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Today's News

  • Leland police seek power tools thief

    Leland police are looking for the man who stole power tools from vehicles owned by Vance Johnson Plumbing.

    The man entered several vehicles soon after 1:20 a.m. Nov. 6 and took the tools worth an estimated $6,200, according to a news release issued Nov. 17.
    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jennings Reid at 332-5018.

  • Gilleland receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

    Retired Army Col. Troy “Gil” Gilleland, a resident of Winding River Plantation and guest speaker at the Winding River Veterans Association’s annual Military Gala, is the recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious civilian awards for extraordinary service to the state.

    Joseph W. Koletar, president of the Winding River Veterans Association, is shown presenting the award to Gilleland at the gala, which is held each year to support various military-related charities.

  • Cahoon to speak on water safety Dec. 18

    The Brunswick Environmental Action Team (BEAT) will host an informational discussion with Dr. Larry Cahoon of UNCW on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.in Supply.

  • AARP tax program seeks volunteers

    The AARP Tax-Aide program seeks volunteers to prepare and electronically file federal and state returns for both North Carolina and South Carolina taxpayers. Adult volunteers of all ages are welcome.

  • Operation Safe Ride to target those who pass stopped school buses

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and Brunswick County Schools are teaming again for Operation Safe Ride.

    According to a joint news release, a similar campaign has been conducted for the past two years, with the efforts resulting in a “reduction of infractions on some of the district’s most vulnerable routes.”

    Operation Safe Ride has been set to take place Nov. 13, Nov. 15 Nov. 27 and Nov. 29.

  • Pumpkin pie versus pecan pie: Best Thanksgiving matchup this year

    All right, it’s Thanksgiving week. You may be reading this while waiting for kick-off or for the bird to finish frying on Thanksgiving Day.

    So it’s the right time to pause for a moment and give some thought to the most important question that has to be addressed at this time of year: Pumpkin pie or pecan pie. Who you got?

    For some, this amounts to asking you to choose good versus evil. For others it’s like asking which is your favorite child, the good one or the evil one?

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 11:07 a.m. Nov. 21, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:43 a.m. Nov. 20, 2017, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement
    253-2906

  • CIS thankful for volunteers: Be thankful and volunteer

    By Bonnie Jordan

    Guest Columnist

    For Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS), volunteers make all the difference, both in our school programs and our thrift shops. CIS volunteers give back tirelessly to the community through CIS and help students in Brunswick County to stay in school.

    It takes a special person to give their time and make a commitment to help struggling students. Community volunteers contribute to and support programs offered by CIS.

  • An attitude of gratitude heading into the holiday season

    My doctor put me on a new

    medication a few weeks ago to help me get some sleep. Alas, one of the side effects was a constant state of agitation. Some of our newsroom staff wondered aloud whether the medication was to blame for that.