Today's News

  • McLeod Seacoast Angels


    Email Nichole Rivers at nrivers@mcleodhealth.org, call the McLeod Foundation at (843) 390-8338 or go to McLeodFoundation.org

    Advisory committee

    Sharron Lindsey

    Emily Tinsley

    Betty Ann Boggs

    McLeod Seacoast Angels, an association of women organized under the McLeod Foundation, provides networking and health care-related educational opportunities for women who support the McLeod Foundation and develop women’s knowledge of the impact of philanthropy on healthcare.

  • H2GO seeks penalties for plants blocking fire hydrants

    The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board approved a fire hydrant ordinance with stiff penalties, if the law allows it.

    H2GO executive director Bob Walker provided board members with a draft of a fire hydrant obstruction ordinance during their July 17 meeting.

    H2GO assistant director Russ Lane told the board at its June 19 meeting about plants blocking access to fire hydrants and asked for a 30-day notice from the utility’s lawyers so the plants can be cleared.

  • Leland board approves development revisions, flood insurance rate maps

    LELAND — Town council members approved updating the Planned Unit Development Master Plan and revised a previously approved preliminary site-specific plan for a section of Brunswick Forest at their July 19 meeting.

    The revisions for Brunswick Forest’s phase 9, section 5 would increase the number of lots from 75 to 84 single-family lots on 32.76 acres.

    “Is there any concern this will add more impervious surface?” Mayor Pro Tem Pat Batleman asked.

  • Meetings to offer window into Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point

    Two open meetings with officials from Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU) will offer the public a unique look into Brunswick County’s military base.

    The July 30 meetings, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Southport and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Carolina Beach, are part of the process for a joint land use study run for MOTSU by the Cape Fear Council of Governments.

  • GSATS wants more input on Carolina Bays project

    CAROLINA SHORES — The Carolina Bays Parkway project is plagued by a lack of communication, and forward momentum by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, local officials say.

    Shallotte Mayor Walt Eccard, chairman of the Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) advisory committee, let NCDOT representatives know they have to keep the public informed about the project, either through the committee or directly, at a July 20 meeting in Carolina Shores.

  • Calabash senior center to open July 30

    CALABASH — The Brunswick Center at Calabash, the fifth full-service senior center operated by Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., will open for business at 8 a.m. Monday, July 30.

    “We’re so excited,” new Calabash center director Angelique Carlson said. “We’ll walk through the center with folks and talk about the opportunities because it’s Day Zero for everybody. Everyone’s interested in seeing what we’re doing and how to get involved.”

  • Extended waterfront reef protects Brunswick Town

    WINNABOW — A man-made reef system on Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site’s waterfront received an extension this month.

    The reef protects the shoreline from wave damage and erosion caused by shipping traffic on the Cape Fear River, Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson historian Jim McKee said.

    The first 220 linear feet of the protective reef was built last summer.

    Brunswick Town received $450,000 from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund and matching funds from the state legislature for phase 2 of the project.


     Cape Fear Youth Day

    Registration is now open for Cape Fear Youth Day, which is scheduled Aug. 18 at Wellons Farm in Linden. Download an application online at www.CapeFearYouthDay.comor call (919) 608-3386. Registration is open to children ages 15 and younger. Prizes are available for attendees who register prior to Aug. 1. A parent or guardian must attend. Lunch will be provided to everyone.

  • Halftime: Appreciating weather that leads to excellent fishing conditions

     And just like that the first half of summer is behind us. Summer holds different meanings and memories for everyone that calls the Brunswick County coast home. At this stage in my life it means surviving the intensity of the tourist season.

  • Fin Planner team defends Billfish Classic championship