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Today's News

  • Volunteers sought for state veterans oral history transcription

    The State Archives and State Library of North Carolina are seeking volunteers to help make their materials more accessible to researchers by transcribing audio files of oral history interviews of North Carolina veterans.

  • STEP deadline extended to Feb. 1

    The deadline to return the Right of Entry Form for the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program has been extended to Feb. 1.

    The state’s STEP program provides basic, partial repairs to make homes damaged by Hurricane Florence safe, clean and secure, to allow the homeowner to live in the home while longer-term repairs continue.

    For more information, go to ncdps.gov/florencestep.

  • Financial planning for retirees series begins Jan. 24

    “Financial Planning For Retirees,” a three-part series, will begin Thursday, Jan. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Brunswick Center at Calabash, 10050 Beach Drive SW in Calabash. Call 754-7427 to register or for more information. Complimentary workbooks will be provided for each class.

    This educational series will cover all areas of finances for retirees: investment planning, portfolio balancing, minimizing risk, income generation, utilizing annuities, estate planning techniques, long-term care planning and more.

  • H2GO board member must wait for litigation committee to review settlement proposal

    The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board began 2019 the same way it ended 2018: by rebuffing commissioner Rodney McCoy’s proposed resolution to settle the joint lawsuit H2GO and Leland filed to stop Belville from receiving H2GO’s assets.

    The H2GO board met Jan. 8 when McCoy once again pitched his proposal for a settlement.

    In December, McCoy presented a resolution to direct H2GO general counsel Stephen Coble to prepare a proposed contract for the H2GO board, Belville and Leland that would settle the lawsuit with specific conditions:

  • Leland EDC looks at Wilmington port and business plan preparation

    LELAND — The Leland Economic Development Committee began the year by continuing strategic plan discussions Jan. 10 to assist business growth.

    The LEDC has focused on travel and tourism, agricultural support services, the retirement community and light industry as areas to develop. The committee discussed travel and tourism in December and shared ideas on their other priorities at the latest meeting.

  • Brunswick County 4-H

    Staff contacts

    Morgan King, 4-H Youth Development Agent, mhking3@ncsu.edu

    Angie Lawrence, Program Associate 4-H Youth Development, angie_lawrence@ncsu.edu

    Gina Britton, Administrative Assistant 4-H Youth Development, gina_britton@ncsu.edu

    Address

    Brunswick County 4-H at N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, Brunswick County Government Center (Building N), 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia

    Phone number

    253-2610

    Brunswick County 4-H is a youth development program where youth learn by doing.

  • Gated communities reimbursed for hurricane debris removal

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners will reimburse gated communities about one-third of the costs they submitted for the removal of vegetative debris from Hurricane Florence.

    Commissioners agreed Nov. 5 to allow gated community property owners associations to submit debris removal costs to the county for reimbursement with the understanding that the requests for reimbursement would be based on the county’s contract for debris removal. The POAs would not be repaid in full if commissioners agreed to reimburse them.

  • Oyster Festival moves to new Ocean Isle Beach site for 2019

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — The NC Oyster Festival will relocate from East Second Street to West Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach for 2019.

    Commissioners approved the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce group activity application for the annual event at the Jan. 7 town meeting.

    This year’s festival will be Oct. 19-20. The change in location from the familiar site next to the Museum of Coastal Carolina on the east side of Causeway Drive was necessary because of construction of the town’s municipal park at Causeway Drive and East Second Street.

  • Sunset Beach explores climate change action

    SUNSET BEACH — Town council has begun taking a closer look at a possible action plan to address climate change issues now and into the end of the century.

    During discussion at their second meeting of the month Tuesday, council approved having a resolution put on their Feb. 4 meeting agenda after councilman John Corbett presented a report.

  • Town to pursue annexing Carolina Shores North, possibly library

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners have voted to pursue voluntary annexation of the Carolina Shores North community and to explore the possibility of annexing the Southwest Brunswick Branch Library.

    The unanimous vote to send a letter to the General Assembly to pursue the annexation referendum process for Carolina Shores North followed discussion at a board economic development commission meeting last Thursday, Jan. 10.