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Today's News

  • Celebrating the Dream Socioeconomic Leadership Conference

    The Countywide Community Development Corp. (CWCDC) community subcommittees on the LBJ Presidential Leadership Awards, Socioeconomic Development, Village for Scholars (youth development) and Humanities and Arts, representing Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties, announced the 2017 Celebrating The Dream Socioeconomic Leadership Conference Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29-30, at Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington.

  • Hope for Recovery event Sept. 30

    North Carolina Parents Coalition for C.H.A.N.G.E., WVCB 1410 Christian Radio and Palms Health and Wellness LLC will host Hope for Recovery from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at 1 Medical Center Drive in Supply (formerly Brunswick Community Hospital).

    The event will be a day of live music, food, testimonies, resource providers, crafts and more. This is an opportunity for the community to come together and offer support along with resources to those suffering from substance abuse as well as offer support to those who have lost loved ones in the fight.

  • NCDEQ issues Holden Beach swimming alert

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued a swimming alert for the public beach access on the east end of Holden Beach on Friday and lifted the alert the next day.

    A Friday NCDEQ news release says state water quality officials are alerting the public that initial testing at the site showed levels of bacteria “exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards.”

  • Nonprofit expo planned for Sept. 30

    The Northern Brunswick County Services Coordinating Council (NBCSCC) is hosting a Community Services Expo on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way.

    This will be a networking opportunity for more than 20 local agencies to speak with people who need services, whether physical, financial or emotional, as well as informing potential new volunteers of the many ways they can make a difference to people in Brunswick County.

  • Sixth annual event seeks to ‘Ride Domestic Violence out of Town’

    Saturday, Sept. 30 will mark the sixth annual Let’s Ride Domestic Violence Out of Town Awareness Rally, held by Hope Harbor Home.

    This year’s event will start at Beach House Harley-Davidson on U.S. 17 on the south side of Shallotte.

    On-site pre-registration will start at 9 a.m., with kickstands up at 10 a.m. Riders will be escorted by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  • NCDMV customers reminded to check for ‘.gov’ in websites

    The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has received complaints from citizens using unofficial websites that charge fees for the simplest DMV services or products. The official NCDMV website charges nothing for DMV information or forms, and its products are usually provided free or at much lower rates than those advertised on unofficial sites.

  • BFA Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program

    Brunswick Family Assistance Agency has begun taking applications, by appointment only, for its Christmas Basket/Tree of Hope program. The agency will continue to take applications through Nov. 6.

    Applicants should call 754-4766 to schedule an appointment to apply for this program. Applications will also be taken at Family Resource Center in Leland and New Hope Clinic in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • State settles with Lenovo over software

    North Carolina has settled with Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software on laptop computers sold to North Carolina consumers that made consumers’ personal information vulnerable to hackers. The settlement was negotiated and finalized in coordination with the Federal Trade Commission and 31 other states.

  • Byrd fights for spot on European Tour

     Zack Byrd has spent the last year playing on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa after a decorated golf career at Coastal Carolina University. Byrd, a Carolina Shores native, was once one of the top junior golfers in North Carolina. Now Byrd is in the second stage of qualifying school for a position on the European Tour. 

  • County golf squads compete in conference match

     South Brunswick and West Brunswick finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in a Mideastern Conference golf match Sept. 13 at The Lakes at Boiling Spring Lakes.

    Laney won the nine-hole team event, which was played on the 2,767-yard par 36 in Brunswick County.

    Laney’s Jayla Rogers captured medalist honors with a 3-over par 39, while Hoggard’s Anna Moore finished as runner-up with a 5-over 41.

    Laney (133) bested Hoggard (164) by 31 strokes to capture its fourth consecutive team win of the 2017 season.