Today's News

  • Brunswick Community Hospital recognizes volunteers

    At a recent volunteer appreciation banquet, Brunswick Community Hospital leaders recognized the hospital’s 59 volunteers for nearly 10,000 hours of time they contributed to the hospital in 2009.
    “Every day, you give unselfishly of yourself from the smile and the greeting at the door to the assistance that someone needs in the surgical waiting room to find out how a loved one is or to suggestions for that special gift for the new baby and mother in the gift shop,” Deborah Rochelle, manager of service excellence and volunteers for the hospital, said.

  • Union Elementary students earn honor roll, awards

    Union Elementary School recently had its third nine weeks awards ceremony. The following students were recognized:
    Citizens of the Month
    Kindergarten: Ciarra Lucio, Rowan Evans, Conner Parks, Bianca Rendon, Kendra Erwin, Isaac Cross, Hannah Hickman, Justin Goodman.
    First grade: Brianna Croft, Ian Clark, Alex Gore, Emma Grace Hamric, Ayden Stanley, Emily Santos, Emily Cottrell, Garrett Gushman, Makoa Surigao, Teresa Callahanm, Eric Lambrakopoulos, D’miyah Stanley.

  • BCC hosts annual fund drive

    The Foundation of Brunswick Community College hosted its annual Campus and Community Fund Drive during the month of April, raising $42,494.87 for student scholarships.
    The tradition of the BCC Campus and Community Fund Drive gives BCC employees the opportunity to make donations that are used to support student scholarships, with 194 employees participating and raising $20,000 toward student scholarships, exceeding the goal of $15,000.

  • Literacy Council volunteers time at kids festival on Oak Island

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) staff and volunteers spent a fun day with kids of all ages at the Up with Kids Festival at the Bill Smith Park on Oak Island on May 1. The festival was sponsored by the Ocean View Methodist Church on Oak Island.
    The BCLC booth was stacked with children’s books, children reading stories to children and adults reading to children. There was something for all ages.
    Other activities included a puppet show where children were the puppeteers, children’s games, puppet making and storytelling.

  • Langshaw to be artist-in-residence at Porch Parrot

    The Porch Parrot of Ocean Isle Beach has announced artist Ann Langshaw will be the artist-in-residence.
    Both she and her husband Bruce have an extensive background in the field of art and sculpture. After earning her bachelor’s of arts degree at U.C. Santa Barbara, she has spent the last 35 years in interior design and sculpture painting and design.
    Langshaw established Design Work by Ann and her work is enjoyed in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, East Coast, West Coast and Canada.
    Porch Parrot is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

  • Mothers are upper rooms: havens, who empower and encourage growth

    Somewhere I recall stumbling across a strange sentence, “Mothers are upper rooms.” The comment stopped me in my tracks. What on earth could that mean? The only upper room images I could conjure were pictures of frightened disciples gathered behind locked doors. I had heard many sermons based on the topic of fear versus faith. But, never had motherhood been connected with that imagery.

  • Ladies Auxiliary to host kids festival

    Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 7288 in Calabash will present a Kids Patriotic Festival from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on May 22 at VFW Post 7288, 900 Carter Drive in Calabash.
    Events will include learning stations on the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance and the American flag. Children will also have the opportunity to craft projects (hand-held fans and M&M candy pill bottles) that will be delivered to veterans residing in the Fayetteville VA Medical Center.

  • DAR names Good Citizens

    Each year, the Brunswick Town Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presents awards to high school seniors who meet the criteria to receive its prestigious Good Citizen Award.
    DAR Good Citizen Chair Pat Gooding presented awards to three outstanding students from West, North and South Brunswick high schools at the March 14 DAR meeting at BEMC in Supply.

  • Brunswick’s clerk named president of N.C. Clerks Association

    BOLIVIA—Debby Gore says there is zero room for error in her job. As the clerk to the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, Gore serves as the official record keeper for all county business.

     “Everything has to be perfect, because you are writing history,” Gore said.

    In addition to being the official record keeper for the county, Gore oversees the code of ordinances for the county as well as serving as the liaison between county commissioners and the 30-some county boards and committees.

  • Shallotte man charged with stealing handguns from a pawnshop

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a Shallotte man for stealing two handguns from a local pawnshop.

    On Monday, May 10, detectives arrested Gregory Glen Schupman, 26, of 938 Palmer Drive, Shallotte, and charged him with two counts of felony larceny of a firearm, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. April Stanley.

    According to Stanley, Schupman allegedly stole two handguns from Jenny’s Pawn and Jewelry on Holden Beach Road.