Today's News

  • Our Hurricane Florence experience

    By Bob Milner

    Guest Columnist

    There are literally thousands of stories of what happened to people during Hurricane Florence. This is ours. We live in a subdivision (Winding Creek) off Bethel Road in Southport. There were ample warnings to leave the area before Hurricane Florence hit. As it was approaching the coast, the storm went from a category 5 to a category 2. Had it been at a category 3, we were leaving. Both of our daughters were (and are) extremely upset with our decision.

  • Please drive safely during holiday travels

    This year, AAA Carolinas predicts close to 1.5 million North Carolinians and 732,000 South Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more — 90 percent of them by motor vehicle — for Thanksgiving this holiday season. The organization defines the holiday travel period as Wednesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 25.

  • Bolivia man gets 17 years for drug trafficking

    A federal judge sentenced a Bolivia man to 17 years for drug trafficking in a case investigated by the FBI Coastal Carolina Criminal Enterprise Task Force.

    U.S. District Court Judge James C. Dever III also sentenced 50-year-old Rodney Troy Williams to five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon announced in a news release issued Nov. 16.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Nov. 15

    Released at 11:22 a.m. Nov. 16, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Trustees choose Smith as new BCC president

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees chose Dr. Gene Smith to succeed Dr. Susanne Adams as the college’s president in a unanimous vote after a closed session during their regular meeting Thursday night.

    The State Board of Community Colleges approved the action Friday.

    BCC board chairman Alan Holden said Smith accepted the position and will begin Jan. 2.

  • BCC trustees choose Dr. Gene Smith as new president

    BOLIVIA—In a unanimous vote after a closed session during their regular meeting Thursday night, the Brunswick Community College Board of Trustees chose Dr. Gene Smith for the position held by Dr. Susanne Adams, the college’s first female president.

    Adams announced in February she will retire in January. Smith will assume the position Jan. 2. Trustee chair Alan Holden said Smith has already been advised of his hiring and has accepted the position.

  • ‘Positive Approach to Care’ workshop Dec. 4

    “A Positive Approach to Care Workshop” is scheduled for at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte, 3620 Express Drive, Shallotte.

    The workshop, based on the Teepa Snow approach of care for those living with dementia, is free for family and unpaid caregivers, although there is a $10 charge for professionals.

  • Endowment awards $500,000 in grants to area nonprofits

    The North Carolina Community Foundation has announced $500,000 in grant awards across eastern North Carolina from the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment.

    Grants were awarded to nonprofits serving education, health and human services in 41 eastern counties, including:

    • $50,000 to the Coastal Horizons Center Inc. in New Hanover County supporting the Wilmington Health Access for Teens, which provides comprehensive mental health and primary care services at five sites in New Hanover County with four school-based health centers in the public high schools.

  • NCDOT seeks entries for inaugural Mobi Awards

    The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to honor North Carolina towns, cities and counties that have completed multimodal transportation projects that spurred economic development, created jobs, improved public health and enhanced communities.

    NCDOT is seeking entries for its inaugural NCDOT Mobi Awards (Mobility). The Mobi Awards will showcase the important role that investments in aviation, bike and pedestrian facilities, ferries, public transportation, roadways and rail play in creating healthy, vibrant communities and sparking economic development.

  • New digital platform designed to simplify doing business with DMV

    The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will launch a new online payment platform Saturday so customers can complete several types of vehicle registration transactions online.

    Customers will eventually be able to use the myNCDMV platform to complete other services, in addition to vehicle registration transactions. The new online platform marks an improvement because people who currently conduct business online with the NCDMV must complete one transaction and then log in again to complete a second transaction.