Today's News

  • Four Brunswick skiers win events in Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games

     Four Brunswick County skiers won their divisions in Alpine skiing in the 2010 Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games Jan. 10-11.

    Derrick Green, Chris Robinson, Dion Smith and Juan Velez finished first in their events.

    Joseph Allen and Adrianne Tribble were second in their divisions. Cameron Cline Harlee was third in his division.

  • Hill, Stanley showcase their skills

     With National Signing Day a few weeks away, two county football players recently tested their skills with other outstanding high school players.

    West Brunswick senior Alfy Hill and South Brunswick junior Terrell Stanley participated in all-star events.

  • 'Playhouse 211' a new home for theater in Brunswick County

    When Pete and Linda Sundman, married and business partners for the past 20 years, moved from Atlanta to Brunswick County, they wanted to find a way to put their entrepreneurial skills to use.

    They’ve finally found their niche in a unique little drama venue on N.C. 211, and local theater fans are celebrating.

    The two, who have lived in Oak Island, St. James and now Winding River Plantation, tried retirement but found it wasn’t for them.

  • Labor department finds Brick Landing in violation of labor laws

    The N.C. Department of Labor has determined Brick Landing Plantation Golf and Country Club violated two provisions of the state Wage and Hour Act last fall.

    The action came in response to complaints from five Brick Landing employees claiming their employer failed to pay earned wages during the last part of September and October.

    When the department investigator contacted Dan Maples Design, the company that operates Brick Landing, officials responded that employees had later received payment. The investigator found they were still owed for other weeks later in October.

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Emergency management unveils its disaster recovery plan

    BOLIVIA—Only a handful of emergency management agencies across the country have a disaster recovery plan, and last week, Brunswick County unveiled its own.

    The plan, intended to be used as a model for future disaster recovery plans across the state, would be implemented after an incident such as a hurricane, tornado, large-scale fire or other disaster, with the intent to bring the county back to a pre-disaster state, Scott Garner, Brunswick County Deputy Director of Emergency Management, said.

  • Calabash commissioners vote ABC member off board

    CALABASH—Town commissioners unanimously voted to remove a member from the town Alcoholic Beverage Commission board Tuesday after the other two board members complained about problems.

    Commissioners voted to remove Calabash ABC Board member Jack Bowes after ABC board chairman Hank Rutter said one member had been difficult to deal with and disruptive at ABC meetings.

    “We’re now at the point remaining board members will resign if something isn’t done with the third member,” Rutter told commissioners.

  • BEMC collects donations for Warm Homes, Warm Hearts campaign

    Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperation (BEMC) has kicked off its second annual Warm Homes, Warm Hearts campaign.

    The company is raising money to help local residents in need. Money raised will go toward Brunswick Family Assistance and the Columbus County Department of Aging to help local residents with heating and electric bills and other necessities during the winter season.

  • Get active, BFIT at BCC fitness center

    It’s not about numbers on a scale; it’s about living a healthy lifestyle. Twelve individuals will have a chance to make a lifestyle change with the help of the staff at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    The center will soon begin The Brunswick County BFIT Crew, a program to help sedentary individuals become active and stay motivated.

    Twelve applicants will be given a complimentary three-month membership to the Fitness & Aquatics Center and will be provided with personal training, individualized workout sessions and nutrition education.

  • Soles turns himself in, released on bond following felony indictment

    WHITEVILLE—R.C. Soles Jr. turned himself in to the Columbus County Detention Center Friday morning, the day after a grand jury handed down a felony assault indictment.

    On Thursday, Jan. 7, a Columbus County grand jury returned a true bill of indictment, charging Soles with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury for the Aug. 23, 2009, shooting of Thomas Kyle Blackburn at Soles’ Branchwater estate in Tabor City.

    The next morning, Soles went to jail.

  • Visiting priest arrested for sexual battery; suspended from priesthood

    A visiting Catholic priest has been arrested in Brunswick County. He is charged with sexual offense and sexual battery.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Marty Folding said the Rev. Edgar Sepulveda, 47, of 208 Cavenaugh St., Beulaville, was arrested Friday, Jan. 8, charged with one count of second-degree sexual offense and one count of sexual battery.

    He was suspended from the priesthood the same day.

    According to a press release from the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, Bishop Michael Burbidge suspended Sepulveda on Jan. 8.