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Today's News

  • Moody’s affirms county’s general obligation bond rating at Aa2

    Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed both Brunswick County’s Aa2 general obligation bond rating and the county’s Aa3 rating on lease-backed debt, assigning the county a positive outlook.

    The ratings announcement from Moody’s notes Brunswick County’s “historically solid financial position” and “below average debt burden that will remain manageable despite significant borrowing plans,” as well as its “strong financial management.”

  • Navassa Superfund Site meetings set for Tuesday, June 20

    Federal and state officials together will hold public availability sessions and a public meeting Tuesday, June 20, to answer questions about the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. Superfund Site in Navassa and update residents about environmental investigations, cleanup options and technologies, and redevelopment planning activities.

    The three sessions will be from 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. and the meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Navassa Community Center, 338 Main St.

  • Summer blood donations needed

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need.

    In June, the Red Cross joins blood collection agencies around the world marking World Blood Donor Day by raising awareness about the need for a readily available blood supply.

    Upcoming blood donation opportunities are June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oceanview United Methodist Church, 8400 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island; June 26 from 1:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St., Southport;

  • Speed limit lowered to 25 mph in Carolina Shores neighborhood

    The Carolina Shores subdivision speed limit has been changed from 30 mph to 25 mph. Ordinance 17-7 was approved May 4 by the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners and speed signs have been changed.

    For the safety of motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, obey the new speed limit. Remember to be patient and drive with care.

    By going to the town’s website, carolinashoresnc.com, residents are encouraged to use the “Our Town” feature to learn more about town government and to become more involved.

  • NHRMC implements new visitor guidelines

    Effective June 19, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is implementing new visitor guidelines for the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital to ensure continued improvements in safety.

    Visitors to the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital will now be asked to provide identification and will receive a visitor access badge to enter the women’s and pediatric units.

  • Black snags bass in Ocean Ridge

     Spenser Black shows off a bass he caught while fishing in a pond in Ocean Ridge on Tuesday, June 6. 

  • Duncans make a nice catch

     Joel Lovette and Debbie and Artie Duncan show off two of the 10 flounder they caught while fishing with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service.  They were fishing using artificial bait in the Intracostal Waterway and in creeks and canals near the Ocean Isle Wildlife area.

  • Upcoming sporting events in Brunswick County

     OIB Surf Camp offered

    Jesse McCrery and Marty Mentzer are offering OIB Surf Camp from the Newport Street public access on Ocean Isle Beach.

     

    Sessions are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays: June 19-22, June 26-29, July 3-6, July 10-13, July 17-20 and July 24-27.

    McCrery and Mentzer have been surfing and teaching surfing for a combined 50 years.

    Camp scholarships are available in memory of J. Paul Smith.  

  • NBHS athletes earn all-conference spring accolades

     The East Central Conference released its all-conference selections for spring sports athletes last week. The following North Brunswick High School athletes were all-conference selections.

    Baseball

    Coach of the Year: Dustin Medlin, North Brunswick

    All-conference: Joey Matthews, Trey Parrish, Jalyn Perkins, Zeke Walker, Landen Wright

     

    Softball

    Player of the Year: Jessica Williams, North Brunswick

    All-conference: Alleigh Himes, Aliah Johnson, Kelsey Ray, Shea Vaccaro, Williams

     

  • Citations on the water aren’t always a bad thing