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Today's News

  • My summertime playlist for the rest of the season

    A holiday means an abbreviated work week for many people. For others, like those of us in the news business, it means having to cram a week’s worth of work into fewer days and probably not getting the holiday off.

  • Credit citizens’ effort for Navassa cleanup progress

    As Navassa prepares to celebrate its 36th annual Homecoming this weekend, residents continue to cope with the environmental aftermath of a former creosote plant in their community since it closed just a year before the event was established.

    Creosote, which is made by distilling coal tar at extremely high heat, is used to preserve wood and commonly used on utility poles. It was produced on a 250-acre site by the Brunswick River and Sturgeon Creek for more than 40 years before the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. shuttered it in 1980.

  • Man charged in Brunswick County fraud spree

    A California man is accused of using skimmers and counterfeit ATM cards to steal more than $100,000 from people in Brunswick County during a week-long spree last December.

    Gerry Agopian, 31, of East Walnut Avenue in Burbank, was arrested June 30 and charged with accessing government computers to defraud, card theft with a scanning device, obtaining property by false pretense greater than or equal to $100,000 and conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense.

  • BCC Signs Direct Transfer Agreement with Lees-McRae College for Business Administration Students

    Brunswick Community College signed an articulation agreement that will allow students to complete their Bachelor of Arts and Applied Sciences through the Lees-McRae College Business Administration Program.

    Officials from both colleges met at BCC on June 22 to make it official.

    “Having more options for students is always a positive, particularly options that allow students to transfer all their community college credits, and avail themselves of an online degree completion path,” BCC president Dr. Susanne Adams said.

  • Public input sought on transit services needs

    The public’s input is being sought as the state’s public transportation blueprint, known as the Public Transportation Strategic Plan, is being developed.

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is urging residents to take part in a survey to let the department know their top priorities for public transportation services in the state.

    The survey can be completed online at nctransitplan.metroquest.com.

  • Brunswick Nuclear Plant sirens test scheduled for July 12

    The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested Wednesday, July 12, between 10 and 11 a.m.

    The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested at full-volume for 10 seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

  • County project added to transportation plan

    State transportation officials announced 13 new highway projects for North Carolina Department of Transportation Division 3, including one in Brunswick County, are included in an updated version of the state’s draft 10-year transportation plan.

    The revised plan also accelerates a number of already funded projects for the division.

    Division 3 covers Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, Onslow, Duplin and Sampson counties.

    Constructing an interchange for U.S. 74/76 at Maco Road in Brunswick County is among the new projects.

  • Small plane crashes in OIB, two men injured

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — The Federal Aviation Administration continues to investigate what caused a Beechcraft Musketeer BE23 to crash in Ocean Isle Beach, across from Odell Williamson Municipal Airport, last Wednesday night.

    Pilot John Kaylor and his passenger, Edward Hawes, were injured when the plane crashed at 7:10 p.m. in a heavily wooded area behind homes in the 1400 block of Ellsworth Drive at The Retreat Ocean Isle Beach, across Ocean Isle Beach Road SW from the airport.

  • Waccamaw Park hosts Dixie Youth district tournaments

      Waccamaw Park is hosting the Dixie Youth Baseball District Tournament in the Minors and Majors division. Scroll through the slide show to see photographs from this week's tournament play. 

  • Morrison wins local sports scholarship