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Today's News

  • BCC sets continuing education classes

    The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWD) 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.
    For a full schedule of classes, including online courses, go to: www.brunswickcc.edu. Call 755-7380 to register.

  • County names new emergency management director

    BOLIVIA—Just in time for hurricane season, Brunswick County now has a new emergency management director.

    On Monday, Brunswick County Manager Marty Lawing introduced Brunswick County’s new emergency management director, Anthony Marzano.

    Marzano, a certified emergency manager through the International Association for Emergency Mangers (IAEM), was most recently the deputy director of emergency management in Will County, Ill.

  • Waccamaw School students earn honor roll, awards for third nine weeks

    Waccamaw School has announced its third nine weeks awards.
    Principal’s Award
    Kindergarten: Triston Leonard and Andrew Cribb.
    First grade: Gannon Quinn, Ashton Watkins and Cassandra Priest.
    Second grade: Tiffany Green, Caleb Hughes and Connor Martin.
    Third grade: Jon Fulwood, Levi Bird and Alex Douglas.
    Fourth grade: Breanna Long, Adan Valazquez and Hunter Helton.
    Fifth grade: Curtis Ward, Victor Jimenez and Taylor Campbell.
    Sixth grade: Haley Creech, Hannah Creech, Niko Williams and Zachary Smith.

  • Dosher Memorial Hospital honors volunteers at luncheon

    Nearly 200 volunteers at Dosher Memorial Hospital were recognized for their dedicated service during an appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, April 19, at the Southport Community Building.
    During the luncheon, individual volunteers were recognized for hours of donated service, ranging from 100-9,000 cumulative hours.
    In addition, five Dosher volunteers received the President’s Volunteer Service awards for having donated at least 1,500 hours and having five years of service.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office K-9 Enforcement Team roundup

    The K-9 enforcement team answers calls, conducts driver’s license checkpoints and assists with other agencies when K-9s are needed.

    From May 11-16, K-9 deputies answered nine calls, wrote two citations and made four drug arrests, including felony possession of cocaine, three misdemeanor possession of marijuana charges and three possession of drug paraphernalia charges. 

    K-9 deputies located 38.5 grams of marijuana and 4 grams of cocaine.

  • To escape from Russia is to celebrate the victory of life

    It is a rare and wondrous occasion when one meets a person who has suffered profoundly as a child and emerges a whole, wholesome adult. There is a bonus when the adult is able to draw on deeply rooted memories and still retain a sense of humor.
    I met such a man in Stanley Opalka, author and part-time resident of Brunswick County. More widely known for his golf prowess, Stanley is a bonafide historian with more than 30 years of teaching experience on the high school and college level.

  • Bolivia woman arrested for breaking and entering, property damage

    A Bolivia woman has been arrested, charged with breaking and entering, property damage and simple assault.

    Jessica Paige Reeves, 28, of 296 Long Leaf Hill Drive, Bolivia, was arrested May 17, according to a booking report. Reeves was charged with one count of breaking and entering, one count of property damage and two counts of simple assault.

    According to an incident report, Reeves allegedly broke a window to a home on Coastal Drive in Southport, damaging a door window.

  • Brunswick County residents can pay traffic tickets online

    Brunswick County citizens can now pay traffic tickets and related costs online.
    A new system, payNCticket, built by the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC), allows citizens to make online payments via credit or debit card for most waivable traffic citizens.
    North Carolina Courts handle the payment of more than half a million waivable offense citations (including traffic) each year. In fiscal year, 2008-2009, more than 644,000 of those citations were paid in the state, and 4,601 were in Brunswick County.

  • Gore-Gainey

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Tina Gore and Russell Gainey. The couple will be married June 5 at Emmanuel Outreach Church.
     

  • Gaskin-Reeves

    Announcement is made of the engagement of Katherine Gaskin, daughter of Chuck and Lori Gaskin of Advance, and Joshua Reeves, son of Dwight and Susan Reeves of Ocean Isle Beach. The couple will be married June 27 at the Southport Community Center in Southport. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Davie County High School and is enrolled at East Carolina University. She is employed as a freelance photographer. The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of West Brunswick High School and is enrolled in East Carolina University, where he is employed as a graduate assistant.