Today's News

  • Fundraising helps animal facilities get back on (four) feet

    Eight weeks ago, two Brunswick County animal facilities sustained flooding and damages from Hurricane Florence.

    Within that same time frame, thanks to the efforts of devoted volunteers and diligent fundraising, Fix A Friend Spay and Neuter Clinic and Paws Place Animal Rescue are slowly starting to get back on their feet on behalf of their beloved four-legged friends.

  • Fire marshal receives fire prevention grant

    Brunswick County Fire Marshal Andrew Thompson received a fire prevention grant from FM Global to purchase a fire investigation hydrocarbon detector.

    FM Global offers financial support to organizations that work to combat fire loses through a fire prevention grant program to support national, state, regional, local and community organizations.

  • Tax and Retirement strategies class offered at BCC Nov. 15

    First Financial Education Centers will present a tax and retirement strategies class from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Virginia Williamson Event Center, Room 2.

    The Virginia Williamson Event Center is in the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the Brunswick Community College campus at 150 College Road, Bolivia.

    John Ingraham LLC, with First Financial Education Centers, who will be one of the guest speakers along with Phyllis McCoy of Elph’s Accounting, will host the event.

  • County board allows gated communities to submit debris cost reimbursements

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners agreed Nov. 5 to give a handful of gated community property owners associations the chance to submit debris removal costs to the county for reimbursement.

  • Shallotte seeks residents’ input on Mulberry Park expansion

    Shallotte has plans to expand Mulberry Park and wants residents to share their thoughts on what to add as town staff begins preparing to seek a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) grant from the state for the project.

    In recent years, Shallotte has developed Mulberry Park at 123 Mulberry St. as part of the riverwalk project being developed across Main Street from the site.

    The town broke ground in 2015 and built amenities including a playground, amphitheater stage and picnic shelter in the park, which opened in May 2016.

  • SBA extends physical damage application deadline for Hurricane Florence victims

    The U.S. Small Business Administration has extended the deadline to apply for physical disaster damages in North Carolina.

    Businesses and individuals with physical damages caused by Hurricane Florence on Sept. 7-29 should apply for SBA low-interest disaster loans before the Dec. 13 deadline. The disaster declaration covers Brunswick County.

  • County MIS director Randone voted president-elect of NCLGISA

    Brunswick County Management Information Services director Steve Randone was voted the president-elect of the North Carolina Local Government Information Systems Association.

  • Volunteers sought for CIS Peer Court

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County seeks compassionate people as volunteers who will change student lives in Brunswick County.

    Through CIS programs, volunteers help fulfill the CIS mission “to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.” CIS was founded on the belief that “it’s relationships, not programs that change children.”

  • Former Sunset Beach administrator files suit against town, councilman

    SUNSET BEACH — Former Sunset Beach Town Administrator Susan Parker has filed a lawsuit against the town and councilman Richard Cerrato on grounds of defamation and libel, wrongful termination and emotional distress.

    The civil action filed Oct. 22 in Brunswick County Superior Court seeks damages exceeding $25,000 and a jury trial.

    It cites Parker’s employment with the town starting with her hiring, which the document states began in October 2013, and continuing until a majority of council voted to terminate her from the position this past March 5.

  • Benton elected, Miller re-elected to school board

    The Brunswick County Board of Education has a new District 5 representative.

    After defeating incumbent John Thompson in May 8’s primary, Republican Gerald “Jerry” Benton defeated Democrat Joanne Levitan, receiving 34,819 votes to her 22,732 votes with 26 of 26 precincts reporting Tuesday night.

    Benton, a retired and disabled veteran living in Leland, said the first issue Brunswick County Schools are facing is the need for trade schools. He said the district also needs to improve proficiency among graduates.