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Today's News

  • Shallotte OKs 2017-18 budget without tax increase

    SHALLOTTE — Shallotte is marking its 11th year without a tax increase with the passage of its 2017-18 budget, town finance director Mimi Gaither said.

    The 2017-18 fund balance for the year shows $5,512,000, with $4,009,393 in the Enterprise Fund and $1,762,500 for capital projects, according to the budget approved during a special meeting Thursday, June 22.

    A budget highlight sheet showed there will be no tax increase, with a tax rate at .35 per 100 with one cent equaling $62,000.

  • Leland police seek ID of Wal-Mart thief

    Leland police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who stole a riding mower from Wal-Mart.

    The man parked his vehicle in front of Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard, loaded a Murray riding mower onto a trailer and left the store without paying for it.
    The release describes the thief’s vehicle as a dark-colored Ford Explorer with tinted brake light covers and black rims.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jonathan Kazee at 371-0274.

  • Commissioners seek end to GenX discharge

    BOLIVIA — County commissioners approved a resolution at their June 19 meeting requesting the Chemours Co. halt any processes that could discharge the chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River.

    A June 8 media report said GenX was found in the river, the raw water supplier for Brunswick County Public Utilities (BCPU).

    BCPU water meets all EPA and state standards for water quality, but labs don’t test for the chemical and it isn’t known if GenX is a chemical of concern, county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said.

  • County board approves establishing 19-member fire commission

    BOLIVIA—Brunswick County board members voted to establish a Brunswick County Fire Commission at the June 19 meeting

    The commission will analyze the current fire services funding as well as other funding options to recommend for a long term solution to fire department needs.

    The commission will also study and prioritize the 2017 Fire Services Peer Review recommendations and create an action plan to implement it.

  • County VA clinic relocates with new name

    Starting Monday, June 26, Fayetteville VA’s Brunswick County Outreach Clinic will have a new name and a new location.

    Now called Brunswick County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), it will see patients at 18 Doctors Circle, Units 2 and 3, in Supply, less than a half-mile from the old clinic. 

    When all three suites are used, the new clinic will be about. 9,500 square feet, almost five times the size of the clinic it is replacing and increasing the patient capacity from 2,100 to around 3,300.

  • County schools announce personnel changes, superintendent’s evaluation

    The Brunswick County Board of Education approved personnel changes effective July 1 and conducted Superintendent Les Tubb’s annual evaluation during a specially called meeting June 13.

    Rhonda Benton, district executive of elementary and middle grades, will transfer to West Brunswick High School where she will serve as principal.

    Brock Ahrens, principal at WBHS, will transfer to Leland Middle School where he will be co-principal with current principal Patricia Underwood.

  • ATMC announces new 2017 directory, begins annual recycling drive

    areas from now through late July. The new directories include updated business information, as well as listings and resources for Brunswick and Columbus counties.

  • BCC tobacco-free policy to take effect July 1

    Brunswick Community College has long awaited the implementation of its tobacco-free policy, which has been in the works since 2008 when faculty senate made a formal request to the president.

  • 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