Today's News

  • Brunswick government briefs

    Brunswick County commissioners will have a workshop at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, to discuss the proposed landfill expansion and recycling options in Brunswick County.

    The meeting will be at the county commissioners chambers in the David R. Sandifer Building at the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia.

    Commissioners’ regular meeting will follow with a closed session at 6 p.m., and regular session at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20.

    Commissioners also cancelled their first regular meeting of the new year. Commissioners will not meet Jan. 3, 2011.

  • Local veteran selected to represent Brunswick County in North Carolina Veterans Park

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County native and veteran Paul Fisher raised his right hand last week, just as he did when he first took his oath of service for the U.S. Army 54 years ago.

    But last week when Fisher held his hand steady, he then set it in a mold for a half hour. In July 2011, the mold of Fisher’s hand, cast in bronze, will be on display at the future North Carolina Veterans Park in Fayetteville.

    Fisher was one of 100 veterans from across the state selected to have their hands cast to be on display at the future park.

  • BCC board members name interim president

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees have selected an interim president to serve out what would have been the remainder of president Stephen Greiner’s contract.

    G. Frank Sells was announced as the interim president following a specially called meeting Tuesday morning. He replaces Greiner, who announced his resignation earlier this month. Although his contract was set to expire in June, Greiner is leaving early to fill the president/CEO position at Hazard Technical and Community College in Hazard, Ky.

  • VA seeks 2,000-square foot facility for local veterans’ clinic

    It looks like local veterans might just get their Christmas wishes after all.

    When the Department of Veterans Affairs first announced a veterans’ outreach clinic would be awarded to Brunswick County, the plan was for the outreach clinic to operate in an existing physician’s office several days a week.

    But a recent change of plans has VA officials looking for office space to operate a stand-alone clinic in Brunswick County, Brunswick County Veterans Services Director Anita Hartsell said.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers win inaugural Hawkins tourney

     Five West Brunswick High School wrestlers won championships and helped the Trojans win the team title Saturday the inaugural Caleb Hawkins Round-Robin Memorial Tournament.

    In the team competition, West was first out of seven teams with 89.5 points. Socastee, S.C., the defending champion of this renamed tournament, was second with 66 points. Lumberton was third. Ashley, with five wrestlers, finished fourth, one point behind Lumberton. North was seventh.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED South swimmers win tri-meet

     The South Brunswick swims teams continued their impressive early season performances by winning a tri-meet Saturday against Topsail and Lumberton.

    South’s girls won nine of the 11 events, beating Topsail 67-46 and beating Lumberton 67-32.

    South’s boys, small in number, won seven events, beating Topsail 94-35 and beating Lumberton 94-33.

  • South Brunswick boys rally in second half to beat West

     South Brunswick forced three straight turnovers in the fourth quarter in taking a 39-31 lead and went on to beat West Brunswick 49-41 Friday as both boys’ basketball teams opened the Waccamaw Conference season.

    Montez Loman dunked twice and scored 18 points for South. Jeff Loman scored 12 points and Edward Reid 10 for the Cougars, down to eight players because of injuries and suspensions.

    For West, which remained winless, its leading scorers were Quan Bates (10 points) and Taylor Buffkin (nine points).

  • West Brunswick girls open conference by beating South

    West Brunswick outscored South Brunswick 7-0 during a key stretch of the fourth quarter and went on to beat the Cougars 44-36 as both girls’ basketball teams opened the Waccamaw Conference season.

    Kayla Padgett and Jasmine Jackson scored all but nine of the Trojans’ points as West improved to 2-4. Padgett scored 18 points and Jackson 17.

    South’s top scorer was Kaitlyn Ray (15 points).

  • BCC board members hope to find next president by May

    BOLIVIA—Members of the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees hope to have a new president in place by May.

    At a specially called meeting Thursday night, Lynda Stanley, board chairperson, announced board members selected Hunter & Associates, of Broadway, to conduct the search for Brunswick Community College's next president.

    “That’s the same firm we used before and they were very successful,” board member John Jones said.

  • Seven give magnificent effort in South boys’ win