Today's News

  • Holden Beach eyes sand from 2019 project to reinforce island’s east end

    HOLDEN BEACH — Holden Beach’s east end could receive sand from a possible Lockwood Folly Inlet project next year.

    The town’s inlet and beach protection board learned about the opportunity during their Nov. 29 meeting.

  • Duke Energy to include Brunswick Nuclear Plant in staff reductions

    Duke Energy will buy out or lay off some members of its workforce across the company’s six-state coverage area, including those at Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport.

    Karen Williams, Duke Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant spokeswoman, said Thursday it is looking across the entire company to reduce staff. The plant employs more than 800 people.

  • Interfaith prayer vigil Dec. 10 calls for end to gun violence

    Wilmington-area faith communities and grassroots organizations will come together Monday, Dec. 10, for a vigil to pray for an end to gun violence and to remember local victims of that violence. They will meet from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, Third and Market streets in Perry Hall, on the Dock Street side of the church.

    The vigil will feature prayers for victims and families, those working to curb gun violence in our community and for the courage to stand together against violence in all its forms.

  • NCDEQ does all it plans to do on lower Cape Fear GenX contaminants

    The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has done all it intends to do to address GenX and other per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs) in the lower Cape Fear River, based on answers provided in a Nov. 29 media conference call.

    The agency agreed Nov. 21 with The Chemours Co. and Cape Fear River Watch on a proposed consent order to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAs), including GenX, that contaminated wells and the Cape Fear River, the source of drinking water for Brunswick County, from Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility.

  • Brunswick County Healthcare Job Fair scheduled for Dec. 10

    Brunswick NCWorks Career Center’s inaugural Healthcare Job Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 12 in partnership with Brunswick Community College at the Virginia Williamson Event Center at Odell Williamson Auditorium in Bolivia.

    This unique event features only employers from the health care industry that are offering current and future positions. It is geared to connecting local health care employers to health care job seekers, and connecting individuals with available area educational opportunities.

  • Center seeks more beds for addiction program participants

    Brunswick Christian Recovery Center will seek a special use permit at the Dec. 13 county zoning board of adjustment meeting for a small group home at 1401 Ash Little River Road.

    The 3.4-acre property would allow an additional 13 men to have a place to stay while in the BCRC 12-week program, expanding its current program from 15 participants.

  • Sunset Beach debates future ERC rules

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council voted to forward proposed new rules and regulations for the town’s future Environmental Resource Committee to Town Attorney Grady Richardson following debate at Monday night’s meeting.

    The agenda item was the result of collaboration between council members Jan Harris, who previously served on the ERC, and John Corbett.

  • Flu mobile medical unit to visit Supply on Dec. 11

    A fourth year of funding for ECU’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) will mean new ways for seniors in eastern North Carolina to access health care.

    The first ECU/Goshen Medical and flu mobile medical unit will be open for business from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 100 Varnamtown Road in Supply. Goshen will bill insurance for patients who are insured. Walgreens will provide free flu vaccines for those without insurance. Walgreens will provide flu vaccines for those with insurance and insurance will be billed.

  • Salone-Pelletier and Fish earn honors for community impact

    By Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writer

    SHALLOTTE — Fran Salone-Pelletier said she was rendered speechless for the first time in her life when Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center called her last month to let her know she’d been nominated as a Health Care Hero by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal for her volunteer work.

    Salone-Pelletier said she has no idea who nominated her for the award.

  • FEMA deadline to file for Hurricane Florence emergency assistance Dec. 13

    BOLIVIA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency provided more than $42.4 million to Brunswick County residents, including $6.8 million to homeowners and renters meeting housing assistance, as a result of Hurricane Florence.

    FEMA division supervisor Bob Spence and U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance public affairs specialist Lyn Eldridge updated Brunswick County commissioners on emergency response during the board’s agenda meeting Monday afternoon.