A West Brunswick High School student was struck by a motor vehicle traveling N.C. Highway 130 on Thursday morning, March 16, Principal Jonathan Paschal said in a statement.
Virginia Williamson Elementary School (VWES) students had the opportunity to show their families their artwork, participate in science activities and buy a book or two at the school’s Art Night on Thursday, March 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Sunset Beach Town Council approved during their Monday, March 6 meeting the move into phase two of the town’s island parking management study. Phase two will entail the creation of a citizens committee which will work to address and solve parking issues on the town’s island.
Press and residents were able to hear more about the proposed Leland multi-purpose sporting facility from representatives of REV Entertainment, Brunswick County and the Town of Leland during a March 7 media availability meeting at Leland Cultural Arts Center.
The Sunset Beach Town Council moved during their Monday, March 6 meeting to terminate a a potential lease agreement between the town and US Cellular after the town attorney found several red flags in the agreement.
West Brunswick High School (WBHS) on Saturday, April 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., will host Welcome Home West, a celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the school’s founding. All alumni and current students are encouraged to attend.
Local nonprofit United Communities Assistance Network (UCAN!) was recently selected to be a part of the Housing Assistance Council’s Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) cohort, which will assist the organization in funding planning support, technical assistance and provide training…
After undergoing multiple years of enhancements and repairs, the KLTX WSR-88D Doppler Radar in Shallotte, located just off Highway 130 near M’s Automotive, should now be good to go until 2040.
Town council approves Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Master Plan
The Holden Beach Police Department received on Monday, March 6, a donation of 10 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) from the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association (GHBMA) and Dee’s Rentals.
Waccamaw School students in third and fourth grade turned into famous historic Americans wax figures for an hour in the gymnasium on Friday, March 3, as part of a project.
At the March 6 Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting, commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution to accept funds from the “second wave” of opioid settlements.
Brunswick County is encouraging residents who live in certain electoral districts to apply to serve on the Board of Equalization and Review. The board currently has an opening for a representative from Electoral District 1.
Coastal Home Watch & Concierge, LLC of Brunswick County wants to remind everyone that March 2023 is National Home Watch Month. Many residents leave their homes unoccupied during certain seasons, extended vacations, and business trips. This can lead to damage and issues that are discovere…
Sixty-two Minuteman Food Mart locations in the North and South Carolina areas will be raising funds to empower the lives of children and adults living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases from March 8 through April 23 for the annual MDA Shamrocks campaign to benefi…
Planning for the official state of North Carolina Fourth of July Festival is underway and event organizers are seeking sponsors to help fund the annual event, which draws nearly 50,000 visitors to the region each year. This year boasts a full schedule of events and a variety of new additions…
A Brunswick County man was sentenced last week to 720 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for possessing and trading child pornography.
The J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation was granted $50,000 from The Duke Endowment to support the Brunswick Wellness Coalition’s expansion of Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas efforts to include mentoring of new coalitions and convening of like-minded organizations and individuals…
New Hope Clinic is kicking off its celebration of 25 years of providing healthcare to its neighbors in need by hosting its 11th annual ROCKIN’ for HOPE benefit concert on Sunday, April 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. (No rain date).
Brunswick County Sheriffs Office Marine Patrol Unit last week held their annual training for volunteers who assist the specialized unit day to day.
In light of the Saint Patrick’s Day holiday, state officials are reminding people to never drink and drive.
The American Legion, Post 550 of Shallotte, NC will be holding a Suicide Prevention Seminar at the Moose Lodge, 253 Holden Beach Road, on Thursday, March 23rd at 7pm.
Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 939 will host a pancake breakfast at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport at 4015 Airport Road in Southport on March 25 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice, or hot chocolate will be served for $6. Proceeds help the chapter …
The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) has made incident reports and booking reports available to the public through its website at www.brunswicksheriff.com. The publicly posted incident reports do not include the names of the victims nor the full address.
Gas prices in both North and South Carolina are now trending more expensive, as both states averages surged more than 10 cents on the week — but this uptick could be short-lived as demand and the global cost of oil have fallen recently.
The 24th semi-annual Operation Medicine Cabinet drug take-back event at Dosher Memorial Hospital is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Local residents are invited to drop off unwanted and expired prescription medications at the hospital front entrance, wh…
Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 939 will host “Classic Memories,” an event combining cars, aircraft and military memorabilia at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport on May 27. The gates will open at 8:30 a.m.
Join the Coastal Garden Club on March 20 at 10:30 a.m. as club members review the preparations and schedule for their National Garden Club Small-Standard Flower Show, “A Wedding.”
