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Today's News

  • Recycling centers for landfill-banned plastic bottles

    Brunswick County has several sites where people can recycle items recently banned from the state’s landfills.

    Effective Oct. 1, plastic bottles, oil filters and wooden pallets can no longer go to the state’s solid waste landfills.

    Brunswick County Operations Services Director Stephanie Lewis said plastic bottles could be recycled at the county’s landfill, drop-off recycling centers or convenient sites throughout the county. The county landfill will accept used motor oil, antifreeze and oil filters to recycle for free only from residents.

  • Drug court receives grant funding for its second year

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court has received a grant to help fund its second year of operations.

    Started in July 2008, drug treatment court has graduated three people from, and currently has, 25 people enrolled in the program.

    The $86,666 grant is the primary source of funding for the court’s operations. County commissioners also earmark funds for drug treatment court.

  • High-impact driving offenses court to debut in Brunswick County

    BOLIVIA—A new court is set to debut this month—this one targeting high-impact driving offenders.

    District attorney Rex Gore said a Governor’s Highway Safety grant has allowed the new court to take shape.

  • BCC offers continuing education classes

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development Department (CEWD) at Brunswick Community College 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. Seniors, 65 and older, can also take many classes free of charge.

  • SHALLOTTE CRIME REPORT

    Shallotte police charged the following people and investigated the following incidents during the past week. The information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Police charged James Douglas Smith, 35, of 5680 Fieldview Trail, Ash, with safecracking and larceny. He was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center on a $5,000 secured bond.

    •Police charged Lynn Carlisle, 52, of 5201 Mill Branch Road, Ash, with driving while impaired at the intersection of Big Neck Road and N.C. 130. She was taken to Brunswick County Detention Center.

  • Man sought for theft by deception at Sunset Beach convenience store

    SUNSET BEACH—Police are investigating a theft by deception incident reported Sept. 24 at a convenience store on Seaside Road.

    The store is out $109 after a man entered the store and told the cashier the store’s owner, whom he referred to by name, had authorized him to cash a prepaid American Express card there. He gave the clerk a sealed envelope in exchange for cash. The card turned out to be fraudulent and the clerk found she had been scammed, police said.

    A similar incident happened recently in Shallotte, police said.

  • Brunswick County youth to participate in Biofuel blast

    On Oct. 7, youth in Brunswick County will join hundreds of thousands of young people around the nation to simultaneously create biofuel. As part of 4-H National Youth Science Day, youth will participate in Biofuel Blast, the 2009 National Science Experiment.

    This year’s experiment will teach youth how cellulose and sugars in plants—such as corn, switchgrass, sorghum and algae—can be converted into fuel and how alternative energies can be used in their own communities.

  • October good time for spot fishing, frying

    October has arrived and the spot have made their appearance on local fishing piers. There have been decent runs of the tasty panfish for the last week, and though size and duration vary, if you’re lucky or persistent, you could catch a cooler full of spot just right for the frying pan.

  • Great community support makes Walmart Invitational a success

    I am sooooo glad I live in Brunswick County. This is an awesome place. The wide beaches face south. There are quiet rivers and rushing inlets and dolphins in the Intracoastal Waterway. Because the climate is temperate, we play golf on more than 100 Grand Strand courses 12 months a year.

    The people of the Carolina Coast are friendly. They politely wave you through an intersection instead of stepping on the gas and playing chicken with you. Since moving here, I have not had anyone give me a dignitary salute when I make a clueless move with my car.

  • Golf action

    Brunswick Plantation played its third annual club championship Sept. 21-24. Dennis Radtke took first place in the men’s championship flight. George Tuccinardi finished second and Lee Marsh finished third after a playoff.

    Alcina Davis was first in the ladies’ championship flight. Mae Drezekin was second and Grace Byrne third.