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Today's News

  • BREAKING: Brunswick County issues voluntary evacuation for all areas impacted by Waccamaw floodplain

    A voluntary evacuation for all areas impacted by the Waccamaw floodplain is now in effect starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. 

    This includes Brunswick Plantation. Brunswick County issued the voluntary evacuation after staff observed the Waccamaw River by air. The river is steadily rising and is expected to crest on Friday, Sept. 21. 

  • Florence-fueled flooding continues to pose road dangers

    Life-threatening flooding is the latest danger posed by Hurricane Florence, which has left trillions of gallons of water and damages estimated in the billions of dollars, including to roads, in her wake.

    As Brunswick County residents who evacuated struggle to return to their homes, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office was urging people this week to stay put because of impassable water-covered roads, especially from the north and west.

  • Emergency Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting set for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday

    Brunswick County will hold an emergency Board of Commissioners meeting at 3:30 Wednesday, Sept. 19, for a storm update and to consider board actions for activation of a storm debris management contract. The meeting will be held in the Sandifer Administration Building at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia in the second-floor conference room.

  • Food, water distribution in three hurricane-stricken areas

    Food and water is on-site for distribution at Northwest District Park at 1937 Andrew Jackson Hwy. NE in Leland until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, Brunswick County spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson said. Tarps are not yet available.

    Food and water will also be on-site for distribution at Town Creek Park at 6420 Ocean Highway East in Winnabow from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.

    Food and water will also be on-site for distribution at South Brunswick Middle School, 100 Cougar Drive in Boiling Spring Lakes from 11:35 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19.

  • Agencies announce disaster assistance in Brunswick County

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of North Carolina to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence beginning Sept. 7 and continuing.

    President Trump’s action makes federal funding available to affected people in Brunswick County, where assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

  • Officials warn of repair scams after disaster

    Citizens should be aware that following large storms and weather events, scammers sometimes target residents in the affected areas, according to a Brunswick County news release.

    Brunswick County is not endorsing contractors or vendors, and Brunswick County Public Utilities has not authorized any vendors to make repairs to utility lines on their behalf.

    If citizens encounter someone making such a claim or suspect a scammer in Brunswick County, they can report it by calling 911, 253-2777 or 253-5383.

  • AAA offers tips to motorists, homeowners following hurricane

    AAA Carolinas urges motorists to take precautions before driving on potentially flooded roads and warns homeowners of the dangers that can come with cleanup following the storm damage.

  • State Historic Preservation Office seeks info on storm-damaged historic structures
  • USDA offers options to SNAP participants affected by Hurricane

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through Oct. 31, 2018.

    USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue emphasized the importance of the waiver, noting many North Carolina residents evacuated to shelters cannot store food and are lacking access to cooking facilities as a result.

  • Death reported at Hurricane Florence shelter in Shallotte

    By Brian Slattery and Lindsay Kriz

    Staff Writers

    Someone died at West Brunswick High School in Shallotte, which is in use as an emergency shelter during Hurricane Florence, on Thursday morning.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax said all questions about the death should be directed to county spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson.