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Today's News

  • Holden Beach reclassifies Ferguson as assistant town manager

    Holden Beach commissioners gave a town staff member a new title to go with the duties she has taken on during her tenure.

    Christy Ferguson was hired as shoreline protection and recreation manager Aug. 11, 2014. During their May 8 meeting, commissioners named her assistant town manager at the request of Town Manager David Hewett.

    Hewett said the classification is necessary to reflect the roles and responsibilities Ferguson now has.

  • Shallotte development mediation paused until end of month

    At the request of Traditional Neighborhood Development Partners (TND), the developer selected for the town’s riverfront development project, the town has agreed to postpone mediation until the end of May.

    Mayor Walt Eccard said TND requested time to find a way to possibly assign its interest to another developer. The town didn’t give consent to a specific assignment, but said if TND presented another developer town officials would speak with them.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court set for May 22

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County.

  • Coastal reserve site committees to meet

    Local advisory committees for eight coastal reserves, including two in Brunswick County, will meet this month.

    The Bird Island Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m. May 22 at Sunset Beach Town Hall, 700 Sunset Blvd. N. in Sunset Beach.

    The Bald Head Woods Reserve Local Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. May 23 at the Bald Head Island Conservancy Auditorium, 700 Federal Road on Bald Head Island.

    All meetings are open to the public.

  • Oak Island hurricane presentation May 22

    Oak Island town staff will host a hurricane preparation presentation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Oak Island Town Hall Council Chambers, 4601 E. Oak Island Drive.

    Presenters from the Oak Island police and fire departments, along with the National Weather Service, Brunswick County Emergency Management and American Red Cross, will attend to answer questions and share information.

    All are invited.

  • Holden Beach system development fees public hearing May 23

    The Holden Beach Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in the town hall public assembly at 110 Rothschild St. to hear a presentation on the study of system development fees the town could levy.

    This hearing, the study and the presentation are in accordance with NC Administrative Code 15A NCAC 18C.0409 and 15A NCAC 02T.011.

    McGill Associates will present the study results, which is posted on the town website, hbtownhall.com.

    All interested are invited to attend.

  • BCC invites community ‘Back to the Classroom’

    On May 30 from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Brunswick Community College will welcome community members “Back to the Classroom” to celebrate the joy of learning and engage with the campus community.

    The BCC Foundation, in partnership with friends from Brunswick County and beyond, are pleased to offer the opportunity to sample two courses followed by a brief reception.

    Keeping it Local: Dishing up North Carolina ingredients with Southern flair with Kelly Holden of Holden Brothers Farm Market

  • Oak Island reports progress on dune restoration, other projects

    After Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, the town of Oak Island worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on a truck haul project to restore some of the dunes lost in the storm. The project began in the spring 2017 and was halted during turtle nesting season. The project resumed in November 2017 and was completed in early March 2018.

  • Red Cross to host open house for volunteers

    The Cape Fear Chapter of the Red Cross in Wilmington is seeking volunteers to help with its Biomedical Transportation Program. The chapter will host an open house Tuesday, June 5, for those interested in learning more.

    Volunteer transportation specialists are needed to help deliver blood products to area hospitals, a vital service in the community led by volunteers.

    The Red Cross Biomedical Transportation Volunteer Open House will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1102 S. 16th St. in Wilmington. Refreshments will be served.

  • NCLCV announces Green Tie Award winners

    The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) announced the honorees for its annual Green Tie Awards on May 8.

    Among them is Representative of the Year Deb Butler, D-Wilmington, who represents the northern portion of Brunswick County. Though she was omitted from the House committees studying GenX, Butler raised her voice and galvanized citizens to speak out against the pollution of the Cape Fear River.