Sea Trail Investments, LLC, a sister company of Riptide Builders, recently closed on the purchase of the currently dormant Sea Trail Convention Center, located at 75A Clubhouse Drive in Sunset Beach. Sea Trail Investments also purchased the Village Activity Center, a private, fee-based clubh…
Physicians and other providers on the Dosher Medical Staff, along with Dosher Memorial Hospital, are donating $9,0000 to New Hope Clinic of Southport, which provides medical services to low income and uninsured residents of Brunswick County.
The Foundation of Brunswick Community College as announced that Teresa Nelson has been named as its new executive director. Nelson has more than 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she served as director of AmeriCorps Seniors at Southeastern Community …
In 1849, two men stowed away on a schooner in Wilmington in an attempt to escape slavery. Their attempt failed when they were turned themselves in less than two weeks later.
Smart Start of Brunswick County is hosting their annual Week of the Young Child Celebration for families with young children in Brunswick County on Saturday, April 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. The event will be held at the Waccamaw Community Center in Ash, 5855 Waccamaw School Road NW.
Drivers who use Fertilizer Road near the Columbus-Brunswick County border will need to take a detour next week. State transportation maintenance crews will replace a drainage pipe underneath the pavement near Neils Eddy Road, just east of N.C. 87, outside of Delco.
You can win the trip of a lifetime on a luxurious Viking River Cruise for two, thanks to a raffle benefiting Thalian Association Community Theatre (TACT). One lucky person will win a spectacular vacation for two valued at $9,198, with the choice of 10 eight-day European cruise destinations. …
The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is celebrating Women’s History Month by showcasing a story unique to the area.
The Town of Leland is participating in the Clean Water Education Partnership’s third annual Regional Creek Week March 18-25. Creek Week includes several events to engage the public on the importance of clean and healthy waterways.
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 3 for Take 5 Car Wash during the grand opening of its newest site in Southport. The freshly constructed car wash is a co-developed site alongside Take 5 Oil Change, where customers can get a quick oil cha…
Just before 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning, March 6, Calabash firefighters were called to a structure fire in the 800 block of Yaupon Drive off Thomasboro Road.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public comment on the 2023-24 migratory game bird hunting seasons for waterfowl, webless migratory and extended falconry, and also species conservation plans for the Bog Turtle and Southern Hognose Snake.
McLeod Health has announced that Elizabeth Lacey, AGNP-C has joined McLeod Primary Care Carolina Forest 1 as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner on the McLeod Health Carolina Forest campus.
Beginning the week of March 12 on Holden Beach, yoga classes will be held at the HB Pavilion. The town of Holden Beach offers beginner-friendly yoga classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. The class is taught by Alice Ledford.
On Saturday March 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the North Carolina Rice Festival was underway, featuring rice, culture, clothing, food, weaved baskets, history, music and more.
Famed author Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean cannot be had.”
As community members spoke at the Feb. 20 Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting about what they felt needed to be in the county’s Blueprint Brunswick 2040 Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Parks and Recreation Master Plan, commissioners listened.
About 20 local adults attended the Brunswick County Department of Social Services (DSS) information session on Tuesday night, Feb. 28, to learn more about becoming foster families.
Commissioners unanimously decided during the Holden Beach Board of Commissioners Feb. 21 regular meeting to adopt the “conceptual” idea of the final site plan for the Holden Beach pier property.
Students and staff at Union Elementary School and Waccamaw School showed up and dressed out as their favorite book characters on Thursday, March 2, to celebrate National Read Across America Day.
North Brunswick High School graduate Bailey Smith uses her autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnoses as a reason to push harder for her independence at work and in school.
If you suspect bats may be living in your home, biologists at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission ask that you relocate them responsibly before pup-rearing season begins on May 1. Bat scat, called guano, is the most obvious indication that bats may be living in the gable vents, behind a s…
Brunswick County property owners should have received their official new assessed value notice in the mail over the pasr week following the successful completion of the 2023 Revaluation.
James “Jim” Linnell, 91, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.…
Sharon Anne (Meyer) Habel, 78, of Carolina Shores, NC, passed away on February 28,…
Gordon William Roberts, 71, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC passed away on Saturday, Febru…
Mrs. Julie Ann Patterson, 64, of Calabash, went home to be with her Lord and Savio…
Alvin Guy “Al” Burlingame, age 89, of Supply, N.C. passed away on Friday, February…
Kathleen Ellen “Kate” Hourigan, 83, of Carolina Shores, N.C. passed away at her ho…
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