Today's News

  • OIB agrees to finance $5.7 million for new town hall

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH —Town officials have authorized a contract with First Bank to finance $5.7 million for construction of a new town hall.

    The new town hall will be built on the mainland at 111 Causeway Drive.

    A two-story building, it will be about 27,000 square feet to house all of the town departments except for the fire department, which will be across Culpepper Street.

  • Shallotte opens Mulberry Community Center

    SHALLOTTE—Shallotte officials celebrated the completed renovation of the new Mulberry Community Center with an open house and employee appreciation lunch Feb. 1.

    The community building, at 149 Mulberry St., was the former Sweet Water of Life Church, which the town Board of Alderman agreed to buy from Phillip and Cynthia King in August 2017.

  • Belville considers industry road annexation, improvement

    BELVILLE — Town officials will begin discussions with business owners in the Poole Road area off U.S. 17 to consider road repairs.

    Gray Styers, an attorney with Fox Rothschild LLP in Raleigh, spoke during the public comment section of the Jan. 28 Belville meeting, to represent Gregory Poole of Gregory Poole Equipment Company, which is located at 151 Backhoe Road NE in Belville’s town limits.

  • County OKs contract with nonprofit fire departments

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners have approved a revised contract for services with the county’s nonprofit volunteer fire departments.

    The Jan. 22 agreement came after Fire Chiefs Association President Chief Doug Todd of the Tri-Beach Fire Department provided changes in the contract language that cleared the last impasse between county staff and the fire departments.

  • Brunsco Has It Business Expo set for Saturday

    Get acquainted with local businesses all in one place at the Brunsco Has It Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Shallotte Middle School, 225 Village Road in Shallotte.

    Admission is free. The first 200 entrants will receive a Shop Small bag containing coupons and other goodies (one per family).

    The expo is described by chamber member engagement director Robyn Beliveau as a great event for local residents who are looking for personal, home and professional services.

  • Marziano approved as new Sunset Beach administrator

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council approved on a 3-2 vote Monday night naming interim administrator Hiram Marziano as full-time town administrator.

    The vote came following a closed session with town attorney Grady Richardson that lasted nearly one hour and 45 minutes prior to the start of the board’s regular meeting.

  • Scorpion Winter Sting scheduled Saturday, Feb. 16

     The North Brunswick High School Booster Club is sponsoring a Scorpion Winter Sting, a 4-person scramble at Cape Fear National Golf Club on Saturday, Feb. 16. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. There is room for 30 teams.

    Registration cost is $400 per team; platinum sponsor (includes team entry) is $500; and hole sponsor is $100. There will be prizes for prizes for flight winners, closest to the pin, longest drive and raffles.

  • State Rep. Frank Iler: From the Legislature

    Last week the North Carolina General Assembly included committee assignments for the 2019-2020 session and some early bill filings. There were two floor sessions but only one procedural vote.

    After missing the Jan. 9 swearing-in ceremony in Raleigh due to medical reasons, I was sworn in Jan. 18 at the Brunswick County Courthouse by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis.

  • Notable scores, highlights from area golf leagues

     Results of recent events submitted by area golf leagues.



  • COLUMN: Standing in the (WBHS) Hall of Fame

     Julie Benton Phillips.

    Woodrow Stevenson.

    Cedric Simmons.

    Arvella Marlowe.

    Eric Johnson.

    Scotty Evans.

    Ricky Daniels.

    Chris Bland.

    Kwabena Green.

    Billy Noble.

    Kayla Padgett.

    Dr. M. Henderson Rourk.

    There you have it.

    That’s the inaugural class of the ATMC West Brunswick High School Hall of Fame.