Local News

  • H2GO pushes board member’s settlement proposal discussion to February

    The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board began 2019 the same way it ended 2018: by rebuffing commissioner Rodney McCoy’s proposed resolution to settle the joint lawsuit H2GO and Leland filed to stop Belville from receiving H2GO’s assets.

    The H2GO board met Jan. 8 when McCoy once again pitched his proposal for a settlement.

    In December, McCoy presented a resolution to direct H2GO general counsel Stephen Coble to prepare a proposed contract for the H2GO board, Belville and Leland that would settle the lawsuit with specific conditions:

  • Leland EDC looks at Wilmington port and business plan preparation

    LELAND — The Leland Economic Development Committee began the year by continuing strategic plan discussions Jan. 10 to assist business growth.

    The LEDC has focused on travel and tourism, agricultural support services, the retirement community and light industry as areas to develop. The committee discussed travel and tourism in December and shared ideas on their other priorities at the latest meeting.

  • Brunswick County 4-H

    Staff contacts

    Morgan King, 4-H Youth Development Agent, mhking3@ncsu.edu

    Angie Lawrence, Program Associate 4-H Youth Development, angie_lawrence@ncsu.edu

    Gina Britton, Administrative Assistant 4-H Youth Development, gina_britton@ncsu.edu


    Brunswick County 4-H at N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, Brunswick County Government Center (Building N), 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia

    Phone number


    Brunswick County 4-H is a youth development program where youth learn by doing.

  • Gated communities reimbursed for hurricane debris removal

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners will reimburse gated communities about one-third of the costs they submitted for the removal of vegetative debris from Hurricane Florence.

    Commissioners agreed Nov. 5 to allow gated community property owners associations to submit debris removal costs to the county for reimbursement with the understanding that the requests for reimbursement would be based on the county’s contract for debris removal. The POAs would not be repaid in full if commissioners agreed to reimburse them.

  • Oyster Festival moves to new Ocean Isle Beach site for 2019

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — The NC Oyster Festival will relocate from East Second Street to West Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach for 2019.

    Commissioners approved the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce group activity application for the annual event at the Jan. 7 town meeting.

    This year’s festival will be Oct. 19-20. The change in location from the familiar site next to the Museum of Coastal Carolina on the east side of Causeway Drive was necessary because of construction of the town’s municipal park at Causeway Drive and East Second Street.

  • Sunset Beach explores climate change action

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council has begun taking a closer look at a possible action plan to address climate change issues now and into the end of the century.

    During discussion at their second meeting of the month Tuesday, council approved having a resolution put on their Feb. 4 meeting agenda after councilman John Corbett presented a report.

  • Town to pursue annexing Carolina Shores North, possibly library

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have voted to pursue voluntary annexation of the Carolina Shores North community and to explore the possibility of annexing the Southwest Brunswick Branch Library.

    The unanimous vote to send a letter to the General Assembly to pursue the annexation referendum process for Carolina Shores North followed discussion at a board economic development commission meeting last Thursday, Jan. 10.

  • Calabash approves fifth Turkey Trot at first 2019 meeting

    CALABASH — Town commissioners have approved having the fifth annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, this year following a presentation by event organizers David Hutnik and Johnna Terragna of Coastal Race Productions.

    Speaking at the board’s first monthly meeting for 2019 last Tuesday, Jan. 8, Hutnik said there will be 1-mile, 5K and 10K races starting at 7 a.m. and ending around 8:30 a.m. He said the event has grown every year with about 850 participants at the fourth annual trot Nov. 22. He said they expect more than 1,000 this year.

  • Leland man facing drug charges accused of resisting deputy

    A Leland man facing drug charges is accused of resisting the Brunswick County sheriff’s deputy who arrested him Jan. 9.

    Koraun Dominic Thompson, 20, of Old Mill Road in Leland is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, selling or delivering marijuana, misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

  • Three accused of bringing drugs onto government property

    Three men are accused of bringing drugs onto a government premises Jan. 12 in two separate cases.

    Timothy Lynn Barnes, 52, of Blue Marlin Road in Supply and Billy Joe Lawson, 44, of Inland Drive in Ocean Isle Beach were arrested Jan. 13 and each charged with possession of a controlled substance on a prison or jail premises.

    Warrants show the men had buprenorphine on the premises of an unnamed local confinement facility.