Today's News

  • Brunswick County Teen Court to host mini-mock trial

    Brunswick County Teen Court will host Columbus County and Bladen County Teen Court programs in the inaugural 13th District mini-mock trial competition from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Brunswick County Courthouse in Bolivia.

  • Women’s Equality Day celebration Aug. 26

    Aug. 26 marks the 97th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. Southport Indivisible-Stepping Forward and Indivisible Warrior Women for Equality in Brunswick County are observing this occasion by encouraging and empowering voters and future voters to participate this year.

    Join the public in Franklin Square Park at 130 E. West St. in Southport from 10 a.m. to noon to observe the passage of the 19th Amendment, and support women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.

  • Freedom Fund Banquet Sept. 9

    The Brunswick County NAACP Branch annual Freedom Fund Banquet will be Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Brunswick Community College South Brunswick Islands Center, 9400 Ocean Highway W. (U.S. 17) West in Carolina Shores. Keynote speaker will be state Rep. Deb Butler of House District 18.

    Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.

    For tickets or information, call Carl Parker at 619-4974, Anne Parker at 612-7041 or any Freedom Fund committee member.

  • Coyote conflict management workshop Sept. 19

    A joint program on coyote conflict management will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at Brunswick Cooperative Extension Service Office, 25 Referendum Drive in Bolivia.

    The workshop agenda includes introductions and coyote biology, coyote non-lethal management techniques, rules and regulations, trapping basics and a coyote trapping technique demonstration.

    This workshops is free, but space is limited. Call the Extension office at 253-2610 to sign up.

  • Medicare town hall planned Sept. 26

    Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) have announced a series of free town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries on how to get the most from their Medicare benefits.

  • Study rates county in Top 10 for visitor spending

    Brunswick County made the Top 10 list for North Carolina counties with the most visitor spending, based on 2016 numbers.

    The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced spending hit $22.9 billion statewide based on an annual study of visitor spending commissioned by Visit North Carolina and conducted by the U.S. Travel Association.

    The USTA study looked at sales and tax revenue data, employment figures and other industry and economic data to determine the overall impact of visitor spending in North Carolina.

  • Tethering issue dominates county commissioners meeting

    BOLIVIA — County commissioners saw more than 130 people fill the seats and line the walls of the board meeting room Monday night, Aug. 21, to support their positions on tethering animals.

    Proponents of a movement by Advocates for Animal Rights, who seek to change county ordinances to eliminate tethering, were met by a large contingent of hunters and members of the Brunswick County Sporting Dogs Association, with each group providing a speaker to share their point of view.

  • Three o’clock is naptime, not meeting time

    Last time we spoke, I mentioned in passing the change to the Brunswick County commissioners’ meeting schedule, which was recently reconfigured to the second and third Mondays of the month.

    No sooner than the words were out of my mouth, give or take two to three weeks, county officials have changed the regular meeting schedule once again, so just try to ignore the sensation if you start to experience feelings of déjà vu while reading this.

  • Rally celebrates Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26 in Southport

    Aug. 26 marks the 97th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

    Two groups are celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment with a rally from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 26, in Franklin Square Park at 130 E. West St. in Southport.

    The event features speakers, including state Rep. Deb Butler, live music by Fun Fatale Trio, local civic and women’s groups’ tables and a supply drive for local schoolchildren.

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    The two weeks since my last column have been active for me, although I haven’t had to travel to Raleigh. I have been able to meet with so many interesting groups around the district and have been involved in several ongoing issues.

    In our region, we held a groundbreaking Teacher Academy, we learned about the safety status of our drinking water, we have seen legal threats to our beach and inlet projects and I have met with several community groups.