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Today's News

  • Leland manager proposes budget to keep 21-cent tax rate

    LELAND — Leland Town Manager David Hollis presented town council members with a balanced budget proposal that would keep the tax rate at 21 cents for a second consecutive year at the town’s April 16 agenda meeting.

    Hollis’ proposal trimmed the list of items council members couldn’t agree to do without at an April 5 budget workshop.

  • BCAR: Real estate market red-hot as summer approaches

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continued to show steady, strong growth through the first quarter of 2018, with total sales volume outpacing the first quarter of 2017 by 26.2 percent, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

  • Warren named to special committee on school safety

    Administrative Office of the Courts director Marion Warren of Ash is among the members of the Governor’s Crime Commission’s special committee consisting of representatives from law enforcement, juvenile justice, courts, schools and others to identify resources and develop recommendations to strengthen school safety.

  • Settlement reached over improper billing for portable oxygen

    Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina will receive $43,671.23 as part of a $9.95 million settlement with Rotech Healthcare Inc., a Florida-based respiratory equipment supplier. This settlement comes in response to allegations that Rotech knowingly submitted false claims for portable oxygen contents to Medicaid and Medicare.

  • WBHS JROTC food drive under way to support Loaves for Fishes

    The West Brunswick High School JROTC is hosting its 2018 food drive in support of the Brunswick Islands Baptist Church Loaves for Fishes Food Pantry. The food drive will run through May 11.

    This annual event is part of West Brunswick’s JROTC Community Service/Service Learning program. The Brunswick Island Baptist Church Food pantry feeds about 14,000 people annually.

  • Community Safety Day is April 28 at USCG Station Oak Island

    U.S. Coast Guard Station Oak Island will host its annual Community Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at 300A Caswell Beach Road on Oak Island. The event is free of charge and open to the general public. The Coast Guard and public safety personnel from around the Cape Fear Region will provide demonstrations and hands-on experiences.

  • Local library readies for move, new name

    Hickmans Crossroads Library at 1040 Calabash Road will officially close to the public at 6 p.m. Monday, April 30, to move to a new location on U.S. 17 in Carolina Shores.

    Once it’s relocated, the library will also have a new name — Southwest Brunswick Branch Library, branch manager Christi Iffergan said.

    The library move will begin Tuesday, May 1, to the new site at 9400 Ocean Highway, previous address of Brunswick Community College’s South Brunswick Islands Center.

  • Nomination deadline extended for North Carolina awards

    The nomination period for the 2018 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, has been extended to May 15. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, and administered by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the award recognizes “notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens” in the fields of literature, science, fine arts and public service.

  • 2018 N.C. Drone Summit and Flight Expo

    The 2018 North Carolina Drone Summit and Flight Expo (NC Drone SAFE) at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center from Aug. 5-7 in Greensboro will feature speakers, exhibitors and flight demonstrators from around the world that showcase the present and future of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, or drone) industry. 

    The N.C Department of Transportation Division of Aviation’s UAS Program Office is hosting the event to bring together key leaders from the research, commercial and public safety community across N.C. and the nation. 

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 9:27 a.m. April 26, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

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