Today's News

  • 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.

  • NCDOT Bicycle Helmet Initiative under way

    The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Division is issuing a call for applicants for its annual Bicycle Helmet Initiative.

    The NCDOT uses funds from the sale of “Share the Road” specialty license plate to pay for bike helmets that are distributed at bicycle safety events for underprivileged children.

    Helmets save lives. While less than half of all children typically wear one while biking, helmets can reduce the risk of severe brain injuries by nearly 90 percent.

  • ACLU to host community event about cash bail

    The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina will host “Ending Cash Bail: A Community Conversation” in Wilmington on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at New Hanover County Northeast Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington. This event is free and open to the public.

    The event is part of the civil liberties group’s statewide campaign to raise awareness about the cash bail system.

  • Thompson chosen to lead NCACC Environment Steering Committee

    Brunswick County Board of Commissioners vice chairman Randy Thompson has been selected chairman of the NCACC Environment Steering Committee.

    The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Environment Steering Committee helps shape the NCACC’s policies on laws and administrative rules that involve the environment or environmental protection. Steering committees also help review legislative goals submitted by NCACC members, make recommendations and take action on the submitted goals.