Today's News

  • BCC offers continuing education courses

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) offers short-term programs and classes for self-improvement, cultural enrichment and academic achievement geared toward adults seeking skills for employment, intellectual stimulation, community involvement and social interaction. 

    Many small business courses are free due to funding from a Small Business Center grant. 

    For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7380 to register. 

  • More at Four enrollment under way

    If you missed registration, Smart Start of Brunswick County’s More at Four Pre-K program is still accepting applications.

    The 2010-2011 More at Four sites have been awarded to the following:

  • Beth Moore event planned

    A Beth Moore simulcast event, “So Long, Insecurity,” will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 24, at Calabash Presbyterian Church on 8820 Old Georgetown Road in Sunset Beach. 

    The simulcast is free but reservations are required for lunch at a cost of $6. Each attendee is asked to bring a canned good for local food pantries. 

    Contact the church office at 579-7356 for more information.

  • Zion Hill plans women's event

    Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Zion Hill Road, Bolivia, will have a Woman’s Day Program at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, May 9.

    The guest minister will be the Rev. Marie Griffin from New Hope Freewill Baptist Church. The theme will be “Women Of Faith Serving The Church.”

  • Grace Missionary Baptist Church services

    Grace Missionary Baptist Church has worship services at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Sunday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings.

    Pastor is Larry Milliken.

  • Building HOPE bike rally April 24

    Building HOPE Ministries and Beach House Harley-Davidson are sponsoring the annual “Riding for Hope” ride and rally from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the parking lot at Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 in Shallotte.

    The public is invited to bring a chair and join in for a time of praise and worship, food on the grill and testimonies. You do not have to ride to participate.

    Churches, ministries and entertainers are invited to set up a booth by calling 842-9418 for details.

  • Last Call Ministries plans revival

    Last Call Ministries will have a One Voice United revival services under the tent on the field at Physicians Drive, Supply, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 2, and nightly at 7 p.m. May 3-8.

    For more information, call 409-1162.

  • Standing tall for fallen soldiers: Patriot Guard Riders provide escorts, protection

    Those of us who haven’t been in a war zone can’t imagine what it’s like. (I’m talking to you, reporters who describe every disaster scene as looking “like a war zone.”)

    Sorry, but watching “Saving Private Ryan,” “From Here to Eternity” or “The Deerhunter” does not make one an expert on the atrocities of war.

  • Leland brother, sister arrested for prescription pill trafficking

    On Wednesday, April 14, agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a brother and sister for allegedly operating a prescription pill trafficking operation.

    After a one-day investigation brought on by community complaints, drug agents secured a search warrant for a home at 7013 Pine Cliff Drive in Leland, Sgt. Steve Lanier said.

  • Shattered justice: A look at the North Carolina Parole Commission

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about the life and death of Amy Caroline Frink, who, at 18 years old, was brutally murdered in 1994, and her mother Birdie’s fight to bring justice for her youngest daughter almost 16 years later. 

    Birdie Frink, mother of slain Shallotte teenager Amy Frink, has a very clear goal: To repeal the legislation that has allowed two of her daughter’s murderers to be freed after serving just a fraction of their 30-year sentences.