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Today's News

  • Winnabow woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    A Winnabow woman died in a single-vehicle crash on N.C. 133 on Thursday morning, Jan. 12.

    Kelly Latimer, 47, of Funston Road was driving a silver 2013 Hyundai four-door passenger car south near Little Mallory Creek three miles outside Belville city limits at 8 a.m. when she veered off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, hit a utility pole and overturned about 50 feet from a marsh, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan McDermott said.

  • Nature Conservancy plans controlled burns in southeastern North Carolina

    The Nature Conservancy is launching its 2017 controlled burn season in southeastern North Carolina. Between January and August, the conservancy hopes to burn several thousand acres on its preserves in Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Columbus and Onslow counties.

  • Brunswick County Veteran’s Coalition to meet Jan. 24

    The first meeting of the Brunswick County Veteran’s Coalition will be Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at St. James Community Center.

    Interested Brunswick County veteran organizations are encouraged to send a representative to this meeting to meet fellow veterans from the area and learn what each of their organizations do for veterans and citizens of Brunswick County.

  • Brunswick Community College warns of scam

    Brunswick Community College officials warn local residents to be wary of scam artists pretending to represent the college.

    Reports of an individual asking for donations to help support students in a study abroad trip to Great Britain have occurred among residents and businesses in the North Myrtle Beach, S.C. area, according to a BCC news release issued Thursday afternoon, Jan. 12.

    Officials with the College have no such arrangement with anyone and encourage residents to contact the BCC Foundation to confirm fundraising efforts by third parties.

  • Donation conserves land along Town Creek

    While others hustled about shopping and preparing for the holidays, Marty Lanier was focused on completing a very important year-end gift to the Coastal Land Trust, the gift of a perpetual landowner agreement (also known as a conservation easement) over his 57-acre property in Brunswick County.

  • C. Ashley Gore sworn in as district court judge

    C. Ashley Gore was sworn in Jan. 3 as district court judge for the 13th Judicial District, covering Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties, in the Superior Courtroom of the Columbus County Courthouse.

  • Trojan boys beat Laney; Trojan girls lose

    West Brunswick beat Laney 64-36 in the boys’ basketball game Friday.

    Laney beat West Brunswick 49-35 in the girls’ basketball game Friday.

  • N.C. Rate Bureau withdraws dwelling fire rate filing

    North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced the N.C. Rate Bureau elected to withdraw the rate filing made Nov. 30, 2016, which would have seen an increase of 19.6 percent average in North Carolina.

    The rate filing was reviewed by Department of Insurance experts who discovered data issues that needed to be resolved before the filing could move forward. The N.C. Rate Bureau elected to withdraw the filing.

  • DECA spaghetti dinner fundraiser Jan. 25

    South Brunswick High School’s DECA Chapter will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at South Brunswick High School to raise money for the State DECA Competition in Greensboro.

    Cost is $7 per plate or $20 for a family-pack of four. Plate includes spaghetti, garlic bread and a choice of assorted desserts. The dinner is open to all members of the community. If you live within Brunswick County and purchase more than 30 meals, DECA members will deliver the plates to you.

  • Shallotte police reports

    Shallotte police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    Jan. 1

    Larceny and obtaining property by false pretense, taking items off store shelves at Wal-Mart and exchanging them for a $236.67 gift card.

    Injury to real property by setting fire to a picnic table in Mulberry Park causing in $982 damage.

    Jan. 2

    Donna Nance Hurt, 57, was arrested on charges of larceny and trespassing.