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Today's News

  • Hospital authority to meet with commissioners; consider giving commissioners final say hospital’s future

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about the needs of veterans in Brunswick County, and examining the possibility of a VA facility in Brunswick County.

    SUPPLY—Whether Brunswick Community Hospital is ever converted to a VA facility may be out of county officials’ hands, but in an effort to give the hospital its best shot, hospital authority members will meet with commissioners soon to consider giving final say to back to the county.

  • ELECTION 2010: Norris files for re-election; McCray to challenge

    With candidate filing under way, only two people have filed for county commissioner, both of whom filed to represent District 1.

    Candidate filing opened at noon Monday, Feb. 8, and county commissioner Phil Norris was at the board of elections, where he filed for re-election. Norris, a Republican, was joined by Corrine McCray, a Calabash Republican who filed for office to challenge Norris for the District 1 county commissioners seat.

    No Democrats have filed for District 1.

  • ELECTION 2010: Daniels files for sheriff; Ingram to file Feb. 24

    Republican Tim Daniels filed for the office of Brunswick County Sheriff on Thursday, Feb. 11. Daniels will challenge Sheriff John Ingram to seek the GOP nomination.

    No Democrat has filed for sheriff or publicly announced plans to run.

    “I am excited to be officially entered into the sheriff’s race and, if elected, I look forward to serving the citizens of Brunswick County with professionalism, stability and most importantly integrity.”

  • ELECTION 2010: U.S. Senate race heats up; Burr has yet to file

    Incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has announced he planned to seek a second term in the U.S. Senate, but he has yet to file for office.

    Candidate filing has been open for more than a week and, so far, six candidates have filed for office to challenge Burr.

    Republicans Eddie Burks of Asheboro and Brad Jones of Toxaway filed to challenge Burr for the GOP nomination in May.

  • ELECTION 2010: Breazeale files for Congress to seek GOP nomination to challenge McIntyre

    One of three Republicans who have announced they plan to vie for the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District has filed for office.

    On Friday, Feb. 12, Republican and Iraq War veteran Will Breazeale filed for office. Breazeale won the 2008 GOP nomination, but lost to McIntyre in the 2008 General Election.

  • N.C. International Terminal: Reconnaissance study expected to be complete next month

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing its reconnaissance study of the large-scale dredging project that would precede construction of the N.C. International Terminal near Southport. The port has been proposed by the N.C. Ports Authority.

  • ELECTION 2010: David, Pope file for D.A.'s race

    A Brunswick County Republican and a Columbus County Democrat have filed for District Attorney for the 13th Prosecutorial District.

    Jon David, a Leland Republican and assistant district attorney in New Hanover County, filed for office to represent the 13th District, which includes Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen counties.

    David won the GOP nomination for D.A. in 2006, but lost to incumbent District Attorney Rex Gore in the November 2006 General Election.

  • Morehead City port accident concerns some port opponents

    A hazardous materials accident last month at the Port of Morehead City alerted residents to possible risks related to a new container terminal planned for the Southport area within the next seven years, port opponents say.

    On Jan. 12, the Port of Morehead City was evacuated, and a portion of the nearby highway was closed, after nine containers of the explosive material PETN (pentaerythritol tetranitrate) leaked that morning at the port.

    According to officials, no injuries or environmental damage was reported.

  • Miller to seek re-election for board of education

    Brunswick County Board of Education member Charlie Miller announced his intent to seek re-election Tuesday afternoon.

    Miller, who was elected to the board in 2004, cannot officially file for re-election until later this month. He must wait 90 days after he switched political parties.

    A lifelong Republican, Miller was elected to the board of education as a Republican but switched to the Democratic party after being hired as chief deputy of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in May 2008.

  • Road improvements, traffic signals coming for two schools

    Brunswick County School officials plan to seek an easement to an agreement with the developers of neighboring property adjacent to West Brunswick High School to make improvements and alleviate traffic flow.

    The board of education signed an agreement in Sept. 2008 granting Stonecrest Partners LLC an easement in exchange for several improvements. Stonecrest agreed to improvements to the storm drainage piping and sediment ponds and construction of an access road off of Ruby Way, which would make a rear entrance from the school’s parking lot.