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Today's News

  • District 17 House update

    By Rep. Frank Iler

    Guest Columnist

    It seems the last two weeks in the North Carolina General Assembly have been all about the budget, but we also have been filing local bills and bills that were recommended by study committees.

  • Travel free from scam-related stress this summer

    By Josh Stein

    Guest Columnist

    What’s better than the beginning of summer? Longer days, warm weather, and for many, summer vacations. But nothing will cause a trip to go off the rails faster than falling victim to a travel scam. When you’re planning your travel this year, plan ahead with these tips to help ensure a headache-free trip.

  • Mike Sapp: a leader, a colleague, a friend

    By Dr. Susanne Adams

    Guest Columnist

    On May 22, 2018, Brunswick Community College lost Mr. Mike Sapp — an exceptional leader, colleague and friend.

    Few BCC employees have garnered the admiration, respect and love from Brunswick County residents, especially those tethered to the arts, than Mike. His history in Brunswick County is indistinguishable from that of his beloved Odell Williamson Auditorium.

  • Health of residents needs more hard work

    Outward appearances indicate Brunswick County boasts a fit population engaged in golfing, kayaking, surfing and other outdoor activities that have necessitated the expansion of parks and similar facilities from Carolina Shores to Leland.

    The latest State of the County Health Report offers a harsh reality check.

  • ECU to offer current, former commercial fishers free health screenings June 9

    East Carolina University’s College of Nursing announced it will offer free health screenings to current and former commercial fishers this weekend.

    As part of the ECU College of Nursing’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program, registered nurses and ECU clinical faculty will conduct the free health screenings Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Varnamtown Hall, 100 Varnamtown Road in Supply.

  • Portion of Mount Misery Road scheduled to close June 13

    A section of Mount Misery Road in northern Brunswick County will be closed for about three months to allow N.C. Department of Transportation crews to safely replace two metal drainage pipes with a reinforced concrete box culvert.

    The closure, which will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, will continue through early September.

    Mount Misery Road will be closed just north of Lincoln Road to the new bridge over the railroad tracks on Mount Misery Road.

  • Two arrested, three sought in robbery, kidnapping

    Two Shallotte women were arrested and three Supply men are sought in the robbery and kidnapping of an 18-year-old Supply man May 29.

    Shelby Renee Zelkowski, 18, of Chickadee Place was arrested May 29 and charged with conspiring to robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping. Taylor Nicole Chann, 17, of Tallow Trace was arrested May 30 on the same charges.

  • Two men face child rape charges in separate cases

    Two men are being held at the Brunswick County Detention Facility on child rape and other charges in separate cases.

    Roland Evan King Sr., 51, of New Britton Loop Road was arrested May 31 and charged with six counts each of first-degree sex offense against a child and second-degree sexual offense, and five counts each of first-degree rape of a child and second-degree rape.

    Warrants show the crimes happened between July 1991 and July 1997 with a child who was between 9 and 15.

    King is jailed on $1 million bail.

  • Sunset Beach greets mayoral candidate

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach meeting-goers got an opportunity to hear the town’s sole mayoral candidate speak at Monday night’s meeting.

    Greg Weiss, a retired sociology professor at Roanoke College in Virginia and researcher who now lives in Sunset Beach, outlined his background and community involvements at local, state and national levels.

    “I throw myself into any responsibility that I accept,” he said, speaking during the early portion of the June 4 meeting.

  • Carolina Shores pursues development initiatives

    CAROLINA SHORES — The town is going full force with physical and economic development, evidenced by agenda items at the town board of commissioners’ monthly workshop Monday.

    Town Administrator Jon Mendenhall cited in his report a number of development agreements, including one for Landmark at Lighthouse Cove, and final plats for The Farm at Brunswick.

    The town also has a new website, carolinashoresnc.com.

    “There’s a lot of interest in marketing and economic development,” Mendenhall said.