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Today's News

  • NCDOI to continue BCBSNC examination

    The North Carolina Department of Insurance has determined further examination of Blue Cross Blue Shield is necessary. The initial examination report was delivered to BCBS on May 31.

    Interactions with Blue Cross Blue Shield have been ongoing but disagreements on the findings persist. NCDOI is going back in to do an additional examination and hopefully move toward a resolution, according to a news release from the agency.

    Consumers in need of assistance from NCDOI should call (855) 408-1212 or go to ncdoi.com.

  • CIS seeks volunteers

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) is among student support organizations that mobilize community volunteers as mentors. Mentoring, which requires minimal time commitments from the volunteer, is an often critical resource that enables students to keep pace for the school year; frequently the relationships created between mentors and students has attributed to successes that otherwise would never have been possible.

  • Aug. 14 fire destroys Ash home

    A fire destroyed an Ash home Sunday, Aug. 14. No one was injured.

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner said the call for the fire came in at 9:45 a.m. on My Dirt Road NW.

    No one was home at the time and the cause of the fire was undetermined, he said.

    Some friends of the owners, who were traveling, came to check on the house and found it had burned overnight, Garner said. Personnel from Waccamaw Volunteer Fire Department responded.

  • Charter Day School receives national school excellence award

    LELAND — Baker Mitchell founded The Roger Bacon Academy, including Charter Day School, in 1999 and began to employ the Direct Instruction style of teaching for every student on campus.

    Now, in 2016, this style of teaching earned Charter Day School the national 2016 Wesley Becker Excellent School Award from the National Institute for Direct Instruction in Eugene, Ore.

  • Leland to presents development incentive program Thursday

    Leland officials will present an ambitious incentive program to residents at a public hearing during Thursday’s 6 p.m. town meeting that could advance a development dream five years in the making.

    The town approved the use of FlexCode zoning in 2011 to promote mixed-use development they want to encourage in Leland’s gateway district. downtown from the U.S.17 exit along Village Road and into the surrounding area.

  • Trojans dominate second half, defeat Stallions

    By Michael Paul

    Sports Editor

    TABOR CITY — West Brunswick scored on all three of its second-half possessions and beat South Columbus 28-15 Friday, Aug. 26, in a non-conference football game.

    “All in all, we played great in the second half,” West coach Kelly Williamson said.

    West (2-0) rushed the ball 45 times and scored its touchdowns on runs. Senior Maliek King scored two touchdowns. Junior Bryson Allen and senior Anthony McCray each scored a touchdown. Unofficially, the Trojans gained 226 yards rushing.

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  • VIDEO: Girls cross country, season-opening race at Hugh MacRae Park

    Video of South Brunswick’s Gabrielle Hitchcock, Bailey Rudd, Danielle Hitchcock and West Brunswick’s Bailey Lawson and Lora Kinlaw finishing in season-opening cross-country race at Hugh MacRae Park.

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    WILMINGTON — South Brunswick sophomore Jaxon Hudson finished eighth in a season-opening cross-country race Thursday at Hugh MacRae Park.

    Hudson ran the 3.2-mile race in 18 minutes, 25.14 seconds.

    Hoggard junior Jamie Witmer won the race in 16:40.59.

  • Master Gardener online plant sale

    The Brunswick County Master Gardener Volunteer Association is sponsoring its third annual fall online plant sale featuring a wide selection of trees, evergreens, shrubs with spectacular blooms, a diverse selection of grasses and favorites for the coastal garden.

  • You decide: Which economic plan will boost the economy?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    I’ve been avidly following presidential elections since 1960. Then, as a 10-year-old, I watched the Kennedy-Nixon race go down to the wire with the final outcome being decided by only a handful of votes.

    Now, just as in 1960 and almost every election since, today’s presidential contest focuses on the economy. One of the big economic issues is relatively slow growth. In recent years, our economy has been annually expanding by close to 2 percent.

    The long run average is nearer to 3 percent.