to a Veterans Affairs clinic once the new hospital is built.

    County commissioners approved a similar resolution at their Oct. 5, 2009, meeting, but felt the need to amend the resolution after the announcement by U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., that the VA would spend up to $95 million to build a new VA clinic in the Wilmington area.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: BHO receives grant for housing outreach for essential workers

    They’re the people who make the county run—teachers, police officers, nurses, government employees—and Brunswick Housing Opportunities President Resea Willis wants to make sure they know about their home-buying options.

    Brunswick Housing Opportunities recently received a grant for housing outreach for the community’s essential workers.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: SOUPER-BOWL SATURDAY

    CALABASH—It’s down to the wire, as pottery students and chefs in southern Brunswick County heat up for the first Soup-er Bowl this Saturday at Shallotte Presbyterian Church.

    “This is pottery in action,” Cindy Hewett, president of the South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club, said last week as students in Jane Truesdale’s class threw and shaped clay in the studio at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery.

    It also is pottery with a mission.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Brunswick County authors collaborate on new short-story book

    Joan Leotta and Edith Edwards first became friends through the Writer’s Block, a Wilmington-based writing group.

    They soon discovered they had a lot in common—a love of history and a penchant for writing short stories.

    It was just a matter of time for the two to collaborate on “Tales Through Time: Women of the South,” a new book of short stories the two wrote and published together.

    A reading and presentation of their new book is set for 2 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 22, at Hickmans Crossroads Library.

  • South swimmers peaking for regional

     In a dual Saturday at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, South Brunswick swimmers automatically qualified for eight regional events.

    The N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A East  Regional, which takes place Feb. 5-6, attracts 42 high schools teams and is the qualifier for the state meet.

    The Cougars swam against Richlands in what was scheduled to be the next-to-last home meet for the Cougars. South’s girls won 71-9 and South’s boys won 66-17.