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Today's News

  • South Brunswick High School hosts forum on the ‘Dangers of Vaping’

    BOILING SPRING LAKES— Those walking into the South Brunswick High School cafeteria Monday night were met with a large board with dozens upon dozens of vaping-related items on display—from vaping mods to Juul pods and dozens of flavorings for these devices.

    And, SBHS principal Chip Hodges said, these are vaping items that have only been confiscated from SBHS students this school year.

  • State superintendent makes another post-hurricane visit

    WINNABOW — On Friday March 15, six months after Hurricane Florence made her way across Brunswick County, State Superintendent Mark Johnson made a visit to Town Creek Elementary School, one of the schools hardest hit as a result of the storm.

  • Holden Beach woman reported missing

    A Silver Alert has been issued for a Holden Beach woman who was last seen Friday morning.

    According to the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, a Silver Alert was issued Saturday for 71-year-old Judy Brown Brock of Greensboro Street. Brock is described as a white female standing 5-feet 2-inches tall and weighing 155 pounds. She has blue eyes and short brown hair.

    She is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

  • Residents question possible HUD housing in Carolina Shores

    CAROLINA SHORES — Residents continue to question and express opposition to what they understand is a plan to build a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development complex on U.S. 17 near their homes.

    Beacon Townes residents Bob Breen, Diane Lillis and Bill Steuernagel expressed concern at the March 7 town board of commissioners meeting.

  • Wyatt and Yuricek use autographing hobby to rack up sweet collection

     SHALLOTTE – Think of a popular NBA player not named LeBron James.

    There’s a good chance West Brunswick ninth-graders Carter Wyatt and Abel Yuricek have the player’s autograph.

    Wyatt moved to the Shallotte area before almost three years ago and he instantly found a best friend in Yuricek.

    The two best friends, who are closer to brothers than acquaintances, share many of the same passions: football, basketball, baseball, video games and perhaps most importantly, seeking autographs.

  • Power man: BEMC CEO Don Hughes retires after nearly 50 years with company

    If he’d worked just a few more months, Don Hughes could claim five full decades of employment with Brunswick Electric Membership Corp.

    But Hughes, 68, who officially retired as CEO/manager of BEMC on Jan. 31, says 49-and-a-half years is good enough for him.

    Never mind how long he’s been with the company or himself, he added.

    “I don’t want to focus on me,” he said, seated in the second-floor office at the BEMC office on U.S. 17 in Supply where he recently handed over the reins to his successor, Josh Winslow.

  • Family locates gravesite of WWI soldier

    BOLIVIA — One hundred years ago in France, Pvt. David Williams, who had survived the end of World War I, succumbed to Spanish influenza on March 18, 1919, at the age of 25.

    Nearly a century later Norma Eckard of Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range, dating to WWI, and her family members located Williams’ gravesite in Bolivia during the holidays.

  • Gas prices climb across the Carolinas

    Gas prices have increased in the Carolinas for the fifth straight week. During this time, gasoline stocks have gradually decreased while demand has started to increase and crude oil prices have been fluctuating. Combined, these factors are driving up gas prices across the country.

    North Carolina’s $2.38 average is up eight cents on the week and 23 cents on the month. South Carolina’s $2.24 average is also up eight cents on the week, but up 25 cents on the month.

  • Sunset Beach launches budget requests for 2019-2020

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council started combing through departmental budgetary goals and requests for the upcoming fiscal year at two special called meetings last week.

    During the first session Tuesday morning, March 5, Town Administrator Hiram Marziano noted for individual departments it’s “not a full-on wish list; it’s just things we’re hoping to do next year.”

    Town public works director Dustin Graham outlined public infrastructure, utilities including buildings, streetlights and water; maintenance and grounds.

  • Board of Education approves Design-Build Project Delivery for turfgrass project

    BOLIVIA— Brunswick County Board of Education members at their regular March 5 meeting approved a request that will help three district high schools receive turfgrass in the fall.

    The board unanimously approved moving forward with replacing West, North and South Brunswick high schools’ stadiums with artificial turf at their Feb. 19 committee meeting, and at their regular meeting March 5 approved Chief Operations Officer Sue Rutledge’s request for the district to use a Design-Build Project Delivery process for the installation of the turf.