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Today's News

  • 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.

  • BCLC gets one-year reprieve from federal funding loss

    Eleven adult education providers facing a loss of government funding, including the Brunswick County Literacy Council, will receive assistance to mitigate that loss as a result of a provision added to the 2018-19 North Carolina state budget by Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Hendersonville, the North Carolina Literacy Association announced June 6.

  • 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.

  • NCDOT expects OIB roundabout completion by end of month

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Visitors to Ocean Isle Beach will make their way to the island through an unfinished but working roundabout at Ocean Isle Beach Road (Four Mile Road) and Beach Drive (N.C. 179).

    Although the traffic pattern is marked with barrels, it is a working roundabout, Town Administrator Daisy Ivey said.

    “Everyone is able to traverse it, even with the barrels in place,” she said.

  • 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.

  • Carolina Shores POA rep puts pet pig in porcine predicament

    CAROLINA SHORES — Pork Chop the potbellied pig has resided with owners Bo and Linda Dolan in their Carolina Shores community nearly as long as he’s been alive — three-and-a-half years.

    The Dolans adopted their beloved pet porcine when he was just a six-week-old piglet, and he’s been with them at their home in the Village at Calabash, along with a sibling dog named Lucky, ever since.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • World War II memories take flight during bomber visit

    OAK ISLAND — Ninety-three-year-old Jimmy Smith was among those who went to Cape Fear Regional Jetport on June 7 to see the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.

    As a civilian, Smith worked for a printing company, married his late wife Martha Smith and had four children: Cindy and Jim Jr., who live in the area, and daughters Christy and Amelia, who have since died.

    As a soldier, Smith served in World War II, having been drafted at 18.

  • Helping Hands fundraiser/cruise-in benefit June 23

    A Helping Hands fundraiser/cruise-in will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Rourk Garden on Main Street in Shallotte, accross from Jerome’s Steakhouse.

    Hot dogs, fried bologna sandwiches, chips and drinks will be sold to raise money to offset medical and other expenses for Jim Hans, owner of Jim’s Automotive on Holden Beach Road.

    Hans’ business has been closed for more than a month while he battles cancer and pneumonia.