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  • ‘An Evening with Sam Quinones’ scheduled Aug. 23

    The Brunswick County Treatment Court will present ‘An Evening with Sam Quinones,’ author of “Dreamland,” the true tale of America’s opiate epidemic, on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

    Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

    This is a free event. The first 250 attendees will receive a free copy of “Dreamland” (one per family).

  • VA Whole Health Workshop set for July 31

    A VA Whole Health Workshop is scheduled for July 31 at 1 p.m. at Wilmington VA Health Care Center (WHCC), Room 1026 at 1705 Gardner Road in Wilmington.

    Whole Health recognizes the patient as a whole person and helps support his or her unique needs, said Dr. Sita Kanithi, a clinical psychologist who supervises Fayetteville VAMC’s Peer Support Specialists.

  • OIB planning board to meet July 17

    The Ocean Isle Beach Planning Board will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Betty S. Williamson Meeting Hall at 3 W. Third St. on Ocean Isle Beach.

    The board meets the third Tuesday of the month.

    Call 579-2166 for more information.

  • State honors county’s water treatment plant

    The N.C. Division of Water Resources recently honored 69 water treatment plants, including Brunswick County’s, for surpassing federal and state drinking water standards.

    The division’s Public Water Supply section awarded the facilities the prestigious N.C. Area Wide Optimization Award, which is part of a state effort to enhance the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities.

  • Belville seeks to fill vacancy on park and recreaction board

    The town of Belville is accepting applications from citizens who are interested in serving on the Belville Parks and Recreation Board.

    The appointee will begin serving on the board in July to fill a vacancy until the term ends in January 2019.

    Applications are available online at townofbelville.com under the Town Forms tab or at Belville Town Hall, 63 River Road, Belville. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The submission deadline is 4 p.m. Thursday, June 21.

  • BCC announces accreditation of machining program

    LELAND— Brunswick Community College is one of the only 300 organizations from a pool of about 2,000 nationwide to receive National Institute for Metalworking Skills accreditation for its Computer-Integrated Machining Program.

    BCC employees, former students and those working in Brunswick County’s metalworking industry gathered June 14 at BCC’s Leland Center to announce and celebrate the honor.

  • Wilmington man sought on assault, theft charges

    The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man wanted on assault inflicting serious injury, financial card theft and larceny of a motor vehicle charges.

    Michael Tyrone Loyde, 50, of North Ninth Street faces the charges in a June 12 incident at home on Highwood Court in Leland.

    Tyrone is described as a 5-foot 9 black man and may be driving a gray 2008 Nissan Altima.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ryan Newman 880-4866.

  • Belville claims H2GO asset transfer legal

    Belville’s lawyers filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Leland and Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO, which challenges Belville’s ownership of H2GO’s assets.

    The June 4 motion to dismiss filing included a notice of a hearing; the lawyers asked for a hearing in Brunswick County Superior Court at 9:30 a.m. July 16 or as soon as the case can be heard by the court.

  • ECU anthropology school digs Brunswick County

    East Carolina University’s anthropology school has made Brunswick County its annual summer destination.

    Dr. Charles Ewen returned for a fourth year to the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site to run a summer field school from May 19 through June 16.

    The historic site along the Cape Fear River in Winnabow includes the colonial ruins of Brunswick Town and Confederate Civil War Fort Anderson.

    Dr. Megan Perry wrapped up a second year excavating a Gause family cemetery in Sunset Beach on June 9.

  • WWAY evacuated June 7 after small fire

    WWAY was briefly evacuated Thursday, June 7, following a small fire in its event center.

    The television station reported a fire alarm went off just as its 7:30 p.m. newscast ended, causing the studio at 1224 Magnolia Village Way in Leland to be evacuated for more than an hour.

    WWAY said the small fire started in an ice machine.

    Personnel from Leland Fire/Rescue Department, Winnabow and Navassa volunteer fire departments responded.