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Today's News

  • Career center leads BCC students on right path

     BOLIVIA — Brunswick Community College officials not only want to offer their students an education, they want those students to be prepared for their workforce.

    The college’s Career Development Center plays an important role in doing just that.

    BCC President Dr. Susanne Adams asked professional counselor Christen Cox to lead the Career Development Center before its inception in the fall 2013 semester.

    Since then, the CDC has become a hub for BCC students looking to enter the workforce upon graduation.

  • Rate bureau files request to alter mobile home insurance rates

     The North Carolina Department of Insurance received a mobile homeowners insurance rate filing from the N.C. Rate Bureau on Dec. 31, the last day of 2014.

    The rate bureau is not part of the department of insurance and represents all companies writing mobile homeowners insurance in the state. Two forms of mobile home coverage are offered: the MH(C) form and the MH(F) form. The forms are similar; however, the MH(F) form provides broader coverage.

  • Residents should dictate how tax dollars are spent

    The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners is trying to determine how to proceed on upgrades to five of the county’s 13 parks without incurring debt or raising taxes.

    The process thus far has been pay-as-you go, with planned improvements to Town Creek, Waccamaw, Smithville District, Shallotte District and Ocean Isle Beach being ranked on the county’s yearly capital improvement plan (CIP). But not even a month into 2015, commissioners are quibbling over which of those parks should get first dibs on available funds.

  • Commissioners create federal wish list for 2015

     The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners develop a list of goals they’d like to see at the federal level each calendar year. This year, coastal issues can be found several times on the list, which was handed over to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

    Brunswick County commissioners established these goals during a lengthy work session Jan. 13.

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  • SOUPer Bowl Saturday dishes up Jan. 31

    IF YOU GO

    What: Sixth annual SOUPer Bowl Saturday

    When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31

    Where: Shallotte Presbyterian Church

    Cost: $15

    Soup only tickets: $8

    Additional soup helpings: $3

    It’s an annual tradition every Super Bowl season.

    Members of the General Federation of Women’s Club-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club get into formation for their annual SOUPer Bowl Saturday fundraiser to benefit several local charitable food efforts to feed the hungry.

  • Rotary Las Vegas Night lights up Jan. 24

    Get ready to roll in Vegas, N.C.

    The Shallotte Rotary Club’s 10th annual Las Vegas Night is set for around round of fun Saturday night, Jan. 24, with food and Vegas-style games.

    The annual fundraiser is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Brunswick County Realtors Building at 101 Stone Chimney Road in Supply.

    The catered event will feature a cash bar, dinner, assorted hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and cake.

  • Sunset Beach may postpone paid parking

    SUNSET BEACH — Following much debate, Sunset Beach Town Council may be poised to delay for another year implementing paid parking on the Sunset Beach island.

    At council’s monthly workshop Tuesday, Jan. 20, council members offered varying opinions about the measure being proposed for 114 spaces under town domain in the gazebo parking lot as well as in lots on the east side of Sunset Boulevard.

  • Calabash commissioners salute former mayor

    CALABASH — The town board of commissioners kicked off their first meeting of the year Jan. 13 by paying tribute to former Mayor Keith Hardee, who died Jan. 12 at age 78 following an illness.

    Town commissioner Cecelia Herman said though she and Hardee were on opposite sides of the political spectrum, she had great respect for him.

    “Unlike other politicians, what you saw is what you got,” Herman said.

    Hardee, she said, helped move things forward and would also outline exactly where he stood on an issue.

  • Sunset Beach committee continues to mull west end plans

    SUNSET BEACH — A developer planning to build oceanfront houses on an undeveloped stretch between the Sunset Beach island and Bird Island said Brunswick County is supposed to provide water and sewer for the proposed 21-lot Sunset Beach West development.

    “As of right now, we still have a letter saying they will serve us,” developer Sammy Varnam said at a Jan. 15 town technical review committee (TRC) meeting.