Local News

  • BFA commodities distribution Feb. 14

    Brunswick Family Assistance will have a commodities distribution Feb. 14 starting at the BFA/Big Lots parking lot on Main Street in Shallotte.

  • Foundation allocates initial round of long-term Hurricane Florence recovery grants

    The North Carolina Community Foundation board has announced $1 million has been allocated for the initial round of grants to support long-term recovery from Hurricane Florence.

  • Mobile medical unit to visit Varnamtown on Feb. 6 and March 18

    The ECU/Goshen Medical and flu mobile medical unit will be at 100 Varnamtown Road in Supply from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 6 and March 18.

    The scope of service will include primary care, all ages; sliding fee scale for those without insurance or with poor insurance; and Goshen will bill insurance for patients who are insured.

    Goshen will provide the mobile medical unit staff and Debra Kosko will be present in the mornings.

    The plan is to return to Varnamtown every two, three or four weeks and needs community input.

  • AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax services

    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide free high-quality income tax assistance, free federal and state tax preparation and free electronic filing. The service is available to low and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those 60 and older. You do not have to be an AARP member or retired to take advantage of this free service.

    IRS certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will discuss your tax situation with you, answer your questions, and then prepare and electronically file your tax return or give you paper copies to file yourself.

  • H2GO board member must wait for litigation committee to review settlement proposal

    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.