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Today's News

  • ATMC awards $30,000 in education grants to area schools

    ATMC has awarded $30,000 in grant funds to 18 programs intended to enhance the educational opportunities of Brunswick County students and residents. The cooperative recently honored the recipients with a reception at ATMC’s corporate headquarters in Shallotte.
    Recipients commented on the programs for which the grant funds are intended and the impact they should have on area students. Those receiving funding were:

  • Town Creek kindergarten students re-enact pilgrim’s lives

    Is Town Creek Elementary an ideal place to settle? Kindergarten students have been blending past and present by imagining themselves as pilgrims arriving at Town Creek Elementary from England to settle and live. They have been exploring the school and surrounding areas evaluating sources of water, food and shelter to meet their needs.
    What did they discover? Town Creek Elementary is not suitable for the pilgrims; therefore, they constructed their own model settlement.

  • Dosher adds public wireless Internet

    In keeping with its mission to continually enhance its patient and visitor experience, Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport has updated its onsite wireless network.
    It has substantially upgraded its existing wireless network throughout the hospital to a new, state-of-the-art wireless network to meet current and future Wi-Fi demands.

  • Leland Police report

    The Leland Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

     

    Nov. 25

    Jemar Dominique Davis, 29, of 1008 Hunterstone Dr., Apt. 306, Leland, charged with one count of misdemeanor simple physical assault.

    Onytia Tanik Hewett, 24, 1008 Hunterstone Dr., Apt. 306, Leland, charged with one count of misdemeanor simple physical assault.

     

    Nov. 26

  • Holden Beach Police report

    The Holden Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    A house on Charlotte Street burned down Dec. 1. At 1: 56 a.m., Sgt. M. Hamilton reported smoke and flames coming from the house. Damage to the four-bedroom home was reported at $380,000.

    Breaking and entering, forcible entry on Ocean Boulevard West; a suspect removed a 42-inch flat screen television valued at $800.

  • County commissioners, staff say goodbye to outgoing board members

    BOLIVIA—Commissioners who served on the Brunswick County Board with Bill Sue and Charles Warren gave them a sendoff at their final meeting Dec. 3.

    Before being elected the next board’s chairman, commissioner Phil Norris spoke about chairman Sue.

    “I’ve known him for many years. He’s been a mentor. He’s been like a father figure. He has shown he loves Brunswick County with all his heart,” Norris said.

  • Dosher chosen for national excellence award

    Dosher Memorial Hospital was chosen from more than 1,900 hospitals nationwide to receive the 2012 T-System Client Excellence Award for Rapid Process Improvement with an Emergency Department Information System (EDIS).
    T-System Inc., the industry leader in clinical, business and IT solutions for emergency care, annually recognizes hospital and primary and urgent care clinic partners most effectively improving the quality of patient care and satisfaction, community health leadership, operational processes and financial results.

  • Emergency alerts coming to cell phones

    BOLIVIA—If a phone upgrade is on your Christmas wish list, that new device may come with a new emergency alert service.

    Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) is the latest method put in place to notify the public of emergency warnings.

    It will bring to your cell phone the Emergency Alert System—the next generation of the emergency broadcast system, which breaks into TV programs blaring a siren to draw your attention. It often endswith the announcement, “This is only a test.”

  • No business means show business for old hospital

    When the old Brunswick Community Hospital building became the county’s responsibility in September 2011, the administration began searching for a buyer to get operation costs off county books.

    They didn’t know at the time an old building would bring Hollywood to their door.

    County administration did not try to break into show business—the calls came to them after Novant moved out of the building off U.S. 17 and into the new medical center just down the road.

  • Leland expands Christmas events to Friday and Saturday

    The North Carolina Christmas festival and parade in Leland celebrates 20 years this weekend by expanding to a two-day event.

    On Friday, Dec. 7, the Unity Group of North Brunswick, event organizers, will host their first street dance the night before the parade at the festival location—in the North Brunswick shopping center parking lot behind BB&T.

    Unity Group president John Crowder said the dance would be from 7-10 p.m. with local band Kicking Aces performing country, rock and other music.