Today's News

  • N.C. Agriculture Cost Share Program signup

    The Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District announced the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program signup will be July 1-Aug. 31 at the district office at the government center in Bolivia.

    The district expects to receive about $50,000 for the program year 2019, which begins July 1, 2018. The cost share program practices include, but are not limited to grassed waterways, cropland conversion of trees and perennial grasses, long-term conservation tillage, water control structures, field borders, and various other practices.

  • N.C. Labor Department recognizes area businesses for safety

    The N.C. Department of Labor honored area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet in Castle Hayne on May 14. Commissioner Cherie Berry spoke at the banquet and presented the awards.

    The event is co-sponsored by the N.C. Department of Labor, the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Balfour Beatty, GE Aviation, Corning and BHI Energy.

  • Noble promoted to information services vice president at ATMC

    ATMC announced Jeremy Noble has been promoted to vice president of information services replacing Keith Holden, who was named ATMC’s CEO and general manager in March.

    Formerly director of information systems at ATMC, Noble has been employed with the company for more than 17 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University and has more than 20 years in the information systems and technology field with a specific focus in software development.

  • Compass Pointe Golf Club in Leland under new ownership

    Bobby Harrelson, owner of CP Brunswick LLC and developer of Compass Pointe, announced the sale of the Compass Pointe Golf Club and Magnolia Greens Golf Course to Renaissance Golf Group LLC. This newly formed entity will be managed by Partner Jay Biggs, who will also serve as the president and chief operating officer. He will actively manage the daily operations and membership programs for the clubs.

  • ‘Tax Reform and Your Business’ panel May 30

    The next installment of the Brunsco Biz Breakfast Series will be Wednesday, May 30, on “Tax Reform and Your Business.”

    Congressman David Rouzer and Davis Milligan, CPA, PA, will explain how the new tax reforms signed into law last December will affect local businesses.

    Doors open at 7:30 a.m. at Virginia Williamson Event Center in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College, 150 College Road NE in Bolivia. The program begins at 8 a.m. Tickets are $15 and includes breakfast. Registration is required.

  • Belville plans for small budget surplus

    BELVILLE — Belville officials continued budget talks that began March 17 at their May 14 meeting by discussing what to do with about $50,000 in extra revenue.

    Kemmy Goodson, the town’s financial consultant, presented revised revenue and expenditure numbers for the 2018-19 fiscal year budget, estimating $1,028,700 in revenues and $975,806 in expenditures.

    Commissioners Donna Schardien, Noreen Slattery and Joe Breault voted unanimously at the March budget meeting to hold Belville’s tax rate to 9 cents.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 10:09 a.m. May 16, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Elections board to finalize primary vote tally Friday

    The Brunswick County Board of Elections will meet Friday, May 18, to finalize the results of the May 8 primary election.

    Elections board director Sara Knotts said the board members will have a pre-canvass meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the elections board office, Building H, 75 Stamp Act Drive NE in Bolivia, to consider 73 provisional ballots and add supplemental absentee ballots.

    The regular canvass meeting will follow at 11 a.m. to finalize the election numbers.

    The primary election saw just 10.10 percent of Brunswick County voters turn out.

  • Horton opposes prosposed Delco log fumigation operation
  • Butler to participate in GenX session as lawsuit against Chemours looms

    State Rep. Deb Butler, D-Wilmington, who represents northern Brunswick County, and Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue, D-Raleigh, will discuss the state response to GenX pollution and environmental issues at a May 17 town hall hosted by the State Innovation Exchange (SiX) in Wilmington.

    The event is open to the public from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hannah Block Center, 120 S. Second St., Wilmington.

    Karyn Bruggeman with SiX said the legislators will also discuss education, health care and the economy and the public will be able to ask questions about the issues.