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Today's News

  • Learn.Shop.LOCAL Business Expo set for March 4

    The inaugural Live.Learn.Shop.LOCAL Business Expo, presented by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at 925 Seaside Road SW, at the corner of N.C. 94 and Old Georgetown Road, in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The free event will feature 70 vendors, goody bags for the first 150 people (one per family) and the option to register for a door prize. Some vendors also will have giveaways, raffles or other prizes.

  • BCAR figures show healthy residential real estate market

    Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is healthy, according to the most recent statistics released by Brunswick County Association of Realtors.

  • Brunswick County Community Foundation accepts grant applications

    The board of advisors of the Brunswick County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantmaking fund, board president Barbara Patten said in a news release.

    Funds are available for nonprofits serving general charitable needs in Brunswick County. Applications are available online beginning March 3. Go to nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying. The deadline for submitting applications is noon April 4.

  • State officials encourage precautions after lapse in email encryption protocol

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is notifying affected citizens and the U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights of a Nov. 30, 2016, incident in which protected health information was sent to health care providers via an unencrypted email, according to a news release.

  • Community gardening workshops offered

    A series of free workshops about community gardening will be offered beginning March 8 by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Brunswick County Center, in Bolivia.

    All workshops are free and open to the public at Sunnyside School, 221 Village Road (N.C. 179), from 10 a.m. to noon. Sunnyside School is in front of Shallotte Middle School and adjacent to the Filling Station Donut and Coffee Shop in Shallotte.

  • Red Cross open house March 2 in Leland

    The Cape Fear Area Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteers and is inviting the community to attend a Red Cross volunteer open house Thursday, March 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brunswick Forest Community Commons, 1007 Evangeline Drive in Leland.

  • North Brunswick’s Speary to play soccer at Chowan

    LELAND — North Brunswick senior soccer player Marissa Speary signed a letter of intent Feb. 27 to attend Chowan University.

    For Speary, Chowan is a perfect fit.

    “When I first walked onto the campus, I absolutely loved the environment,” she said. “It felt like home. All the teammates were really friendly.”

    North coach Jonathan John said Speary “loves the game.”

  • Help needed after storm damages First Tee complex

    By Darren deMaille

    Severe storms moved through the area last week, storms that unofficially produced a tornado that ripped through Cinghiale Creek Golf Park, a facility that is home to the First Tee of Brunswick County. 

  • Spring is here, but where are the fish?

    By Capt. Derek Treffinger

    Throughout this past week, many of us probably had to remind ourselves that we do in fact live in North Carolina and not South Florida. One could expect these temperatures in March and April, but 82 degrees in the middle of February is incredible. With how warm the weather has been, many Brunswick County fishermen ventured out on the water to try to shake off some cabin fever.

  • Flounder creel limits reduced

    This winter has been extremely mild with beautiful weather and well above average temperatures with the exception of a few cold days in December. The fishing world has been relative quiet in the backwater, but the offshore fishery continues to make headlines with huge bluefin tuna being caught close to shore and a good wahoo bite in the Gulf Stream.