Today's News

  • Belville takes town hall financing to public Nov. 9

    Belville has scheduled a special commissioners meeting for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, for input on financing construction of a town hall.

    The board will host a public hearing for comment on the question of the town entering into a proposed installment purchase agreement with First Bank.

    Belville would finance $950,000 to use to the purchase Lot 5 in the Belville Commons business development and build a town hall.

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  • Scorpions lose in first round of soccer playoffs

    East Bladen beat North Brunswick 2-0 in a first-round game Saturday of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 2A state soccer playoffs.

    The victorious Eagles (15-5-1) were the No. 8 seed in the East. North (11-8-3) was the No. 9 seed.

    This was the third shutout in 21 games for the Eagles. The two other shutouts were against West Columbus, a team that finished 0-19.

  • Scorpions lose ECC title game to East Duplin

    BEULAVILLE — East Duplin beat North Brunswick 24-14 Friday, Nov. 4, and won the East Central Conference football championship.

    The Panthers finished 5-0 in the ECC, 10-1 overall. North Brunswick is 4-1, 7-4.

    “We’re 7-4, and that is a good year,” North coach Larry Brock said. “Heading into this year, I don’t know if we could have done this.”

    East Duplin finished the regular season having given up 62 points (5.7 points a game). The Panthers shut out five teams.

  • State accepts applications for 2017 Bicycle Helmet Initiative

    Community organizations are now able to participate in a state program designed to save the lives of children through the distribution of bicycle helmets to low-income families. The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Bicycle Helmet Initiative is accepting applications for the program through Dec. 9.

  • Andrea White named clerk to county board of commissioners

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has named Andrea White as clerk to the Board of Commissioners.

    The board voted to reclassify the executive administrative assistant to the county manager position to the executive assistant/clerk to the board of commissioners position. As part of that action, the board appointed current Executive Administrative Assistant Andrea White as the clerk to the board of commissioners.

  • Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits approved for Brunswick County

    Gov. Pat McCrory announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved his request for citizens in six more counties, including Brunswick, inundated in October by flooding from Hurricane Matthew, to be eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits.

    “Even though the storm has passed, there are still many people hurting in North Carolina,” McCrory said in a news release. “As we begin to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, disaster food assistance is an additional step to help people get back on their feet again.”

  • Beaches assess post-Matthew damages

    Nearly a month after Hurricane Matthew’s unwelcome Oct. 8 hit, three Brunswick County beach towns are still dealing with the effects.


    Holden Beach

    Holden Beach’s Central Reach Project is still set to begin mid-November despite the hurricane’s destruction of some beach dunes, Town Manager David Hewett said.

    The beach project would place up to 1.31 million cubic yards of sand along 4.1 miles of Holden Beach shoreline, stretching from 240 Ocean Blvd. E. to 781 Ocean Blvd. W.

  • Cubs win the World Series — and a fan remembers an afternoon game


  • Brunswick County voters head to polls

    While the Nov. 8 general election features local state, national races, plus a referendum on whether to allow county commissioners to enact a $152 million bond for capital improvements at county schools, some voters have taken the opportunity to cast their ballots early.

    Brunswick County Board of Elections director Sara Knotts said, 32,094 voters used one-stop early voting and 1,712 voters used absentee by mail ballots as of Monday, Oct. 31.