Today's News

  • Congressman responds to editorial

    A recent editorial regarding the newly established Veterans Outreach clinic in Brunswick County clearly forgot the famous words from the beloved Thanksgiving song that says “Count your blessings; name them one-by-one.”

    Indeed, let’s count our blessings and the victories for our veterans:

    1) Brunswick County veterans were turned down twice by the VA until our petition was granted in 2004. After several bureaucratic and budgetary delays, our veterans’ concerns were finally heard by the VA in our summit on April 7 in Supply.

  • Govdeals lets government agencies sell surplus, seized items

    It’s the eBay of government agencies.

    Govdeals.com in an auction-based website that provides a place for government agencies to sell surplus or seized items.

    Similar to other auction sites, users can register for free, search available items and place bids on ones they wish to purchase.

    Although sellers are government agencies, the website is open to anyone wanting to bid on items. Items range from vehicles to computer equipment to musical instruments and jewelry.

  • Congratulations on 50 years, Winnabow VFD

    This weekend the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate 50 years of service to Brunswick County.

    It is an important milestone for a giving group of volunteers who do their best to aid citizens in need and help in times of danger.

    This weekend, fire officials will celebrate with an open house at the fire department, 161 Governor’s Road in Winnabow.

  • County will need to tackle countywide recycling issue

    In a smart fiscal move, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has decided to hold off on a possible countywide curbside recycling initiative until next year.

    In light of the slow economy and knowing the county has already had to retighten its belt because of budget constraints, this was a wise decision for this fiscal year.However, as Brunswick County continues to grow and its options for traditional landfill locations dwindle, it only makes sense that in the near future officials will have to tackle this endeavor.

  • District court docket

    The following cases were adjudicated over two days of District Criminal Court on June 28 and 29 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDC, Brunswick County Detention Center; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Corrections.

    Monday, June 28

    Judge Marion R. Warren presided over the following cases with prosecutor Cathi Radford and courtroom clerk Jennifer Hearn:

    Zacery Ryan Alton, simple assault, voluntarily dismissed.

  • When preparing to cook sausage on the grill, boil them first

    Whether your taste runs to Italian sausages or bratwurst or even fresh Polish sausage, you can use the same method in successfully preparing all these types of sausage on the grill.

    How do you cook fresh Polish sausage? Should you boil it first before putting it on the grill? Wouldn’t the boiling take a lot of the flavor out? A friend of mine said he always burns the sausages on his barbecue, so he wondered if maybe he should wrap them in foil and then grill them.

  • Where is the center of the Milky Way in relation to other stars?

    Where is the center of the Milky Way? If you answered right in the middle that would be correct and funny, however, I was thinking about the location of the center as judged by the stars.
    What direction in the sky should you look during a humid summer night to be looking toward the center?
    To find it, all you have to do is find an archer and a scorpion, and look in between them, and you are staring at the center of the Milky Way. That sounds easy enough to accomplish.

  • Shallotte gives ‘blessing’ to Family Days planned for Sept. 9-12

    Some Shallotte residents have formed a nonprofit organization and are planning to sponsor four days of “Family Fun” including rides, games, vendors and local businesses exhibiting their “wares.”

    Stan Rogoff, representing Brunswick Family Day Fair and Expo, a newly formed group of Shallotte residents, asked the board of aldermen Tuesday night to provide police, fire, water, tables, chairs and bleachers, as well as supplemental insurance for the event. It is scheduled for Sept. 9-12 in front of Planet Fun on Whiteville Road.

  • Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 50 years with community event

    WINNABOW—Members of the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department are getting ready to celebrate their 50th anniversary, and they’re inviting the community to join them.

    Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department Chairman Richard Love, who has been chairman of the all-volunteer department for more than 25 years, said department officials wanted to give the community an opportunity to meet the volunteers in the department in a non-emergency situation.

  • Commissioners OK Ocean Isle Beach Park amphitheater rental fees

    BOLIVIA—The Ocean Isle Beach Park has yet to officially open its gates to the public, but in preparation, county commissioners on Tuesday approved a rental agreement and fee structure for the park’s amphitheater.

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Director Jim Pryor said the approved fee of $500 per day for residents and $1,000 per day for non-residents was for reserved daylong use.

    “This is if somebody wants to bring a group in, hold a gate and have it reserved for the entire day with their name on it,” Pryor told commissioners.